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Young Elliott’s career on track

It's been more than 25 years since Bill Elliott won the Winston Cup Championship and thrust Dawsonville into the spotlight as a powerhouse racing community.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


New rules make Elliott hall of fame eligible

Bill Elliott is among a handful of legends now eligible for nomination into the NASCAR Hall of Fame after racing officials announced procedural changes in December intended to broaden the slate of available candidates.

Any driver that competed for 30 years is now eligible for induction in to the hall of fame, as are drivers that have reached their 55th birthday after competing for 10 years.

February 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


YEAR IN REVIEW: Chase Elliott to drive for Dale Jr.

As if 2013 wasn't Dawsonville's Chase Elliott's year, the announcement came Monday that he would compete fulltime in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports with Atlanta-based NAPA Auto Parts as his primary sponsor for 2014.

January 07, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elliott named GRHOF 2013 Driver of the Year

Second generation racer Chase Elliott, 17, has been named the 2013 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Driver of the Year.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Local youth shines in rifle events

Dawson County High School freshman Tristan Melton has managed to do what few other 14 year olds can lay claim to.

October 30, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Fans savor pit stop by ‘The King’ of racing

Fans gathered Friday night for the opportunity to see, hear and meet one of NASCAR's greatest drivers, "The King" Richard Petty.

September 04, 2013 | By Charles Phelps DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Elliott makes history

In just his sixth start, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott made history as the youngest winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series when he took the checkered flag in Monday's inaugural race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

September 03, 2013 | editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elliott takes first truck series pole

Chase Elliott made history last week as the youngest driver to sit on the pole in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Player advances to Auburn

Former Dawson County High School Lady Tiger standout softball player Jenna Abbott will continue her career at Auburn University next season.

August 20, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Standout headed to Union College

Former Tiger football standout Zack Martin will attend Union College in Barbourville, Ky. this fall following an outstanding prep career at Dawson County High School.

August 06, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dawsonville’s McIntosh dominates at Dixie

Dawsonville-native Donald McIntosh took the checkered flag after starting on the outside pole and leading every lap of the Super Late Model feature at Dixie Speedway Saturday in Woodstock.

August 06, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Chase Elliott has climbed up racing’s ranks faster than dad

Their entrances to the 2013 Eastern Grands at the Cumming Fairgrounds last week were fitting for their stature in the racing world and place in life.

July 30, 2013 | By Brian Paglia DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Legion wins 1st game of tourney

Connor Pennington pitched the game of his life with a 9-inning shutout over Loganville in the first round of the American Legion Georgia State tournament on Friday in Alpharetta.

July 30, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott beginning to make own name

Chase Elliott isn't letting his family name dictate the direction of his racing career.

July 16, 2013 | By Mitch Blomert DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Clark to continue career at Shorter

Former Dawson County High School football standout Bruce Clark will continue his career at Shorter University next season. Clark will play for Hawks coach Phil Jones.

July 16, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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Chase Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott won his second consecutive victory in the Nationwide Series Friday at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina.

April 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Taking a look back at Bill and Chase Elliotts' careers

Bill Elliott's career

April 09, 2014 | | SPORTS


CHASE WINS!

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville on Friday night after native son Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Chase Elliott wins first Nationwide Series race

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville Friday night when Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott 15th in debut at Daytona

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott raced to a 15th-place finish Saturday during his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Daytona International Speedway.

The 18-year-old driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro said he was satisfied "to bring my Napa Auto Parts Chevy home clean" from the famed superspeedway.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott, Parks hall of fame nominees

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup Champion, is among 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's sixth induction class.

Five will be voted in on May 21.

February 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Bill Elliott, Raymond Parks among NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup Champion, is among 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's 6th induction class.

February 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott makes Nationwide debut Saturday at Daytona

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the DRIVE4COPD 300 tomorrow at Daytona International Speedway.

February 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott starts season with top-10 finish at superspeedway

Saturday's ARCA race run at Daytona didn't go as well as Chase Elliott had hoped, but the 18-year-old from Dawsonville will take what he learned at the famed superspeedway as he prepares for his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend.

February 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


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