Spencer Boyd

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Spencer Boyd
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Boyd at Road America in 2018
Born (1995-06-26) June 26, 1995 (age 24)
Creve Coeur, Missouri
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 53 (Rick Ware Racing)
First race2019 Consumers Energy 400 (Michigan)
Last race2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
41 races run over 3 years
2018 position26th
Best finish26th (2018)
First race2016 U.S. Cellular (Iowa)
Last race2018 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
23 races run over 3 years
Truck no., teamNo. 20 (Young's Motorsports)
2017 position86th
Best finish51st (2016)
First race2016 Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (Martinsville)
Last race2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 (Talladega)
First win2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 2 0
Statistics current as of October 14, 2019.

Spencer P. Boyd (born June 26, 1995) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado for Young's Motorsports, and part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 53 for Rick Ware Racing. Boyd has previously competed in Trucks for six other teams, and has driven in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for SS-Green Light Racing.

Racing career[edit]

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

Boyd debuted in 2016, driving for MB Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway. A crash hampered his efforts, and he finished 28th. Six races later at Gateway Motorsports Park, he drove Premium Motorsports' No. 49 truck to a top twenty finish (19th). He then returned to the series for the Ford EcoBoost 300, driving MAKE Motorsports' No. 50 truck.[1]

Boyd joined Rick Ware Racing's Truck Series team in 2017, splitting the No. 12 truck with Cody Ware.[2] He failed to qualify at Daytona International Speedway but finished 20th in his next attempt, at Kansas Speedway. He was shuffled to Beaver Motorsports' No. 50 the following week, and finished 20th again.[3] With the disbanding of RWR's Truck operation, the rest of his scheduled starts did not happen. However, Boyd did run the Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway with Copp Motorsports, running as high as fourth before getting caught up in a last-lap wreck to finish 13th.[4]

After not starting a single truck race in 2018, it was announced on January 7, 2019 that Boyd would pilot the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado for Young's Motorsports full-time in 2019.[5] In the season-opening race, the 2019 NextEra Energy 250, Boyd avoided near-ubiquitous attrition to capture his first top-ten result in fourth.[6] At Kentucky Speedway in July, Boyd was involved in an on-track incident with Natalie Decker, eliminating both drivers from the race. The situation later boiled over into the truck garage, culminating in Decker taking Boyd’s hat off his head and slamming it on the ground before being verbally warned by a NASCAR official and escorted away by her team.[7] On July 30, days before the Eldora Dirt Derby, Boyd announced he would withdraw from the race due to back pain that was exacerbated when he decided to compete in the previous week's Gander RV 150 at Pocono against his doctor's suggestions. Landon Huffman replaced him in the No. 20 for Eldora.[8]

Boyd won his first career NASCAR race in the 2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 12, 2019. After crossing the finish line second behind Johnny Sauter, Boyd was declared the winner by NASCAR after the conclusion of the race after Sauter was penalized for both blocking Riley Herbst below the inside yellow line and driving his truck below the inside yellow line. Boyd noted that the win was special, as he only scured enough sponsorship to run that race a couple weeks before the event.[9]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Boyd in 2018 at Road America

Boyd debuted in 2016, driving for Rick Ware Racing at Iowa Speedway. Starting last in the 40-car field, he improved eleven positions during the race to finish 16 laps down in 29th. Boyd then signed on with Obaika Racing, driving the No. 77 to a 35th-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway.[10] On June 5, 2017, it was announced that Boyd would run multiple races in the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season for SS-Green Light Racing, replacing normal driver Ray Black Jr.[11] The deal with SS-Green Light was contingent on sponsorship; running with funding from Grunt Style, Boyd has cracked the top thirty once so far in 2017.[12] In October 2017, it was announced that Boyd would compete full-time in 2018, driving the No. 76 Chevrolet for SS-Green Light Racing. The early part of the season brought some struggles,[13] but the team improved in summer, with a best finish of 17th in the summer Daytona race.[14] Boyd finished the year 26th in points.

