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GMS Racing to close NASCAR Trucks team after 2023

GMS Racing announced Wednesday they will close their NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team and fabrications company after the 2023 season.

The Maury Gallagher-owned team will also close its GMS Fabrication entity, which has operated alongside the Truck Series team.

GMS Fabrication has clients outside of the teams behind GMS drivers Grant Enfinger (No. 23), Rajah Caruth (No. 24) and Daniel Dye (No. 43). Enfinger is currently in the Truck Series playoffs.

GMS Racing opened in 2012 as an ARCA Menards Series team. The next year, they moved up to the Truck Series with Spencer Gallagher for three races.

Joey Coulter drove the team’s truck in their first full-time year, earning three top-5 finishes and 10 top-10s in 2014.

In 2015, Austin Dillon earned the first win for the team – at Loudon – a year before the team broke out.

Johnny Sauter brought home three wins, 12 top-5s, 19 top-10s and the 2016 title. Grant Enfinger, Ben Kennedy and Kyle Larson also won a race apiece.

In the next seven seasons, GMS racked up 37 wins and a truck in the Championship Four in every season but 2022. That included winning the 2020 title with Sheldon Creed.

GMS owner Maury Gallagher still has an ownership stake in Legacy Motor Club, alongside Jimmie Johnson and Richard Petty.

LMC is set to switch to Toyota in 2024 with Erik Jones and a driver TBA piloting their NASCAR Cup Series entries.

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