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In 2019 Rich Mar Florist established Rich Mar Florist Racing. Our racing brand encompasses; The NASCAR cup series, NASCAR Xfinity series, NASCAR Truck series, 360 Winged Sprint Cars and Dirt Midgets. Many famous drivers have represented the company in on track and in the virtual motorsports world.

Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson is considered one of the most talented race car drivers in America today. The Elk Grove, Calif. native has built an extensive and impressive racing resume with more than 250 career race wins. In fact, he has won in every racing circuit he’s competed in (NASCAR Cup, NASCAR Xfinity, NASCAR Truck, K&N East/West, ARCA, Sprint Car, Midget, Silver Crown, Late Model and Sports Car,). Most notably, Larson has earned six victories in the premier NASCAR Cup Series and won the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals twice in 2020 and 2021, the NASCAR All-Star Race in 2019, and the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2015. He also won the 2011 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway, winning in all three types of USAC cars in a single night, only the second driver in history to accomplish the feat.

Larson is a living legend in dirt-track racing. In 2020, he turned in one of the most impressive years in the history of dirt-track racing. While primarily driving sprint cars, he racked up an incredible 46 victories in 97 attempts. Larson led the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in victories with 12 despite competing in only 26 of its 54 events and he secured his first Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series win.

Garrett Smithley

Following Rookie of the Year honors and several championship series wins, Garrett Smithley advanced to the highly competitive U.S. Legends car series, where he excelled at tracks throughout the Southeast, garnering many wins and additional championships. Through Smithley’s strong racing performances and personable demeanor, he was invited to compete in the Richard Petty Driver Search, a national driver development program. The Petty instructors were so impressed with Smithley, he was invited to join the organization as a driving instructor in 2011, and worked for 5 years.

Daytona 500 Champion Derrike Cope recognized Smithley’s talents during testing at Daytona with the famous Kesolowski family and gave him the opportunity to make his stock car debut. He completed four races in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards in 2013 and 2014. Smithley was back in an ARCA car for the first race of the 2015 season at Daytona International Speedway. Garrett Smithley Racing reached yet another milestone in 2015 with his first start in the Camping World Truck Series at his home track, the Atlanta Motor Speedway. This led to further truck races at Pocono and Michigan, again, with strong results. Smithley made his Xfinity debut at Homestead, as well.

Smithley then competed with JD Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series full time from 2016-2019 with a best finish of 5th at Daytona International Speedway. In 2018, he made it to the top echelon of stock car racing making his first NASCAR cup series start. In 2019 he made several more cup starts which led him to sign with Rick Ware Racing for the 2020 season, competing in 26 races. 2020 would see Smithley breaking into the online gaming community, re-starting his Twitch channel during the iRacing Pro Invitational series where he sat on the pole for the inaugural event and ran inside the top 5 at every race. His transition to streaming and vlogging, to complement his racing was a natural move with his extensive experience in theater, singing and musical theater, which set a great foundation for him to excel in public speaking and marketing. He is excellent with social media, press interviews and public appearances, promoting both his personal brand and those of his many sponsors. With a positive attitude and infectious smile, Smithley is an easily approachable fan favorite.

Josh Bilicki

Josh, at just twenty-five years old, has over seventeen years of racing experience. Starting with kid-karts at age four, Josh quickly moved through the ranks and into the next classes. After several years in kid-karts and the Yamaha 100cc engine class, Josh moved to 80cc Shifter Karts. He showed his dominance quickly by winning many regional and national races, including the 2008 Road America SKUSA Super-Nationals, which brought competition from across the globe. In 2011, Josh made the jump to 125cc Shifter Karts, and in 2012 Josh was recognized and brought on board the Andrew Chase Racing-PCR team, competing in the Midwest Shifter Kart Series in a brand new PCR Shifter Kart.

After racing Shifter Karts at a top level for nearly five years, Josh made the transition to sportscars at age fifteen in 2011, beginning with Spec Miata and the Sports Car Club of America. Within his first year of sportscar racing, Josh proved himself once again by earning two pole positions, four top-five finishing positions, and three podiums. After earning his national racing license in 2012, Josh began racing the SCCA Majors Tour and has qualified for the famed SCCA National Championship Runoffs every attempt tried. 2012 also marked Josh’s debut in an Area Sportsman Stock Car at a local circle track, Jefferson Speedway.

After several succesfull years of racing Spec Miata nationally, 2015 marked Josh’s first year of professional sportscar racing in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge. In 2016 Josh made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut with Obaika Racing. He also competed part-time in Spec Miata in the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour and also several other races in various cars.

