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Chase Elliott wins his first NASCAR Cup Series Championship with win at the Season Finale 500

Elliott won back-to-back races to bring home the trophy.
Chase Elliott (9) races through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix...
Chase Elliott (9) races through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)(Ralph Freso | AP)
Published: Nov. 8, 2020 at 6:13 PM EST
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(WDBJ/AP) - Chase Elliott secured his first NASCAR Cup Series Championship with a win at the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway Sunday.

Elliott won back-to-back races to bring home the trophy.

Chase Elliott took the torch from teammate Jimmie Johnson by winning his first Cup title, driving from the back of the field to victory lane. The win for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet was the first since Johnson, who retired after the race, won his seventh and final crown in 2016.

Elliott’s car failed pre-race inspection and the penalty cost him the pole when he was sent to the rear. But he raced his way through traffic in the first stage and then took control of the championship.

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