Chase Elliott was named Friday as the newest addition to the list of NASCAR‘s 75 Greatest Drivers.

The recognition comes after the Hendrick Motorsports driver returned to action last weekend at Martinsville Speedway and posted a top-10 finish in his first race back since missing time with a leg injury.

Elliott joins his father, 1988 Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, on the elite list. The elder Elliott, a NASCAR Hall of Famer, was honored as part of the original 50 Greatest Drivers roster for NASCAR‘s 50th anniversary in 1998. And like his father, Chase Elliott has carried the No. 9 for the majority of his NASCAR career.

Chase Elliott adds his name as part of the 25 new honorees in commemoration of NASCAR‘s 75th anniversary. The 27-year-old Georgia native has 18 career victories in eight seasons as a Cup Series regular, and he claimed the 2020 championship with a five-win campaign that included a non-points All-Star Race triumph.

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