#1 Inability to win.
In the end, the most damning thing about Chase Elliott’s career is the fact that he continues to be winless throughout his first three seasons at The Cup level. Not only is that a bad sign since many of his rookie counterparts have managed to find victory lane multiple times in that same time period, but also due to the fact that Elliott is supposed to be in top level equipment at Hendrick.
Maybe things will change and maybe they won’t, but its pretty hard to invest in Chase Elliott as NASCAR’s next big thing and the guy that will carry the sport into the future, if he continues to have a lackluster performance on the track. In fact, if Elliott somehow remains winless in the next couple of seasons, its going to be hard to justify his spot at Hendrick Motorsports at all.