Matt DiBenedetto to be without crew chief this weekend

Matt DiBenedetto’s NASCAR Cup Crew chief Greg Erwin (shown above) will miss this weekend’s Cup race at Martinsville Speedway because of what Team Penske and Wood Brothers Racing term “protocols.”

One can assume that means he was exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid, and so he has to quarantine.

The absence of Matt DiBenedetto‘s crew chief is expected to be “temporary,” according to a team official.

Jonathan Hassler will serve as DiBenedetto’s crew chief. Hassler is an engineer at Team Penske. He was with Joey Logano’s team last season.