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NASCAR has a new team

- Sports · Motorsports · Denny Hamlin · Michael Jordan · Haas CNC Racing · Matt Tifft · Mooresville · FAS Lane Racing

NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bring­ing the to­tal to three new own­er­ship groups in the Cup Se­ries — with the for­ma­tion of Live Fast Mo­tor­sports. The team for­mally an­nounced Fri­day is owned by driv­ers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. McLeod will drive the No. 78 Ford next sea­son. Tifft’s one sea­son as a Cup Se­ries driver ended late in 2019 when he suf­fered a seizure at Martinsvil­le Speed­way. He’s not raced since. At 24, Tifft be­comes the youngest owner in the se­ries. The Live Fast en­try joins 23XI Rac­ing, owned by Denny Ham­lin and Michael Jordan, and Track­house Rac­ing, owned by for­mer driver Justin Marks, as new teams next sea­son. “This is as big of a deal to me as be­ing a driver in the Cup Se­ries,” Tifft said. Live Fast will be based in Mooresvill­e and op­er­ate with a part­ner­ship with Ste­wart-Haas Rac­ing. Tifft and McLeod bought out Archie St. Hi­laire’s own­er­ship in­ter­est of a char­ter used in 2020 by Go Fas Rac­ing. Joe Falk, part of the Go Fas Rac­ing group, will work with Live Fast. Go Fas Rac­ing is cut­ting back to a lim­ited sched­ule..

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