In most sports, professional athletes will wait until the season has come to a close to completely go off the grid. Spencer Boyd isn’t just any professional athlete, though.
Boyd, who competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Young’s Motorsports, will be bringing a brand-new sponsor to the season finale at Phoenix Raceway, in the form of apparel brand, Off The Grid Surplus.
The motor-driven adventure brand will serve as the primary sponsor of Boyd’s No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway on November 4, marking the company’s first sponsorship in NASCAR.
“I wear a flat bill. Always have. I love the outdoors. Always will. I love motorsports. Obviously. So when I met Josh [Patterson], with this company that believed in so many of the same things that I do, I knew we had to partner up,” said Boyd. “They are the perfect balance of outdoors and edgy, I love their stuff. It’s exciting that they wanted their own paint scheme and I’m happy to introduce NASCAR fans to their brand.”
Off The Grid Surplus is a motor-driven adventure brand, built to inspire more connection through adventure. They find retreat in motorized adventure in many forms, whether it is off-road racing, camping in Baja, or connecting around the campfire. The company makes functional clothing with that lifestyle at the forefront, hoping to inspire people to get away and connect with each other, person to person.
“I started this clothing company in 2017 as a creative outlet for the lifestyle that I was passionate about,” said Josh Patterson, founder of Off The Grid Surplus. “I never would have imagined we’d be at this point where out logo would be on the hood of a NASCAR Truck. We are stoked to partner with the most patriotic NASCAR driver because the military always gets a discount for our products. Spencer is a great human and we’re excited to see this grow.”
Boyd added, “The company’s motto is stated on their website – ‘Off The Grid’ isn’t just a saying or a place, but it is a state of mind. We can all use a bit more of it, especially in this day in age. In the off-season, you will find me out in the woods and around a campfire. It’s simple, they make clothes for me.”
This season, the Creve Coeur, Missouri-native has recorded three top-20 results driving for Young’s Motorsports, with a season-best 11th-place result coming in the season-opener at Daytona. Over 86 NASCAR Truck Series starts, Boyd has accumulated one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes.