SPIRE MOTORSPORTS TO SHOWCASE ARK.IO AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

CONCORD, N.C. (April 8, 2021) – ARK.io will serve as the primary sponsor of Spire Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and driver Corey LaJoie in Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

ARK Ecosystem (ARK.io) is an international open source software development company. Its primary focus is building innovative technological solutions for the Blockchain and Cryptocurreny industry.

“I am extremely excited to sponsor Corey (LaJoie) for the fourth year in a row,” said Travis Walker, ARK Co-Founder. “We’re thrilled about his move to Spire Motorsports. I also support a late model program in the Midwest that runs the No. 7 so that’s a fun synergy between the two teams. I’m also very thankful for his manager as well, keeping everything running smoothly and allowing me to continue to help with designing the livery. I look forward to seeing Corey back on a short track and our continued relationship into his bright future in this sport.”

A blockchain is a digital record or ledger of transactions. The name comes from its structure, in which individual records and transactions are gathered and verified in large chunks, called blocks, once verified this block of transactions is linked together to the previous block forming a chain of blocks. Blockchains are used for recording transactions and are the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies, such as ARK and Bitcoin. Blockchains have many other applications, as well.

“It’s awesome to have ARK.io back this weekend,” explained LaJoie. “I’m grateful to Travis and everyone at ARK for the support they’ve provided me, personally, over the last several years. He’s also a late model team sponsor and former kart racer, so he gets it. I appreciate that he continues to believe in me. ARK.io it the world’s simplest way to blockchain, so I’d urge anyone who may have a need for digital record keeping to consider ARK’s services. Statistically, Martinsville is one of my best tracks and it’s also the first true short-track race of the year, so I’m excited to see what my Spire Motorsports team can accomplish this weekend.”

Spire Motorsports jump started its 2021 campaign with a pair of top-10s in the Daytona 500 where Jamie McMurray and LaJoie finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Justin Haley returns to the seat of the team’s No. 77 Diamond Creek Water Camaro this weekend after veteran dirt racer and Camping World Truck Series regular Stewart Friesen handled the driving duties two weeks ago at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to having ARK.io and Diamond Creek Water on board our cars Saturday night at Martinsville,” added Spire Motorsports co-owner T.J. Puchyr. “We had a great start to the season at Daytona and everyone has been working hard to get better ever since. The team had a much-needed weekend off but I think everyone is itching to get back to the race track. When you think of NASCAR tradition, one of the first tracks that comes to mind is Martinsville. From my perspective, it doesn’t get much better than 500 laps on Saturday night.”

The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway will be televised live on FS1 Saturday, April 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The eighth of 36 races on the 2021 NCS schedule will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

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About Spire Motorsports …
Spire Motorsports was established in 2018 and is co-owned by longtime NASCAR industry executives Jeff Dickerson and Thaddeus “T.J.” Puchyr. Spire Motorsports earned an upset victory for the ages in its first full season when Justin Haley took the checkered flag in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2019.

About Ark.io
ARK empowers everyone, regardless of their aim or technical background, to quickly and easily leverage blockchain technology. ARK provides the tools and resources that enable individuals, developers and startups to apply blockchain technology as a foundation for their own projects, applications and ideas. For more information about ARK, please visit ARK.io.

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS, NFL ALUMNI PARTNER TO SUPPORT FOLDS OF HONOR CHILDREN’S FUND

CONCORD, N.C. (March 15, 2021) – Spire Motorsports announced today that it will partner with the NFL Alumni Association (NFLA) to support the Folds of Honor Children’s Fund for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Corey LaJoie’s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will feature a patriotic red, white and blue paint scheme and will showcase the NFL Alumni Association logo on the hood, decklid, TV panel and in front of the rear wheels. Meanwhile, Folds of Honor will be displayed on the upper-rear quarter panels and on the decklid of LaJoie’s machine.

The NFL Alumni Association was founded in 1967 and is the oldest and most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. NFL Alumni consists of former NFL players, coaches, executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and associate members. Part of NFL Alumni’s dual mission is “Caring for Kids”. Player alumni give back in their local communities by raising funds for youth-related charities through their 38 regional chapters. It is a tradition that has existed for more than 50 years. Alumni support typically raises more than $1.5 million, annually, for worthwhile causes.

The other half of NFLA’s mission, “Caring for our Own” is to serve, assist and inform its members and their families. Alumni members are offered a diverse package of wellness, business, career, and legal services to help members and their families be healthy, productive, and connected to one another.

“We want to thank T.J. Puchyr, Jeff Dickerson, Corey LaJoie and the entire Spire Motorsports team for partnering with us to help support Folds of Honor’s mission to provide scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members,” said NFL Alumni Association’s Chief Executive Officer Beasley Reece.  “This is a cause that aligns perfectly with our mission of Caring for Kids and we are honored to help improve the lives of those children.  Please make sure you go to NFLalumni.org/foh to help us in this mission.”

