CONCORD, N.C. – Spire Motorsports introduced Tuesday that Stewart Friesen will drive the workforce’s No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in his NASCAR Cup Collection debut within the Meals Metropolis Grime Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Stewart, a two-time NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection winner, will likely be supported by long-time accomplice Halmar Int’l when he takes the inexperienced flag for the 250-lap grime race on the famed high-banked, half-mile oval.
The race will mark the primary time NASCAR’s premiere sequence has raced on grime relationship again to 1970.
Friesen, who has greater than 330 profession wins in grime modified racing, gained the final time the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection raced on grime at Eldora Speedway in 2019.
“It’s a dream come true to compete within the Cup Collection,” defined Friesen. “It’s the top of motorsports in North America. As a race fan myself, it has at all times been one thing I’ve dreamed about doing. I’m actually excited to work with Kevin Bellicourt as our crew chief. I’ve recognized him for just a few years now since we labored collectively at GMS Racing. Along with Kevin, the entire Spire Motorsports group has been very welcoming. There’s some stuff we are able to take from our grime expertise with the truck at Eldora and apply to the Cup automotive, to hopefully be very aggressive at Bristol. Due to Halmar Worldwide for approaching board as a accomplice for this entire deal, and due to (Spire Motorsports co-owners) T.J. Puchyr, Jeff Dickerson and the entire group at Spire Motorsports for the chance.”
Friesen will even compete within the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection race on March 27 alongside his spouse, Jessica Friesen, who will race as a teammate to her husband.
“Stewart Friesen is an impressive race automotive driver and his pedigree on grime speaks for itself,” stated Puchyr. “I’ve watched Stewart with nice curiosity over the past a number of years. He’s gained on grime and on pavement within the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection, so we really feel like he’s the suitable driver to place within the No. 77 for the Meals Metropolis Grime Race. He’s a really gifted driver, places within the work and checks all of the containers. We’re thrilled for him make his NASCAR Cup Collection debut in our automotive and I’m assured he’ll do an excellent job.”