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Elliott joins his father as winner of NASCAR's All-Star race

Tennessee officials allowed NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports to sell 30,000 tickets to the All-Star race.
Credit: AP
Chase Elliott celebrates after winning a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Chase Elliott joined his father as winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race. 

He earned the $1 million prize Wednesday in front of limited spectators at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bill Elliott won the race in 1986. 

The race began in 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and was held at that North Carolina track every year but one until it was moved as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tennessee officials allowed NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports to sell 30,000 tickets to the All-Star race.

That led to its relocation from Charlotte because North Carolina would not authorize spectators for the race.  

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