UniFirst is a proud partner of 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports

NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott driving the number 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
Chase Elliott drives the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Hendrick Motorsports
 

UniFirst is a primary sponsor of NASCAR driver Chase Elliott, the 2020 Cup Series champion, three-time "Most Popular Driver,” and winner of the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race (among others). UniFirst is also the official workwear provider for Hendrick Motorsports and sister company Hendrick Automotive Group, the largest privately held automotive retail organization in the United States.

 

Check out the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and its dynamic, sleek paint scheme in the video below. You may also review highlight photos from the 2020 season in the Image Gallery.

 

The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE made its official 2020 NASCAR debut on March 8 at the Phoenix Raceway, with Elliott starting from the pole position and leading 93 laps en route to a top-10 finish. His first crowning achievement of the 2020 season came in July, when he piloted the No. 9 UniFirst Chevy to an exciting first-place finish and the $1 million grand prize at the popular NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott joined his father, Bill Elliott, as winners of the annual event.

 

“Just a special night. A special event. Any race is hard to win, but this is a special race to win as it locks you into the All-Star Race for life. Winning this race means a lot to me personally, as well. Just a big thanks to UniFirst for everything they do for me and the team. Really cool to get our first win together.” - Chase Elliott after his 2020 All-Star Race win

 
 
 

The UniFirst Chevy’s final appearance in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series came on September 27 at the South Point 400 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Elliott and the No. 9 UniFirst team began the playoff race in the third spot, led the pack for 73 laps, and earned a Stage 2 victory.

That impressive playoff performance was a sign of things to come. Elliott cruised through much of the NASCAR playoffs, earning top-six finishes in five of his next six races. This included a crucial first-place finish at Martinsville on November 1, a win he needed in order to advance to the final championship-four race. Elliott put on a dominating performance, leading 236 laps and securing his place for the season finale.

Then, on November 8, Elliott made history by winning the 2020 Cup Series championship in Phoenix. The 24-year-old became the third-youngest driver in NASCAR history to earn the championship and, along with his father, joined Lee and Richard Petty and Ned and Dale Jarrett as the third father/son duo to earn NASCAR Cup titles.

 

“I just never would have thought that this year would have gone like it has. I mean, NASCAR Cup Series champion, are you kidding me? Unreal.'' - Chase Elliott after winning the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship

 
 
 

That historic 2020 run officially established Elliott as NASCAR’s premier driver, although his emergence didn’t come as a complete surprise. After all, Elliott had been on the professional racing scene since he was featured in Sports Illustrated at 13 years old, and it didn’t take long for him to exceed those lofty expectations. After joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2011, the young driver proceeded to make appearances in the stock car touring series, the NASCAR Truck Series, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Elliott made his official NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2015, and he earned the league’s Rookie of the Year award the following season.

Since that time, Elliott has been one of the sport’s most recognizable faces, and he’s backed up his popularity with consistent showings on the track:

  • 2017: Ranked 5th, 12 top-five finishes, 560 laps led
  • 2018: Ranked 6th, 3 wins, 11 top-five finishes, 325 laps led
  • 2019: Ranked 10th, 3 wins, 11 top-five finishes, 601 laps led
  • 2020: Ranked 1st, 5 wins, 15 top-five finishes, 1,247 laps led
 

Elliott also earned the coveted “Most Popular Driver” award in each of the past three years, replacing 15-time winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 
 
Hendrick Motorsports Crew Chief Alan Gustafson, 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott, and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick donning their UniFirst hats
Chase Elliott after winning NASCAR All-Star Race
No. 9 UniFirst car in winners circle
Chase Elliott celebrating first place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway
Chase Elliot Chevy Camaro leading the pack
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE driven by Chase Elliott after All-Star Race win
Chase Elliott leading race in his Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE
Bristol Motor Speedway winners circle
 

2020 NASCAR Cup Series Final Standings

 
POS
DRIVER
POINTS
RANK
1
9
Chase Elliott
5040
1
2
2
Brad Keselowski
5035
2
3
22
Joey Logano
5034
3
4
11
Denny Hamlin
5033
4
5
4
Kevin Harvick
2410
5
6
88
Alex Bowman
2371
6
POS
DRIVER
POINTS
RANK
7
19
Martin Truex, Jr.
2341
7
8
18
Kyle Busch
2341
8
9
12
Ryan Blaney
2336
9
10
1
Kurt Busch
2287
10
11
3
Austin Dillon
2277
11
12
12
Clint Bowyer
2254
12
 
 
 
 

PRESS RELEASES

Chase Elliott Drives UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet to Victory Lane; Earns $1 Million Prize at NASCAR All-Star Race

Chase Elliot wins All-Star Race in his Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
UniFirst Corporation, in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, celebrated NASCAR driver Chase Elliott's first-place finish while driving the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at the All-Star Race on July 15 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
 

UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Driven by Chase Elliott to Make Second NASCAR Appearance

Chase Elliott to make second NASCAR appearance at the Bristol Motor Speedway
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by NASCAR's most popular driver, Chase Elliott, will make its second appearance of the 2020 season at the NASCAR All-Star Race on Wednesday, July 15, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
 

UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Driven by Chase Elliott to Make NASCAR Debut in Phoenix

Hendrick Motorsports Driver Chase Elliot to Drive the UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
UniFirst will be debuting the all-new No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by NASCAR's most popular driver, Chase Elliott, on Sunday, March 8, at Phoenix Raceway. The race begins at 3:30 p.m. EST and will be televised on FOX.
 

UniFirst Becomes a Primary Sponsor of NASCAR Driver Chase Elliott

Hendrick Motorsports Driver Chase Elliot to Drive the UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
UniFirst Corporation, in partnership with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports, is unveiling a new car and driver for the 2020 season. Six-time Cup Series winner, Chase Elliott will be at the helm of the all-new No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.
 
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