Welcome Back Champ: Chase Elliott returns at Martinsville

After sitting out six races due to a snowboarding injury in Colorado, NASCAR’s most popular driver Chase Elliott will return to competition at Martinsville Speedway.

The Georgia native will be stepping back into the seat of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy at the site of his walk off win to make it to the 2020 Championship race, replacing Josh Berry who scored a career-best 2nd place two weeks ago at Richmond Raceway. 

NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports announced that Elliott has received a championship waiver, allowing him to run for the championship should he score a win in the upcoming 18 rounds of the season. 

In his two starts this year, the 2020 Champ scored a 38th place finish in the Great American Race and a 2nd place to Kyle Busch in California. Chase currently sits at 34th in the points standings. 

Featured Image Credits: Patrick Vallely

Published by Joe Sell

Joe is a writer from Poole, UK. He is a fan of anything with four wheels and an engine and his favorite drivers are Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace and Daniel Suarez. Outside of racing, he enjoy watching sports and listening to country music.

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