Thursday, February 17, 2011

NASCAR: Hendrick robs Cradle, Signs 15 Year Old Driver

Hendrick Motor Sports has announced it has signed 15 year old Chase Elliott to a multiyear contract. Only a freshman in high school the young Elliott will continue racing for his family's team until he meets NASCAR's age requirement for national series. Among other things, the young driver won the Winchester 400, the race which reopened the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Doesn't it still seem like Joe Gibbs robbed the cradle signing Joey Logano who still can't buy a beer who is in his third Sprint Cup series. It doesn't seem like that long ago when a young driver for Bill Davis was blowing away the competition in the Baby Ruth Ford in the Busch Series. Rick Hendrick was seen as violating child labor policies when he signed that driver, Jeff Gordon, to join his Winston Cup operation full-time for 2003. How'd that work out?

If something else sounds familiar about this story, the young driver comes from Dawsonville, Georgia. His father's name is Bill.

Here's the lowdown from Fox Sports.


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