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Chase Elliott had the moves, the power and the drafting help when he wanted them.

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Elliott shot to the lead in a snare of traffic in the last 5 miles and won Sunday's 500-mile NASCAR Cup Series season finisher race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Elliott, winning for the fifth time this year, hence procured a spot in the Round of 8.

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It will stamp Elliott's 6th appearance in that season finisher round.

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Following Elliott toward the completion were Ryan Blaney, Michael McDowell, Ross Chastain and Denny Hamlin.

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Elliott drove the last lap and nine others during the evening as 17 drivers claimed in front of the pack for no less than one lap on a commonly serious day at NASCAR's greatest track.

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Blaney drove nine of the last 17 laps looking for his primary focuses win of the year yet couldn't hold off Elliott's charge toward the end.

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The triumph was tremendous for Elliott, who conveys a platter loaded with season finisher focuses (46) with him and will be looking good

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The Round of 12 will end Oct. 9 at the Charlotte Engine Speedway Roval.

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Regardless of a series of issues last week at Texas Engine Speedway and exceptionally open grumbling by drivers this week about the Cutting edge vehicle

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There was an early-race multi-car crash, yet a significant part of the remainder of the race moved along without serious occurrence.

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With the success, Elliott leaped to the point lead.