NASCAR suspends Elliott for 1 race for wrecking Hamlin - ESPN
CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR suspended Chase Elliott for one race on Tuesday, one day after the five-time most popular driver and former Cup champion deliberately wrecked Denny Hamlin in the Coca-Cola 600.
Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement it will not appeal the suspension and Corey LaJoie will replace Elliott in the No. 9 Chevrolet this weekend at Gateway, outside of St. Louis.
"We understand NASCAR's need to maintain consistency in its officiating," Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement.
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Elliott denied deliberately crashing Hamlin with a dangerous left hook into Hamlin's car during the rain-rescheduled race Monday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.