The association between Top Fuel Dragster driver Spencer Massey and Don Schumacher Racing came to an abrupt end on Friday afternoon when team owner Don Schumacher announced in a terse statement that Massey "is no longer part of Don Schumacher Racing effective immediately."
Massey will therefore not return to DSR to drive the dragster led by crew chiefs Todd Okuhara and Phil Shuler, which finished third in championship points this past season, just 50 points behind series champion and Massey's DSR teammate, Antron Brown.
"I appreciate what Spencer did for us the past two years, but I have decided to go in a different direction," Schumacher said. "I wish Spencer all the luck in the world and hope he returns to driving next season in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series."
Massey was not available for comment about the decision.