Chase Elliott didn’t win a race but he still conclude up his rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series with several memorable accomplishments.
"I’m proud of our season, for sure. I’m definitely proud to earn the rookie of the year honors," Elliott said. "It’s been a long season, a lot of ups and downs, but we’re happy to be here and definitely enjoyed racing against those guys for the rookie of the year this season.
"It felt like it was a fun group, and we’re excited to get on to season two."
"I think you learn things as you go, but I can’t see the back bumper, so I don’t know what’s there or not," he said. "I think you just kind of learn from experiences and things you encounter along the way, not so much whether it’s your first year or first race or whatever it is.
"I think it’s more of an experience-based kind of feel, whether you have that comfort moving forward."