With the NASCAR Cup Series‘ Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway fast approaching, Live Fast Motorsports have signed a ringer who certainly knows his way around a dirt track. On Wednesday, Live Fast announced Shane Golobic will make his Cup Series début at the race in the #78 Ford Mustang. The effort will be supported by Golobic’s dust group Matt Wood Racing.
““We are thrilled to have Shane Golobic join Live Fast Motorsports at the Bristol dirt race,” Live Fast co-owner Matt Tifft mentioned. “This is such a historic event for the Cup cars to race on dirt once again and for the first time at Bristol. We couldn’t have thought of anyone better to join our team with all of Shane’s background in the dirt racing world, and we can’t wait to see the show that he and the NASCAR Cup Series puts on in just a few weeks.”
Golobic has eighty-three job function race wins in sprint vehicles (winged and also non-winged) and also quarter midgets. “Sugar” Shane, as he is nicknamed, has actually won in the World of Outlaws, United States Auto Club (UASC), and also took the track champions at Ocean (2012 and also 2014) and also Calistoga Speedways (2009). He has actually taken part in the prominent Chili Bowl Nationals because 2008, making the A-Feature on 8 events (2010–2011, 2013, 2016–2020) with an ideal surface of 7th in 2013. His 2021 run in January, throughout which he contended versus Cup vehicle driver, other California indigenous, and also ultimate victor Kyle Larson, finished with an accident.
While the 29-year-old has actually never ever competed in NASCAR’s nationwide collection, he contended in what is currently the ARCA Menards Series West in 2013. Running 3 races for Bill McAnally Racing, among the collection’ top organisations, he racked up a set of eighth-place surfaces in his very first 2 races.
“I believe every racer has dreamed of the opportunity to race in the NASCAR Cup Series, and the fact that it’s going to happen on dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway only makes it sweeter,” Golobic stated in an LFR launch. “This opportunity honestly fell into our lap out of nowhere, and it’s something you just can’t pass up. I am so thankful for everyone involved in making this happen, as well as everyone who has had a hand in helping me get to this point in my career. I hope to represent all of our supporters to the best of my ability, and I can’t wait to see what we can do on the dirt at Bristol!”
The San Jose State University graduate is the 2nd verified dust track ringer for the Food City Dirt Race after Chris Windom, that was revealed in late February. Golobic and also Windom are both funded by NOS Energy in their dust ventures.
Live Fast Motorsports are a brand-new group for the 2021 Cup period, co-owned by Tifft and also B.J. McLeod. While McLeod is driving the mass of the routine, that included débuting the #78 in the Daytona 500, he tipped apart for the Daytona roadway program occasion the adhering to week as he positioned an additional Cup novice and also roadway ringer in Scott Heckert in the cars and truck. After the very first 3 races, McLeod’s twenty-third in the 500 is the #78’s finest surface.
“Sometimes, something falls in your lap that’s just too good to be true,” Wood included. “Partnering with Matt Tifft and also B.J. McLeod of Live Fast Motorsports to run Shane in the NASCAR Cup Series is among those offers. I assume it’s everyone’s desire that’s ever before had a race group to be a component of a NASCAR Cup race. This is absolutely among those products you place in your container that you assume you will certainly never ever mark off the listing.
“I’m very excited for Shane. […] Obviously, he knows his way around dirt. I think this will be an opportunity for him to showcase that talent on one of the World’s biggest stages. I’m very proud of what we have accomplished with our Sprint Car and Midget program. This will be completely new experience for us. Hopefully we can do more in the future with Matt, B.J. and Live Fast Motorsports.”
The Food City Dirt Race will certainly happen on Sunday, 28 March, as the Cup Series’ very first dust occasion in 5 years. Golobic’s enhancement to the access listing begins the heels of NASCAR disclosing the warmth race style previously in the day.