MOORESVILLE, N.C. — California sprint car racer Shane Golobic will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut when the stock car series returns to dirt racing for the first time since 1970 March 28 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
Golobic’s team owner, Matt Wood, has partnered with Live Fast Motorsports, a Cup Series charter team, to enter Golobic in the Food City 500 at the track will have its concrete surface covered with dirt for racing through the month of March and April.
“I believe every racer has dreamed of the opportunity to race in the NASCAR Cup Series and the fact that it’s going to happen on dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway only makes it sweeter,” Golobic said. “This opportunity honestly fell into our lap out of nowhere and it’s something you just can’t pass up. I am so thankful for everyone involved in making this happen, as well as everyone who has had a hand in helping me get to this point in my career. I hope to represent all of our supporters to the best of my ability, and I can’t wait to see what we can do on the dirt at Bristol.”
Wood, president of Matt Wood Racing & Promotions, echoed Golobic’s sentiments.
“Sometimes something falls in your lap that’s just too good to be true,” Wood said. “Partnering with Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod of Live Fast Motorsports to run Shane in the NASCAR Cup Series is one of those deals. I think it’s every person’s dream that’s ever owned a race team to be a part of a NASCAR Cup race. This is definitely one of those items you put in your bucket that you think you will never check off the list.”
Live Fast Motorsports co-owner Matt Tifft is a former racer himself.
“We are thrilled to have Shane Golobic join Live Fast Motorsports at the Bristol dirt race,” Tifft said. “This is such a historic event for the Cup cars to race on dirt once again and for the first time at Bristol. We couldn’t have thought of anyone better to join our team with all of Shane’s background in the dirt racing world, and we can’t wait to see the show that he and the NASCAR Cup Series puts on in just a few weeks.”
Golobic, 29, is an accomplished winged/non-winged sprint car and midget racer with 83 career feature wins. Golobic has won features with the World of Outlaws and USAC among other sanctioning bodies. He also made a trio of ARCA Menards Series West starts for Bill McAnally Racing in 2013
“I’m very excited for Shane… obviously, he knows his way around dirt,” said Wood. “I think this will be an opportunity for him to showcase that talent on one of the World’s biggest stages. I’m very proud of what we have accomplished with our sprint car and midget program. This will be completely new experience for us. Hopefully, we can do more in the future with Matt, B.J. and Live Fast Motorsports.”