Mike Marlar returns to NASCAR for Bristol Dirt

The Dirt late model star will run both NASCAR dirt races at Bristol Motor Speedway

Hill Motorsports is absent from the entry list this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The west coast swing took a toll on the small operation.

Instead, they will use the weekend off to prepare the truck for the Dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR’s newest dirt track will see it’s debut next weekend.

Mike Marlar is the 2018 World of Outlaws Late Model Dirt Series champion. He’s no stranger to dirt track racing.

Mike Marlar running NASCAR Trucks and NASCAR Cup Series race on Dirt

The Hill Motorsports machine will be piloted by dirt late model star Mike Marlar. The No. 56 truck has primary sponsorship from Lift Kits 4 Less.

Additionally, Marlar will also run the NASCAR Cup Series race! He’ll make his debut in the series via the No. 66 out of the Motorsports Business Management LLC stable.

For the Cup race, Clinton Cram will serve as the crew chief. Lift Kits 4 Less will serve as the primary sponsorship for this race as well.

Mike Marlar commented, “This is going to be interesting and I’m really looking forward to the challenge. This is something that would not have been possible without the help of Carl Long and Rocky and Tom Smith from Smithbuilt homes. This is such a cool opportunity for me being a dirt racer from Eastern Tennessee being able to compete in the top series of NASCAR at Bristol.”

MBM Motorsports field two entries in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Team owner Carl Long stated, “I am excited to have Mike in our car again, he is a champion dirt driver being paired with Clinton Cram, I will be one of many people excited to watch this duo go to work.”

Long added, “We like being underrated and hope to surprise a lot of people. Added to the cup race normal driver Timmy Hill, aka truck team owner, with Mike Marlar and our guys helping Timmy out as usual in the pits, we will be sending our crew chief Patrick Magee to help out while Greg Ely is getting back healthy. This is going to be a fun weekend and debut our new sponsor.”

Mike Marlar - NASCAR Truck - Bristol Motor Speedway
Mike Marlar – NASCAR Truck – Bristol Motor Speedway

Lift Kits 4 Less

Lift Kits 4 Less is a new sponsor for the team, making their debut on the dirt.

Autoparts4less.com is proud to partner with MBM Motorsports and Hill Motorsports for multiple races for the 2021 Cup, Xfinity and Truck series. LiftKits4Less.com is one of the Nation’s leading suppliers of lift kits for Jeep, Trucks, and SUVs.” Christopher Davenport CEO of Auto Parts 4Less Inc states “We couldn’t be more happy to introduce our automotive e-commerce sites to the NASCAR fans! Finding the perfect lift kit for your truck without lifting all the cash from your wallet!”

Past NASCAR races for Marlar

Marlar has one Truck race and one Xfinity race under his belt. His Truck debut came in 2019 on the dirt of Eldora Speedway, he finished 4th.

Related: Mike Marlar had NASCAR dreams: Yet, his truck series career came to end as fast as it started (2019)

The Xfinity Series start came at Richmond Raceway. Marlar finished 38th in that event back in 2019.

The Bristol Truck race on dirt is scheduled for March 27th. Returning to the dirt for the first time since 1970, the NASCAR Cup Series will race on the dirt March 28th.

Beyond NASCAR, Marlar was recently announced as an invite to the Bristol Bash. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series event will take place after the NASCAR weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Related: Bristol dirt schedule for March 13-April 24 (Full track schedule / 4 events)


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