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Folds of Honor educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents.

Founded in 2007 by Lt Col Dan Rooney, a PGA member and F-16 fighter pilot currently stationed at Tyndall AFB Florida as a member of 301st Fighter Squadron who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 29,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 4,500 in 2020 alone.

“When we were approached about flying the colors of Folds of Honor on the No. 7 Spire Motorsports NASCAR entry at Atlanta Motor Speedway, we were blown away that two great organizations such as the NFL Alumni and Spire Motorsports would go to such great lengths to help us raise money for our scholarship fund,” explained Ben Leslie, Executive Vice President of Folds of Honor. “On behalf of the recipients of our scholarships, thank you!”

LaJoie is a third-generation racer whose father and grandfather are members of the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame. He kicked off the 2021 season with a spirited ninth-place effort at the Daytona 500. The Concord, N.C. driver is currently 29th in the NCS point standings heading into the sixth race of the year.

His passion for charitable work has raised over $240,000 for the Christian organization SamaritansFeet.org. In 2019, he hand-wrote the names of each donor onto his car and attended driver introductions at Watkins Glen International with bare feet, underscoring the need to provide shoes to less fortunate individuals all over the world. He was acknowledged for his efforts by being recognized with the 2019 National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) distinguished Spirit Award.

“It’s always exciting to support a great cause like the Folds of Honor on our race car,” offered LaJoie. “NFL Alumni does incredible work within their community and to see that organization integrate the Folds of Honor to support scholarship opportunities for veterans and their families is incredibly admirable. I’m proud to represent both organizations in the Quik Trip Folds of Honor 500.”

“When we were presented with the opportunity to partner with NFL Alumni to support the Folds of Honor Children’s Fund, we jumped at it,” added Dickerson. “Both current and former players have a proud tradition of supporting veterans and making a positive impact in their communities. At the same time, Corey has made it a priority to be involved with charitable causes that truly make a difference.  We think this program goes hand-in-hand with both Corey’s passion to help others and the NFL Alumni’s mission of ‘Caring for Kids.’”

Spire Motorsports worked in cooperation with WaV Sports Agency from conceptualization to execution in bringing the program from the drawing board to the famed 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“WaV Sports is honored to have played a small part in aligning all of the parties involved to support such a worthy cause,” said WaV Sports Agency CEO Brain Klaasmeyer. “Thank you to T.J. Puchyr, Jeff Dickerson, Corey LaJoie and the entire Spire Motorsports team as well as Beasley Reece, Bart Oates and the NFL Alumni for making this happen. Most importantly thank you to the entire Folds of Honor team for carrying out this mission every day.”

The Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway will be televised live on FOX Sunday, March 21 beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The sixth of 36 races on the 2021 NCS schedule will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

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About Spire Motorsports …

Spire Motorsports was established in 2018 and is co-owned by longtime NASCAR industry executives Jeff Dickerson and Thaddeus “T.J.” Puchyr. Spire Motorsports earned an upset victory for the ages in its first full season when Justin Haley took the checkered flag in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2019.

About NFL Alumni…

NFL Alumni was founded in 1967 and is the oldest and most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. NFL Alumni consists of former NFL players, coaches, executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and associate members. Part of NFL Alumni’s dual mission is “Caring for Kids”. Player alumni give back in their local communities by raising funds for youth-related charities through their 38 regional chapters. It is a tradition that has existed for more than 50 years. Alumni support typically raises more than $1.5 million, annually, for worthwhile causes. The other half of NFLA’s mission, “Caring for our Own” is to serve, assist and inform its members and their families. Alumni members are offered a diverse package of wellness, business, career, and legal services to help members and their families be healthy, productive, and connected to one another. To learn more please visit: https://www.nflalumni.org/

About Folds of Honor…

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Lt Col Dan Rooney, a PGA member and F-16 fighter pilot currently stationed at Tyndall AFB Florida as a member of 301st Fighter Squadron who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 29,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 4,500 in 2020 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, visit foldsofhonor.org.

About WaV Sports Agency…

WaV Sports Agency is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in sports property representation, brand side representation, and the management and production of unique sporting and entertainment events.  WaV represents the NFL Alumni Association.  Additional information on the Company can be found at www.WaVsports.com

Spire Motorsports Tabs Corey LaJoie For NASCAR Cup Series Program

CONCORD, N.C. (November 30, 2020) – Spire Motorsports announced today that Corey LaJoie will drive
the team’s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) full time in 2021.
It was also revealed LaJoie has inked a multi-year agreement to drive for the Concord, N.C., organization
beginning with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2021.
LaJoie, 29, is a third-generation racer whose father and grandfather are members of the New England
Auto Racing Hall of Fame. He spent the last two seasons at the wheel of Go Fas Racing’s No. 32
NASCAR Cup Series entry where he earned three top-10 finishes and a team/career best sixth-place
finish at Daytona International Speedway.

