Elliott announces ARCA plans for 2013

(CHARLOTTE, N.C. - January 24, 2013) -- Chase Elliott will return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2013, running a limited schedule in a driver development car through Hendrick Motorsports.

Hendrick Motorsports made the announcement this week on its Web site. Elliott, 17, is the son of NASCAR champion Bill Elliott.

According to the Web site, Elliott will run ARCA races at Pocono Raceway (June 8), Road America (June 22), New Jersey Motorsports Park (July 28), Pocono Raceway (Aug. 2) and Kentucky Speedway (Sept. 20). For details on each race, go to the ARCA schedule page at http://www.arcaracing.com/schedule.php .

He made six ARCA Racing Series starts in 2012, with a career-best finish of second on the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course. He finished in the top 10 in all of the races he entered and won a Menards Pole presented by Ansell at Salem Speedway.

The Dawsonville, Ga. native will also enter nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2013 and is among the entries for the ARCA/CRA SpeedFest 200 this weekend (January 26-27) at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga. He will drive an Aaron’s/HendrickCars.com car in the event.