In 2017, Josh made his first NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series start at Sonoma Raceway with Rick Ware Racing. In 2018, Josh once again took the next step in his career by competing full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the #45 Toyota Camry with sponsorship from Madison, WI, based Prevagen, He also competed part time in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series.

In 2020, Bilicki competed in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Gander and RV Outdoors Truck Series.

Ryan Ellis

Ryan is a third general racer driver from Northern Virginia. He has raced from the age of four and has won national championships and major races such as Grand-Am/IMSA races, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup races, and many many more. Ryan’s grandfathers were both involved in motorsports and Ryan’s grandfather Vic lost his life in a racing crash in 1958, the same year Ryan’s father Jim was born. Jim raced his whole life until ultimately passing the reigns to Ryan in 1993 when he began racing quarter midgets.

After several successful seasons in Grand-Am, Ellis caught the eye of Jimmy Means while racing at Road America, who asked Ryan to attempt to qualify his NASCAR Nationwide (Xfinity) Series car into the field. Since 2012, Ryan has competed in the top levels of NASCAR and he made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2015. He’s made a career since driving for small and mid-sized teams, making the best of each opportunity.

Stefan Parsons

racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Parsons is the son of Phil Parsons and the nephew of Benny Parsons.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith first sat in a race seat at 14 years old. It was a go-kart. He doesn’t even remember if he won, lost or somewhere in the middle. He just knows that it didn’t matter. The seed was planted. The son of a sprint car mechanic, racing was certainly around him, but he didn’t necessarily come from a racing family either. The love of the track was all his own. And even now, thousands of races into his career, his first big racing memory is his winning his first super sportsman race. Mark built his career in sprint cars on dirt tracks, racing all over the country, winning just about everywhere. But he has ventured into other arenas as well, most recently racing in the NASCAR Truck Series.

MACH-1 CHASSIS

It wasn’t just about being behind the wheel. Mark started fixing up sprint cars at 16, and turned it into a business with Mach-1 Chassis in 2007. There were always things that he didn’t like about other manufacturer cars, so he decided to change it, which is very Mark, if you know him. The details of building and the time spent on the chassis has a direct result on the track. He’s always felt that being hands-on with the details gives him a competitive edge, especially with tuning and communication.Mark met his wife Lynne at the indoor flat track race at Orange County Speedway. Very fitting. 

They now have a boy, Tristan, and a girl, Indy. Racing has become a part of life that brings them together. “Time on the road is great for the kids because they are not sheltered,” Mark said. “They get to see a lot of cool things and meet a lot of new people. An education that school can’t teach. We always make it a point to visit a museum or park or something like that.”Racing is a comfortable number two for Mark. Family is and always will be number one. He says they keep him humble and happy.

Sage Karam

 

2020

  • Finished 21st at the Indy 500 at age 25.
  • Completed 5 road course races with DRR 2019
  • Finished 19th at the Indy 500 at age 24.
  • American Rally Cross Multiple Podium Winner.

2018

  • Competed in fifth Indianapolis 500 at age 23

2017

  • Factory Lexus sports car driver in IMSA Series
  • Competed in fourth Indianapolis 500 at age 22

2016

  • Factory Lexus sports car driver in IMSA Series
  • Competed in third Indianapolis 500

2015

  • Development driver for Chip Ganassi Racing, finished 5th at Fontana and 3rd at Iowa

2014

  • Qualified 31st and finished 9th at the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie; the highest finishing Ganassi car

2013

  • Firestone Indy Lights Champion/Rookie of the Year

2012

  • Top American in Star Mazda Series with three wins, two poles and 10 podiums
 

Spencer Boyd

At 14 years of age, Boyd moved to the larger and faster Legends Cars. A fast learner, he was able to collect victories and championships, including the Rockingham Speedway (NC) titles in 2011 and again in 2012 along with his 23 wins in 43 starts (average finish 1.7), NC state championship, Touring Series championship and second in the INEX National Points standings.

In 2014, Spencer Boyd accepted a much taller challenge. Boyd graduated to competition at Hickory Motor Speedway, one of the most noted and challenging short track venues in the United States. Boyd was not intimidated by the step up, he won his first 6 starts and 8 of his first 10 starts on the way to winning the 2014 Hickory Motor Speedway Super Truck Championship.

Spencer drove the #48 Hendrick Dodge in the NASCAR Whelen Series Late Model division, winning 4 of the first 5 starts to the 2015 season. In addition, he ran the Super Late Model for Hendrick City Chevrolet in select races of the 2015 season in preparation for what was to come.

