Beloved NASCAR Crew Chief Dead At 37

Twitter / Michael McDowell

The shocking death of such a young and truly-loved part of the NASCAR family has left a majority of folks devastated after just seeing him at the track this last Saturday for the Xfinity Series race in Loudon, New Hampshire.

37-year-old Nick Harrison tragically passed away on the evening of July 20th and the details surrounding his passing and cause of death have been kept under wraps.

Harrison who currently was working with Kaulig Racing  but had previously worked with some of the top drivers in the sport and has been a staple in the NASCAR garage for more than a decade. His time working in the Xfinity Series is dotted with periods of work with Richard Childress Racing, Austin Dillon, Paul Mernard, Kurt Busch, and from all of that – five career victories.

“Words can’t describe how I feel about (Harrison),” Austin Dillon said in a tweet mourning the passing of his close friend and former crew chief. “The man was one of the first people to believe in me in the Cup Series. He gave me an opportunity to drive for James Finch, which gave me confidence to believe in myself at the top level.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who knew and loved Harrison. 37 is such a young age to go, and he will be truly missed by all.

Read some of the heartfelt words from folks in NASCAR below.


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