The NASCAR Craftsman Series will be losing one of its more successful teams at the end of the current season.
GMS Racing officials announced today that the 2023 season will be its last. The team has won two Truck Series championships and 44 races since its formation in 2012 and currently fields drivers Grant Enfinger, Rajah Caruth and Daniel Dye. Enfinger, has two wins this season and is sixth in the Camping World Truck Series standings.
GMS Racing, which also has three ARCA championships to its credit, is led by team founder Maury Gallagher. He co-owns the Legacy Motor Club NASCAR Cup team along with Jimmie Johnson. Legacy Motor Club operates out of the GMS Racing campus in Statesville, N.C.
GMS will also be closing its GMS Fabrication operation.
"During the past nine years, GMS Racing has become one of the top teams in the Truck and ARCA Series garage," Gallagher said. "The people that made this happen have been the hard-working men and women at GMS Racing and GMS Fabrication. Every employee, new and old at GMS has always strived to be the very best. Without their effort and dedication, we would have never been able to win two Truck championships, three ARCA championships and 68 wins.
"Leadership is always critical in any success story. Since 2015, (team president) Mike Beam has been the catalyst of this race team’s success. Chevrolet and GM has also been critical to our success. With the combination of Chevrolet plus Mike at the helm, we became the team I always dreamed of owning. I can't thank Mike enough for all his leadership and hard work. We are looking to finish out this year on a high note and close our legacy in this era with another Truck Series championship."
Driver championships for the team include Johnny Sauter (2016, Truck Series), Sheldon Creed (2020, Truck Series), Enfinger (2015, ARCA) and Sam Mayer (2019 and 2020, ARCA East).