Best: Chase Elliott winning
NASCAR fans have waiting for Chase Elliott to win a race and he finally did in 2018! Not only that, he also won at Watkins Glen, which was a pretty impressive feat for such a young driver. The win instantaneously qualified Elliott for a spot in the playofffs and it marked the first time Elliott wouldn’t have to get into the post season on points. If fans thought that was impressive, he also won back to back races in the playoffs, and almost made the final four for the first time in his career.
If nothing else, Chase Elliott had one of the greatest underdog seasons a fan could hope for and while he never really was able to stand up to the big three, he did cement his legacy and prove that he belonged there. He also improved exponentially throughout the season which is at least a promising sign that he will finally make the final four in 2019.