JOLIET, Ill. – Jeffrey Earnhardt drove the S&R Environmental Chevrolet to a 24th-place finish in Saturday night’s EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Driving the track for the first time, Earnhardt started 29th. Twenty-one-year-old driver Harrison Rhodes finished the race for Earnhardt, who is battling an injured shoulder.

The 24th-place run was the team’s fifth finish in the 20s in the past six races. Earnhardt is running the full Nationwide Series schedule for the first time.

Earnhardt is 18th in Nationwide driver points.

Rookie Chase Elliott led 85 of the 200 laps and won the race, his third victory of the year. He also took the point lead.

The series next races July 26 in one of its biggest events of the season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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