Chase Elliott, 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion and now five-time most popular driver, embarks on his eighth full-time season at stock car racing’s top level with a mission of securing a second title. The 27-year-old will once again pilot the famed No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 led by veteran crew chief Alan Gustafson. Together they’ve driven to 18 points-paying victories over seven seasons, including a series-leading five victories in 2022.
2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Alan Gustafson is back for his 19th season with Hendrick Motorsports, pairing up with five-time most popular driver Chase Elliott on the No. 9 program for the eighth year. Over their first seven seasons together, the duo amassed 18 points-paying victories, a series title and an All-Star Race victory. Gustafson is currently the second-winningest active crew chief in the Cup Series with 38 victories.