Mike Marlar is making a habit of competing in NASCAR whenever that sanctioning body contests an event on dirt. The 44-year-old driver steered both a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride and a NASCAR Cup Series machine around the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in 2021. Prior to that, the Winfield, Tennessee driver who earned the 2018 World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series championship had driven to a 4th place finish in the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby on the Truck Series at the Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
Marlar will, as he did at Eldora in 2019, drive for Reaume Brothers Racing in a No. 33 Toyota in the second annual ‘Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt’ this coming Saturday night at BMS. He finished 28th on that high banked track last year driving for Timmy Hill completing 148 of the 150 laps.
He registered a 31st place result in the Food City Dirt Race for the Cup Series at Bristol in a Carl Long-owned ride.
“Man, I’m really excited to have the opportunity to race for Reaume Brothers again, and to get to do it at Bristol (Motor Speedway) just makes it that much sweeter,” Marlar said in a press release posted to MikeMarlar.com. “I’m really a lucky guy to get opportunities like this. I have to say a special thanks to Tom and Rocky Smith and everyone involved, who is making this happen for me.”
Marlar’s credentials on dirt are impressive.
Not only was the ‘Winfield Warrior’ crowned WoO Late Models champion in 2018 but he is also the only driver to have won the crown jewel Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals at the famed Knoxville(IA) Raceway three times, including last year’s event. And more, he is a two-time winner of the Hillbilly 100, which is one of Super Late Model racing’s biggest events.
In all, he has recorded 285 total feature victories.
The ‘Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt’ at the Bristol Motor Speedway is slated for Saturday night(4-16-22) at 8:00pm. It will be shown live by FS1.
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Richard Allen has been covering NASCAR and other forms of motorsports since 2008.
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