Spencer ran select races in 2016 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on mission to be approved to race at all tracks. On April 2, 2016 Spencer made the biggest step of his young career by making his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway. He teamed up with fellow St. Louis native, MB Motorsports, and made waves by driving his No. 63 Go Parts Ram all the way up to 5th place at one point in the race.

In 2017, Spencer began the season piloting the No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado for Rick Ware Racing in the Camping World Truck Series with sponsor, Grunt Style, but soon jumped up to the Xfinity Series running the No. 07 Camaro for Bobby Dotter’s SS Green Light Racing. In all, Boyd competed in nine NASCAR races in 2017 with a best finish of 13th at Talladega. Spencer Boyd competed full time in 2018 driving the No. 76 Grunt Style Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and finished fourth for 2018 most popular driver in his rookie season. In 2019 Boyd piloted the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series with select starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He earned his first win in 2019 at Talladega.

Young’s Motorsports extended Spencer’s contract through the 2020 season. It has been a year to remember with COVID-19 and being able to compete in a full schedule in the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado. Spencer is an avid outdoorsman finding time to hunt and target shoot in between racing duties. He continues to raise awareness for military Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT’s and all service men and women.

Timmy Hill

Timothy G. Hill[1] (born February 25, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 56 Chevrolet Silverado for his own team, Hill Motorsports. He also competes for MBM Motorsports, driving their No. 66 Ford Mustang/Toyota Camry at least part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, and at least part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the Nos. 13, 61 and 66 Camrys for MBM.

Hill was born in Port Tobacco, Maryland, and began racing go-karts at the age of 12. In karting, he won two World Karting Association championships, two King George Speedway track championships, the Concord Speedway Winter Championship. Afterward, Hill raced in Legend cars, the Allison Legacy Series, the K&N Pro Series East and the ARCA Racing Series. In 2011, Hill moved to Rick Ware Racing in the Nationwide Series, where he won Rookie of the Year honors.

He is the son of former NASCAR driver Jerry Hill and brother of current NASCAR driver Tyler Hill, who shares driving duties and co-owns the No. 56 truck with Timmy.

David Ragan

David Lee Ragan (born December 24, 1985) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 36 Ford Mustang for Front Row Motorsports, and is also an analyst on NASCAR on Fox on NASCAR Race Hub.

Ragan was born in Unadilla, Georgia, the son of former racer Ken Ragan, and began his racing career racing in the Bandolero Series at age 12. Four years later, he began competing in the Goody’s Dash Series with Cam Strader. After one year, he moved to the Legends Pro-Division to race for Mark Martin. He concluded the season by finishing fourth in the point standings. At age 18, Ragan began racing in the Camping World Truck SeriesNationwide Series, and the ARCA Racing Series.

In 2007, he moved up to the Sprint Cup Series, replacing Mark Martin in the No. 6, and driving for Roush Fenway Racing. Between 2007 and 2011, he has recorded 30 top-tens in the series.

On July 2, 2011, Ragan won his first career Sprint Cup Series race, the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. His second win, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway in May 2013, was also the first win for Front Row Motorsports.

John Hunter Nemecheck

John Hunter Nemechek (born June 11, 1997) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Son of NASCAR competitor Joe Nemechek, he was the 2012 champion in the Allison Legacy Series. A member of Drivers Edge Development, Nemechek competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 4 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Chad Finchum

Knoxville, Tennessee, native and motorsports champion Chad Finchum, the 2009 Spirit of a Legend Award winner, races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with MBM Motorsports, driving the No. 40 Toyota Camry, competing for the Rookie of the Year honors. Born September 22, 1994, it didn’t take Finchum long to decide his life path. At the young age of six, he strapped into a race car, driving Go Karts on dirt and asphalt, earning triple-digit victories and several local and state championships during his six-year tenure before dabbling in Bandoleros in 2006. Finchum became a quick study, and in his first full-time season in Bandoleros a year later, he drove to three championships, including the Winter Heat 2007 – 2008 Championship. That continued the next season, amassing multiple victories and championships, including the Summer Shootout Series Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC), The Winter Heat Series Championship, and winning the Nationals event at Speedrome (IN), declaring him the 2008 Bandolero Young Guns division National Champion.

2009 saw a shift in Finchum’s career to the Legends Young Lions division, and success continued, driving to the Thursday Thunder Series championship at Atlanta Motor Speedway (GA) as well as finishing second in the Summer Shootout Series. Finchum’s on-track driving style and off-track demeanor was rewarded at Charlotte Motor Speedway by him receiving the prestigious Spirit of a Legend Award, the “Heisman” award of Legends Car racing.

