Following the one-race suspension of Daniel Suarez’s crew chief Travis Mack and Brad Keselowski’s crew chief Jeremy Bullins for loose lug nuts following the Phoenix Cup race on Sunday, fill-in crew chiefs have been named:
No. 99 Crew Chief Travis Mack is suspended for the Atlanta race because of loose lug nuts found after the Phoenix race.
Replacing Mack at Atlanta will be No. 99 lead engineer José Blasco of Mexico City.
Blasco, 47, has worked in engineering at Richard Childress Racing, Halmar Friesen Racing, and BK Racing. He served as a crew chief in the NASCAR Mexico Series for eight years, worked at General Motors in Mexico and served as a vehicle dynamics professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico City for more than 10 years.
He holds a master’s degree from Cranfield University in England.
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According to NASCAR’s crew rosters for Atlanta Motor Speedway, Grant Hutchins will serve as Brad Keselowski’s crew chief. Hutchens is an engineer with Team Penske.