By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
Dreams really do come true. In the 2018 season, Spencer Boyd, who is coming off his career best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish, will compete in his first full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series season for SS-Green Light Racing. He will drive the newly re-numbered No. 76 Grunt Style Chevrolet Camaro SS for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
To date, Boyd has six starts in both the Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. In the Truck Series, he has a best finish of 13th, coming at Talladega Superspeedway next weekend. In the Xfinity Series, he has a best finish of 27th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Bobby Dotter’s SS-Green Light Racing.
To Boyd, the opportunity is a dream come true,
“This is the day I’ve been waiting for my whole life. I’ve been racing something since I was five years old with the dream of making racing my career. Grunt Style has made my dreams come true.”
In eight of his 12 NASCAR starts, Boyd has had Grunt Style as his primary sponsor. Grunt Style also announced a deal to become an associate sponsor on the Richard Petty Motorsports Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team.
For Grunt Style’s CEO, Daniel Alarik, Boyd is like family,
“Spencer is part of our family. Over the past year he has proven he has what it takes on and off the track to represent our brand. When he comes to our headquarters, it is like a big family reunion, except we do put him to work. Our affiliation with NASCAR had been instrumental in the growth of our brand. It has opened many doors for us and we are reaching a huge audience.”
Dotter’s team has had seven different drivers behind of the wheel of its’ No. 07 Chevrolet Camaro this season. Andy Lally scored the team’s best finish of fifth at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In Boyd’s four starts to date, he has kept his nose clean and finished the race.
Team owner, Bobby Dotter, remarked on his relationship with Boyd,
“He (Spencer) is one of the hardest working drivers I’ve seen. He is at the shop everyday helping with the cars and making the guys laugh. Our organization is better because the team believes it when he says this is a team sport. We are looking forward to a great 2018 season.”
Boyd has competed for several different teams over the past two years. In 2016 he competed for Beaver Motorsports, the Mittler Brothers, Obaika Racing, Premium Motorsports, and Rick Ware Racing. So far in 2017, Boyd has driven for Beaver, Copp Motorsports, giving them their best result to date, Dotter, and Ware.
Boyd admitted that his new team have a lot of work to do.
“We have a lot of work to do between now and Daytona. With the new composite body to hang on the cars and several new tracks ahead of me, there won’t be much rest between the shop, gym, and the simulator this off season.”
Now Boyd, Dotter and the entire SS-Green Light Racing team will look to build toward the future.