By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Chase Elliott’s crew chief Alan Gustafson was recently in a mountain biking accident in California. It’s not clear exactly when the incident happened.
However, Gustafson showed up to work on Friday in a sling at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
“I wrecked my mountain bike while riding in Laguna,” Gustafson said to NASCAR.com. “It was pretty gnarly. I have a torn AC joint and a hairline fracture in my clavicle, along with no skin left on my arms or elbows.”
After getting injured, according to the post, he had to walk 2.5 miles, carrying his bike, before he was able to seek help.
“Getting dressed this morning was pretty hard, and don’t get me started on the show,” he said.
While he is physically injured, it is expected to be business as usual for the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team. Gustafson will have two more days to go at Fontana, before he can relax before the next NASCAR race.
“Not much they can do for it,” he said. “Surgery, or leave it alone, and it can heal itself. It’s a race weekend, so here I am, and I’ll be fine.”
Gustafson and Chase Elliott had three wins during the 2019 season. However, their last win of the 36-race season came at the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in Concord, North Carolina on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
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