Ejection has occurred again, this time at the paperclip.
For a second time this season, Travis Mack, crew chief for Daniel Suarez and the No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Toyota Camry, has been ejected from Martinsville Speedway ahead of the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Mack, who will be replaced by race engineer Jose Blasco-Figueroa, was ejected earlier in the season at Atlanta due to a lugnut violation.
As an additional result, Suarez will be docked 10 points and will give up his top-10 starting spot of 11th to drop to the rear of the field.
The news was first reported on Twitter by FOX Sports colleagues Bob Pockrass and Jamie Little, who spoke with Mack, saying his ejection was due to having ballast in the jackpost. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Suarez’s race-sponsor Camping World, commented below the report, stating “we take this seriously.”
We take this seriously
— Marcus Lemonis (@marcuslemonis) April 10, 2021
In the most recent two and a half years, Mack has been atop the Xfinity Series pit box for JR Motorsports’ Michael Annett. He previously worked two Cup Series races with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2017 and 15 races in 2018 with Kasey Kahne.
As inspection continued, it is now noted that Corey Lajoie, James Davison and Justin Haley will start at the rear of the field due to multiple inspection failures. Tyler Reddick will also start at the rear of the field after his team made unapproved adjustments.