MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 94 Aaron’s Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet, will be available to members of the media on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. local time in the media center at Iowa Speedway.
News & Notes
RECORD WIN: Chase Elliott became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Truck event last weekend when he went to Victory Lane at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Elliott, age 17, started the inaugural event – his sixth career Truck start – in fourth and edged Ty Dillon in the closing laps to earn the victory.
RETURNING TO IOWA: Elliott scored a top-five finish earlier this season when the Truck series visited Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 94 Aaron’s Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet started 11th and picked up his third top-five result of the season when finished fifth. According to NASCAR’s post-race loop data, Elliott ranked second for green-flag passes with 32 completed during the July event. He also ranked second during the race for speed in traffic. He had an average speed of 129.815 mph in traffic during green-flag conditions.
FIRST IOWA WIN: Elliott earned his first NASCAR win in the K&N Pro Series East-West combination event at Iowa Speedway in May 2012. The 17-year-old driver led 10 laps en route to Victory Lane in his second full season in the series.
LOOP DATA: According to NASCAR's loop data statistics, Elliott ranks inside the top 10 in multiple categories so far this season while competing in six of 14 Truck events. He ranks third with an average starting position of 5.0 and fourth with an average finish of 4.3. With 100 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; he has gained an average of 3.7 positions in the last 10 percent of the race.
REDDIT AMA: Elliott will follow in the footsteps of Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson by hosting an "Ask Me Anything" session with fans on the r/NASCAR<http://www.reddit.com/r/NASCAR/> Reddit community. Elliott will host the AMA on Saturday from 3-4 p.m. ET.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Elliott will join his fellow Truck series drivers in an autograph session with fans on the Fan Walk at Turn 4 on Saturday from 4:15-5 p.m. local time.
CHASE ELLIOTT, DRIVER, NO. 94 AARON’S DREAM MACHINE/HENDRICKCARS.COM CHEVROLET (ON RETURNING TO IOWA.): “I think we learned a lot during our last trip to Iowa setup-wise and that gives us a better starting point in practice. Now that we have one run here under our belts, the guys at the shop were able to make better preparations to fight the things we struggled with last time. Coming off a win (at Canada) and returning to an oval doesn’t hurt either.”