Josh Berry will get behind the wheel of the No. 9 car this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in place of an injured Chase Elliott.
Elliott suffered an injury to his left leg while snowboarding in Colorado on Friday and will undergo surgery later today according to a report on NASCAR.com.
Berry is the full-time driver in the Xfinity Series driving the No. 8 of JR Motorsports.
“Chase’s health is our primary concern,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “He’s spoken with several members of our team and is understandably disappointed to miss time in the car. Of course, he has our full support, and we’ll provide any resources he needs. We hope to share another update later this weekend.”
This will be the first missed start in Elliott’s career in the Cup Series dating back to the 2016 Daytona 500.