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Justin Haley Cleared to Return at COTA

Justin Haley has been medically cleared to return to competition at Circuit of the Americas after missing last week’s events due to COVID-19 protocols, Kaulig Racing announced May 19.

Haley missed the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races at Dover International Speedway for Spire Motorsports and Kaulig, replaced in the events by Josh Berry and Zane Smith, respectively.

Last week, NASCAR confirmed Haley will be given a waiver to compete in the Xfinity playoffs despite the missed race, should he qualify.

In addition to his full-season slate in Kaulig’s No. 11 in the Xfinity Series, Haley is also entered in Spire’s No. 77 in Cup this weekend.

See also
Justin Haley to Miss Dover for COVID-19 Protocols, Zane Smith & Josh Berry to Replace Him

In nine Xfinity starts this year, Haley has six top 10s, with a best finish of sixth at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

He’s also driven 10 Cup races, finishing 24th twice at Daytona International Speedway’s road course and Phoenix Raceway.

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Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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