Chase Elliott signs lengthy NASCAR extension with Hendrick Motorsports

The driver first signed with the team in 2011 at age 15

Chase Elliott has a contract that was set to expire at the end of the 2022. Hours ahead of the Daytona 500, Hendrick Motorsports and Chase Elliott have announced a contract extension.

Chase Elliott has extended his contract for 5 years. He will drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2027 season.

The new contract was signed on Saturday afternoon, a day before the biggest race of the year.

Chase Elliott comments

“I feel so fortunate to be in this position,” said Chase Elliott, who will drive the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in today’s DAYTONA 500.

“I have a great team with leadership from Alan (Gustafson, crew chief) and the support of the best car owner and racing organization in the world. For me, there’s a lot of pride in driving for Hendrick Motorsports and having the opportunity to win races and compete for championships.”

Elliott added, “We are capable of accomplishing a lot more and it starts today.”

Chase Elliott first singed on at Hendrick Motorsports in 2011, at age 15. He won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race several years later in 2014.

Elliott has won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award four years in a row.

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Rick Hendrick comments

NASCAR driver Chase Elliott with car own Rick Hendrick
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 07: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, speaks with NASCAR Hall of Famer and team owner Rick Hendrick on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 07, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

“Chase is a champion on and off the track,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports.

“His talent inside the race car is undeniable, and he’s just scratching the surface of what he can do. This is a young man who is mature beyond his years, comes from an incredible family, and is humble, hardworking and never takes anything for granted.”

Hendrick added, “As long as Chase is driving, we want him right here with Hendrick Motorsports. This is an exciting way to start the season, and we look forward to many, many more together.”

Elliott has made the playoffs, every year since running full-time in the Cup Series. He drove to the championship in 2020.

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