NASCAR's Chase Elliott to miss about 6 weeks due to broken leg

Due to a broken left leg, NASCAR's popular driver Chase Elliott will be absent from racing for approximately six weeks.

 In his absence, Hendrick Motorsports has enlisted Josh Berry and sports car racer Jordan Taylor to substitute for him.

Berry will be driving the No. 9 Chevrolet on ovals, including the upcoming race at Phoenix Raceway, 

while Taylor will make his debut in the Cup Series on the road course at Circuit of the America's in Texas later this month. 

Meanwhile, Elliott is recovering from surgery and undergoing rehabilitation in Colorado.

Jeff Andrews, Hendrick's general manager, has confirmed that the team is pursuing a NASCAR waiver that would allow

 Elliott to remain eligible for the playoffs, which have granted waivers to other drivers under similar circumstances.

Berry, a five-time winner in the Xfinity Series, drives for Hendrick's affiliate JR Motorsports, while 

Taylor currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Corvette Racing. 

He serves as Hendrick's "driver coach" and has previously won at Road America multiple times.


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