B.J. McLeod
37-Year-Old Driver  
Live Fast Motorsports
2021 Fantasy Outlook
This veteran driver will get to go full-time Cup Series racing this season. Ownership has combined with Joe Falk and the team has obtained Go FAS Racing's charter. That combined with a technical alliance with Stewart Haas Racing has birthed a new race venture called Live Fast Motorsports. McLeod will pilot the team's No. 78 Ford for the full 36-event schedule. He's a veteran of 57 Cup Series starts spread over five seasons. Now he'll get a crack at the full schedule and with what is likely his best ride to-date. Sponsorship is secure, the crew chief will likely be Todd Parrott and the equipment is Stewart Haas Racing quality. It should all add up to a pretty good splash for McLeod. The potential for performance and the upside is likely better than many of the drivers in the tier outside the Top 30. Read Past Outlooks
Starting from rear
NASCAR Cup
July 18, 2021
McLeod is starting from the rear for Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 due to multiple inspection failures with his No. 78 Ford, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
ANALYSIS
McLeod has started 30th or worse in all but two races this season so he's in familiar territory. The 37-year-old is in line for a disappointing finish after being docked to the rear for the first time since the end of May.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
This team is expected to race full-time, but with a number of different drivers behind the wheel. The vast majority of the starts should go to McLeod. It's yet to be determined how many, and who will race alongside the veteran. McLeod made 30 starts last season with 22 of those coming in the No. 15 Ford. The veteran driver claimed 11 Top-20 finishes although five of those came in another team's car. So the inconsistency behind the wheel, and unknown drivers are a limiting factor for this race team. The only concrete fact we can hang our hats on is that McLeod will field this car in all 33 events. It's typically running at the end of most races, although not terribly competitively.
This team is expected to race full-time, but with a number of different drivers behind the wheel. The vast majority of the starts should go to McLeod. It's yet to be determined how many, and who will race alongside the veteran. McLeod has made 25 and 26 starts respectively the last two seasons, however, split between the team's multiple cars. The veteran driver registered five Top-20 finishes last year, but also collected six DNF's. Lack of continuity in the driver's seat limits this team's ability to develop chemistry and race more competitively.
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Starting from rear
NASCAR Cup
May 30, 2021
McLeod will start from the rear in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 due to unapproved adjustments with his No. 78 Ford, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
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Ends up in rear
NASCAR Cup
April 25, 2021
McLeod will be starting in the rear for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after having unapproved adjustments with his No.78 Ford Mustang car, Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports reports.
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New Race Team
NASCAR Cup
November 20, 2020
Matt Tifft and McLeod are thrilled to announce the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The No. 78 Ford Mustang will compete on in the Cup series on a full-time basis in the 2021 season and beyond. McLeod will pilot the No. 78 Mustang under the charter that Tifft and McLeod obtained in 2020, alongside Joe Falk.
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Starting in back Wednesday
NASCAR Cup
May 20, 2020
McLeod had multiple inspection failures and will start at the rear of the field for Wednesday's Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway, freelance NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck reports.
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Planning 15 Cup Starts
NASCAR Cup
May 15, 2020
From the age of two, McLeod knew he wanted to be a part of racing. Come Sunday McLeod will have taken his team to the top of motorsports, as BJ McLeod Motorsports will start its first NASCAR Cup Series race. He is set to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet this weekend at Darlington Raceway in NASCAR's return to racing, frontstretch.com reports.
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