CONCORD, N.C. – Spencer Boyd will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Michigan Int’l Speedway in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400, driving the No. 53 for Rick Ware Racing.
Boyd, a regular in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with Young’s Motorsports, will pull double duty for the first time in his career during the weekend, and is no stranger to Rick Ware Racing.
Notably, Boyd drove for Ware in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway in 2016, as well as in some Gander Trucks races in 2017.
“I’ve known Rick (Ware) for a long time,” said Boyd. “He’s opened a lot of doors for me and this is a really big door for which I am truly grateful.”
Boyd’s first Cup Series start is coming off the heels of a back injury that kept him away from racing action this past week.
“The past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for me,” reflected Boyd. “A dear friend once told me that life is just one big adjustment and it has never been more true than what I’ve 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 won’t lie, racing this Sunday will be pretty cool too.”
“Spencer is a smart young driver with a great deal of potential,” added Ware. “I respect him for what he’s been able to do in our sport and I’m happy to be in a position to provide him this opportunity.”
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 fourth in the Gander Trucks opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway in February.
The primary sponsor for the No. 53 Ford Mustang will be Chelle Corporation, while some familiar partners of Boyd in 1A Auto, Wilkerson Automation, Record Rack, Kickass Beef Jerky, Console Vault and MGP Caliper Covers will also be on board for Boyd’s debut.