GMS Racing NCWTS Phoenix Preview

by Official Release On Tue, Nov. 07, 2017

JOHNNY SAUTER
No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet Silverado

Phoenix Stats
8 starts, 4 top-fives, 6 top-10s, 1 pole

Season Stats
21 starts, 3 wins, 11 top-fives, 17 top-10s

Additional Info
– The No. 21 team will utilize GMS chassis No. 304. This is the first time this chassis will be raced.
– With a win at Texas, Sauter is locked into the Championship 4 and will compete for a second consecutive title at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Quote
“Phoenix is another great racetrack. I love going out there; I love that part of the country, this time of year especially. I’ve never won there but I’ve had multiple top-five finishes there and we actually found ourselves in position to maybe make a run for the win last year and ended up second. It’s a fun race track that’s starting to get a little bit of age on that new pavement and it’s getting better.”

JUSTIN HALEY
No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet Silverado

Phoenix Stats
1 start, 1 top-10

Season Stats
19 starts, 3 top-fives, 11 top-10s

Additional Info
– Haley will pilot GMS chassis No. 115. This chassis has been raced 3 times this year, earning 2 top-10 finishes at Gateway Motor Sport Park and Pocono Raceway.
– In Haley’s only start at Phoenix (2015), he finished seventh after starting from the third position. It was just the third start of his NCWTS career.

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“Phoenix is a bit unique. It’s got three different corners – two corners and a dogleg. I haven’t been there since 2015, but that year we sat on the pole in the K&N race and almost won it, but blew a tire with five to go. Then we qualified third in a truck there and it was only my third truck race so I’ve run pretty good at Phoenix. This 24 team brings a pretty solid truck to the racetrack every week and we’re really hitting our stride these last few races, so I’m pretty confident heading into this one. It’s one of those tracks that I’ve had circled for a while.”

KAZ GRALA
No. 33 NETTTS Chevrolet Silverado

Phoenix Stats
1 start, Best Finish: 28th

Season Stats
21 starts, 1 pole, 1 win, 4 top-fives, 10 top-10s

Additional Info
– Kaz will pilot chassis no. 114 at Phoenix Raceway. This chassis has been raced four previous times by Kaz this season, collecting one top-10 and three top-15 finishes.

Quote
“Phoenix (Raceway) is one of my favorite tracks in the country. It’s not only a short track, but I have laps there as well in a truck. No one really knows what to expect this weekend with the reconfiguration; but with how we’ve been running lately and my experience at Phoenix, it seems like a recipe for a really good weekend.”

ABOUT GMS RACING
GMS Racing competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with drivers Johnny Sauter, Justin Haley and Kaz Grala, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Spencer Gallagher. Since the team’s start in 2014, GMS Racing has grown to occupy several buildings located in Statesville, N.C. The campus also includes operations for GMS Fabrication.

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