Kyle Petty believes Chase Elliott should get a waiver

“I don’t care how you get hurt” – Kyle Petty defends Chase Elliott and believes he should get a waiver

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2020 Cup Series champion Chase Elliott is set to miss several weeks after hurting himself in a snowboarding accident.

Hendrick Motorsports officials confirmed that their No. 9 Chevrolet driver Chase Elliott has suffered a fractured tibia while snowboarding in Colorado. He underwent a successful three-hour surgery. However, it is not yet sure when the 2020 champion can return to racing.

In the meanwhile, Josh Berry, a full-time driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports, will take the seat of the No. 9 Chevrolet.

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As Elliott is set to miss several weeks, he will need a waiver to be eligible to win the championship. Since it is not a racing accident, there is debate as to whether Elliott deserves a waiver. However, Kyle Petty is of the opinion that it shouldn’t matter how you injure yourself and that Ellliott should get a waiver. He said:

“We praise Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson and all these guys who go out and race six nights a week in winged spirit cars and go-karts and midgets, but God forbid you can’t go snowboarding and get hurt. He should get a waiver. I don’t care how you get hurt. That’s what the medical waiver is for.”

Hendrick Motorsports have confirmed that they have applied for a medical waiver. While Elliott might not race for several weeks, he can still win the championship if given a waiver. After all, since winning the 2020 championship, he has made it to the final four races in the last two seasons.

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1 thought on ““I don’t care how you get hurt” – Kyle Petty defends Chase Elliott and believes he should get a waiver”

  1. Well let’s just say I don’t agree with it, but you did it for Busch who didn’t deserve the chance so I believe you have to give everyone else who happens to be injured no matter how that opportunity to go for it!!!

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