CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Chase Elliott can't remember a time he wanted to be anything besides a race car driver.
The little boy spent his early years at the race track watching his father, ``Awesome Bill'', win races deep into his 40s.
He's gotten his chance this year to pursue racing on the national level. A change to the NASCAR rules this year permits drivers as young as 16 to run in Truck Series races on ovals a mile or shorter in length and on road courses.
So the 17-year-old Elliott will make his fourth national start this weekend at Iowa Speedway in a joint effort between Hendrick Motorsports and Turner Scott Motorsports.
Expectations are so high on Chase that he became the first driver in the Hendrick development system in six years.

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