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Mark ‘Hollywood’ Armstrong to Miss Time With Injury

Mark ‘Hollywood’ Armstrong to Miss Time With Injury

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.

Mark "Hollywood" Armstrong, a pit crew member for Kyle Busch in the Nationwide Series, will be away from the track for a while.

Mark “Hollywood” Armstrong, a pit crew member for Kyle Busch in the Nationwide Series, will be away from the track for a while.

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.’”

About Justin Tucker

Justin Tucker
Justin starts his second year with the Frontstretch in 2014, responsible for Sprint Cup news in our e-newsletter twice a week. Also a Frontstretch Power Rankings contributor, he acts as “super sub” filling in for various columns throughout the season. He resides out in Missouri.