Monday, March 27, 2023

Mike Marlar Running Double Duty on The Dirt with MBM Motorsports and Hill Motorsports at Bristol

Photo Credit: MBM Motorsports on Twitter.

2018 World of Outlaws Late Model Champion Mike Marlar will return to NASCAR’s top-three series at Bristol Motor Speedway, running double-duty in the Food City Dirt Race and Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt on the historic short track’s brand-new dirt surface.

With sponsorship from, Marlar will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Hill Motorsports, piloting the No. 56 Chevrolet Silverado. In the same weekend, Marlar will attempt to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut, driving MBM Motorsports’ No. 66 entry.

“ is proud to partner with MBM Motorsports and Hill Motorsports for multiple races for the 2021 Cup, Xfinity and Truck series. is one of the Nation’s leading suppliers of lift kits for Jeep, Trucks, and SUVs.” Christopher Davenport CEO of Auto Parts 4Less Inc states “We couldn’t be more happy to introduce our automotive ecommerce sites to the NASCAR fans! Finding the perfect lift kit for your truck without lifting all the cash from your wallet!”

In 2019, Marlar finished inside the top-five in the Eldora Dirt Derby, recording a top-five finish for Reaume Brothers Racing’s No. 33 entry. Later that season, the 43-year-old made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Richmond Raceway, getting caught up in an early accident.

“This is going to be interesting and I’m really looking forward to the challenge. This is something that would not have been possible without the help of Carl Long and Rocky and Tom Smith from Smithbuilt homes. This is such a cool opportunity for me being a dirt racer from Eastern Tennessee being able to compete in the top series of NASCAR at Bristol.”

MBM Motorsports currently fields the No. 66 full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, along with the No. 13, No. 61 and No. 66 full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

“I am excited to have Mike in our car again, he is a champion dirt driver being paired with Clinton Cram, I will be one of many people excited to watch this duo go to work,” said MBM Motorsports team owner Carl Long. ” We like being underrated and hope to surprise a lot of people. Added to the cup race normal driver Timmy Hill, aka truck team owner, with Mike Marlar and our guys helping Timmy out as usual in the pits, we will be sending our crew chief Patrick Magee to help out while Greg Ely is getting back healthy. This is going to be a fun weekend and debut our new sponsor”

Hill Motorsports – owned by MBM driver TImmy Hill — currently fields the No. 56 Chevrolet Silverado full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The single-truck operation shares the bulk of driving duties between brothers Timmy and Tyler Hill, with Gus Dean piloting the Chevrolet SIlverado on superspeedways.

“This is a very unique opportunity to tie our truck program with Hill Motorsports along with MBM Motorsports with the XFINITY and Cup programs together. I am looking forward to our first event with with Mike Marlar in our No.56 truck at Bristol! Mike has impressed me in so many ways and I am looking forward to seeing him tackle this new race track! My favorite tracks are coming up during this early summer stretch and we are going to have some exciting finishes with on board!”

Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at

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