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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rising star Hailie Deegan has jumped ship from Toyota to Ford after signing a multi-year developmental contract Tuesday. The 18-year-old will run the entire ARCA Menards Series campaign for DGR-Crosley, unveiling her brand new black No. 4 Monster Energy Fusion at the Ford Performance Technical Center in Concord, North Carolina. Tuesday’s announcement further bounds the racing family as Hailie’s father, Brian Deegan, drove a Ford in the Global Rallycross Championship, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series and was a gold medalist in the Rallycross category at theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NHRA Pro Stock champion and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East winner Tanner Gray will run full-time in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, piloting the No. 15 DGR-Crosley Ford F-150. The New Mexico racer said he’s really looking forward to the season, but understands that it won’t be easy on the national level. “Obviously running full-time in the Truck Series is going to be tough with how competitive the series is,” Gray said. “It’s going to be challenging racing with these guysRead More

Posted On December 11, 2019By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

DGR-Crosley Joins the Ford Brand in 2020

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ford Performance will have another team joining its Blue Oval brand in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series as the DGR-Crosley leaves Toyota to join them effective immediately. Additionally, the David Gilliland owned team will also run Ford engines in the ARCA Menards Series and late model programs. Gilliland said the long awaited Wednesday’s announcement symbolizes that his team is ready to continue growing after achieving instant success since forming the team in 2017 with guys such as Tyler Ankrum, who will move toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Veteran dirt late model racer Kyle Strickler will be among the dirt specialists returning to Eldora Speedway and compete in next Thursday’s Eldora Dirt Derby. Strickler will pilot the No. 54 Toyota Tundra owned by DGR-Crosley, regularly driven by Natalie Decker and will have partnership support by Jerovetz Shock Service, Donaldson Grading, JRS Competition Finishes, Canady’s Pest Control, Glen Miller Demolition and G-Style Transport. The two-time World Short Track Champion at The Dirt Track at Charlotte commented he’s excited about Thursday’s announcement coming out and workingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group welcomes Raphaël Lessard back to the team for two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Réseau Dynamique will sponsor Lessard’s Toyota Tundras in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway and the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Motorsports Park. TheSt.-Joseph de Beauce, Quebec native made his Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season. In two truck starts so far this season, Lessard’s best finish is 11th at Dover International Speedway.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel. He drives the No. 02 D&A Concrete / Lobas Productions / Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports. Dippel finished runner-up in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship Standings last year and in the 2014 PASS National Super Late Model Series. The 19-year-old is currently 11th in the championship points standings, 146-points behind points leader Grant Enfinger, and 81-points behind the playoff cutoff, heldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Ankrum. He drives the No. 17 May’s Hawaii / Modern Meat Co. Toyota Tundra for David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group. Ankrum won the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship with DGR – Crosley. The San Bernardino, CA native won four races and earned nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in the 14-race season. In the Truck Series Points Standings, Ankrum is 16thafter heRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Age has its limits and rookie Tyler Ankrum was no different after sitting out the first three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races because according to the NASCAR rulebook, he wasn’t eligible to compete at ovals bigger than a mile as he wasn’t 18-years-old until March 6th. A few weeks removed from finally turning magic age No. 18, last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion is set to make his first start of the season at Martinsville Speedway, driving the No. 17 Toyota Tundra forRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DGR-Crosley driver Natalie Decker will have plenty of seat time the next two weeks at Daytona International Speedway. One year removed from winning the pole in the Lucas Oil 200 she will once again compete in the ARCA Racing Series season opener as well as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. Although Decker’s schedule was not a full season, DGR-Crosley has adjusted because of her participation in the W Series. Her new racing home also found her topping a ‘DGR driver pyramid,’ above teamRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Entering its second full season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, David Gilliland Racing – CROSLEY Group has embraced the role of driver development. In 2018, the team had 11 drivers, including co-owners Gilliland and Bo LeMastus, behind the wheel of its’ Toyota Tundras. DGR – CROSLEY has fielded teams from the late model ranks to the Truck Series. In 2019, the team is expanding. In the Truck Series, Anthony Alfredo and Natalie Decker, will split time in one truck, while 2018 NASCAR K&NRead More