Bill Elliott

Elliott nips Earnhardt to win second straight Daytona 500 pole

Elliott nips Earnhardt to win second straight Daytona 500 pole

It's impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt. 

As the series shifts into a new era, those distinguished names are out front again and will give the start of the Daytona 500 a throwback feel. 

Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. — teammates and sons of Hall of Fame drivers — will start 1-2 and should give a sagging series a sorely needed boost this week headed into its marquee event. 

Elliott nipped Earnhardt on the final qualifying lap Sunday to win his second straight pole for the Daytona 500. Elliott turned a lap at 192.872 mph to just edge Earnhardt's speed of 192.864 and become the first repeat pole winner...

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