Chase Elliott celebrates winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in October.
Chase Elliott celebrates winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in October. Colin E. Braley AP
Chase Elliott celebrates winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in October. Colin E. Braley AP

Brendan Marks is a general assignment sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer covering the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, NASCAR and more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked for the Observer since August 2017.

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