After the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chase was named the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
Chase finished the season 10th in the driver standings, recording two poles (Daytona 500, Talladega I), 10 top-5’s and 17 top-10’s. He led 358 laps and became the third rookie to ever qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
“He just wants people to understand that he’s committed, he’s a hard worker, and he’s here to accomplish his dreams and goals and win races and championships. He doesn’t want people to lose sight of that or make assumptions that he’s taking things for granted.”
— Dale Earnhardt, Jr. —