McAnally Hilgemann Racing will field the No. 35 at Daytona International Speedway
Chase Elliott is entering his 9th season in the NASCAR Cup Series with Hendrick Motorsports. The 2020 champion grabbed 5 wins last season, tying his career best.
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McAnally Hilgemann Racing has signed Chase Elliott to race part-time for their NASCAR Truck Series team. Elliott will drive the No. 35 in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17th.
The truck will have sponsorship from Gates Hydraulics and NAPA Auto Care.
“This will be the first time I’ve driven a truck at Daytona, let alone a superspeedway,” said the 27-year-old Elliott. “There’s no better team owner than Bill McAnally to do it with, as he’s been involved in racing and been associated with NAPA for a long time.”
Elliott first NASCAR Truck Series win came in 2013 at the age of 17.
Jake Garcia will step into the truck the following race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on his 18th birthday. Garcia has seen success in the late model divisions. However, NASCAR requires drivers to be 18 in order to run superspeedways.
“I think there’s an incredible amount of potential for our team to make a lot of noise this year, and we have the people to make it happen,” said Bill McAnally.
McAnally added, “We’re thrilled to have Chase step in and drive our No. 35 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet at Daytona and everyone involved in our program is excited and glad that he’s able to do so. I think his presence at Daytona will benefit Jake (Garcia) and our entire group.”
Elliott has run a total of 17 NASCAR Truck Series races. He’s collected 3 wins and finished inside the top-ten on 14 occasions.
Truck | Driver | Crew Chief
Jake Garcia / Chase Elliott
“Mark (Hillman) and Charles (Denike) had good seasons last year and are motivated to elevate the performance of both teams,” McAnally said. “Having Chad come on board is a good boost for us also. He’s been around the Chevrolet team, has crew chief experience, and worked with Jake last season. I feel like we have a lot of talented people in our team, and we’re looking forward to putting it all together in our 33rd season with NAPA and NAPA Auto Care.”