By Toby Christie (Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie)
The 2019 season will have a different feel for the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, Brad Keselowski. Sure, he’ll be behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang, which is a change in body from the long-used Fusion, but there will be more than aesthetics that will be changing for the 34-year-old driver.
For the first time since 2006, Keselowski will have a new voice in his ear guiding him through the chaos, carnage and absolute unpredictability of the NASCAR circuit. This past November, long-time Keselowski spotter Joey Meier announced on Twitter that his time spotting in NASCAR was over.
Thank you!! pic.twitter.com/GLQ4nEYUoa
— Joey Meier (@JoeyMeier) November 19, 2018
Meier helped guide Keselowski to that magical championship season in 2012, as well as all 27 of the Michigan native’s Cup Series victories.
In a newsletter to Keselowski fans on Friday, it was revealed that Coleman Pressley will be the new spotter for the No. 2 team in 2019.
Pressley, the son of long-time NASCAR driver Robert Pressley, has been spotting for the No. 47 team at JTG/Daugherty Racing for the last few seasons.
Of course, Pressley is a former driver in his own right. Among the driving accolades for the 30-year-old are the 2010 USAR driver championship. He also competed in 12 NASCAR Xfinity Series races with a best finish of 12th in Nashville in 2010.
Now, Pressley will attempt to pick up where Meier left off as one of the best spotters in the garage area.