Sunday, October 07, 2012

Calinoff, Kenseth To Part At Season's End

Mike Calinoff stays with Rouch Fenway in 2013
Mike Calinoff will end his long run as spotter for former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth at season’s end, remaining with Roush Fenway Racing when Kenseth jumps to Joe Gibbs Racing next season.

Calinoff has remained mum about his plans for 2013, but Kenseth revealed this weekend that his longtime spotter will move on. Asked via Twitter whether Calinoff will accompany him to JGR and the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, Kenseth replied “No, he is a great spotter, I will miss him.”

Calinoff subsequently confirmed those plans, revleaing that he will spot for 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. when Stenhouse takes the wheel of Roush Fenway’s No. 17 Ford next season. He currently serves as Stenhouse’s “eye in the sky” in Nationwide Series competition, and also spots for youngster Nelson Piquet, Jr. on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.


  1. Brian Kramer7:51 AM

    He had no choice...with all those "17" tats.

  2. Al the mad cab driver2:18 PM

    Too bad Stenhouse will be driving the #6 next year.

  3. Robert Superwrench43:17 PM

    You hear how impressed He is with Ricky each week on Sirius Speedway. This had to be and I am thrilled.

  4. He could have stayed with Matt and just had +3 tattooed after his 17 tattoos.