ROSSBURG, Ohio â NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor Spencer Boyd will sit out Thursdayâs Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway because of a back injury.
Landon Huffman will drive the No. 20 Youngâs Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado in the Eldora Dirt Derby while Boyd recovers. It will be Huffmanâs fourth series start.
Boyd confirmed in a tweet Tuesday that the injury happened prior to the race last week at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. He said he raced at Pocono against his doctorâs recommendations.
âFor the last week Iâve had back pain that Iâve been fighting through,â Boyd said. âI went against my doctorâs advice and raced at Pocono. Iâll be taking his advice this time and sitting out Eldora and perhaps more races to heal properly.â
â Spencer Boyd (@SpencerBoyd) July 30, 2019
Boyd, in his first full season in the Truck Series, earned a best finish of fourth earlier this year in the season opener at Daytona Intâl Speedway.