Joey Meier announced on Twitter Monday that his time as spotter on Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Ford has come to an end after Sunday’s season finale.
Meier has spotted for Keselowski since 2006.
“Ive (sic) been told my time as the 2 Car spotter has come to the checkered flag,” Meier said in the Twitter post. “I will miss spotting but there will be more Chapters in my life as I continue to be a pilot.”
“His communication, his way of kind of verbalizing what he sees, is the key for me to be able to make the right moves on the racetrack,” Keselowski said. “It’s a good 1‑2 punch … He’s been part of three of the four Talladega wins, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence.”
Keselowski would win at Talladega again in 2017.
Keselowski won three times in 2018 and finished the season eighth in the standings.
Saturday is a busy day for NASCAR. The Cup and Craftsman Truck Series are at World Wide Technology Raceway. The Xfinity Series is at Portland International Raceway.
Cup teams will practice and qualify ahead of Saturday’s Truck race at WWT Raceway. The Xfinity Series has practice, qualifying and its race Saturday at Portland.
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Cup and Trucks)
Saturday: Sunny. Temperatures will be around 80 degrees for the start of Cup practice and climb to 89 degrees by the end of Cup qualifying. Forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 92 degrees around the start of the Truck race.
Saturday, June 3
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Cup Series
10:30 a.m. — Truck Series
10 – 10:45 a.m. — Cup practice (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Cup qualifying (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Details for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Portland International Raceway
(All times Eastern)
START: The command to start engines will be given at 4:38 p.m. … The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:46 p.m.
PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 10 a.m. … Practice begins at 11:30 a.m. … Qualifying begins at 12 p.m. … Driver introductions begin at 4:15 p.m. … The invocation will be given by Donnie Floyd of Motor Racing Outreach at 4:30 p.m. … The national anthem will be performed at 4:31 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 75 laps (147.75 miles) on the 1.97-mile road course.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 25. Stage 2 ends at Lap 50.
STARTING LINEUP: Qualifying begins at 12 p.m. Saturday
TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 4:30 p.m. ... Coverage begins at 4 p.m. … Motor Racing Network coverage begins at 4 p.m. and can be heard on mrn.com. … SiriusXN NASCAR Radio will carry the MRN broadcast.
FORECAST:Weather Underground — Sunny with a high of 73 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: AJ Allmendinger won last year’s inaugural Xfinity race at Portland by 2.8 seconds. Myatt Snider finished second. Austin Hill placed third.