Chase Elliott undergoes another medical procedure

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JULY 15: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, waits on the grid during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2023 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Chase Elliott will no doubt be looking for the end of 2023 and the start of 2024.

The 2020 NASCAR Cup champion revealed Friday that he underwent a medical procedure for an existing shoulder injury. He said that the injury was an “old” one that needed to be taken care of.

The procedure comes after he had surgery early in the season to repair a broken leg suffered in a off-track snowboarding accident the forced him to miss six races. He was suspended for a seventh race after he wrecked Denny Hamlin in the Charlotte 600 in May.

Elliott would go on to have only his third winless season in his 9-year career and miss the Playoffs for the first time. His final 2023 rank of 17th in the driver’s points was a career low for NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver.

“Obviously, the offseason is a much better time to do that than my last surgery,” Elliott said. “Everything is all good, ready to go for 2024. Certainly looking forward to the Daytona 500 coming up in February.”

Certainly his fans hope that his 2024 season will be much better than his 2023.



Greg Engle