William Clyde, known and addressed as Chase Elliott, is a stock car racer who currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports, driving the number 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Chase, who takes fifth place in 2017, is the successor to his father Bill Elliott, who won the Winston Cup Series in 1988 and has also set some milestones for himself. He is the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, becoming the first rookie to break records in NASCAR history. He was also named “Rookie of the Year” of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Here you will find everything you need to know about this most popular driver of the Xfinity Series 2014/2015.
Chase Elliot was born on November 28, 1995, in Dawsonville, Georgia, as William Clyde Elliott II of former Sprint Cup Series Champion Bill Elliott. Since he is Bill’s son, it is almost certain that his father’s career influenced him and rubbed off on him. Watching his father race and win several championships inspired Chase to want to do nothing else in life but just drive, and that’s exactly what he did in the end.
He started racing in the X-1R Pro Cup Stockcar series at the age of only fourteen and was quite promising, winning once and achieving 10 top 10 finishes on 11 starts.
At the age of fifteen, Chase not only won the International Speedway, the entire Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship but also the Miller Lite Series in Mobile (Ala) and the Blizzard Series at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla, making these wins spectacular.
The following year (2011), the young and experienced driver was awarded a three-year development contract with Hendricks Motorsports. In a statement released at the time, Rick Hendrick explained why the company decided to invest in Elliot, the CEO, and owner of Hendrick Motorsports. He said it was obvious that the apple hadn’t fallen far from the tree as he saw the same qualities in Bill in his son Chase – his natural driving talent and awareness of what he needed to do off the track to succeed.
After the three-year contract expired, the company announced in January 2015 that Elliott would then join them as a full-time Sprint Cup rider. The news came at the exact same time that Elliott was celebrated as the youngest driver in NASCAR history to win the National Series Championship. In 2016 he was named “Rookie of the Year” of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
In 2017, Chase Elliott won the pole position for the Daytona 500 for the second year in a row and his most recent win is the 2017 Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (Martinsville). In addition to racing, Elliot has made several television appearances and can also be seen as a playable driver in video games.
He has appeared on CMT’s Dude Perfect Show and the MTV show Ridiculousness. Chase was also the voice of character Mark Set-Go in Blaze and the Monster Machines by Nickelodeon and also the voice of Chase Racelott in the 2017 Pixar movie Cars 3, and in video games, he appeared as a playable driver in Forza Motorsport 6. He also served as a Fox NASCAR analyst for the 2017 Xfinity Series race in Atlanta.
Chase Elliott has also been featured on the covers of renowned magazines such as NASCAR Pole Position, Georgia Magazine, and NASCAR Illustrated.
Elliott is the son of former NASCAR legend Bill Elliott and his beautiful wife Cindy. He is one of three children born to his parents and the only son. His two sisters are Lauren Starr and Brittany Elliott.
Chase’s parents met at some point in 1988 but did not date until 1992, later married, and had Chase in 1995.
In Bill’s over three decades of career, he has won 44 races, won a championship, and won the NASCAR Best Driver Award sixteen times. In 2018, in honor of his father, Bill Elliott, Elliott’s car number was changed from number 24 by Hendrick Motorsports to number 9 (the same number he drove during his NASCAR career).
Chase Elliott’s Girlfriend
The good-looking and charming NASCAR driver is currently dating Kaylie Green, the daughter of another legendary NASCAR driver, David Green. Green retired from racing in 2008 and is currently a NASCAR official.
Kaylie is a student at the University of South Carolina, where she studies public relations. Since Kaylie comes from a NASCAR family (her brother is also a NASCAR driver), she fully supports her boyfriend’s career. She was seen in the 2017 Daytona 500 as she cheered on her boyfriend, who was the pole sitter. Chase was in the lead before sliding back after running out of fuel.
Chase has an estimated net worth of $2 million that he has earned primarily from his racing career. As the talented driver continues to race, there is no doubt that his current net worth will increase.
How Tall Is Chase Elliott? – Height
In-car racing, a driver’s height, and body weight play a major role in determining how well a car performs on the track, so we usually have drivers who are not too tall or weigh much more than is healthy for the sport. Chase stands at 5 feet 10 inches, which is equivalent to 1.78 meters, and weighs 66 kg or 145 lbs.