DAWSONVILLE, GA - Although it is not the first time a NASCAR national series will compete outside of the United States, this weekend's Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be the first time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has raced "North of the Border." It also marks the series' return to road-course racing for the first time in 13 years.
Sunday's event will mark Elliott's first road course start in the Truck series, but he already has two road course events under his belt this season in the ARCA Racing Series. Elliott led a combined 39 laps and scored an average finish of 3.5 in his No. 94 Aaron's Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet while competing earlier this year at Road America in Wisconsin and at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
"Having two road course starts in the ARCA Racing Series earlier this year definitely won't hurt. Having a chance to do some road racing this year is always going to be an advantage. However, Canadian Motorsports Park is a different track and a place I've never been to before. A lot of guys are in the same boat there, so I think the guy who can adapt the quickest is going to have an advantage," said Elliott.
Chase Elliott became the youngest driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history to win a pole position when he secured the top spot at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 21. He toured the .533-mile oval in 15.328 seconds at roughly 125.183 mph to earn his first career Camping World Truck Series pole. Elliott, age 17, is two years younger than previous record holder Ryan Blaney. The honor also makes Elliott the youngest pole winner for Bristol across the short track's three NASCAR national series.
According to NASCAR's loop data statistics, Elliott ranks inside the top 10 in multiple categories so far this season. He ranks third with an average starting position of 5.2 and fourth with an average finish of 5.0. With 78 laps led, Elliott sits eighth among active drivers. The driver of the No. 94 Aaron's Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet ranks second among closers, gaining an average of 4.2 positions in the last 10 percent of the race.