In 2010, Finchum moved up to full-size cars, winning his first Late Model Stock Car race in his second start, at Newport Speedway (TN). Over the next few years, Finchum was a force to be reckoned with at every track he entered, driving to victory lane many times, at tracks like Newport Speedway, Motor Mile (VA), Kingsport Speedway (TN), and Lonesome Pine Speedway (VA). In 2013, Finchum’s six wins and strong runs during the season catapulted him to the Kingsport Speedway track championship and was crowned the Tennessee State Champion in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS). He also set the pole at the Martinsville is for Lover’s Late Model Stock race at Martinsville Speedway (VA), winning his heat race, and his strong season earned him ninth in the nation of 500 drivers.

While he focused on his Late Model Stock career, Finchum also made a few starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, and in 2016, at his favorite track, Bristol Motor Speedway in his home state of Tennessee, Finchum started fourth and drove to his first series victory.

Adding more victories to his tally in Late Model Stock Car racing in 2016 and 2017, Finchum made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut during the 2017 season, racing seven races to learn and adapt to NASCAR’s second-highest series. 2018 saw Finchum move into full-time Xfinity Series status, and after several strong runs, he earned a career-best finish of 14th at Daytona International Speedway (FL) in July.

Ryan Vargas

Ryan’s impressive 9-year racing career includes several California State and Track Bandolero Championships. He quickly continued his winning ways in the NASCAR stock and late model divisions, including the 2015 NASCAR Super Stock Rookie of the Year at the Bullring at LVMS. Ryan was the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award. Ryan’s NASCAR Xfinity Series career started in 2019, leading into his most successful season to date, 2020.

Zach Daum

Zach doesn’t remember a time when racing wasn’t part of his life. The son of a dirt racing father, he was in the driver’s seat around the same time he was in a stroller. His first race was at Bunker Hill Quarter Midget Club in 1996, and it was on. Thousands of races later, his drive has never wavered. He knows there is always someone to beat, a new challenge to overcome. For him, the POWRi Midget Championship, non-wing and winged sprint car championships are the ultimate challenges.

Even Zach’s hobbies are rooted in racing. He spends a lot of time off the track building carbon fiber midget and sprint bodies, late model parts, wheel covers, shock covers, and a host of other racing parts.

Corey LaJoie

Corey LaJoie is a third-generation racer and a very well-known name in the world of motorsports. His grandfather, Don LaJoie, is a member of the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame alongside his father, Randy LaJoie, who won Xfinity Series Championships in both 1996 and 1997. Corey has an impressive racing career that includes six wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, three wins in the ARCA Series, and several top 10’s in NASCAR’s top series. LaJoie competed in ten Xfinity Series races in 2016 and earned two, top-ten finishes. He completed his rookie campaign with BK Racing in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and earned an 11th place finish at Daytona International Speedway, his highest rookie finish in the Cup Series. During 2018, he competed part-time with TriStar Motorsports.

For the next two seasons, Corey made the leap to Go Fas Racing, piloting the No. 32 Ford Mustang and yielding the team’s all-time highest finishes of 6th place at Daytona International Speedway & 7th place at Talladega Superspeedway. While the year 2020 proved to be challenging, Corey and wife Kelly had a year to cherish, welcoming their first child, Levi Ronnie LaJoie. His passion for charitable work has raised over $240,000 for the Christian-based organization, SamaritansFeet.org. Many will remember the Watkins Glen race, where he hand-wrote the names of each donor onto his car and attended driver intros with bare feet, reiterating the need of putting shoes on less fortunate individuals all over the world. As a result of his efforts, Corey was awarded the 2019 NMPA’s (National Motorsports Press Association) distinguished Spirit Award, designed to recognize character and achievement in the face of adversity.

Corey’s social media platforms currently yield over 150,000 organic followers & his Motor Racing Network podcast, #SundayMoney garnered over 355,000 downloads in 43 shows during the 2020 season. For 2021, Corey joins Spire Motorsports behind the wheel of the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro. As Spire begins fielding a second entry in the NASCAR Cup Series, Corey will play an integral role helping to build this new team.

Kaeden Cornell

Born in Willard, MO, racing is truly a family affair for the Cornell’s. Whether they’re working on his car at his grandparents race shop, or lounging in the motorhome on race weekend, Kaeden values every second spent with his family.

To the Lucas Oil Speedway community, Kaeden’s success on the track and fun and generous personality off of it lends himself to being a fan favorite — as evidenced by his four “Most Popular Driver” awards.

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