CREW CHIEF: Alan Gustafson
TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports
LAPS LED: 358
Top 5s: 10
TOP 10s: 17
POLES: 2 (Daytona 500, Talladega I)
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Earned the pole for his first Daytona 500 and led three laps …Recorded two runner-up finishes in both Michigan races … Led a season-high 103 laps in the fall Charlotte race … Qualified for the Chase in his rookie season … Won Rookie of the Year.
WHAT WENT WRONG: Crashed on Lap 20 of the Daytona 500 and finished 37th … Recorded two DNFs, including the fall Charlotte race … Was eliminated from the Chase after the second round … Lost late leads on restarts in both Michigan races after spinning his tires.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Elliott is still seeking his first premier series win. He’ll make his 42nd series start in the Daytona 500. His predecessor in the No. 24, Jeff Gordon, got his first win in his 42nd start.