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Spencer Boyd Raising Awareness for Sam Bass at Kansas

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer

As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series enters Kansas Speedway for the Toyota Tundra 250, Spencer Boyd will be competing in his first race of 2017. Boyd attempted the season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, but failed to qualify. He was one of 10 drivers that ultimately failed to qualify for the 32-Truck field.

Now Boyd will once again climb behind the wheel of the No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado for Rick Ware Racing. On top of the pit box for Boyd will be crew chief Jeff Spraker.

Boyd has made five career NASCAR starts, three in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and two in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He has a best career Truck Series finish of 19th at Gateway Motorsports Park in 2016 while driving for Premium Motorsports.

In the Xfinity Series, Boyd has a best finish of 29th at Iowa Speedway while driving for Rick Ware Racing.

Rick Ware Racing is scheduled to have a rotation of drivers in the No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado throughout the season, with Boyd, Cody Ware, and Jordan Anderson as drivers.

In addition to GruntStyle, Boyd will also have a passenger riding on the truck bed in the race as the team will run a special decal raising awareness for motorsports artist Sam Bass. Recently, Bass revealed that he needs kidney and pancreas transplants. Boyd and his team are raising awareness and recognizing Bass’ contributions to the sport.

Bass was blown away by the support that he has found inside the NASCAR industry,

“I am so very appreciative of Spencer, his team, and the incredible fans of NASCAR for their support and encouragement. It really means so much to me during this difficult time in my life.”

Now Boyd, Spraker, and the Rick Ware Racing team will look ahead to the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway where they hope to have a safe and clean race as they honor Bass.

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Seth Eggert has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors students at Mitchell Community College in multiple subjects. He has an Associate's Degree in History.