NASCAR-Nation was sent into a frenzy on Tuesday evening as NASCAR announced that Chase Elliott was suspended for this weekend’s race at Gateway. Not only that, but Corey LaJoie was the surprise substitute announced for Elliott. As for LaJoie’s typical Spire Motorsports 7 car, Carson Hocevar will drive that car this weekend.
Fans on social media had a lot of news to react to, and different storylines and conversations developed. Here are what different fans added to these conversations.
Chase Elliott Suspended Reaction
Tom Stolze has a way to get Chase Elliott into the race at Gateway.
David Lerner is excited to see what NASCAR did.
RealDerek was happy to see NASCAR continuing it’s precedent from last year.
Tommy Mattix needed to do a double-take
Josh Neal believes that NASCAR did the right thing.
This is likely to be an objective reality.
Denny Hamlin’s live reaction.
Corey LaJoie Substituting Reaction
How did Corey LaJoie find out about his incredible opportunity?
Racing Fan is excited to see LaJoie getting an opportunity.
GotThatVOLInHim said that he is excited for Corey LaJoie.
Sara is also excited is excited for this opportunity.
The Gaming Life was pleasantly surprised.
Autumn is excited to see what happened.
Quicker than expected indeed.
SRT0616 was excited to see LaJoie fill in for Chase Elliott.
Carson Hocevar Substituting Reaction
Darian was excited to see Carson Hocevar joining Spire for this weekend.
Carson Hocevar could not be happier.
Frenando Paiva talked about how he loved the choice of LaJoie.
9_Point is afraid Hocevar could crash this weekend.
Jake Finch is excited to see Hocevar driving this weekend.
Dawson Haywood thinks this is going to be a fun time.
Should Elliott Get a Playoff Waiver?
No more win and you’re in, says Dakota Camper
Brian Murray says that suspension waivers are not the same as injury waivers.
Wrong Paul Douglas is probably not.
When asked if NASCAR should get rid of waivers, Jake Burroughs says that they should.
@dirttrackdawg11 says that the playoffs should be gotten rid of altogether.
JE24 said that even if NASCAR should not grant a waiver, they will grant a waiver to keep Elliott relevant.
Johnny Sauter was the last driver to receive a playoff waiver after a suspension.
Dustin Parks believes that NASCAR should rescind Elliott’s waiver.
Olivia Hamman said that Elliott should not be granted a waiver.
This will be an interesting and unique weekend in St Louis with these new faces in new places. How will LaJoie and Hocevar do in their new rides this weekend?