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Some spotter changes for Cup teams UPDATE

UPDATE: Cole Custer may be a rookie in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, but he will have a veteran voice in his ear throughout the season. Andy Houston — who has spotted for Austin Dillon over the last nine seasons — has signed a deal to be the spotter for the No. 41 car for Stewart-Haas Racing this year.

Houston confirmed the news to in a Facebook message.

“I did accept their offer! I will be spotting for Cole Custer in 2020,” said Houston in the message.

ORIGINAL POST 11-18-2019: Joey Meier, veteran spotter for NASCAR Cup driver Paul Menard and others, announced Sunday night on Twitter that he will be leaving the sport after nearly a quarter-century of service.

Meier took over as spotter for Menard this season after spotting for Brad Keselowski from 2006 through the end of the 2018 season. He won NASCAR championships with Ron Hornaday, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Truex Jr. and Keselowski, as well as also winning the Daytona 500 with Michael Waltrip.

Also, Andy Houston, who had spotted for Austin Dillon for the last nine seasons, announced Sunday on Twitter that he also would no longer be serving in that role.

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In addition, Racin Boys’ Lee Spencer tweeted that former driver Tony Raines will spot for Kyle Larson next year.