Live Fast Motorsports

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Live Fast Motorsports
LiveFastMotorsportsLogo.png
Owner(s)B. J. McLeod
Matt Tifft
Joe Falk
BaseMooresville, North Carolina[1]
SeriesNASCAR Cup Series
Race drivers78. B. J. McLeod, Scott Heckert, Shane Golobic, Kyle Tilley, Andy Lally
Sponsors78. NASCAR Heat 5, Traxion, Surface Sunscreen, Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net, Long-Lewis Automotive Group, Celsius Energy Drink, DA-Quick Clip, American Brain Tumor Association, Superior Logistics, Gatorland, International Material, NASCAR 21: Ignition, Motorsport Games, Elk Grove Ford, NOS Energy Drink, Bremont, Blacktop Mojo
ManufacturerFord
Opened2020
Career
Debut2021 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Latest race2021 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 (Texas)
Races competed33
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories0
Pole positions0

Live Fast Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. It is owned by B. J. McLeod, Matt Tifft, and Joe Falk. The team currently fields the No. 78 Ford for driver/owner McLeod and several other drivers, in a technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing.[2]

History[edit]

Car No. 78 history[edit]

B. J. McLeod and ringers (2021)[edit]

Scott Heckert in the No. 78 at Sonoma Raceway in 2021

On May 13, 2020, B. J. McLeod announced that his team, B. J. McLeod Motorsports, would be running part-time in the Cup Series with him as the driver.[3] On October 23, 2020, it was announced that McLeod and Matt Tifft had teamed up with Joe Falk to acquire the charter from Go Fas Racing.[4] On November 20, 2020, the team announced its name, Live Fast Motorsports, and would continue to use the number 78. Although McLeod's primary manufacturer was Chevrolet in 2020, they are running Fords in 2021.[5]

At the Daytona 500, McLeod would finish 23rd in the race. Even running high as second when he and his fellow competitors went back out on the track for pace laps following a rain delay.

The following race, McLeod would take the week off driving duties, while Scott Heckert drove the Daytona Road Course. Heckert would drive the No. 78 to a 28th-place finish.

McLeod would then drive the car in the next several races until the Food City Dirt Race, when dirt racer Shane Golobic would drive the No. 78 in his Cup debut. However, Golobic would be involved in a crash along with Aric Almirola, Corey LaJoie and Anthony Alfredo, causing him to finish 37th as a DNF.

McLeod would resume his driving duties for the next several races until the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix where Kyle Tilley drove the No. 78. Tilley finished 31st in his Cup debut.

Tilley would also participate in the Jockey Made in America 250 (Placed 35th in the race a few laps down after Tilley lost a tire and drove into the gravel trap.), the Go Bowling at The Glen (Placed 30th).

Prior to the Verizon 200, Tilley had a shoulder injury, culminating in Andy Lally practicing the car. However, Lally would end up participating in the race (Which was Lally’s first Cup start in a decade.). However rear gear issues caused Lally to drop out of the race.

McLeod then participated in the remaining races except the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway where Scott Heckert drove the No. 78 for the second time, this time Heckert placed 26th, currently his best finish in the Cup series. Heckert would also compete in the Bank of America Roval 400.

At the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, McLeod scored the organization’s first top ten by finishing ninth.

Car No. 78 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Owners Pts
2021 B. J. McLeod 78 Ford DAY
23
HOM
34
LVS
30
PHO
30
ATL
34
MAR
29
RCH
32
TAL
25
KAN
31
DAR
32
DOV
36
CLT
31
NSH
28
POC
30
POC
29
ATL
30
NHA
30
MCH
28
DAY
9
DAR
27
RCH
30
BRI
37
LVS
33
TAL
30
TEX
22
KAN MAR PHO -* -*
Scott Heckert DAY
28
SON
26
CLT
31
Shane Golobic BRI
37
Kyle Tilley COA
31
ROA
35
GLN
30
Andy Lally IND
39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Fast Motorsports becomes 3rd new NASCAR team for 2021". WTOP-FM. Associated Press. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Matt Tifft, BJ McLeod team named Live Fast Motorsports, will run #78 Ford". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "B.J. McLeod Motorsports planning at least 15 Cup races". Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site. May 13, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Long, Dustin (October 23, 2020). "Matt Tifft, B.J. McLeod to have charter with new team". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Matt Tifft, BJ McLeod team named Live Fast Motorsports, will run #78 Ford". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.

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