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Chase Elliott wins rain-shortened NASCAR Cup debut in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Chase Elliott managed the slipping and sliding, the standing water and the poor visibility that made it hard for drivers to see just a few feet in front of them.

And when NASCAR’s debut at the Circuit of the Americas ended early because of poor racing conditions in the rain, Elliott had earned not just his first victory of the season but also historic ones for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet.

Elliott’s Texas Grand Prix victory after 54 of the expected 68 laps was Win No. 800 for Chevrolet and No. 268 for Hendrick Motorsports, which tied Petty Enterprises for most victories.