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Chase Elliott gets 1st N'wide win

Updated: April 5, 2014, 1:35 AM ET
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. watched the 18-year-old go by largely ignored and figured those days were numbered.

"I thought to myself, 'I know he's going to win one day or another, and then just start railing off run after run after run and become the next best thing," Earnhardt said hours later. ...

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