Elliott to drive in Richmond

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2000) -- After missing the last two NASCAR Winston Cup races due to a fractured left kneecap, Bill Elliott will practice on Friday in hopes of attempting to qualify for this weekend's Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 (Sept.

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2000) -- After missing the last two NASCAR Winston Cup races due to a fractured left kneecap, Bill Elliott will practice on Friday in hopes of attempting to qualify for this weekend's Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 (Sept. 9) at Richmond International Raceway.

Elliott suffered a multi-fracture of his left kneecap in a home accident, Aug. 22, in Blairsville, Ga. He had surgery the same day at HEALTHSOUTH Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. The 90-minute surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews, who inserted three steel pins and a steel wire to repair the fractured kneecap.

The injury forced Elliott to miss the GoRacing.com 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 26) and the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 3). NASCAR Busch Series regular David Green drove the McDonald's No. 94 Ford Taurus in Elliott's absence. Green finished 36th in Bristol after being involved in an accident and then posted a 25th-place finish in Darlington last Sunday.

Since he was discharged from the Birmingham hospital on Aug. 24, Elliott has been undergoing therapy at a rehabilitation center near his home in Blairsville and at HEALTHSOUTH Medical Center. When he is at the track, Elliott will receive therapy from the Wake Forest University medical unit, provided by Motor Racing Outreach (MRO).

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , David Green