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Kenny Wallace on standby to replace child-expecting Kevin Harvick; Austin Dillon nixed by NASCAR

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Update 2: Kenny Wallace has been selected to serve as Kevin Harvick's backup driver. NASCAR has approved the selection. Update: Austin Dillon is not eligible to compete as a backup driver because, as a rookie, he hasn't taken a lap in the car this weekend. This tweet from Dillon himself: "Well scratch the back up driver I'm not eligible because I'm a Rookie oh well that stinks I've already ran two cup races" A new wrench has been thrown in the mix for tonight’s Coke Zero 400 as Kevin Harvick may have to leave the track later tonight if wife Delana goes into labor. Austin Dillon is being flown back in to Daytona from North Carolina and will be on stand-by if Harvick has to leave. It looks like Dillon might make his Cup debut much sooner than expected. Delana is back in North Carolina and updated fans on twitter: "Back in NC 4 precautionary reasons, but all is well w/ ‪#babyotis‬ & i! plan is 4 @KevinHarvick to race tonight, w/ @austindillon3 on standby." Should Harvick have to miss tonight's race, it could present a slight shake-up in the wild card hunt. Harvick is winless on the season but has a 62-point cushion over 11th place Brad Keselowski. Missing tonight's race would eliminate his margin of error for the rest of the season. Stay tuned...
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