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Chase Elliott takes NASCAR Nationwide victory at Chicagoland

Chase Elliott celebrates with teammates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Chase Elliott celebrates with teammates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

JOLIET, Ill. — Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win Saturday's Nationwide series stop at Chicagoland Speedway.

Elliott, 18, the son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, had a strong car all night for JR Motorsports, leading a race-high 85 laps in the Enjoyillinois.com 300. Bayne tried to chase him down on fresh tires in the final laps but ran out of time.

Elliott's third victory of the year, following wins at Texas and Darlington, moved him to the top of the points in NASCAR's second-tier series.

Kyle Larson was third, followed by fellow Sprint Cup regular Kasey Kahne. Pole-sitter Brian Scott finished sixth and earned $100,000 in the second event of the four-race "Dash 4 Cash" bonus program.

Erik Jones, 18, was seventh in his Nationwide debut, driving Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota. Jones won the truck series race last week at Iowa.

IndyCar: A weekend doubleheader will be crammed into one day because Saturday's race was rained out. IndyCar scheduled two 65-lap races for today, one with a rolling starting at 10:30 a.m. and one with a standing start at 4:15 p.m. The order for the second race will be set by points as of Saturday.

"Obviously, we all wanted to get the race in (Saturday), but this was the correct call," series points leader Helio Castroneves said.

St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais earned his first open-wheel pole since 2007 and will start first in today's early race. "Nothing's achieved right now, but we'll take it and keep digging," he said.

Castroneves has the pole for the second race.

Formula One: Series leader Nico Rosberg earned the pole for today's German Grand Prix in Hockenheim as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in qualifying and will start 15th. Rosberg, in his home race, ran a lap of 1 minute, 16.540 seconds to edge Williams teammates Valtteri Bottas, who will start second, and Felipe Massa.

NHRA: John Force set the top qualifying time in Funny Car for today's Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colo., with a run of 4.049 seconds at 318.39 mph. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also led their classes.

Chase Elliott takes NASCAR Nationwide victory at Chicagoland 07/19/14 [Last modified: Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:31pm]
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