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25-year-old scored first top-five finish in 2014 at Talladega GMS Racing announced Tuesday that Spencer Gallagher will expand his driving duties to a full-time schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015. Gallagher, 25, will pair with crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz on the No. 23 Chevrolet team. The truck will carry sponsorship from Allegiant Travel, a Las Vegas-based agency that backed Gallagher's part-time efforts last season. Gallagher will serve as a teammate to 17-year-old Brandon Jones , who is slated to run 16 races in the team's No. 33 Chevy this season. "A full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for GMS Racing is something I have been looking forward to for a long time," said Gallagher, who will be running a full schedule for the first time in an NASCAR national series . "We all made a lot of progress and noise throughout 2014. I cannot wait to be behind the wheel for all 23 events. I know Brandon and I have the equipment and personnel behind us to go race for wins." Gallagher drove in nine truck series events last season for GMS, logging a best finish of third in a frantic finish last fall at Talladega Superspeedway . His startling aerodynamic boost through traffic near the checkered flag led to one of the season's best quotes, with Gallagher making a Biblical misapplication in the post-race news conference by saying it was a case of "Noah parting the seas." Gallagher also notched his first victory in ARCA competition in the 2014 finale at Kansas Speedway . Stankiewicz spent last season as crew chief for driver Joey Coulter , who posted three top-five finishes in 2014. Earlier in January, the team announced that Coulter would move from the cockpit to take the role of team relations coordinator for GMS. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Switch from Toyota includes conversion to ECR Engines NEMCO Motorsports announced Friday that it will be re-establishing its partnership with Chevrolet for the 2015 season. The team will field Chevrolets in the Camping World Truck Series and Late Model competition with drivers Joe Nemechek and his son, John Hunter Nemechek . With the move to Chevrolet, NEMCO Motorsports will now use ECR Engines. Team owner Joe Nemechek is no stranger to the Chevy bowtie; he and NEMCO Motorsports won 19 races in NASCAR national series competition with the manufacturer from 1991-2011, according to the team. During that period, Nemechek also earned the 1992 driver and owner championships in in what is now the NASCAR XFINITY Series , prior to winning the manufacturers' championship for Chevrolet. "We look forward to joining the Chevrolet NASCAR program this season," Nemechek said in a statement released by the team. "I've had a long-term relationship with Chevrolet for the majority of my career and I look forward to continuing that relationship." The father-son team plans to run a split schedule in the team's No. 8 entry until the younger Nemechek's 18th birthday (June 8), when he will be cleared for NASCAR competition on tracks longer than 1.25 miles. After that milestone, John Hunter Nemechek will be the team's lone driver for the rest of the season, starting July 9 at Kentucky Speedway . FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Hisense 250 will run on Feb. 28, 2015 MORE: Complete schedule " Buy tickets for Atlanta The XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be sponsored by Hisense and the event will be named the Hisense 250. The race is set to be run on Saturday, February 28 with television coverage on FOX Sports 1. The race will be the second XFINITY Series race of the 2015 season and the first part of a rare XFINITY Series - Camping World Truck Series doubleheader. Hisense is a multinational electronics manufacturer based in Qingdao, China. Hisense USA operates a Georgia-based R&D center in Georgia. "We are beyond delighted to welcome Hisense as the title sponsor for the XFINITY Series race in Atlanta on Feb. 28, as it continues its global development in the U.S.," said Ed Clark, Atlanta Motor Speedway president and GM. "Hisense provides a full range of quality electronic products to a worldwide market, and we look forward to a partnership that will continue to fuel its expanding reach across the U.S. and provide a quality event for fans attending the Hisense 250." Atlanta is hosting a Truck Series event for the first time since 2012 and the race weekend was moved up to follow the Daytona opening weekend as part of several changes to the schedule. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Crewman had been suspended in August, completed Road to Recovery Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has reinstated Troy Cupples, a crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series , upon his successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program. On Aug. 11, 2014, Couples was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the NASCAR Rule Book. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Youngest national series race winner to run 10 races
23-year-old made seven starts in NCWTS in 2014 Ray Black Jr. is partnering with SS Green Light Racing to run a full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015. Black will drive the No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet Silverado. "We've got the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on the schedule for 2015 and I am excited about that," Black said in a team release. ScubaLife is on board to be the primary sponsor, while NASE Worldwide and CDA Technical Institute will also support the effort. Black ran seven races in the Truck Series last season for the Bobby Dotter-owned team, with his best finishes of 18th place coming at both Chicagoland Speedway in September and Texas Motor Speedway in October. Black led his only lap of the season in the Chicagoland race. The 23-year-old Floridian will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2015. "I've waited a long time for this opportunity and now that it's official I can't wait to get it going," Black said. "I couldn't be more happy for the team; it's a great group of guys that I really enjoy being around." MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule