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No. 9 Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet

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Richmond 08/14/2022 Full Schedule

Chase Elliott

No. 9 Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet

2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion and reigning most popular driver Chase Elliott enters his seventh full-time season at stock car racing’s top level poised to battle for another series title. In 2022, the 26-year-old returns to the iconic No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports and is once again paired with veteran crew chief Alan Gustafson. Together they’ve driven to 13 points-paying victories over six seasons, including a personal-best five wins during their 2020 championship campaign.

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Age
26
Hometown
Dawsonville, GA
Current Residence
Dawsonville, GA
Chase Elliott

Alan Gustafson

No. 9 Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet

2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Alan Gustafson is back for his 18th season with Hendrick Motorsports, pairing up with four-time most popular driver Chase Elliott on the No. 9 program for the seventh year. Over their first six seasons together, the duo amassed 13 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 33 victories.

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Age
47
Hometown
Ormond Beach, FL
Current Residence
Davidson, NC
Spouse
Shannon
Children
John Alan & Austin
Alan Gustafson
Nick O'Dell

Nick O'Dell

Front-Tire Changer
Hometown
Springfield, IL
Chad Avrit

Chad Avrit

Rear-Tire Changer
Hometown
El Centro, CA
Jared Erspamer

Jared Erspamer

Tire Carrier
Hometown
Omaha, NE
TJ Semke

TJ Semke

Jackman
Hometown
Lee's Summit, MO
John Gianninoto

John Gianninoto

Fueler
Hometown
Tucson, AZ

Driver Stats

1-time cup champion
17 Wins
82 Top-5 Finishes
132 Top-10 Finishes
11 Poles