SUNENERGY1 SEASON DEBUT: For the first time in the 2017 season, SunEnergy1, one of the world's largest privately held solar energy companies, will adorn the hood of the #24 Chevrolet SS. This weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway will be the first of four races that SunEnergy1 will serve as the primary sponsor for Chase Elliott.
MARTINSVILLE STATS: Elliott will make his fourth start at the 0.526-mile speedway. In 2015, he made his NASCAR Cup Series debut driving the #25 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports at Martinsville. In three previous starts at the track, Elliott averages a starting position of 14.0 and finishing position of 23.3.
DOUBLE DUTY: In addition to his usual duties behind the wheel of the #24 Chevrolet SS in the Cup Series, Elliott will drive the #23 Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. It will mark the 21-year-old driver's second start in the #23 truck this season. He also competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season, finishing fifth. Elliott's Truck Series résumé includes one win, seven top-five finishes and nine top-10s in 12 starts. He earned the pole, led 109 laps and finished second last fall at Martinsville Speedway.
SO FAR THIS SEASON: In the first five races of the 2017 Cup Series season, Elliott has collected a pair of top-five finishes and three top-10s, led 149 laps and earned the pole award in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. He averages a starting and finishing position of 8.8 and has completed 100 percent of the 1,308 laps to date. Elliott is currently second in the driver point standings, 29 markers behind the leader.
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