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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


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


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McIntosh wins at Boyd’s Speedway

Dawsonville's Donald McIntosh sped into the lead at Boyd's Speedway and held off "The Georgia Giant" Shane Clanton to win the Turkey Gobble 50 in Chattanooga on Saturday.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elliott wins Nationwide championship

Nationwide champion. Rookie of the year. Most popular driver.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion

The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott

November 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott clinches the title

Dawsonville's legacy of producing NASCAR champions continued Saturday when Chase Elliott clinched the 2014 Nationwide Series title with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Speedway.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott clinches Nationwide title

November 08, 2014 | | SPORTS


Elliott could clinch Nationwide Series in Phoenix

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott could clinch the NASCAR Nationwide Series title a week before the season ends if all goes well in Phoenix this weekend.

November 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Local driver named rookie of the year

Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal

Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 22, 2014 | | SPORTS


Voting opens for most popular NASCAR driver

It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Elliott struggles at Kansas

With four races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott remains at the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader board, despite a 10th-place finish at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott holds on to series lead

With five races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is poised to take home the NASCAR Nationwide Championship title in his first year on the circuit.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


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