The official North Carolina medical report on the death of Nick Harrison has been released
The NASCAR community suffered a loss in July.
Now, official reports confirm that NASCAR crew chief Nick Harrison passed away from a drug overdose. Cocaine, oxycodone and alcohol were all found in his system at the time of death.
The 37-year-old died on July 21st. The medical report was released on Tuesday by the North Carolina medical examiner.
He was found dead the day after a race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The report stated that Harrison had 0.32 mg/L of prescription oxycodone, 14 mg/L of cocaine and alcohol. The combination led to his death which was officially ruled an accident.
Other notes from the report stated that Harrison suffered from hypertension, cardiovascular disease. Additionally, he also had an enlarged liver and heart.
Nick Harrison grew up in Columbia, Tennessee. His career in the racing industry began at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.
Harrison was most recently the crew chief for Justin Haley in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The most recent effort was at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 20th for Kaulig Racing.
Harrison worked for five years as a crew chief at the highest level of stock car racing between 2010-2014. A top-5 was credited to his name which he collected in 2012 with Kurt Busch.
Drivers Harrison worked with at the NASCAR Cup Series level: Landon Cassill, Bobby Labonte, Mike Bliss, Bill Elliott, Boris Said, AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, David Reutimann, Regan Smith, Justin Allgaier, Austin Dillon, Michael McDowell, Regan Smith, Ryan Truex, Jacques Villeneuve, Ty Dillon, Travis Kvapil and Brian Scott.