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NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief Nick Harrison dies

Nick Harrison (L) was a crew chief for Richard Childress Racing before moving over to Kaulig Racing ahead of the 2019 season. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Kaulig Racing announced Sunday morning that crew chief Nick Harrison died. Harrison was the crew chief on the team’s No. 11 Xfinity Series car driven by Justin Haley.

Harrison, in his first year with Kaulig Racing, served as Haley’s crew chief for Saturday’s race at New Hampshire. Haley started and finished 13th.

Harrison crew chiefed his first Xfinity Series race in 2006 and worked in the Cup Series in 2011 with Landon Cassill at Phoenix Racing. He was Kurt Busch’s crew chief for the same team in 2012 and was with the team through 2013. He moved over to the Xfinity Series with Richard Childress Racing in 2014 and won two races with Austin Dillon in NASCAR’s No. 2 series in 2015. His final victory as a crew chief came in 2018 when Dillon won at Michigan in the Xfinity Series.

Dillon paid tribute to Harrison on Twitter after the team’s statement.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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