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With the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs beginning this week at Bristol Motor Speedway, Spencer Boyd has decided to cut back his schedule, since he isn’t part of the playoff field, while pursuing more races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
“As a team, we collectively had a goal to make the playoffs, and we fell short,” Boyd posted on Twitter. “I have to do what’s right for my career to always make progress, and Tyler Young has always been very supportive of me as a driver.
“For the remainder of 2019, I will be part-time with Young’s Motorsports while pursuing opportunities in the Cup Series. I look forward to providing value to Young’s Motorsports in my new role and supporting my teammates throughout the season.”
— Spencer Boyd (@SpencerBoyd) August 14, 2019
Boyd, a 24-year-old from the St Louis area, recently made his Cup debut for Rick Ware Racing and has 41 career Xfinity Series starts, including the full season in 2018 for SS-Green Light Racing.
He sat out of the Eldora Dirt Derby in the Truck Series in 2019 due to a back injury and finished fourth in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway and 11th at Texas Motor Speedway.
With 272 points through 16 races, the No. 20 is currently 18th in the NGOTS owner standings out of 22 full-time teams and 55 total teams.
Landon Huffman, who drove the No. 20 at Eldora Speedway in place of Boyd, will also compete for the team at Bristol.
The UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics will get underway around 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 15, with TV coverage on Fox Sports 1.