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Austin Dillon Medically Cleared to Return to NASCAR Cup Series Competition at Dover


LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 20: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 BEHR ULTRA Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 20, 2019 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Richard Childress Racing announced on Thursday that Austin Dillon has been medically cleared to return to NASCAR Cup Series competition this weekend at Dover International Speedway, after a positive COVID-19 test sidelined the 30-year old from competition at Daytona International Speedway’s Road Course.

Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon will return to competition for this weekend’s double-header at Dover International Speedway. Dillon, who originally tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning, August 15 and missed the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, has worked with NASCAR, his primary care physician and RCR’s health partners at Wake-Forest Baptist Health, and has had two negative COVID-19 test results at least 24 hours apart. We commend NASCAR for their efforts in providing a safe environment for all fans and competitors, thank everyone in the industry for their well wishes and enthusiastically welcome Austin Dillon back to competition.

— Richard Childress Racing

Kaz Grala – who filled in for Dillon last weekend at Daytona’s Road Course, earning a seventh-place finish — will not be needed as a fill-in driver for the No. 3 in either of this weekend’s races at Dover International Speedway.

Joseph Srigley
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