Spire Motorsports Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor HAMPTON, Ga. – They knew he was here. While the final rundown shows the No. 7 Chevrolet in 21st place, that doesn’t tell the whole story of the run by Corey Lajoie and Spire Motorsports on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After finishing fifth at the track back in March, Lajoie was confident they could be a factor again this time around, even starting deep in the field in 30th place. By the end of the second stage, Lajoie had worked his way into the top-10Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service William Byron proved emphatically Thursday night that he hadn’t forgotten how to drive a truck. Making only his second start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2016—after a blown engine knocked him out of last year’s Nashville race—Byron parlayed perfect pit strategy into a decisive victory in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 at Martinsville Speedway. In his last full season in the series in 2016, Byron won seven races before moving on to the Xfinity Series and finally to the CupRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A long-term vision Kaulig Racing have set since opening shop seven years ago will come into fruition in 2022. No longer they’ll just be a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series organization, they’re doing the same in the Cup Series. The announcement was made at Nashville Superspeedway Friday afternoon, confirming of running two Cup cars with charters included. Both purchased charters come from Spire Motorsports. Justin Haley will be their full-time driver, signing a multi-year deal. AJ Allmendinger will still focus on the Xfinity Series championship, but willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer While most parts of the world are slowly heading back to a normal direction. There’s still some instances where motorsports are still affected by COVID-19 and it’s implications surrounding it. Friday, May 14, 2021 became the latest day where a slew of announcements unraveled. As driver and calendar changes were confirmed across three racing divisions. Here’s how the NTT IndyCar Series, NASCAR and Formula One were impacted: Carlin Won’t Compete in GMR Grand Prix The British based team confirmed this morning that its flagship driverRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran and dirt ace Stewart Friesen becomes the latest dirt specialist that’ll run at Bristol. Spire Motorsports announced Tuesday that he’ll will pilot the No. 77 Halmar International Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE next Sunday. Friesen joins the likes of Chris Windom, Shane Golobic and Mike Marlar that’ll be considered as outsiders. However, Friesen has spent the past several years in NASCAR where he’s won twice in 2019, including the final race at Eldora. The 37-year-old stated it’s a dream come trueRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Storming toward the finish line in last year’s running of the Daytona 500, it was anyone’s guess on who would be hoisting the Harley J. Earl trophy as the victor. Suddenly, that was the least of worries for all those in attendance at the World Center of Racing when a violent crash broke out, sending Ryan Newman to the hospital and leaving fellow drivers worried about the fate of their comrade. Thankfully, Newman was released from the hospital a couple of days later, walking out handRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Multi-time Indianapolis 500 starter James Davison’s much talked about NASCAR Cup Series debut will have to wait another time. The Australian confirmed Thursday that he’ll no longer pilot the No. 77 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports for this Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Instead, the ride will now be piloted by B.J. McLeod, who forgoes his own No. 78 Chevrolet to make the switch possible. Due to this, Garrett Smithley will run McLeod’s own car after getting the okay from Rick Ware Racing. Wow! This wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR’s workhorse Ross Chastain will reunite with Chip Ganassi Racing for two NASCAR Cup Series races, beginning in the 62nd Daytona 500. Like last year with Jamie McMurray, Ganassi will be preparing Chastain’s No. 77 AdventHealth Chevrolet, but it’ll technically be listed under the Spire Motorsports banner. Spire are the most recent race winning team at the “World Center of Racing” when Justin Haley won last July’s rain shortened race. Thursday’s announcement was part of a major unveil by primary sponsor AdventHealth, taking place at DaytonaRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the dark clouds and lightning descended upon Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon, Justin Haley climbed out of his No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet feeling like it was perhaps divine intervention. He was first on the scoreboard at the time Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 was red-flagged for lightning 33 laps short of the intended 160-lap distance. Two hours and 12 minutes later, the 20-year old Indiana native was celebrating his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win – inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Garrett Smitley will have a familiar sponsorship adorned in his NASCAR rides as Victory Lane Quick Oil Change returns as a primary sponsorship for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and three Xfinity Series races this season. The Michigan based company will be in Smithley’s Spire Motorsports No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for both Michigan races and at the fall Texas race in November. On the Xfinity side, it’ll be in his JD Motorsports’ No. 0 Camaro at Kentucky, the Charlotte Roval and Phoenix. Additionally,Read More