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Elliott becomes NASCAR's youngest champion at 18

Chase Elliott, 18, celebrates his NASCAR Nationwide Championship with his father Bill Elliott, right, after finishing fifth at the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, on Saturday.

Chase Elliott, 18, celebrates his NASCAR Nationwide Championship with his father Bill Elliott, right, after finishing fifth at the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Ross D. Franklin

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Chase Elliott has become the youngest champion in NASCAR history by wrapping up the Nationwide Series title on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.

The 18 year-old rookie is the youngest driver to win a title in any of NASCAR’s three national series.

Brad Keselowski won the race with a pass of Kyle Busch following a restart on the two-lap overtime sprint to the finish. Busch led 187 of the 206 laps but was denied the victory because Keselowski was given the final chance to catch him after a caution with one lap remaining in regulation.

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