Cocaine, oxycodone and alcohol wereÂ found in the system of NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief Nick Harrison, a native of Columbia, Tennessee, according to a report released Tuesday by the North Carolina medical examiner.
Harrison, 37, died on July 21. He was crew chief for Justin Haley in the Xfinity Series with the Kaulig Racing Team.
HarrisonÂ was found dead the day after aÂ race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The medical examiner’s autopsy and toxicologyÂ reports stated Harrison had 0.32 mg/L of oxycodone, a prescription opioid, 14 mg/L of cocaine and alcohol in his system, which led to his death. His death was ruled an accident.
Harrison’sÂ career began at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville when he was still a student at Spring Hill High School in Columbia, Tennessee.
He started out as crew chief for Steadman Marlin, the son of two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin, who also is from Columbia.
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The medical examiner’s report also stated Harrison suffered from hypertension, cardiovascular disease and had an enlarged liver and heart.
The investigation report stated Harrison flewÂ back from New Hampshire Motor Speedway around 11Â p.m.Â
He was found dead at his home, according to the report, the next day at around 6:30 a.m.
Contributing: Bob Pockrass
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