Live Fast Motorsports will attempt to qualify for the 66th running of the Daytona 500 next February, BJ McLeod declared on Tuesday during a media availability.
McLeod plans on entering the No. 78 car into all six of the superspeedway races in 2024. He added Live Fast could run select road course events, should it find the right driver. Josh Bilicki ran all six road courses in the No. 78 car in 2023.
“We‘re still going to be in Cup part time,” McLeod said. “I‘m looking to run the [superspeedways] because we‘re competitive there and then if we can put a driver in for the road courses. We showed great speed at the road courses this year with Josh Bilicki. He ran exceptionally well and that‘s something that we‘re looking forward in trying to put together.
Live Fast had high expectations for the 2023 season by switching to Chevrolet and receiving support from ECR and some technical help from Richard Childress Racing. The team didn’t see the uptick in performance that it wanted and sold its charter to Spire Motorsports for a reported $40 million.
Matt Tifft, co-owner of Live Fast, will step away from the team and focus on opportunities to drive next year after getting back behind the wheel of a late model and being cleared to compete.
“Live Fast will operate just as it has,” McLeod said. “Matt is going to move on and pursue other opportunities that he has on his side, so it will just be myself, Jessica and Joe [Falk] on the Live Fast side. Everything on the appearance side will remain the same.”