#9 Show Me The Money- SLM
Mother Nature Smiles on Elliott at Montgomery
Chase Elliott and the crew of his Aaron’s Dream Machine played the weather strategy to perfection and came away a winner in Saturday’s rain-shortened “Show Me The Money” race at Montgomery Motor Speedway. Elliott and his crew figured they’d need to be in front in case the rains came, so that was their strategy from the start. The third installment in the “Show Me The Money” series drew 31 competitors from across the Southeast, among them former Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin and Camping World Truck Series driver Dillon Oliver. Elliott’s practice times were among the top five all afternoon, and he started on the outside pole beside Bubba Pollard, whose lap at 96.448 miles per hour was just a tick of the stopwatch better than Elliott’s 96.417 mph.