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It sure appears that Rick Hendrick is grooming young Chase Elliott to become the driver, heir apparent, to the HMS #24 Chevy in the near future! Below are some interesting thoughts that may be very telling on what may be in store for the HMS #24 race team.
It also takes good equipment to win in both ARCA and NASCAR. Fortunately for Chase, he has Hendrick Motorsports equipment. Many would argue there is no better equipment available in all of NASCAR auto racing.
Chase has not only gotten his father’s racing genes, but he was voted the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Bill Elliott, his famous Dad, was NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver 16 times during his career.
Jeff Gordon is in his 21st year of Sprint Cup racing. His sponsor, Axalta, has signed on for three more years, with a commitment of at least 10 races in each of those years. The end of that sponsorship would put Gordon in his 24th year. The very same number he is most associated with!
It would certainly be quite a retirement tour if the driver of the number 24, called it a career in his 24th year, in car #24. It could be even more exciting if he was relinquishing his seat to a young driver who could continue the legacy of the #24 car for many years to come.
That driver will most likely be Chase Elliott.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!