Spencer Boyd Races Into Top 5, Incident Ends Phenomenal Debut
In his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut, Spencer Boyd started the #63 Go-Parts RAM in the 27th spot, but he didn't stay there for long. Spencer worked his way through the field methodically, picking off competitors one by one. There were several close calls, including one maneuver by Spencer that was noticed by the FoxSports1 announcers who spotlighted Spencer's work. Spencer ran very smooth and consistent laps, spending most of his day inside the Top 15. As the laps drew down, Spencer moved the Go-Parts RAM into the Top 5. After a re-start with just a few laps to go, Spencer made a move for fourth but the truck he was passing on the inside got loose and Spencer tried to avoid hitting him, which, in turn, caused the 63 truck to get hit from behind, spinning Spencer out. A broken line would end Spencer's day, with a finish in 28th position. The official results sheet doesn't reflect just how well Spencer ran. When you can make it into the Top 5 at Martinsville- in your series debut- you had a good day.
Says Spencer, "This past weekend has been one that I have dreamt of since I was 5 years old. To get to run at Martinsville Speedway in a NASC AR Camping World Truck for the hometown team Mittler Brothers Motorsports was amazing. These guys put in a ton of late nights to get the #63 Go-Parts.com RAM ready for my debut. From arriving at the track to leaving on Saturday night it was a learning process from driving the track to knowing where to change clothes." Spencer also wanted to make sure some key people werer noticed for their efforts. "Tom Rice helped me a lot as my PR guy and helped make this all possible. I have to thank Go-Parts.com for taking a chance on a rookie and I look forward to growing our partnership in the future. We had a great race and Tripp Bruce did awesome calling the shots while Coleman Pressley was spot on as my spotter up in the sky. I was surrounded by guys that have won everything you can think of in NASCAR, so there were a lot of great stories told this weekend. Joey Arrington supplied an excellent engine from Race Engines Plus and I know we are all excited to run one of his again. Wilkerson Automation has been one of my long time supporters and it was great to see their logo on Fox Sports 1! I also have to thank Hendrick Dodge of Concord, Atlantic Pin Striping, Toth Landscaping, Tomahawk Shades, Champion Spark Plugs, And ZAK Products. We finished 28th but were up to 5th and ran In the top 15 for a majority of the day! Stay tuned for updates about my future races!"