Former NASCAR crew chief Nick Harrison died from deadly mixture

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Tennessean, former NASCAR crew chief Nick Harrison died from a deadly mixture. Cocaine, oxycodone, and alcohol were found in his body following his death, according to the North Carolina medical examiner.

A report on his death was released on Tuesday. The 37-year-old died on July 21st.

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He was employed by the Kaulig Racing team before his death. Hours before his death, he was a crew chief for Justin Haley in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race there at New Hampshire, his death was announced.

According to the medical examiner, he had 0.32 mg/L of oxycodone, an opioid; 14 mg/L of cocaine, and alcohol in his system. The medical examiner reports this led to his death.

The medical examiner also detailed that Harrison was hypertension and suffered from cardiovascular disease. He also had an enlarged liver and heart, according to the report.

Following the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race, he reportedly flew back to his home around 11 pm. Several hours later, at approx. 6:30 am, he was found dead, according to the report.

He began his crew chief job in 2006, as he was the crew chief for Chad Chaffin and Steadman Marlin. Four years later, he then served as a crew chief for Phoenix Racing driver Landon Cassill.

He also worked with Bobby Labonte during the 2010 season. In 2011, he then worked with Mike Bliss, Boris Said, and Bill Elliott. One year later, he worked with Kurt Busch before he departed the team and joined Furniture Row Racing.

Harrison also worked with many other Cup and Xfinity drivers in his career.

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