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GMS Racing Expand Technical Alliance in Trucks

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer

GMS Racing’s 2019 season announcements continued Monday as they’ve announced their technical alliance with multiple teams in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series, as well as one ARCA Racing Series team.

Both the race team and fabrication will expand their alliances with the truck teams of Jordan Anderson Racing, Niece Motorsports and AM Racing, and ARCA’s KBR Development.

Their fabrication shop will be providing new chassis, as well as rebuilding chassis and components. Also, the race team will provide engine support to those race teams.

President of GMS Racing Mike Beam said his team are fortunate to have an alliance within those series.

“We have been very fortunate to have success in the racing industry and it gives us an opportunity to work with up and coming teams to provide technical support and guidance,” said Beam. “Obviously if a GMS team can’t win, we would love to see one of our partners in Victory Lane with Chevrolet.”

Among the Truck Series drivers involved in the alliance are driver/owner Jordan Anderson, Niece’s Ross Chastain and Reid Wilson, and AM’s Austin Wayne Self.

Anderson said having his team aligned with GMS Racing is a win for the small teams, notably the opportunity of having new bodies and chassis from the GMS fab shop.

“To have the technical alliance with GMS Racing, and direction of Mike Beam and his entire group in place moving forward into 2019, we’ve been able to make great strides in improving our trucks and the quality of our operation as a whole over the off-season,” said Anderson. “For a small team like ours, the amount of help that we have gotten from the GMS fab shop in hanging new bodies and updating our chassis, along with their direction on setups and builds, is going to play a substantial role in the upswing in performance that we are aiming towards for this season and beyond.”

GMS Racing will enter their seventh season in NASCAR, and its trucks will be piloted by defending ARCA champion Sheldon Creed and defending Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt.

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From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. He's also covered Idaho Athletics and high school football as both a writer and videographer. Additionally, he spent 2017 writing several racing columns as an independent journalist. Luis does video and photography, and is a fan of Seattle sports, a music critic and a motivator who wants to impact people's lives.