Renowned dirt racer Jonathan Davenport has added an additional race to his NASCAR National Series debut weekend at Dirt Bristol. In addition to the NASCAR Cup Series race, Davenport will also pilot the No. 7 Spire Motorsports truck in the Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt.
Spire Motorsports made the announcement in the form of a press release on Monday morning.
The Spire Motorsports team has been very competitive in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition despite running a part-time schedule. The team is excited to have Davenport behind the wheel in his natural element.
“We’re thrilled to have Jonathan Davenport in our truck at Bristol,” said crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion. “To be able to prepare our truck and work with a someone as accomplished as JD is a tremendous opportunity for Spire Motorsports. We expect to race for wins every time we unload and having JD in the seat Saturday night at Bristol raises the bar a little bit higher.”
Nutrien Ag Solutions, which will be the primary sponsor of Davenport’s NASCAR Cup Series effort in the No. 13 entry for Kaulig Racing, will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 7 truck.
The driver that is known around local dirt track venues as Superman, and has collected paydays as large as $1-million in dirt racing events, calls the Dirt Bristol race weekend one of the biggest of his career.
“I’m really excited to run for Spire Motorsports in the truck race and make one of the biggest weekends of my racing career even bigger,” said Davenport. “Being able to get in a truck for a team that has proven they can get it done will only boost my confidence for the weekend. With the added track time in the Nutrien Ag Solutions No. 7 Silverado, hopefully it’ll shorten my learning curve for both races.”
Davenport is a three-time Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series champion, and he scored the $1-million dollar payday by winning the Eldora Million last season.