Top Fuel Dragster driver Spencer Massey is no longer part of Don Schumacher Racing effective immediately, team owner Don Schumacher said Friday afternoon.

"I appreciate what Spencer did for us the past two years, but I have decided to go in a different direction," Schumacher said.

Massey will 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.

I wish Spencer all the luck in the world.

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Schumacher added, "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 started in the Top Fuel ranks as a crew chief for Scott Palmer from 2001 to '04. The 2008 IHRA Top Fuel champion made his NHRA debut during that same year at Dallas. His first NHRA Top Fuel Dragster victory came at Chicago in 2009.

Massey's first year with DSR competing in one of the team's dragsters, he made it into the Countdown to the Championship playoffs; placing second in the title final outcome.

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