Blaney crosses under the checkered flag at Martinsville Speedway. (HHP/Andrew Coppley)

Williams Out, Fedewa In As Blaney’s New Spotter

NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney will have a new spotter on the stand during the 2024 season, as longtime spotter Josh Williams is departing the No. 12 Team Penske crew. 

Williams announced the news on Monday via X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Last week’s NASCAR banquet was my last call as a spotter for the 12 team and Team Penske. After nine years, it was time to personally and professionally make a change for myself and my family,” Williams wrote. “I’m proud knowing the last six races were it and going out with a Talladega win, a Martinsville clock, and capping it off with a Cup Series championship.

“We couldn’t have finished it off any better.” 

Though he mentioned he has plans for the future, Williams did not share them at this time. 

In response to his announcement, Blaney wrote a statement of his own on X

“It’s been a fun ride for the past nine years together, from all the race wins to the championship. No better way to go out together than on top! You’re one of the very best brother. Cheers,” Blaney said. 

Tim Fedewa, who has spotted for Kevin Harvick for the past 10 seasons, will replace Williams on the spotting stand. Fedewa and Harvick won 37 Cup Series races together.