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TC Daily Pit Stop: Kevin "Bono" Manion Named Interim Crew Chief for Spire Motorsports; Entry Lists for Road America/Richmond.
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, July 26th, 2023
Kevin Manion, a race-winning crew chief across NASCAR’s National Series, is set to join Spire Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series as crew chief of the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro, beginning this weekend at Richmond Raceway.
Manion, who runs point on the organization’s program in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, will serve as crew chief in 14 of the final 15 NASCAR Cup Series events of 2023, replacing Kevin Bellicourt.
“We really want that car to get going and, unfortunately, we had to make a change,” said Spire Motorsports co-owner Jeff Dickerson. “We’ve agonized watching and waiting for the results to mirror the effort Ty [Dillon] and the No. 77 team puts into their program.”
ENTRY LISTS - RICHMOND and ROAD AMERICA
Notables: #15 Yeley, #51 Newman, #78 McLeod
Notables: #07 TBA, #08 Labbe, #10 Allmendinger, #24 Karam, #35 Barrett, #44 Perez, #45 Honeyman, #53 TBA, #66 Stacey, #91 Bilicki
Notables: #02 Rodgers, #1 Sawalich, #14 Hutchens, #20 Massey, #22 Rose, #30 Vargas, #33 TBA, #34 TBA, #41 Currey, #46 Bohlman, #51 Mills, #66 Jones
Short Track Central - Courtesy of Racing America:
The heritage of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour is set to be honored this weekend with the series’ annual throwback event at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Teams from both the Late Model Stock Car and Pro Late Model Tour will carry tribute schemes that honor some of the best drivers to compete in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series such as Bobby Gill, Shane Huffman, Clay Rogers, Woody Howard, and Mardy Lindley.
The two most-recent Gandrud Auto Group 250 winners will be on hand looking to add to their win counts when the ASA STARS National Tour heads to Wisconsin International Raceway on Tuesday, August 1st.
Ty Majeski, who checked off one of the final big Wisconsin events remaining on his list when winning the Gandrud Auto Group 250 in 2019, after a pair of runner-up finishes. Since then, he’s dominated the event, winning in three of the last four years.
Paul Shafer, Jr. - the 2021 winner of the Gandrud Auto Group 250 - will return to Wisconsin International Raceway for the first time since the biggest victory of his career two seasons ago.
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