Grant Rides On With TOPP For 2020 USAC Sprint Season

TOPP Motorsports is proud to announce that Justin Grant will be returning to the #4 sprint car for the 2020 season. The duo will continue their chase for the United States Auto Club (USAC) AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship, racing the full sprint car schedule for next year.

“Having Justin on our team has been such a blessing,” said Kevin Birchmeier, owner of TOPP Motorsports. “We’ve learned a lot the past two years and we have a lot of great support behind us. Our crew chief, Mark, is phenomenal. We’re lucky to have him and the rest of the talented crew we’ve put together. We can’t wait for the 2020 season to gear up and get back to the track.”

“We’ve been together two years and it’s been such a great experience,” explained Grant. “It wasn’t really a question of whether or not we were going to continue the partnership next year – it’s a solid team and we work well together. I’m excited to get things kicked off again next year and get back in the #4,” said Grant.

While the team didn’t earn the top spot they were looking for in 2019, they had multiple successes throughout the season. With veteran crew chief, Mark Shambarger, behind the wrench, the team achieved three total USAC race wins and one additional non-points win at Kokomo Speedway on August 21 for the #GYATK Night. Grant’s season stats show 20 top-five feature finishes and 28 top-ten feature finishes, leading a total of 86 feature laps throughout the 2019 season. Grant also earned four fast qualifying times and ten heat race wins throughout the season.

Ultimately, Grant and the team finished fifth in overall USAC National Championship points. Additionally, some extra practice evenings at Kokomo Speedway led Grant and the team to earn the Kokomo Speedway Track Champion title for 2019.

The team will continue to have the support of sponsors like NOS Energy Drink, TOPP Industries, Inc., Challenger Construction in the upcoming season. The team will also continue their partnership with non-profit partner The Bow Foundation, helping to raise awareness for GNAO1-related disorder, an extremely rare disease, throughout the season.

“We’re really lucky to have the backing and support from our partners,” said Grant. “We couldn’t do it alone. NOS Energy Drink was a big supporter last year, we’re happy that they are sticking with us for 2020,” finished Grant.

TOPP Motorsports, based out of Rochester, Indiana, was established in 2015. The organization is owned and operated by TOPP Industries, Inc. President and CEO, Kevin Birchmeier, who has always had a passion for racing.

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