Spencer Boyd announced today he will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, August 11, 2019 driving the No. 53 for Rick Ware Racing.¬† Boyd, a regular in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with Young‚Äôs Motorsports, will also pull ‚Äúdouble duty‚ÄĚ for the first time in his career.
Boyd and Ware are no strangers to each other, ‚ÄúI‚Äôve known Rick (Ware) for a long time,‚ÄĚ says Boyd. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs opened a lot of doors for me and this is a really big door for which I am truly grateful.‚ÄĚ¬† Boyd drove for RWR in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway in 2016 as well as some trucks races in 2017.
Spencer‚Äôs first Cup Series start is coming off the heels of a back injury that kept him away from racing action this past week.¬† ‚ÄúThe past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for me,‚ÄĚ reflected Boyd.¬† ‚ÄúA dear friend once told me that life is just one big adjustment and it has never been more true than what I‚Äôve experienced lately.¬† Honestly, the injury provided me with a different perspective on my life and career, so with limited opportunities to make a debut I knew I had to take this chance.¬† I love racing on Fridays, but I‚Äôm not going to lie, racing this Sunday will be pretty cool too.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúSpencer is a smart young driver with a great deal of potential,‚ÄĚ commented team owner Rick Ware.¬† ‚ÄúI respect him for what he‚Äôs been able to do in our sport and I‚Äôm happy to be in a position to provide him this opportunity.‚ÄĚ¬† Rick Ware Racing is known as an organization that provides many up and coming drivers with the ability to break into the highest level of NASCAR racing.
The 24 year old driver from St. Louis, MO is in his fourth season of NASCAR national series competition with 61 starts to his credit and a best finish of 4th¬†at Daytona in 2019.¬† Rick Ware Racing recently made their 800th¬†race as an organization this past weekend at Watkins Glen International.
The primary sponsor for the No. 53 Ford Mustang will be the Chelle Corporation while some familiar partners of Boyd, 1A Auto, Wilkerson Automation, Record Rack, Kickass Beef Jerky, Console Vault, and MGP Caliper Covers will be on board for Boyd‚Äôs debut.