Hendrick Motorsports Chase Elliott in the No.9 NAPA Chevrolet took victory in the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
For the first time in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history and for the first time since Road America in 1956.
Elliott came home just ahead of Joey Logano, Erik Jones and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kurt Busch while Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five.
William Byron came home just ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr and Alex Bowman.
Cole Custer was ninth while Clint Bowyer rounded out the top ten. Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in the No.18 M&M’s Toyota Camry was eliminated from the NASCAR Playoffs.
Speaking following his win, Chase Elliott said:
just had another really fast NAPA Camaro and really appreciate the effort. I feel like road courses have been fortunate to us the last few trips, but I feel like we just try to get a little better every time and tweak on the small things. I feel like I tweaked on some small things and got a little better than what I was here last year, which was good.
“And, I’m just really proud of the effort. I appreciate everybody at Hendrick, Chevrolet, Mountain Dew, Kelley Blue Book, UniFirst, Hooters and all of our partners that make this deal go.
“And, it’s always special to win here at Charlotte with the shop being right across the street. I appreciate all the effort there. The best way to get into the next round is to win and so, hopefully we can do something with it.