A NASCAR Cup Series crew member announced on Twitter Wednesday (Sept. 15) StarCom Racing will be shut down following the 2021 season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
Charlie Langenstein, shop foreman and mechanical director at StarCom, said in a since-deleted Twitter post that, “We at StarCom Racing have been notified that our team will cease operations when the checkered flag falls in a few weeks at Phoenix.”
Langenstein has since deleted the tweet.
Sources close to the organization say StarCom Racing has sold its Charter.
Spire Motorsports is rumored to be the purchaser. No word on StarCom Racing’s future in NASCAR.
StarCom Racing debuted in the Cup Series at Kansas Speedway in the fall of 2017 with Daytona 500 champion Derrike Cope and joined the series full-time in 2018 after leasing a charter from Richard Childress Racing.
Spire Motorsports announced earlier this year they have sold two Charters to Kaulig Racing for 2022. Currently Spire Motorsports leases one of their three Charters to Trackhouse Racing. The two other Charters are currently with Spire’s No. 7 of Corey LaJoie and No. 77 of Justin Haley along with other drivers who have been in the No. 77 this year.