CONCORD, N.C. – Spire Motorsports has launched that Ryan Sparks and Kevin Bellicourt will function NASCAR Cup Assortment crew chiefs for the group’s Nos. 7 and 77 Chevrolet Camaros subsequent season.
Sparks, a neighborhood of Winston-Salem, N.C., joins Spire Motorsports for the mannequin new 12 months and may reunite with driver Corey LaJoie after spending closing season as LaJoie’s crew chief at Go Fas Racing. Bellicourt will embark on his first season foremost a bunch on NASCAR’s senior circuit and carries a resume with a wealthy historic earlier of success in each NASCAR’s Tenting World Truck Assortment and ARCA Menards Assortment East.
“Ryan Sparks and Kevin Bellicourt are gifted youthful crew chiefs with the pliability to innovate and lead by event,” stated Spire Motorsports co-owner T.J. Puchyr. “Each Ryan and Kevin will play key roles in organising Spire Motorsports and serving to our group attain its full potential. We don’t depend upon Rome to be inbuilt a day, nonetheless everybody is aware of these guys are going to embody themselves with individuals who can elevate our program and take the effectivity problem to the next diploma. Jeff (Dickerson) and I’ve a really excessive diploma of confidence in each of those people, their work ethic and experience to data.”
Earlier to closing season, Sparks was the race engineer on the No. three NCS group at Richard Childress Racing with driver Austin Dillon. Sparks was furthermore Dillon’s race engineer all via his 2011 Tenting World Truck Assortment and 2013 NASCAR Xfinity Assortment championship-winning seasons. Alongside collectively together with his championship pedigree, the 36-year-old celebrated a bunch of wins all via his 13-year tenure at RCR, together with victories all through the 2017 Coca-Cola 600 and the 2018 Daytona 500.
“I’m prepared for the problem of organising a mannequin new group with Spire Motorsports,” offered Sparks. “The administration group is giving us all the units now we now have to be worthwhile. I’m furthermore excited to proceed working with Corey (LaJoie) and assemble on the muse we created closing season. All of us have the same purpose of positioning ourselves to compete for wins. I take into consideration we’re headed in the best course.”
“Ryan Sparks is the best man to assemble this program,” said LaJoie. “We had some good autos closing 12 months, so I’m excited to see what he can do at Spire Motorsports with fairly extra units at his fingertips.”
Bellicourt first discovered success as a crew chief in 2015 by foremost William Byron to the Okay&N Expert Assortment East championship. The next 12 months, the Daytona Seaside, Fla., native was paired with Ben Rhodes at Thorsport Racing prior to making the leap to GMS Racing for the 2017 season the place he logged three wins with driver Justin Haley. Bellicourt spent the final word two years with Invoice McAnally Racing the place he led Derek Kraus to a trio of extreme fives, 13 extreme 10s and a 10th-place end all through the season-ending 2020 Tenting World Truck Assortment championship stage standings.
“I’m terribly grateful for the prospect to data the No. 77 group correct proper right here at Spire Motorsports,” stated Bellicourt. “We’re organising one issue thrilling and to be a part of it from the very starting goes to be actually rewarding. NASCAR Cup Assortment racing is a wide range of basically essentially the most troublesome opponents on this planet nonetheless I’m assured in my expertise and prepared for the problem of competing at this diploma.”