Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Josh Berry would continue to drive the No. 9 filling in for Chase Elliott on ovals. For Circuit of the Americas, the team will bring in Jordan Taylor. Taylor is known for driving Chevy sports cars in the IMSA series.
What You Need to Know:
- Hendrick announced Elliott would miss 6 weeks.
- Josh Berry will continue to fill in for him on oval races and Jordan Taylor will race COTA for the team.
- While certain drivers fanned the flames of the rumor mill that Corey LaJoie would get his chance, the team announced their lineup moving forward while Chase Elliott recovers.
Around the Garage
One of Josh Berry’s biggest fans and supporters is his Xfinity car owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale expressed his support on his podcast prior to the news and then backed it up on Twitter.
In the Stands
Fans chimed in with mixed reactions to Josh Berry continuing in the 9 car.
The home of the “Si-reen” welcomed the substitute drivers with open arms.
Fans were even more excited to see Jordan Taylor get a Cup ride.
Some fans were excited for a driver named “Rodney Sandstorm”.
More on Standstorm in a future Daily Download article.