At 13 years old, William Clyde “Chase” Elliott II of Dawsonville, Georgia was featured in Sports Illustrated as an up-and-coming future star. In 2014, Chase Elliott won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship (now known as the Xfinity Series), making him the first rookie to win a NASCAR national series championship and the youngest winner, as well. In 2016, Elliott was also named the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year. Finally, on November 8, 2020, mere weeks away from his 25th birthday, Chase Elliott won his first Cup Series title, making him the third youngest driver in NASCAR history to achieve such an honor.
Elliott, who is the son of legendary stock car racer and 1988 Winston Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, is no doubt poised for even more impressive accolades in his future career. Now, some of you may be wondering: Will this young NASCAR star someday be the sport’s wealthiest driver? Let’s take a look at Elliot’s net worth and see how far he has left to go!
Chase Elliott’s Racing Career
Everyone loves Chase Elliott, and it’s easy to see why. In addition to being a superstar race car driver, he seems to be a certifiably good dude. He was voted Most Popular Driver in the Xfinity Series in 2014 and 2015. In 2018 and 2019, he won the Cup Series Most Popular Driver award.
Going back a little bit, when Elliott was competing in the ARCA Racing Series in 2013, he became the first driver to win all four of the country’s prominent short track races, including the All American 400, the Snowball Derby, the World Crown 300, and the Winchester 400. However, his career hasn’t been all peaches and cream. In 2014, Elliot became the first driver to sweep both the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100, but his victory was withdrawn after a piece of tungsten, a banned metal, was found in his race car. Elliot returned to win the Snowball Derby in 2015.
In 2017, another mishap thwarted a would-be peak of his career. In the Daytona 500, as Elliott led the final five laps, his win seemed certain, however, he ended up running out of fuel, causing him to fall to the back of the pack. To add insult to injury, this was the first race attended by Elliott’s long-time girlfriend Kaylie Green. Not a great impression! But, he ended up bouncing back from the disappointment pretty well.
Though it took him a couple years, Elliott finally got his first Cup Series win in the middle of the 2018 season at Watkins Glen, and has since seen victory lane an additional 10 times. Oh, and has we mentioned before, he can now add “NASCAR Cup Series champion” to his already impressive resume.
Chase Elliott Net Worth
Elliott currently races full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, which pays the bulk of his massive salary, and drives the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports. He also races part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 8 Chevy for JR Motorsports. Between 2013 and 2017, he raced in the Truck Series, racking up two wins, 10 top-10 finishes, and three pole positions. In 2020, Elliott also won the Truck Series race at Charlotte.
So, how much is this young NASCAR driver worth? At the spry young age of 24 years old, Chase Elliot has an estimated net worth of $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Though, after Chase nabbed that Cup title, we expect his net worth to go up significantly in the near future.
So, he has quite a ways to go before he’s the highest-paid NASCAR driver, but he’s still got a long — and sure-to-be successful — career ahead of him!
This post was originally published on October 31, 2019.