Harrison Burton will be without crew chief Ben Beshore in today’s Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET).
According to NBC Sports’ Marty Snider, Beshore called the Joe Gibbs Racing team Friday afternoon and said he would not be making the trip to Texas because he had been around someone earlier in the week who had tested positive for COVID-19.
So out of an abundance of caution, Beshore stepped aside and remained home in North Carolina.
Longtime team engineer Dustin Zacharias will replace Beshore atop Burton’s pit box in today’s race.
Burton was involved in a fight with Gragson in last Friday’s race at Kentucky Speedway.