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Stock Car Scoop: Is Chase Elliott Back?

After a war of attrition closed out the NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to Texas Motor Speedway with a bevy of cautions, Chase Elliott emerged victorious to snap a winless drought of over a year on Sunday (April 14).

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Adam Cheek and Anthony Damcott chat about whether the Hendrick Motorsports driver is actually back, how they feel about Texas now and more.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

Anthony Damcott joined Frontstretch in March 2022. Currently, he is an editor and co-authors Fire on Fridays (Fridays); he is also the primary Truck Series reporter/writer. A proud West Virginia Wesleyan College alum from Akron, Ohio, Anthony is now a grad student. He is a theatre actor and fight-choreographer-in-training in his free time. He is a loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Carolina Panthers, still hopeful for a championship at some point in his lifetime.

You can keep up with Anthony by following @AnthonyDamcott on Twitter.

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Chase never left! He just hasn’t won as much as he used to. I figure he has a 1 in 9 chance in every event… four Mr. H cars and five Reverend Joe cars.


I figure he’s favored to win the Championship now!

Kevin in SoCal

His fans certainly think so, and the media will regurgitate all sorts of articles about him now for the clicks.


Unless he doesn’t win the next event, which is when his slump will be discussed and re-discussed and…


He’s still #3 at HMS. And no way is he a favorite to win the championship. Scum Hamlin seems to have a winnable car every week.


The irony is we just gave them 3 clicks… lol

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