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

On August 7, 2019, it was announced that Boyd was set to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career debut in that weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway. The ride would come in the No. 53 for Rick Ware Racing, a team Boyd has previously driven for in the Xfinity and Truck Series.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Boyd attends Strayer University after graduating Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.[16] Before becoming a full-time NASCAR driver, Boyd sold cars in Concord, North Carolina.[13]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team 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 MENCC Pts Ref
2019 Rick Ware Racing 53 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH
38
BRI DAR IND LVS 59th* 01* [17]
Chevy RCH
34
CLT DOV
52 TAL
40
KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team 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 NXSC Pts Ref
2016 Rick Ware Racing 25 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW
29
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH 122nd 01 [18]
Obaika Racing 77 Chevy CHI
35
KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2017 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC
33
MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA
27
IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH
31
CHI
28
KEN DOV CLT KAN
33
TEX
29
PHO HOM 48th 41 [19]
2018 76 DAY
25
ATL
29
LVS
36
PHO
30
CAL
30
TEX
25
BRI
25
RCH
28
TAL
40
DOV
30
CLT
21
POC
28
MCH
22
IOW
22
CHI
29
DAY
17
KEN
24
NHA
24
IOW
23
GLN
24
MOH
25
BRI
25
ROA
21
DAR
31
IND
36
LVS
22
RCH
33
CLT
29
DOV
32
KAN
19
TEX
25
PHO
28
HOM
30
26th 302 [20]

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series results
Year Team 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 NGOTC Pts Ref
2016 MB Motorsports 63 Ram DAY ATL MAR
28
KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW 51st 22 [21]
Premium Motorsports 49 Chevy GTW
19
KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
MAKE Motorsports 50 Chevy HOM
30
2017 Rick Ware Racing 12 Chevy DAY
DNQ
ATL MAR KAN
20
86th 01 [22]
Beaver Motorsports 50 Chevy CLT
20
DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS
Copp Motorsports 83 Chevy TAL
13
MAR TEX PHO HOM
2019 Young's Motorsports 20 Chevy DAY
4
ATL
25
LVS
29
MAR
27
TEX
11
DOV
22
KAN
17
CLT
22
TEX
23
IOW
16
GTW
20
CHI
17
KEN
29
POC
18
ELD MCH
22
BRI MSP LVS
20
TAL
1
MAR PHO HOM -* -* [23]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spencer Boyd 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  2. ^ Albino, Dustin (December 29, 2016). "Rick Ware Racing Move to Truck Series, Shut Down XFINITY Program". Frontstretch. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  3. ^ "Driver Spencer Boyd 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  4. ^ "Spencer Boyd Captures Highest Career Finish in Talladega Debut". Speedway Media. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  5. ^ "Spencer Boyd Joins Young's Motorsports". Speed Sport. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  6. ^ Albino, Dustin. "Spencer Boyd Earns Career Best NASCAR Finish in Wild Truck Race at Daytona". Frontstretch. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  7. ^ Bromberg, Nick. "Natalie Decker angrily rips Spencer Boyd's hat off his head and throws it after Truck Series crash". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  8. ^ Cheek, Adam (July 30, 2019). "Spencer Boyd Injured, Landon Huffman to Fill In at Eldora". Frontstretch. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Lunkenheimer, Beth (October 13, 2019). "Tracking the Trucks: Spencer Boyd Scores 1st Career Win at Talladega". Frontstretch. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Spencer Boyd 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  11. ^ "Grunt Style to sponsor Boyd's XFINITY venture with SS Green Light". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  12. ^ "Driver Spencer Boyd 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  13. ^ a b Albino, Dustin. "Eyes on Xfinity: Spencer Boyd Thriving on Opportunity with SS-Green Light Racing". Frontstretch. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  14. ^ Albino, Dustin. "2018 Xfinity Series Review: Best of the Rest". Frontstretch. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  15. ^ Page, Scott. "Spencer Boyd to make Cup debut at Michigan in #53 for Rick Ware Racing". Jayski’s Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  16. ^ dexum@independenttribune.com, David Exum. "Cabarrus County's Boyd to make NASCAR Truck Series debut". The Independent Tribune. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  17. ^ "Spencer Boyd – 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "Spencer Boyd – 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  19. ^ "Spencer Boyd – 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  20. ^ "Spencer Boyd – 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  21. ^ "Spencer Boyd – 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  22. ^ "Spencer Boyd – 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  23. ^ "Spencer Boyd – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 15, 2019.

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