Chase Elliott got his first Cup series win in Watkins Glen Sunday afternoon. This was Elliott's 99th race, he had finished 2nd place, 8 times before he finally got this win, his dad Bill Elliott did the exact same thing.
Elliott won the second stage of the race, and once he had the lead, drove away from Truex several times during the final thirty laps.
Truex ran out of fuel on the final lap allowing Elliott to pull away for a final time.
Many drivers including Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger,and Kyle Busch congratulated him as they drove by.
Elliott ran out of gas himself and coasted to a stop. Thankfully, Jimmie Johnson who was driving by, threw the 48 in reverse and helped push him to the start/finish line.
The 9 came to a stop in front of his team. The 9 team hugged, smiles all around. "Holy cow what a thrill. I don't even know what to say!"
"Came here with a great opportunity and I was able to get it done! Thanks to all the fans!" Chase Elliott waved to the stands then.
When asked about his dad, Elliott said that his dad was doing the regular spotter thing. "Lucky we had a big enough gap and (Truex) couldn't catch me!" Speaking of Elliott's dad, Bill Elliott will be driving in the Xfinity Series in Road America.
On being told the entire grandstands were standing and cheering, "Greatest thing I've ever seen, thank you, thank you!"
Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, William Byron and others all in Victory Lane to congratulate Elliott personally.
Next week the Cup field will be fitting for a win in Michigan. Don't miss it!
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