William Clyde known and addressed as Chase Elliott is a stock car racing driver, who currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports, driving the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Chase who currently holds the 5th position as at 2017 took after his father, Bill Elliott, who won the 1988 Winston Cup Series and has also made some landmarks for himself, he is the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, breaking records as the first rookie to do so in the history of NASCAR. He was also named the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year.
Here is all you need to know about this 2014/2015 Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver.
Chase Elliot was born November 28, 1995, in Dawsonville, Georgia as William Clyde Elliott II to one time Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott. Being the son of Bill, it is almost certain that his father’s career influenced and rubbed off on him. Watching his father race and win several championships inspired Chase to want to do nothing else in life than just drive and that is what he has ended up doing.
He began racing in the X-1R Pro Cup stock car series when he was just fourteen years of age and was quite promising, winning once and notching 10 top-10 finishes in 11 starts.
By the age of fifteen, Chase didn’t only win the International Speedway, the overall Sunoco Gulf Coast championship, he also won the Miller Lite Series at Mobile (Ala) and the Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla, what makes these winnings spectacular is that, he was the youngest driver to win all of these titles.
The following year (2011), the young and skilled driver landed a three years developmental contract with Hendricks Motorsports. Explaining in a statement released at the time why the company has chosen to invest in Elliot, the CEO, and owner of Hendrick Motorsports, Rick Hendrick said it was obvious that the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree as he sees those same traits in Bill in his son Chase – his natural driving talent and an awareness of what he needs to do away from the track to be successful.
At the expiration of the three years contract, the company in January 2015, announced that Elliott would then be joining them as a full-time Sprint Cup driver. The news came exactly at the same time Elliott was been celebrated as the youngest driver in the history of NASCAR to win the national series championship. In 2016, he was crowned the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year.
In 2017, Chase Elliott won the pole for the Daytona 500 for the second year in a row. His most recent win is 2017 Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (Martinsville). Asides from racing, Elliot has made some television appearances and has also been featured as a playable driver in video games.
He has appeared on The Dude Perfect Show aired on CMT and MTV’s Ridiculousness. Chase was also the voice of the character Mark Set-Go on Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines and also the voice of Chase Racelott in the 2017 Pixar film Cars 3. And for the video games, he featured as a playable driver in Forza Motorsport 6. He also served as a Fox NASCAR analyst for the 2017 Xfinity Series race at Atlanta.
Chase Elliott has also been featured on the covers of notable magazines like NASCAR Pole Position; Georgia Magazine; and NASCAR Illustrated.
Chase has an estimated net worth of $2 million, which he has made mainly from his racing career. As the talented driver continues to race, there is no doubt that we would see his current net worth go higher.
Elliott is the son of former NASCAR legend – Bill Elliott and his beautiful wife Cindy. He is one of the three children borne to his parents and the only son. His two sisters are Lauren Starr and Brittany Elliott.
Chase’s parents met sometime in 1988 but only began dating in 1992, then they later married and had Chase in 1995.
In Bill’s over three decades career, he won 44 races, won one championship and won the NASCAR best driver award sixteen times. In 2018, Elliott’s car number was switched to No. 9 from No.24 by the Hendrick Motorsports in honour of his father Bill Elliott (the same number he drove with during his NASCAR career).
Chase Elliott’s Girlfriend
The handsome and charming NASCAR driver is currently dating Kaylie Green, daughter of another legendary NASCAR driver David Green. Green retired from racing in 2008 and is currently a NASCAR official.
Kaylie who is a college student at the University of South Carolina, where is studying public relations. Coming from a NASCAR family (her brother is also a NASCAR driver), Kaylie full supports her boyfriend’s career. She was seen at the 2017 Daytona 500 cheering on her boyfriend who was the pole-sitter. Chase was in the leading before slipping to the back of the pack after running out of fuel.
How Tall Is Chase Elliott? – Height
In car racing, the height and body weight of a driver plays a big role in determining the performance of any car on the race track and so for this, we typically have drivers who are not too tall or weigh a lot more than is healthy for the sports. Chase stands at 5 feet 10 inches which is the equivalent of 1.78 m and weighs 66 kg or 145 lbs.