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Smithley Returns to Spire Motorsports for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 27, 2019) – Garrett Smithley returns to the seat of Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with primary sponsorship from Trophy Tractor for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
 
Headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, Trophy Tractor offers a cost-effective alternative to the purchase and rental of new equipment with quality low-hour used equipment. Trophy Tractor specializes in the sale and rental of haul trucks, loaders, dozers, scrapers, excavators, compactors, graders, and water equipment.
 
This weekend will mark Smithley’s third MENCS start of the season. His previous 2019 starts came at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
 
“Jeff Miller and his team at Trophy Tractor have been great partners and friends,” said Smithley. “They are a group of hard-working people, who are committed to offering great equipment, at a great cost and, best of all, they do it with a smile on their faces. It’s an honor to represent the Trophy Tractor brand. It’s an honor to represent the Trophy Tractor brand and I know this is only the beginning.”Spire Motorsports has fielded an entry for six points-paying races in 2019 with four different drivers including Smithley, Jamie McMurray, Reed Sorenson and Quin Houff.
 
“Texas Motor Speedway is an iconic venue and we’re thrilled to have a home-grown Texas company like Trophy Tractor in a primary sponsorship capacity this weekend,” explained Spire Motorsports co-owner T.J. Puchyr. “Garrett Smithley did a nice job for us at Atlanta and Auto Club Speedway. He has a great sense for what it takes to get the job done on a big, fast race track. We’re looking forward to a great weekend in Texas.”
 
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live on FOX Sunday, March 31 beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Flag-to-flag coverage of the seventh of 36 races on the 2019 MENCS schedule will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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About Trophy Tractor … Trophy Tractor offers a cost-effective alternative to the purchase and rental of new equipment with quality, low-hour used equipment. The Grand Prairie, Texas organization specializes in the sale and rental of haul trucks, loaders, dozers, scrapers, excavators, compactors, graders, and water equipment. Trophy Tractor serves mines, quarries and contactors around the world while maintaining a multi-million dollar inventory of new, low-hour and reconditioned equipment. For more information about Trophy Tractor, please log on to www.trophytractor.com.  
 
About Spire Motorsports … Spire Motorsports was established in 2018 by longtime NASCAR industry executives Jeff Dickerson and Thaddeus “T.J.” Puchyr. The team, led by veteran and championship winning team president Joe Garone, will field an entry for the entire 36-race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Spire Motorsports will focus on growth, development and performance. The team is based in Mooresville, N.C.

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