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Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts, celebrates after winning the 2020 Nascar Cup Series Championship
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Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started

Chase Elliott's late charge to the 2020 NASCAR Cup title defied predictions that it would be a Kevin Harvick versus Denny Hamlin showdown. While the two veterans are showing no signs of slowing down, Elliott's triumph was a window into NASCAR's future…

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Perhaps unreasonably, immediate pressure for success was placed upon young Chase Elliott's shoulders the very first time the son of 1988 NASCAR Cup champion Bill strapped himself into a full-time Cup ride with Hendrick Motorsports in 2016.

With 'Awesome Bill from Dawsonville' being voted the most popular driver in the Cup Series a record 16 times, picking up 44 wins across a career that spanned nearly four decades, the expectation was that the next generation of Elliott would pick up where his father left off and immediately start producing strong results.

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