Chase Elliott was voted National Motorsports Press Association’s Most Popular Driver Award for 2019.
Elliott, who was given the honor on Thursday night the awards banquet in Nashville, won the award for the second consecutive season after taking the baton in 2018 from former Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his run of 15 straight MPDs, an award voted on by fans.
“I’m honored to have two. Last year, I was honored to have one,” Elliott said. “As I have told several people, it is really more than a trophy or an award, it is about the people at the racetrack. Some of them are hear tonight and I really enjoy seeing them wear your hat or t-shirt.”
Elliott finished 10th in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings after scoring three wins and making the Round of 8 for the third consecutive season.