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Crew Chief Nick Harrison Had Cocaine, Oxycodone and Alcohol in System at Time of Death

It still seems unreal that long-time NASCAR crew chief Nick Harrison passed away in late June.

Wednesday, the North Carolina Medical Examiner released their findings in the post-death toxicology report of the 37-year old Kaulig Racing crew chief.

According to the report, Harrison’s death was ruled an accident as a result a combination of acute cocaine, oxycodone and alcohol intoxication.

In the report, it states that Harrison landed in North Carolina at 11PM on June 20, and he went to a friend’s house. Harrison returned home at 4:30AM on June 21st. By 6:30 AM Harrison was found not breathing.

The report did also state that Harrison had an enlarged heart as well as a history of sleep apnea, but neither condition was listed as a cause of death.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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