Elliott's win at Texas allowed him to overtake Regan Smith, his JR Motorsports teammate, and Trevor Bayne for the top spot in the Nationwide point standings. He became the youngest points leader in series history.
Kyle Busch will start on the pole for Friday night's 200-mile Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway after edging rookie Chase Elliott in qualifying.
Eighteen-year-old Chase Elliott has done it again.
In Thursday's practice sessions at Texas, Smith posted the third fastest lap overall at 179.850 mph, while Bayne was fourth overall on the charts at 179.653 mph.
Chase Elliott became a first-time race winner in the Nationwide Series after beating Sprint Cup Series regulars Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Friday night's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
California native Kyle Larson held off his fellow Sprint Cup Series competitors Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in the closing laps to win his first Nationwide Series race on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway.
After struggling with NASCAR's new knockout- style of qualifying in the first couple of weeks, Matt Kenseth has figured out the modified format well enough now to earn him the pole for Sunday's 400-mile race at Auto Club Speedway.