MOORESVILLE – Ranier Racing with MDM announced Tuesday that Spencer Davis, whom the organization guided to his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory at Dominion Raceway in late-May, will vacate the seat of its No. 41 Chevrolet SS effective before the series’ next race at Columbus Speedway on Saturday (July 2).
Ranier Racing with MDM, the first-year organization fielding two full-time entries in the NASCAR K&N Series, is currently evaluating its driver options for the final seven races of the season and will continue to campaign Kyle Benjamin’s No. 40 entry in his quest for the driver’s championship. At the midpoint of the 14-race season, Benjamin sits third in the series points while the No. 41 entry is currently second, 22 points behind series leader Justin Haley.
Ranier Racing with MDM, which is led by championship crew chief Mark McFarland, is also fielding part-time entries in the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as the premiere one-stop development organization. McFarland begin his NASCAR career behind the wheel of car, capturing the 2003 NASCAR Weekly Series championship and then piloting the first entry for the Dale Earnhardt Jr-owned JR Motorsports, and transitioned to a crew chief, leading Ben Rhodes to a K&N Series championship in 2014. Now overseeing the burgeoning operation, McFarland recruited championship-winning crew chief Mardy Lindley and industry veteran Doug Howe to lead the teams.