The previous IndyCar driver joined the Vasser Sullivan workforce full-time this yr, partnering Frankie Montecalvo within the #12 Lexus RC F, and on the earlier spherical at Mid-Ohio, the pair took second.
Nonetheless, a brief assertion from Vasser Sullivan Racing this afternoon learn:
“Vasser Sullivan Racing introduced as we speak that Zach Veach, co-driver of the No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 entry, has examined constructive for COVID-19.
“Veach won’t compete within the upcoming Detroit Sports activities Automobile Basic this weekend on the streets of Detroit, Michigan.
“Townsend Bell, who efficiently competed with the workforce the final two seasons and on this yr’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, will co-drive the #12 Lexus with Frankie Montecalvo at Detroit.”
Bell and Montecalvo labored nicely collectively as companions within the #12 automobile in 2019 and ’20, scoring a number of podium finishes and a win at a rain-soaked Highway America.
Following Veach’s arrival Bell grew to become the fourth man for the automobile at Daytona this yr, and helped Veach, Montecalvo and Robert Megennis to a top-10 end.