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Chase Elliott out of NASCAR Indefinitely After Tibia Surgery

LAS VEGAS—Chase Elliott is out indefinitely after undergoing a successful three-hour surgery to repair a fractured tibia, Hendrick Motorsports general manager Jeff Andrews said Saturday.

Andrews claimed that it was impossible to predict when star NASCAR racer Elliott would be back. Elliott fell while snowboarding in Colorado and injured his left leg. Josh Berry will be driving the No. Elliott will be replaced by 9 Chevrolet at Sunday’s Cup Race in Las Vegas.

“We’re going to race a long time together with Chase Elliott and we’re going to win a lot more races together,” Andrews said. “Certainly, there’s a little bit of a setback, and obviously Chase is very disappointed. The most important thing is Chase’s health, and we’ll have a suit ready for him when he’s healthy and ready to get back in a race car.”

Andrews said the process has begun to attain a waiver from NASCAR for Elliott—the 2020 Cup champion—to be eligible for this year’s playoffs. For different circumstances, waivers have been granted to drivers.

Brad Keselowski won the 2012 series title and said that he would not have any problems if Elliott was granted a waiver.

“Life happens,” Keselowski stated. “The schedule is just so demanding. It’s inevitable that it’s going to happen to somebody sometimes.

Berry, in the meantime, will be in charge of trying to collect points for the team. His first race will be at a place where the 32-yea


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