NASCAR team set to close their doors after the 2023 season

GMS Racing will run their last race at Phoenix Raceway

GMS Racing opened their doors in 2011 via the ARCA Menards Series. In 2013, they made their NASCAR Truck Series debut. Ahead of the 2014 season, they acquired the assets of the Richard Childress Racing truck team.

In 2021, team owner Maury Gallagher purchased a stake in what was Richard Petty Motorsports. The team was re-named Petty GMS. However, the Truck team, under GMS Racing banner would continue to operate independent of Petty GMS.

Now, for 2024, GMS Racing will close their doors.

GMS Racing currently fields three full-time efforts in the NASCAR Truck Series. Grant Enfinger drives the No. 23, Rajah Caruth pilots the No. 24 and Daniel Dye drives the No. 43.

The team previously competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, most recently in 2019. As recently as last year, the team fielded cars in the ARCA Menards Series.

GMS Racing statement

“This morning, GMS Racing officials announced it will cease operations at the conclusion of the 2023 race season,” GMS Racing stated via social media.

“GMS Febrication, a separate entity which has operated alongside the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race team, will also close its doors following the championship race at Phoenix Raceway.”

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Maury Gallagher comments

Grant Enfinger burnout - WWT Raceway at Gateway - NASCAR Truck Series
MADISON, ILLINOIS – JUNE 03: Grant Enfinger, driver of the #23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 at WWT Raceway on June 03, 2023 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

“During the past nine years, GMS Racing has become one of the top teams in the Truck and ARCA Series garage,” Maury Gallagher stated.

“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, 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.”

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Mike Beam comments

“I just want to start off by saying how grateful I am for Maury (Gallagher) and these incredible nine years at GMS Racing,” Mike Beam stated.

“A lot of people, including myself, have poured their hearts and souls into this organization to make it where it’s at today. Our success wouldn’t have been possible without the talented drivers, crew members, fabricators and administrators that have walked through our doors over the years.”

“I also want to thank Chevrolet. Chevrolet has been such a key partner of ours over our entire existence. They have been along for every success GMS has obtained and we couldn’t have done it without their support. As for the rest of this year, we will continue business as usual and chase after a Championship in our final season.”

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Daniel Dye comments
Daniel Dye - NASCAR Driver
LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 21: Daniel Dye, driver of the #43 Champion Container Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series CRC Brakleen 150 at Pocono Raceway on July 21, 2023 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

“Daniel Dye Racing would like to thank GMS Racing for everything they have provided throughout our relationship and we wish each person in the organization the absolute best,” Daniel Dye Racing stated.

“GMS and its people will forever be a part of the fabric of how Daniel races and the way we operate.”

“We are pleased to share that we have a signed contract for the upcoming 2024 race season and Daniel will have a seat full-time with another top-tier racing organization. We look forward to sharing details soon.”

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