DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In superspeedway racing at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway and Talladega (Ala) Superspeedway, spotters are critical in having a solid outcome.
For this weekend’s ARCA Menards Series opener at Daytona, Thomas Praytor has enlisted the help of former NASCAR driver and 2018 Daytona 500-winning spotter Andy Houston.
Houston has raced at every level of the sport, including the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, but is perhaps most associated with his time as a driver in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
For the last 10 years, Houston has been spotting for Austin Dillon, but will move to spot for Cup Series rookie Cole Custer at Stewart-Haas Racing in 2020.
“I’ve been very fortunate to have some of the best spotters in the business to work with over my racing career, including Daytona 500 winning-spotters, NASCAR Cup championship spotters and now Andy Houston, who’s had a lot of success with everyone he’s worked with,” said Praytor. “Having a spotter the caliber of Andy on the roof will give me the confidence we need to make moves and have a great race at Daytona.”