Spencer Davis to miss Michigan Gander Trucks race after positive COVID-19 test

2020-Aug6-Davis-main-625x340NASCAR driver Spencer Davis revealed Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Davis will miss Friday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway. He was set to field the No. 11 truck for his Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series team but the team has withdrawn from the event.

Davis is required to meet three criteria — established by NASCAR officials since the sport returned to action in May after the coronavirus outbreak — in order to return. The requirements include two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart, an absence of symptoms and medical clearance from a physician.

Davis has made nine Gander Trucks starts in the series this year with a best finish of 12th in his first start of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 21-year-old has 18 career Gander Trucks starts over the past three years.

Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR driver to report a positive coronavirus test on July 3. Xfinity Series regular Justin Allgaier served as his substitute in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson missed one race before being cleared to return.

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