KNPSE: Davis Replacing Baize At Martin-McClure For New Hampshire

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Spencer Davis will drive for Martin-McClure Racing this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

LOUDON, N.H. — In a near-11th hour deal, Martin-McClure Motorsports has signed Spencer Davis to drive the team’s No. 13 Overstock Mercantile Toyota this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Davis will be under the direction of crew chief Matt Weber for the United Site Services 70, and takes the reins of the car from Hunter Baize, who had driven the No. 13 in the first eight races of the season.

“I’m really excited to be racing for MMR at New Hampshire,” said Davis. “We’ve been in contact for a year and I’m glad to finally have the opportunity to work together. After spending time in the shop with the guys for a day I feel like we’ve all gelled really well hanging out and I’m anxious to work with crew chief Matt Weber.”

“The whole organization as a whole is really strong and professional so I’m hoping to continue their strong stride and contend for a win. I can’t thank Hal Martin and Eric McClure enough for the opportunity.”

Saturday afternoon’s race will mark Davis’ first time driving for team co-owners Eric McClure and Hal Martin. He has a career record of one win, one pole, nine top-fives and 13 top-10s in 19 career K&N East starts.

“This will be our second showing as a team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. I remember watching Spencer Davis on track last year and his speed stood out to me,” said McClure. “I’m glad that we were able to put this deal together as we continue our full-season campaign as a team, and am excited for the opportunity to add another talented driver to our team’s driver line-up.”

“We’re happy to welcome Spencer Davis to our team for the upcoming race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” added Martin. “He’s done a lot of driving in ARCA and in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and has shown consistent speed everywhere he’s gone. I look forward to showcasing his talent and our equipment at the United Site Services 70.”

Davis’ career-best effort at Loudon came in his series debut in 2015, when he finished sixth for team owner Bob Newberry.

Baize confirmed to Race Chaser Online Wednesday morning that lack of sponsorship has put him on the sidelines temporarily, but that he has not given up on returning to the series in the near future.

The Kentucky native was seventh in points following the most recent race of the season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, with one top-five and five top-10 finishes to his credit.

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