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Chase Elliott takes the checkered flag at Watkins Glen in 2018.
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Lionel Racing releases top-10 best-selling die-casts in 2018

There’s a reason why Chase Elliott earned his first NMPA Most Popular Driver award for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

As it turns out, Lionel Racing’s sales back up Elliott’s popularity as his No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tops the list of best-selling die-cast cars from last year. Coming in second was his race win die-cast from his first career Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen back in August.

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“Chase had an incredible season in 2018,” said Lionel Racing President Howard Hitchcock in a company release on their website. “His move to the No. 9 car – which is so important to the Elliott family legacy – and his multiple wins really energized his fan base and you can see that in the numbers.”

Lionel also unveiled the top-five best-selling race-winning cars and top-10 best-selling drivers.

Top-10 list of best-selling die-cast cars:

  1. Chase Elliott – NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro
  2. Chase Elliott – SunEnergy1 Blue Chevrolet Camaro (Watkins Glen win)
  3. William Byron – Axalta Chevrolet Camaro
  4. Chase Elliott – Hooters Chevrolet Camaro
  5. Alex Bowman – Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro
  6. Chase Elliott – NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro (Dover win)
  7. Jimmie Johnson – Lowe’s Chevrolet Camaro
  8. Chase Elliott – Mountain Dew Chevrolet Camaro (Kansas win)
  9. Kyle Larson – Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro
  10. Kevin Harvick – Busch Beer Ford Fusion

Top-five list of best-selling race-winning cars:

  1. Chase Elliott – SunEnergy1 Blue Chevrolet Camaro (Watkins Glen win)
  2. Chase Elliott – NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro (Dover win)
  3. Chase Elliott – Mountain Dew Chevrolet Camaro (Kansas win)
  4. Austin Dillon – Dow Chevrolet Camaro (Daytona 500 win)
  5. Kyle Busch – M&Ms Toyota Camry (Coca-Cola 600 win)

Top-10 best-selling drivers:

  1. Chase Elliott
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. William Byron
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Ryan Blaney
  9. Bubba Wallace
  10. Austin Dillon