NASCAR: Spire Motorsports to Acquire Leavine Family Racing

Published 08/07/2020, 12:24 AM EDT


Leavine Family Racing (LFR) is in their tenth NASCAR season. This will be the last season for the team. The one-car group is as of now sold, including all the equipment and the charter place.

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While a particular buyer was not revealed, SBD reports that the purchaser is Spire Motorsports, the one-vehicle group that as of now claims a charter seat. It is concocting a second one out of 2021 to top up to two vehicles.

Bob Leavine declared Tuesday morning that he sold his family-claimed hustling group. Leavine Family Racing will stop activities toward the finish of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.

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Leavine has handled vehicles in NASCAR’s top division since 2011. This journey started off with a four-race stretch with veteran David Starr.

The group at present battles with the No. 95 Toyota for Rookie of the Year contender, Christopher Bell. He stands at the 23rd position in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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COVID-19 the reason to leave NASCAR for LFR

Leavine says that the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the economy proved to the inconceivable obstacle. The Coronavirus brought the sport to a halt from mid-March to mid-May.

Furthermore, it has postponed the anticipated 2021 introduction of the Cup Series’ new and improved race car. This constrained LFR to move its stock and core interest.

These battles, joined with the expenses of a specialized partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing, made it unimaginable for the team to handle the car in 2021.

 

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The group has been lined up with Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing since the beginning of the 2019 season. Matt DiBenedetto drove for the group in 2019.

Following this, Christopher Bell got a seat for the Cup Series by Toyota and assumed control over the vehicle.

LFR is the 2nd team lined up with Joe Gibbs Racing to close down in the previous three seasons. Furniture Row Racing stopped racing towards the end of the 2018 season, referring to lost sponsorship and the expenses related to being serious in NASCAR as explanations behind its closure.

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Martin Truex Jr. who races for JGR won the 2017 Cup Series title with Furniture Row team.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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