Two Xfinity Series crew chiefs were ejected pre-qualifying today
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Crew chiefs for the No. 3 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon and No. 74 Dodge of Mike Harmon, along with the car chief for the No. 3, have been ejected for Saturday’s Xfinity Series Powershares QQQ 300 (2:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
The No. 74 car failed four times at the Optical Scanning Station car inspection process pre-qualifying. The No. 3 car had a rear suspension violation. According to the updated 2018 at-track deterrence model, that is cause for an ejection before the race.
That means the No. 3 team will need to fill its crew chief and car chief roles with someone already on its at-track roster with Nick Harrison (crew chief) and Michael Scearce (car chief) penalized. Same with the No. 74 team for crew chief Robert Scott.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series event is underway now.