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NASCAR's Chase Elliott, 19, to succeed Jeff Gordon in Cup series
NASCAR's Chase Elliott, 19, to succeed Jeff Gordon in Cup series

Racing prodigy Chase Elliott, 19, will succeed Jeff Gordon as driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series starting in 2016, their Hendrick Motorsports team said Thursday. Hendrick said Elliott also would drive in five Cup races this year in a No. 25 Chevy in preparation of his full-time move into stock-car racing's premier series. Elliott, son of former Cup champion Bill Elliott, last year won the championship in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series, now called the NASCAR Xfinity Series, becoming the youngest title winner in history in one of NASCAR's three national series. His promotion came one week after the 43-year-old Gordon, a four-time...

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