NASCAR has suspended Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott for one race after wrecking Denny Hamlin at Charlotte.
HMS confirmed that Corey LaJoie will replace Chase Elliott in the No. 9 car this weekend at Gateway.
The team also said they will *not* appeal Elliott’s suspension and they will request a playoff waiver.
“Just unfortunate” – Chase Elliott defends himself after Hamlin called for the driver to be suspended
“We understand NASCAR’s need to maintain consistency in its officiating.- Hendrick Motorsports.
The penalty will not be appealed, and we will submit a formal request for a playoff waiver.”
Chase Elliott suspended: NASCAR suspends Chase Elliott for one race for wrecking Denny Hamlin at Charlotte. He would need to request a waiver to remain playoff eligible, a request that NASCAR has granted to other drivers who were suspended for one race.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 30, 2023
This is currently a developing story. Additional info and details will be added when released.