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Trey Poole Named 2024 Spotter for Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Team

Chase Elliott will have his cousin Trey Poole keeping an eye on him as his spotter for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.


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Chase Elliott will have a new spotter for the first time in his full-time NASCAR Cup Series career, which began in 2016. Trey Poole, Elliott's cousin, will take over for the departing Eddie D'Hondt as the spotter of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team.

A Hendrick Motorsports representative confirmed the spotter change with Racing America on Tuesday. Bob Pockrass had the first report of Poole being Elliott's spotter for 2024.

Poole has served as an additional spotter for Elliott and the No. 9 team for the last few years at road courses and other events that necessitate more than one spotter around the course.

D'Hondt announced in a December 2nd post on X, formerly Twitter, that he would not return as the spotter for Elliott in 2024, ending an eight-year partnership with Elliott, and a 12-year partnership with Crew Chief Alan Gustafson.

Stewart-Haas Racing announced D'Hondt as the spotter for Josh Berry and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team for the 2024 season on December 19th.

Elliott, who was named the sport's Most Popular Driver for the sixth consecutive season in 2023, will look to bounce back into Championship form in 2024.

The Dawsonville, Georgia native narrowly missed the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the first time in his career after he missed a total of seven races during the season.

Elliott missed six races due to a broken leg, which he sustained in a snowboarding accident following the second race of the year, which was contested at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

The racer missed an additional race due to a suspension following his retaliation against Denny Hamlin in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Photo Credit: Craig White, TobyChristie.com

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