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Trey Poole serving as Chase Elliott’s spotter

Friday’s Coca-Cola 600 practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway gave Chase Elliott more time work with cousin Trey Poole, who is now serving as Elliott’s spotter.

Elliott needed a new spotter after NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports indefinitely suspended Eddie D’Hondt on Wednesday for being arrested May 12 and charged with assault on a pregnant woman.

“He knows me as well as anybody,” the reigning Cup champion said after practice Friday. “I know him as well as anybody knows him. He’s been to enough races, and he knows how this works and knows what’s important and what’s not. He’s fit in with our team.”

As for how long Poole will serve as spotter, Elliott said he isn’t sure.

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