TC Daily Pit Stop: Lawless Alan, Niece Motorsports Part Ways; Michael McDowell Picks Up New Spotter; Bilicki Returns to DGM for Partial Schedule; Costner Weaver Announces 2024 ARCA Plans
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, January 5th, 2024
After spending the last two seasons as the full-time driver of the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Lawless Alan will not be returning to Niece Motorsports in 2024, a representative from the team confirmed to TobyChristie.com.
The 23-year-old driver first joined forces with the multi-truck outfit at the end of the 2021 season, driving the No. 45 Chevrolet in four of the final six NASCAR Truck Series events, recording a best finish of 18th place at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Despite the parting of ways between Alan and Niece Motorsports, the organization says that the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado will compete full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2024 — with driver, sponsor, and personnel announcements coming at a later date.
Josh Bilicki will continue his long-standing relationship with DGM Racing in 2024, announcing Thursday that he’ll run select NASCAR Xfinity Series events in the No. 92 Chevrolet Camaro.
A native of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Bilicki will get behind the wheel of the Mario Gosselin-owned entry in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, the site of his first top-10 result in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022.
Bilicki is a multi-year veteran of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, making his first start in the second-tier series at Road America in 2016. The 28-year-old driver has made appearances in the series in the seven seasons since, accumulating 90 starts
Michael Fisher will join Front Row Motorsports for a full-time NASCAR Cup Series gig in 2024, serving as the spotter for Michael McDowell and the No. 34 Ford Mustang, the organization confirmed to TobyChristie.com on Thursday.
Fisher has spent the last couple of seasons as a road course spotter for various drivers across NASCAR’s top-three series – including Brad Keselowski, Josh Berry, Brandon Brown, and Hailie Deegan.
The upcoming campaign will mark the seventh full-time season together for McDowell and Front Row Motorsports, in which time the Phoenix, Arizona native has collected a pair of victories, as well as two berths into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
Caleb Costner Announces Full Time ARCA Menards And ARCA Menards Series East Schedule, D.L. Wilson Joining East Series Campaign
After several seasons of part-time races in the ARCA Menards Series and platform, Caleb Costner and his team are set to take a major jump heading into 2024.
Costner Weaver Motorsports has announced that Caleb will run the full 2024 ARCA Menards Series schedule, and will also run the entire ARCA Menards Series East schedule. The Dallas, NC native will pilot the No. 93 Chevrolet for both series.
Joining the program with Costner is ARCA Menards Series veteran D.L. Wilson. He will join the team with a second car to run full-time in the ARCA Menards Series East in the No. 39 Chevrolet.
As the preseason Daytona test closes in for the ARCA Menards Series, Jon Garrett and his team are prepping for what could be one of his few races to run this year.
“As of now, I will probably run three to four races in my own equipment with the help of Fast Track Racing.”
Garrett and the team are prepping for the season opener, but he is struggling to find funding for the upcoming year.
He and the No. 66 team competed full-time in last season’s ARCA Menards Series, where he came home a career-best fifth in driver points with 5 top 10s and an average finish of 15.1. He also won the S&S Volvo Long Haul Award for the race team that completes the most laps throughout the ARCA Menards Series season.
“Daytona, Talladega, Iowa, and maybe Bristol…All comes down to funding, and I broke the bank, stock market, credit card companies, etc to fulfill my dream last year, not to mention the help of many others,” the Athens, TX native added.
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