DGR-Crosley Tag

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 Drivers in the Round of 6 endured an accurate depiction of a “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” in Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Just about everyone who are competing for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship either dealt with truck issues or involved in a series of cautions that ended their race. Only two out of the six finished inside the top-10 while the other four were outside the top-20. Earlier in the race, it was all calm forRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Luck was on Tyler Ankrum’s side as his engine survived long enough to put the DGR – Crosley driver into the Round of Six for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. In the final run to the checkered flag, Ankrum’s No. 17 B/X Custom Designs Toyota Tundra endured electrical gremlins. At Bristol Motor Speedway, those issues forced the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year into a ‘must win’ position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When the checkered flag waved in the World of WestgateRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the only Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Grid, Tyler Ankrum is the underdog. The David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group driver missed three races due to NASCAR’s age limit. Ankrum also spent two races with an underfunded team because of sponsorship. He earned a playoff berth with a waiver from NASCAR due to the age limit and a win at Kentucky Speedway. In his 13 starts this season, Ankrum has threeRead 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 Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In a week that started with Justin Haley’s remarkable upset win at Daytona on Sunday, 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum added another on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway—and simultaneously threw a wrench into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff standings. Driving the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota, Ankrum inherited the lead in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile track when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel on the next-to-last lap. Ankrum crossed the finish line 7.373 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Friesen,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two races with an unfamiliar team, Tyler Ankrum returns home to DGR – Crosley for the Camping World 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Sponsorship issues forced Ankrum out of his No. 17 Railblaza Toyota Tundra, but he remained eligible for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs by driving for NEMCO Motorsports at Iowa Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Ankrum’s most recent race with DGR – Crosley resulted in a career best third-place finish. That third-place finish came after he had twoRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DGR – Crosley Group driver Tyler Ankrum is making the most of his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. A full season for the 18-year-old was always dependent on sponsorship dollars, and a part-time schedule was always a possibility. That possibility is now a reality. Ankrum will sit out at Iowa Speedway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The young driver explained the lessons he’s already learned from this experience. “The only thing to learn from this is to workRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s difficult for a NASCAR driver having opportunities to run in high-quality equipment. More so, when they have a select number of races to do so as it’s been the case for Kyle Benjamin. Over the past two seasons, the 21-year-old has driven for DGR-Crosley and Joe Gibbs Racing in both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Xfinity Series respectively. Despite having tremendous success in both national touring series, scoring four top-fives (two from each series), two poles (both in Xfinity)Read More