Fans Vote Chase Elliott NXS Most Popular Driver for Second Straight Year

Heath White | JR Motorsports | 11/23/2015

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The fans have spoken and Chase Elliott has won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver Award for the second consecutive year.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2015) – The fans have spoken.  And for Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, that means a second consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Most Popular Driver Award.  Elliott accepted the 2015 Most Popular Driver (MPD) honors during Monday night’s season-ending banquet at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla.

It stands as the second such award for Elliott in only his sophomore year of full-time NXS competition.  He joins Brad Keselowski, who won MPD in 2008-09, as the only JRM drivers to win the award in back-to-back seasons. 

“I was extremely grateful to have the fans vote for me last year,” Elliott said.  “But for them to do it two years in a row just blows me away.  So I’m thankful for that.  It’s their award to give, which makes this even more special.  They’re a passionate bunch and I’m honored they took the time to vote for me.”

This marks the fourth consecutive year fans have voted a JRM driver as MPD.  The four-year sweep began with Danica Patrick’s victory in 2012, Regan Smith’s in 2013, and finally, Elliott’s titles in 2014-15.  Including Keselowski’s MPD honors in 2008-09, a JRM driver has won the award in six of the last eight NXS seasons.

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