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BREAKING: Chase Elliott cleared to race, returns this weekend at Martinsville
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Chase Elliott is set to get back on the race track after missing six races due to an injury. He will be racing this weekend at Martinsville. - photo by Jessica Taylor

Hendrick Motorsports announced this afternoon that Chase Elliott will be returning to the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend at Martinsville Speedway after missing six races due to a fractured tibia. 

According to the release, Elliott was initially medically cleared on Tuesday, April 11, before testing in Chevrolet’s in-the-loop simulator the past two days.

After going through the simulations, Elliott elected to return to the next race on the NASCAR schedule — the NOCO 400 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 16.

Similar to Kyle Busch’s injury scenario in 2015, Elliott was given a waiver by NASCAR to remain eligible for the playoffs.

During Elliott’s absence, Josh Berry manned the wheel of the No. 9 car for five races while Jordan Taylor drove the car once.