NASCAR driver Chase Elliott to miss Las Vegas race after injuring leg while snowboarding



NASCAR driver Chase Elliott will miss Sunday’s race in Las Vegas after suffering a leg injury while snowboarding in Colorado, Hendrick Motorsports has announced.

“Chase’s health is our primary concern,” Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement. “He has spoken to several members of our team and is understandably disappointed to have lost time in the car. Of course, he has our full support, and we will provide him with the necessary resources.

Elliott was scheduled to have surgery on Friday. According to Hendrick Motorsports.

The 27-year-old had not started a full-time Cup series earlier in his career. Elliott has started 254 straight races since the 2016 Daytona 500.

Josh Berry will replace the 2020 Cup Series champion and make his third NASCAR Cup Series start, the auto racing organization said.

Hendrick Motorsports officials are scheduled to provide an update at a news conference Saturday at 12 p.m., NASCAR said.

The Pennzoil 400 takes place Sunday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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