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Elliott Wins the Baby Rattler at South Alabama Speedway

Elliott lined up sixth for the start of the 100-lapper, which was postponed to Sunday night because of rain on Saturday.

The nightcap turned out to be a crash-fest, but by lap 33 Pollard and Elliott, the same two who had battled for the win in the Rattler, were back at it again, this time side-by-side for second place.

Pollard prevailed early on, and also took the lead from Erik Jones on lap 45. Seven laps later, Elliott had closed in on Pollard and was challenging for the lead. He took the top spot on lap 59 and maintained the lead until lap 94.

On the race’s final restart, on lap 94, Pollard worked his way under Elliott for the lead, leaving Elliott to battle with Daniel Hemric and Augie Grill. Elliott broke away with two laps to go and made it to Pollard’s bumper as the lead duo took the white flag.

The two raced side-by-side down the backstretch before Elliott got the advantage down low coming off of turn four to take the lead and win.

“These guys worked hard all weekend, and I wish circumstances had been different in the Rattler, but I am proud of their effort,” Elliott said. “We are all looking forward to out first competition in the K&N Series at Greenville-Pickens in a few weeks and learning what it takes to race in a NASCAR-sanctioned event.”

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