The race is scheduled to start in less than 3 hours – They likely will not make it to the track
Jr Motorsports is fighting for a NASCAR championship. However, today at Phoenix, the over the wall crews are not at the race track.
UPDATE: Hendrick Motorsports has sent a plane from Phoenix to Arkansas. That’s a 6 hour round-trip flight. They will not make it to the NXS race in time. However, the crews will make it in time for tomorrow’s NASCAR Cup Series event.
These crew members double as the over the wheel crew for the Hendrick Motorsports Cup Series team. JR Motorsports has an alliance with Hendrick, they supply the crews for the NASCAR Xfinity Series team. Just Allgaier for example, uses the same crew from Jimmie Johnson’s #48 team.
As of now, the crew members are stuck in Arkansas. Their plane made a stop and has not lifted off the ground. It was forced to land due to mechanical issues.