Now that the 2021 racing season is over, the Silly Season is in full swing as owners bid for new drivers and create new teams.

Spire Motorsports currently fields a single Cup Series team with Corey LaJoie driving the number seven car.

Spire Motorsports will be adding to its shop with a new Camping World Truck Series team.

While Spire has yet to name a driver or reveal the truck’s number, they have selected a crew chief and general manager. 

NASCAR veteran Kevin “Bono” Manion will serve as crew chief; with Mike Greci will be the general manager. 

Speaking on the new team, Spire Motorsports co-owner T.J. Puchyr said, “after spending the last three seasons establishing our footing in the NASCAR Cup Series, Spire Motorsports is eager to lean on Mike Greci’s leadership and build a competitive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Mike’s resume speaks for itself. He’s a proven winner and excels at developing young talent. We’re fortunate to add someone as accomplished as Mike to our roster. Being able to complement him with an experienced, championship-winning crew chief in Bono Manion creates a foundation that we expect to be successful right out of the gate.”

Puchyr added, “there’s a tremendous amount of interest, enthusiasm and opportunity in the Camping World Truck Series. We’re excited to expand our team, create new jobs and make our mark in the Truck Series garage the Spire Motorsports’ way.”

Granby, Connecticut native Mike Greci brings five decades of experience to the new Spire Truck Series team.  He has been a part of two Cup Series championship teams, a Truck Series team, and four ARCA Menard’s Series teams.

Greci spoke on joining the new team saying, “I’m proud to join Spire Motorsports and take full advantage of the opportunity in front of us.  I’ve known both T.J. Puchyr and Jeff Dickerson (Spire Motorsports co-owners) for many years and I’m really impressed with how they go about their business. We’ll have an opportunity to develop some exciting young talent. Being able to pair a young driver with a crew chief as experienced as Bono Manion positions us to be competitive as soon as we hit the track.”

Bono Manion has been a part of NASCAR racing since 2002.  He has been a part of two Xfinity Series championships and has helped his drivers to several big race wins.

Manion spoke on joining a new team saying, “this is an exciting opportunity to help build a new team and establish Spire Motorsports as a top-flight organization in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  Building something from the ground up is the type of challenge that gets me out of bed in the morning. Collectively, we all envision this as a great opportunity to be competitive and give back to the sport that has given so much to all of us.”