Positive COVID-19 tests sideline pit crew for William Byron

Hendrick Motorsports issued the following statement:

“Due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, the No. 24 team’s full over-the-wall pit crew did not compete Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway and will not compete Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The status of other team personnel has not been not affected. The No. 47 pit crew, which is staffed by Hendrick Motorsports, is serving as the No. 24 team’s interim pit crew. Hendrick Motorsports has implemented detailed procedures to protect the health of our team members and follows recommendations from the CDC, OSHA and NCDHHS regarding the handling of positive COVID-19 tests.”

This is the first time a Cup pit crew unit has been sidelined by positive tests. Two full-time Cup drivers and one-part-time Cup driver have tested positive this year.