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CHASE ELLIOTT BECOMES YOUNGEST ARCA SUPERSPEEDWAY WINNER AT POCONO 
6-10-2013

It's hard to see who has the bigger smile, driver Chase Elliott or his father Bill Elliott. (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)LONG POND, PA (June 8, 2013) -- Chase Elliott came from 32nd to win the Pocono ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday. 

The son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott also became the ARCA Racing Series' youngest superspeedway winner (17 years 6 months) eclipsing Shelby Howard for the honor. Howard won at Kansas Speedway in 2003 at the age of 17 years and 11 months.

It's hard to tell who had the bigger smile after the race, the winner or the winner's father who won five times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the famous 2.5-mile track.

Thirty-three cars lined up according to owner points for the 80-lap race after rain cancelled qualifying. 

The race featured five different leaders including; Frank Kimmel 1-22 (22 laps), Erik Jones 23-42 (20 laps), Mason Mingus 43-44 (2 laps), Tom Hessert 45-59 (15 laps) and Chase Elliott 60-80 (21 laps).

In the end, Elliott was able to lead the final 21 laps en route to the record win. 

Although closing in on Elliott at the finish, Erik Jones settled for a second place finish .676 seconds behind the race winner. 

Frank Kimmel will have to wait at least another week to tie Iggy Katona's record 79 ARCA Series wins. 

Kimmel finished a solid third while increasing his lead in the driver standings.

Tom Hessert finished fourth followed by Mason Mitchell in fifth. 

The race had just four cautions for a total of 21 laps. 

Interestingly, Elliott was not eligible to drive in the race at Pocono until Wednesday when he and other 17-year-olds participated in testing which earned him a chance to compete in Friday's race. 

Tire sales and service was provided by Hoosier's track service team comprised of Dave Wroblewski, Mike Haenes, Ryan Craft, Cameron McMichael and Pedro Oliva. Engineering support was provided by Hoosier's Rick Tostevin and Steve Partridge.

The ARCA Racing Series travel to Michigan International Speedway this Friday, June 14, for 32nd annual Michigan ARCA 200 which will be LIVE on SPEED at 5:00 PM (ET).

For more information about the race visit www.arcaracing.com

      

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