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Inspection Complete: Chase Elliott Officially Wins Phoenix, Cup Series Championship

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 08: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 and the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo Credit: Chris Graythen | Getty Images

UPDATE November 8, 2020 — 10:20 PM ET

Engine teardown has been completed and Chase Elliott has officially been declared the winner of the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway and he is the official 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion.


Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway has been completed.

Chase Elliott’s race-winning No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro has passed. As long as his engine passes post-race teardown this evening, he will be declared the official winner of the race and the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion.

No issues were discovered in post-race inspection. As such, all results and standings will be considered official following engine teardown.

Note: This story will be updated at the conclusion of engine tear down.

Results pdf: 2020 NCS Season Finale 500 at Phoenix

Points Report pdf: Final 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Points Report pdf: Final 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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