Go Fas Racing has announced the new crew chief for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series No. 32 Ford Mustang. The new crew chief is Ryan Sparks, a native of Winston Salem, NC. Sparks joined the GFR organization from the Richard Childress Racing team, where he was a race engineer on the No. 3 Cup Series team with driver Austin Dillon.
Sparks was a race engineer during Dillon’s 2011 Truck and 2013 Nationwide Xfinity Series championship-winning seasons. Sparks says that he is “beyond ecstatic” for the chance he was given with the GFR team. He noted that he is looking forward to working with Corey LaJoie, the driver of the No. 32 Ford Mustang.
Sparks was with Richard Childress Racing for 13 years and has several achievements to his record. He was part of the team when they scored a Daytona 500 win and a Coca-Cola 600 victory. Those two races are some of NASCAR’s most prestigious. LaJoie says that Sparks has a “ton” of motivation and knowledge to push the team in the right direction.
Sparks will helm his first race at the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 on Saturday, February 16th. The team had previously confirmed that Corey LaJoie would continue as their driver for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. In the 2019 NASCAR premier series season, LaJoie scored a pair of top-10 finishes and seven top 20 results for the team.
LaJoie joined the team from TriStar Motorsports when Matt DiBenedetto left at the end of the 2018 season. The team also has several sponsors returning, including Schluter Systems, Keen Parts, Superior Logistics, Drydene Performance Products, and others. Last season LaJoie gave up a month’s salary for charity.
Source: Go Fas Racing