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By David Morgan, Associate Editor The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series title defense is back on track for Brett Moffitt. A month after finding himself without a ride for 2019, Moffitt joins one of the powerhouse teams in the Truck Series, GMS Racing, to battle for a second straight championship. Last season, Moffitt and underdog team Hattori Racing Enterprises battled adversity both on-track and off, but scored six wins, 13 top-five finishes, and 13 top-10 finishes en route to the title before the team had to look for another driver forRead More

Posted On January 9, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Johnny Sauter Out at GMS Racing

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After three seasons together, 2016 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion Johnny Sauter and GMS Racing will part ways effective immediately, the team announced Wednesday. Sauter joined the organization in 2016, bringing the Maury Gallagher-owned operation its first, and only, championship to date. In 63 races together, the duo earned 13 victories, 19 top-five, 55 top-10 finishes, and two poles. In all three seasons, Sauter made the Playoffs, as well as the Championship Four, finishing runner-up in 2017 and fourth last season. In 2018, SauterRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor John Hunter Nemechek has a new home for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, moving over to GMS Racing to take over the No. 23 Chevrolet and compete for Rookie of the Year. The 21-year old Mooresville, North Carolina native looked to be on his way to another year with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 season before the team decided to put Ross Chastain in the driver’s seat instead, leaving Nemechek on the outside looking in. Enter GMS, who had a seat available for theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 2018 ARCA Racing Series champion Sheldon Creed officially announced during Friday’s qualifying session at ISM Raceway in Phoenix that he’ll make the big move into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on a full-time basis next season, driving for GMS Racing. Creed, who’s driven for the Gallagher family-owned operation since Oct. 27 at Martinsville Speedway, where he finished on the lead lap in 19th, has quickly garnered success since shifting his focus from off road racing, where he notably won back-to-back Speed Energy Formula Off-RoadRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer GMS Racing has completed their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series lineup for the remainder of the 2018 season, adding Tyler Dippel to the fold. The 18-year-old driver had been runner-up in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship with David Gilliland Racing – CROSLEY Group. Dippel will take over the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado at Martinsville Speedway. He will drive the four final races, joining Justin Haley, Johnny Sauter, and Sheldon Creed. On top of the pit box for Dippel will be veteran crew chiefRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott will return to NASCAR competition at Road America, competing in the Johnsonville 180 in GMS Racing’s No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet Camaro SS. Bill Elliott, father of current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott, will compete in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race since Memphis Motorsports Park in 2006. He will also join Chase as one of several drivers that have climbed behind the wheel of the No. 23 this season. Four of Chase’s five Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Continuing to honor commitments made during Spencer Gallagher’s two-month suspension, GMS Racing announced Saturday that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro at Watkins Glen International in New York on August 4. In addition of Allmendinger making his first series start since Mid-Ohio in 2013, headphone brand AfterShokz will be partnering with GMS. Allmendinger said he’s looking forward driving for the team, citing how they’ve become a competitive entity since joining the series in 2016, and wasRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After being left without a ride when Red Horse Racing shut down in May, Brett Moffitt has found a home with GMS Racing. Moffitt will pilot the No. 96 Northland Foundation Inc. Chevrolet Camaro in the US Cellular 250 Presented by America Ethanol at Iowa Speedway on July 29. Moffitt has one career NASCAR Xfinity Series start, which came at his hometrack, Iowa Speedway. He finished ninth after starting 10th that day. Moffitt was excited to race in front of his hometown crowd. “I amRead More