Chase Elliott's win a popular one among fellow competitors
The NASCAR Nationwide Series has been dominated by the Sprint Cup Series regulars for some time, but already in 2014 the young crop of drivers have shown their strength.
Rookie Chase Elliott continued that trend Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, earning his first career Nationwide Series victory by passing team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and holding off the likes of Kyle Busch.
Scoring the win, the 18-year-old son of former Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott impressed many of his competitors.
Can only imagine what @chaseelliott is thinking right now. I remember the first Time I lead a nationwide race my legs shook uncontrollably.— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) April 5, 2014
That. Is. Effing. Awesome!!!!!!!! Chase Elliot!!!!!! Juices Boxes for everybody!!!!!!— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) April 5, 2014
Awesome win for at NASCAR next driver and my buddy @chaseelliott ! Go celebrate!— Gray Gaulding (@graygaulding) April 5, 2014
Awesome job @chaseelliott...... That was so awesome to watch!! Heck of a pass for the lead and held on to it! Congrats!— Justin Allgaier (@J_Allgaier) April 5, 2014
@chaseelliott is the real deal! I've watched him dominate some of the biggest short track races in the country. Smart,patient,and fast!!!!— Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) April 5, 2014
As a Bill Elliott fan growing up.. I can't help but be a proud fan of his son. @chaseelliott— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) April 5, 2014
Congrats to @chaseelliott Cool deal! Still in high school...crazy!— Casey Mears (@CJMearsGang) April 5, 2014