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(Press release from SPIRE Motorsports)





CONCORD, N.C. (July 27, 2023) – Second generation racer and pavement late-model standout Layne Riggs has been given the nod to wheel Spire Motorsports No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado for the August 11 TSport 200 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) race at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park where Infinity Communications Group will serve as the team’s primary sponsor.


The Bahama, N.C., native began his driving career when he was just 10-years-old and has accumulated six CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour victories dating to 2014.


Riggs parlayed that experience into a three-race opportunity with Halmar Friesen Racing in 2022 where he earned a solid seventh-place finish during his first NCTS start at the popular .686-mile Brownsburg, Ind., oval.


“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Infinity Communications and Spire Motorsports to go short-track racing in Indianapolis,” said Riggs. “I made my NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series debut last season at the same track and we were able to put together a really solid seventh-place finish. I have a ton of short track experience and having Bono Manion calling the race from the top of the box puts us in a good spot to have great race!”


Riggs, the son of Scott Riggs, a five-time NCTS and four-time NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner, will make his sixth-career, and third NCTS start of the season. He is the 2022 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series champion and most recently saw Truck Series competition at Nashville Superspeedway for Young’s Motorsports.


“Layne Riggs is a proven talent in the pavement late model ranks and has made a name for himself as a gritty, hard-working and smart race-car driver,” said Manion. “He’s the kind of kid you hope gets a chance at the next level. LOIRP is exactly the type of track that’s right in Layne’s wheelhouse so we have high expectations. We’re all excited to have him in the seat and optimistic about our chances to have a good night.” 


The TSport 200 from Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park will be televised live on FS1 Friday, August 11 beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The 17th of 23 races on the 2023 NCTS schedule will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.


About Infinity Communications Group …

Founded in 2012, Infinity Communications Group has leveraged a diversified portfolio of experience that began in the mid 80’s. Our experience includes, but is not limited to, erecting new towers, system upgrades, maintenance, power outages, generator support and storage, generator and fleet refueling, and disaster recovery. Infinity provides qualified and experienced professionals and crews with at least 10-15 years of experience.


Infinity holds to the belief that customers deserve an immediate response from qualified personnel. As a primary provider of repair and maintenance services for major wireless carriers, Infinity stores, maintains, and deploys emergency generators from our strategically placed facilities around the United States.


The Infinity Communications Group is a member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating safety, education and standards for the tower erection, service and maintenance industry. For over twenty years, NATE has been recognized as the industry leader in promoting safety, standards, education and uniform practices and procedures.


About Spire Motorsports … 

Spire Motorsports is a full-time, two-car NASCAR Cup Series race team co-owned by long-time NASCAR industry executives Jeff Dickerson and Thaddeus “T.J.” Puchyr. In 2023, Spire Motorsports will field the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for driver Corey LaJoie and No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Ty Dillon. The team also fields NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series teams in select events.


Spire Motorsports earned its inaugural NASCAR Cup Series victory in its first full season of competition when Justin Haley took the checkered flag in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2019. Less than three years later, William Byron drove Spire Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado to its inaugural NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series win on April 7, 2022, at Martinsville Speedway. The team’s most recent win came on May 20, 2023 when Kyle Larson took the checkered flag in the Tyson 250 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.


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