LaJoie won his way to the NASCAR Cup Series ranks through top developmental series like the
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (six victories) and the ARCA Menards Series (three wins). Brief stops in
the NASCAR Xfinity Series (two top 10s) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (one top 10)
propelled LaJoie into the NASCAR Cup Series full time the past two seasons.

“The next chapter of my racing career provides me with a unique opportunity to play a key role in working
with a motivated leadership group to build a competitive NASCAR Cup Series team from the ground up,”
said LaJoie. “I’m thankful to work directly with Spire Motorsports co-owners Jeff Dickerson and T.J.
Puchyr and all of our partners as we build on the proud and competitive tradition associated with the No.
7. We expect to be a force in the garage for years to come.”

Spire Motorsports announced an agreement to purchase the assets of Leavine Family Racing (LFR) in
August and completed the sale today. The team is expanding to a two-car operation in 2021 and will
compete with the Nos. 7 and 77. Crew chiefs for both programs and a driver announcement for the No.
77 will be released at a later date.

“Corey LaJoie is a talented young driver and has proven that he wants to get better every time he sits in
the race car,” said Puchyr. “He wants to better himself and is willing to go to great lengths to make it
happen. That’s the same philosophy Jeff (Dickerson) and I subscribe to in all of our business ventures.
He fits very well with our group and will obviously play a critical role in the success of our team as we
continue to grow and develop. We’re going to build this together and Corey will be the anchor.”
Following completion of the LFR acquisition, Spire Motorsports will relocate from its current facility in
Mooresville, N.C., and make its home in Concord, N.C., at the former shop of 1992 NASCAR Cup Series
Champion Alan Kulwicki. The team chose the No. 7 with permission from NASCAR and Tommy Baldwin
Jr., with a nod to Kulwicki and later Geoff Bodine who purchased the team from Kulwicki’s family following
his death in 1993.

“I’ve been an Alan Kulwicki fan my entire life,” stated LaJoie. “To compete with the No. 7 on the roof and
door is an honor for any driver at any level, but to have it here on our car in the NASCAR Cup Series is
taken very seriously.”

“We’re thrilled to pay tribute to Alan Kulwicki and Geoff Bodine by running the No. 7 and racing out of that
shop,” added Puchyr. “Alan had a unique way about him and took a very unconventional route to winning
a championship. Everyone knows the story. He didn’t have a ton of money and did more with so much
less than many of the most well-heeled teams of that day. We see a lot of parallels between Spire
Motorsports and Alan’s approach. At the same time, I grew up in the northeast and the No. 7 was
synonymous with the Baldwin family so, it’s a proud moment to tie all that history together and
compliment the No. 77 we’ve run the last two years.”

The 63rd running of theDaytona 500 will be televised live on FOX, Sunday, February 14, 2021. The first

of 36 races on next season’s NCS schedule will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

JUSTIN HALEY RETURNS TO SPIRE MOTORSPORTS CHEVROLET FOR YELLAWOOD 500 AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 1, 2020) – NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff contender Justin Haley will return to the seat of Spire Motorsports No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Yellawood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway where Parts Plus will be featured as the team’s primary sponsor.

Haley, a native of Winamac, Ind., has earned Xfinity series victories at both Talladega and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in 2020 and currently sits fifth in points on NASCAR’s junior circuit with six races remaining to determine the series’ champion.

Over the course of this season, Haley has notched a pair of Xfinity Series wins while racking up eight top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. He’s completed 98.7 percent of the laps contested in 2020 while leading 101 laps.

“I’m beyond excited to get back behind the wheel of the Spire Motorsports 77 this weekend at Talladega,” said Haley. “Peter (crew chief Peter Sospenzo) and the whole team at Spire have been behind me since day one, and I’m so fortunate to get the call to come back and drive for them. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off last summer in Daytona.”

The 21-year-old driver has four previous Cup Series starts to his credit, including a surprise win last season in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at DIS.

“Justin Haley is one of the savviest superspeedway racers in the sport and his pedigree at Talladega and Daytona speaks for itself,” said Spire Motorsports co-owner T.J. Puchyr. “Justin helped put Spire Motorsports on the map when he and Peter Sospenzo won at NASCAR’s highest level a little over a year ago at Daytona. We’re thrilled to have him behind the wheel of the Parts Plus Chevrolet this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. He has an incredibly bright future and we’re proud to be part of it.”

The Yellawood 500 from Talladega Superspeedway will be televised live on NBC Sunday, October 4 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The race will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.