#5 Who did he beat?
Let’s be hoenst here.
Chase Elliott managed to hold off Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin to win Sunday at Dover and while a win is impressive in any series, who someone beat to win is still a big factor. Unfortunately for Elliott, he beat two people that have been eliminated from the playoffs and Joey Logano, who never got the run he needed in order to pass him.
With that being said, you can bet your bottom dollar that things would have been different if he was up against guys like Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr and Kevin Harvick. Again, the win was a good thing his team and could be indicative of a future star, but its wasn’t that impressive when you consider who he actually beat.