Spire Motorsports fields a part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Through our longstanding relationships in the sport, we put together driver, sponsor and crew combinations that are capable of winning races despite not competing full-time.
Drivers of the #7 Spire Motorsports truck include NASCAR Cup Series Champions and race winners that compete for the most prestigious organizations in all of motorsports.
Manion has been a staple atop the pit box since 2002 and boasts wins in all three of NASCAR’s elite touring series.
Some of his most recognizable accomplishments include back-to-back NASCAR Xfinity Series Championships with Martin Truex Jr., (’04 – ‘05) and NASCAR Cup Series wins including the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and Bank of America 500 with Jamie McMurray. He has collected NCWTS wins with Byron, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Busch, Tyler Ankrum and Zane Smith.
Greci came to Spire Motorsports in 2022 from Hattori Racing Enterprises and serves as general manager. Manion spent 2020-2021 at GMS Racing and brings a championship pedigree to the team’s crew chief position.
The potent duo combined to earn the team’s first NCWTS win in just its third series’ start when William Byron led three times for 94 laps to collect the checkered flag in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
Greci, a Granby, Conn., native with over five decades of experience, launched his NASCAR career in 1990 as Mike McLaughlin’s crew chief in the ARCA Menard’s Series East (formerly Busch North Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East). Since then, he has earned ARCA Menard’s Series East victories with McLaughlin, Mike Stefanik, Ryan Truex and Brett Moffitt.
Greci won consecutive championships with Truex in 2009 and 2010. From 2013-2016, he held the competition director’s role for Turner-Scott Motorsports and HSM with Justin Marks when the teams won four straight ARCA Menard’s Series East titles with drivers Dylan Kwasniewski, Ben Rhodes, William Byron and Justin Haley.
He transitioned to Hattori Racing Enterprises as general manager at the end of 2016 where he won four races and earned NCWTS championship honors in 2018 with Moffitt. From 2019-2021, Greci and Austin Hill combined to notch eight wins while clinching a spot in the NCWTS playoffs all three years.