Due to the multiple COVID-19 cases in William Byron’s crew, the members will not be able to participate at Martinsville Speedway.
“Due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, the No. 24 team’s full over-the-wall pit crew did not compete Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway and will not compete Sunday at Martinsville Speedway,” Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement. “The status of other team personnel has not been affected. The No. 47 pit crew, which is staffed by Hendrick Motorsports, is serving as the No. 24 team’s interim pit crew.
“Hendrick Motorsports has implemented detailed procedures to protect the health of our team members and follows recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, and NCDHHS regarding the handling of positive COVID-19 tests.”
Many NASCAR personnel have had positive results this season. Members from Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing tested positive for COVID-19 this month.
As for the drivers, four have had positive COVID-19 results. Jimmie Johnson had to miss a race at Indianapolis. Austin Dillion too was sidelined from the Daytona road course event.
Other drivers to test positive include Brandan Gaughan and Spencer Davis.