By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor
The cockpit of the No. 25 truck for GMS Racing will see a new driver this weekend in Canada as the team announced Wednesday that Dalton Sargeant will no longer drive for the team for the remainder of the season.
“Due to a unfortunate circumstance with Sargeant Motorsports, Dalton Sargeant will no longer compete with GMS Racing full-time in the Truck Series for the remainder of the 2018 season,” Mike Beam, President of GMS Racing said in a statement. “Until the issue is resolved, Spencer (Gallagher) will serve as the fill-in driver of the No. 25 Chevrolet entry beginning this weekend in Canada.
“We hope a solution can be agreed upon and to see Dalton back racing GMS equipment in the near future.”
Sargeant joined GMS at the start of the season for his rookie campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, scoring one top-five finish and four top-10 finishes in the first 16 races of the season, including a season high of third at Pocono, but ultimately fell short of making the eight-driver field for the Playoffs.
Following last Thursday’s race at Bristol, Sargeant currently sits 10th in the standings.
In addition to his Truck Series resume, the 20-year old Boca Raton, Fla. native has competed in the ARCA Racing Series and K&N East and West over the last few years, scoring five wins in ARCA and one win in K&N West.
“It’s difficult to put into words, but effective immediately, I will not be completing this racing season as the driver of the No. 25 truck for GMS Racing,” Sargeant confirmed in a statement of his own.
“I’ll take away so many great memories from competing in these first 16 races in the Camping World Truck Series. This series is truly one of the best racing series in the world and I’m honored to have raced against some of the most talented drivers in NASCAR this year. I’ve learned so much from the beginning of the season and grown exponentially as a driver. I look forward to continuing that transformation in the future.
“I’ve also had great partners this season, and the support from Performance Plus Motor Oil, Safety Kleen, Scott Shop Towels and many more have meant so much to my family and me. We’ve worked hard to represent all of our partners and to make them proud each and every week.
“This is unfortunate for everyone involved, but all we can do right now is stay focused and work hard towards the 2019 racing season. Words alone cannot fully express my profound appreciation for all of the support I’ve received this year from my family, friends, partners and, of course, the amazing NASCAR fans that I’m privileged to meet each and every week. Thank you all.
“I look forward to seeing everyone at a racetrack soon.”