Due to COVID-19 protocols, Ryan Sparks, Crew Chief for Spire Motorsports No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, will be unavailable to participate in Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 and will not travel to Homestead-Miami Speedway. Additionally, two other members of the No. 7 team will be inactive this weekend in adherence with the same directives.
Veteran NASCAR Cup Series crew chief, NBC Sports analyst and Spire Motorsports consultant Steve Letarte will call the race in Sparks’ absence for the team and driver Corey LaJoie.
The Dixie Vodka 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway will be televised live on FOX Sunday, February 28 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The third of 36 races on the 2021 NCS schedule will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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AND: Sparks comments on missing Homestead:
Hate I’ll be missing @HomesteadMiami with @CoreyLaJoie & the @SpireMotorsport boys, but couldn’t ask for a better replacement in @SteveLetarte he’s been a great mentor the last couple months & looking forward to seeing him back on the box Sunday! https://t.co/28fqQ1dvCO
— Ryan Sparks (@rsparks_7) February 24, 2021