StarCom Racing employee says NASCAR team closing; Tweet deleted

The NASCAR team could be absent from the grid in 2022

StarCom Racing fields the No. 00 in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team is based in Salisbury, North Carolina with veteran driver Derrike Cope as the team manager.

There’s a lot of changes coming to the world of NASCAR for 2022. Of those include the NASCAR Next Gen car.

The new car is designed to save teams money on development costs. However, the cost to replace an entire fleet of machines with the new spec design car is likely to be an expensive hurdle to cross.

Charlie Langenstein is the race shop foreman and mechanical director at StarCom Racing.

Langenstein tweeted, “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 since been deleted.

StarCom Racing made their first NASCAR Cup Series start back in 2017. For the previous two seasons, the team has run a full-time schedule with driver Quin Houff.

Driver over the years: Derrike Cope, Landon Cassill, Tomy Drissi, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Joey Gase, Gray Gaulding, Garrett Smithley, Kyle Weatherman and Quin Houff.

The team has 156 starts on the stats sheet. They’ve collected zero top-10 runs with an average finish of 31st.

Related: NASCAR Next Gen car won’t have rear-view mirrors

Quin Houff - Daytona International Speedway - NASCAR Cup Series
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 10: Quin Houff, driver of the #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevrolet, poses fof photos during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 63rd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 10, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


StarCom Racing | NASCAR