The guest list for Sunday’s Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) continues to be chock-full of surprises as Chase Elliott will join the FOX Sports broadcast for the event.
He will do so remotely as he continues to recover from a fractured tibia suffered earlier this month. Hendrick Motorsports announced that Elliott underwent successful surgery and in a team release on March 7, said that he would miss approximately six weeks.
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Elliott won the inaugural race at COTA in 2021 in a rain-shortened event and is the leader among active drivers to win at road courses on the Cup level with seven.
Josh Berry has filled in for the 2020 Cup champion since his injury but this weekend, IMSA driver Jordan Taylor will pilot the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet around the 20-turn, 3.41-mile Texas road course in his Cup Series debut.
On-track action at COTA begins with Cup practice Friday at 2:05 p.m. ET (tape delay 8 p.m. ET on FS1).