Hendrick Motorsports announced on Tuesday that four-time IMSA champion Jordan Taylor will race in place of the injured Chase Elliott in the No.9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
So honored to be asked by @TeamHendrick to fill in for Chase at Circuit of the Americas in the #9 car. This is obviously under difficult circumstances with Chase being injured. It is going to be a heck of a learning curve, but I hope we can make him proud while he’s recovering. pic.twitter.com/3mg0WYN5VJ
— Jordan Taylor (@jordan10taylor) March 7, 2023
Hendrick Motorsports confirmed that they expect Elliott to be out of action for at least six weeks.
Speaking about the news, Team owner Rick Hendrick said:
We’re focused on getting Chase back to 100%, so we’ll take however much time is necessary and make sure he has the best resources available. “Josh was impressive this weekend under difficult circumstances, and we look forward to having him drive the oval tracks until Chase is able to return. Jordan is a world-class road racer and has recently been working with our Garage 56 team preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He’ll be able to step in and do a great job at COTA.