Over the past twenty years, Mike has become a notable figure in the NASCAR community. As a Spotter, he spent 11 seasons with Matt Kenseth in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series for a total of 36 combined series wins including two Daytona 500’s. The duo garnered Rookie of the Year honors and a Championship in 2003. With Kenseth leaving Roush Fenway at the end of 2012, Mike chose to stay and work with Sprint Cup rookie, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Their history dates back to 2010 with the ROTY award and then back-to-back Championships in the Nationwide Series in 2011 and 2012. As the 2013 Chase began, Calinoff announced that he would not return to Roush Fenway.