Race Pick for the STP 500
This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is in Virginia at Martinsville Speedway for the 66th annual STP 500! Martinsville is the shortest track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. This weekend I am going with a Georgia native who is making his debut in the Sprint Cup Series, 19 year old Chase Elliott! Elliott will start 27th in the #25 Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet SS in Sunday's STP 500. He currently has 38 starts and races full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Elliott won the championship last season and currently has a total of 30 top 10's, 19 top 5's and 3 wins in the Xfinity Series. Next year Elliott will race full time in the Sprint Cup Series taking Jeff Gordon's place in the #24 of Hendrick Motorsports. Gordon announced earlier this year that he would be retiring after the 2015 season. The #22 of Joey Logano will start on the pole for Sunday's race.
Catch the race Sunday on FOX SPORTS 1, 1p.m. ET
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Until Next Time, Taylor Smith