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Chase Elliott, son of 1988 NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, will race for the nationwide series title. Elliott has landed a full-time NASCAR ride for 2014 with JR Motorsports, with sponsorship from NAPA Auto Parts.
Dan Askey, president of NAPA, stands in full support of this decision. "NAPA is pleased to continue its long standing involvement in NASCAR, the most popular form of motorsports in the United States supported by its many loyal and passionate fans. Chase Elliott is a young and talented, future star in the sport and will represent NAPA well both on and off the track," according to the Associated Press.
Chase Elliott will try to become only the fifth multi-generational NASCAR champion. The Elliotts are from Dawsonville, Georgia, roughly an hour from NAPA headquarters. Bill Elliott won 44 Cup races, including two Daytona 500s; "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" was also a 16-time winner of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award, according to Sports Illustrated.
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