MADISON, Ailing. — Chris Buescher has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and can miss the inaugural NASCAR Cup race Sunday within the St. Louis space.
RFK Racing stated Thursday that Truck Sequence common Zane Smith will substitute Buescher within the No. 17 Ford at World Broad Expertise Raceway at Gateway.
Buescher is twenty first within the factors standings with three top-10 finishes and continues to be in competition for a playoff berth. He was concerned in a crash final Sunday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway wherein his Ford flipped onto its roof, and it took security employees a very long time to get Buescher from the automotive.
He was eliminated unhurt, however has since examined optimistic for COVID-19.
RFK stated Buescher expects to be again within the automotive subsequent weekend at Sonoma Raceway.
Smith, in the meantime, will make his Cup Sequence debut on Sunday. He has three wins and eight top-10 finishes in 10 begins within the Truck Sequence this season.
Smith would be the twenty fourth driver for Jack Roush within the NASCAR Cup Sequence.