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NASCAR reinstates suspended Hendrick Motorsports spotter

May 22, 2021; Austin, TX, USA; Chase Elliott (9) pulls out of garage for Nascar Cup Series practice at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR reinstated spotter Eddie D’Hondt on Friday, about three weeks after he was suspended indefinitely following an arrest in North Carolina.

D’Hondt is the spotter for the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott.

“We are pleased about the resolution of this matter and look forward to Eddie D’Hondt re-joining our team this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway,” read a statement from Hendrick Motorsports.

Representatives for D’Hondt issued a statement Friday indicating all charges against him had been dismissed.

“Mr. D’Hondt is very pleased with today’s announcement of dismissal. He is grateful that based on the diligent efforts of his defense team the District Attorney was able to process this case and ultimately decide it had no merit and the charges levied against him were totally unfounded,” read the statement.

“Mr. D’Hondt would like to personally thank all the people who have shown him and his family a tremendous amount of support and love. He is glad that justice has won the day and will consider any and all available legal remedies against his accuser. Mr. D’Hondt looks forward to resuming his lengthy career as one of the top spotters in NASCAR.”

D’Hondt has worked with Elliott since 2016. He also is a spotter in the Xfinity Series for the JR Motorsports No. 7 team and driver Justin Allgaier, as well as for driver Austin Hill and the Hattori Racing Enterprises No. 16 team in the Camping World Truck Series.

He previously was a Cup Series spotter for Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch.

–Field Level Media