KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR's top level. Now that he's got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a title of his own.
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short.
DOVER, Del. — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion.
CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it.
RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway.