Michael Annett Injury – Ruling Cup champion Chase Elliott will sub for Michael Annett in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway street course, JR Motorsports reported.
The move comes as Annett keeps on recuperating from leg medical procedure in July for a pressure break in his right femur. Annett missed races at Atlanta and New Hampshire as a result of the injury. Annett has a waiver from NASCAR to be qualified for the end of the season games on the off chance that he completes in the main 12 in focuses.
Annett’s nonattendance offers desire to those external a season finisher spot. He came into this end of the week holding the twelfth and last season finisher spot. He drives Riley Herbst by 30 and Brandon Brown by 45. Annett has kept strolling with a stick since his medical procedure and was doing as such Friday at Indianapolis before training.
This will check Elliott’s first Xfinity Series race the season-opening race at Daytona in 2019. Elliott won the Xfinity Series title in 2014.
The safeguarding NASCAR Cup Series champion is pulling twofold obligation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pursue Elliott will fill in as an extremely late substitution for JR Motorsports driver Michael Annett and will be in the driver’s seat of the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard.
Cup Series driver Austin Dillon supplanted Annett at Atlanta and JR Motorsports driver Josh Berry supplanted him at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, keeping the No. 1 Chevrolet in the season finisher picture. Annett got freedom to get back to his stock vehicle following a fourteen day break for the Olympics, and he hustled his direction to an eleventh spot finish.
Elliott turned in the 25th-quickest time in qualifying on Saturday, Aug. 14, advancing around the Indianapolis street course in 91.779 seconds. In any case, he should begin at the back of the field because of NASCAR rules concerning a driver change.