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Dillon might be qualified to return to competition if he receives 2 negative COVID-19 test results, from tests taken at least 24 hours apart. If Dillon is not able to produce 2 unfavorable tests within the 10-day duration for his initial positive test, his return status might be reviewed by a NASCAR consulting doctor.
Because its a motorist change, Grala will drop to the rear throughout rate laps instead of beginning 10th as Dillon would have. The 21-year-old Grala has actually gone into two Xfinity Series races for RCR this season, matching his career-best with a fourth-place finish last weekend at Road America. Grala also has experience on the Daytona Road Course design, twice sharing driving duties in a Lamborghini for Change Racing in IMSAs Rolex 24 (2016-17).
Austin Dillon self-reported a favorable COVID-19 test to Richard Childress Racing on Saturday, an advancement that will keep him out of Sundays NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.
Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet, is self-quarantining, the team said. RCR has called Kaz Grala as his replacement this weekend for Sundays Go Bowling 235 (3 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM), the very first Cup Series race on the 3.61-mile oval and road-course design.
Dillons other half Whitney and kid Ace remain symptom-free and healthy, according to a group declaration.
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Dillon may be eligible to go back to competitors if he receives 2 unfavorable COVID-19 test results, from tests taken a minimum of 24 hours apart. He must also get written clearance to resume racing activity from his individual doctor. If Dillon is unable to produce 2 negative tests within the 10-day duration for his preliminary favorable test, his return status may be reviewed by a NASCAR consulting doctor.
Dillon got approved for the NASCAR Playoffs with a victory July 19 at Texas Motor Speedway. Once the team requests it, Dillon will get a medical waiver to ease the requirement that he contend in every race to maintain his postseason eligibility.
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Dillon, the grand son of team owner Richard Childress, is currently in his seventh full season of Cup Series competition. The 30-year-old motorist has 3 premier-series wins, consisting of the 2017 Coca-Cola 600 and the 2018 Daytona 500 and has won champions in the Xfinity Series (2013) and Gander Trucks (2011 ).
” RCR takes the security of our staff members, fellow competitors, fans, partners and outdoors suppliers seriously,” the team said in a declaration. “Based upon suggestions outlined by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NASCAR and our health partners at Wake-Forest Baptist Health, RCR has actually enacted treatments and security protocols designed to minimize the threat of COVID-19 exposure and spread. These guidelines were established in close consultation with a panel of medical professionals with broad experience in contagious diseases, a lot of whom have actually been on the cutting edge in treating COVID-19 clients across the country. We will continue to stick to these guidelines in order to secure the health and safety of our employees and their households, and our company partners.”
Because its a chauffeur change, Grala will drop to the back throughout pace laps rather of beginning 10th as Dillon would have. The 21-year-old Grala has actually entered two Xfinity Series races for RCR this season, matching his career-best with a fourth-place surface last weekend at Road America.
Gralas lone national-series win was a historical one, also at Daytona International Speedway. He prevailed from the lead, driving a GMS Racing entry to success in the Gander RV & & Outdoors Truck Series 2017 opener to end up being the 2.5-mile speedways youngest winner at 18 years, 1 month and 26 days old.
Guidelines for the weekend state that no driver might contend in numerous national-series races on the Daytona Road Course.