Having already lost three teams in 2020, NASCAR is set to lose another full-time team after the 2021 season.
The teams to go out of the sports include Germain Racing, Go Fas Racing and Leavine Family Racing, and MBM Motorsports became a team that rarely competes from being a full-time team.
And, yet another team is set to follow suit when the 2021 Cup Series season concludes. Weeks ago, it was reported that StarCom Racing had sold the charter to another team. There are rumours that Spire Motorsports purchased the charter.
While Spire Motorsports currently have two cars and three charters, they have sold two of the charters to Kaulig Racing. One of the charters is leased to Trackhouse Racing Team. So, it is reasonable that they are looking to add one more charter to the organization.
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Another team that is looking for a charter is 23XI Racing who have already confirmed plans to become a two-car team after their debut season in 2021. Kurt Busch will be the new driver, while Bubba Wallace will continue to ride the No. 23 car.
Whoever has bought the charter, it remains to be seen whether StarCom Racing will be back as a part-time team in the 2022 season?
Charlie Langenstein, a StarCom Racing shop foreman and mechanical director posted this on Twitter last week:
“We at StarCom Racing have been notified that our team will cease operations when the checkered flag falls in a few weeks at Phoenix.”
The tweet has been deleted and with no official news from the team, it seems that NASCAR has already seen the last of the team.