Mark “Hollywood” Armstrong will miss a few weeks in the garage after suffering a torn meniscus on Wednesday evening during pit practice in preparation for this weekend’s races at Michigan.
He’ll be sidelined four to six weeks.
Armstrong has been a fixture on NASCAR’s pit roads for over two decades. More recently, Armstrong has worked as a tire changer for Kyle Busch’s No. 54 Monster Energy Nationwide Series team at Joe Gibbs Racing and on the No. 26 car of Cole Whitt in the Sprint Cup Series.
Armstrong’s teammate Mitch Lash says losing Armstrong’s presence on pit road is huge.
“Just want everybody to understand what Hollywood means to the spot and to our team with his 22 years experience,” Lash said. “The No. 26 crew really leans on his veteran knowledge and leadership. He is an extreme, team-oriented person who puts himself last. He is an asset to our team and we will keep him and his recovery in the front of our minds. It’s gonna be hard without him on pit road while he is healing. Everybody knows there’s only one Hollywood but I know he’ll be saying, ‘Boys, I’ll be back shortly, I got this.’”