MEET THE DRIVERS

JOHNNY SAUTER

Hometown: Necedah, Wis. | Birthday: May 1, 1978

Johnny Sauter joined GMS Racing for the 2016 season, his eighth full-time season competing in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series. He won the 2016 NCWTS Driver Championship – the first of his career – in his first season with the team.

No. 21 Team:

  • Crew Chief: Joe Shear, Jr.

  • Engineer: Jonathan Stewart

  • Truck Chief: Trevor Pollard

  • Mechanic: Jim Pearce

  • Mechanic: Alex Yonchuk

  • Interior/Tire Specialist: Kyle Conroy

  • Hauler Driver: Matt Potter

Career Highlights:

  • 2017: 4 Wins, 19 Top-10s, 13 Top-fives, Runner-up in points

  • 2016: NCWTS Champion

  • 2016: 3 wins, 19 Top-1os, 12 Top-fives, 1 pole

  • 2009: NCWTS Rookie of the Year and first NCWTS win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • 2003: NXS Owners Championship with RCR and Kevin Harvick

SPENCER GALLAGHER

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV | Birthday: Nov. 20, 1989

Spencer Gallagher has been with GMS Racing since the team’s introduction into the racing industry. The Las Vegas-native competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) from 2013 to 2016, while making the move to the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) part-time in 2016. Coming off a strong NXS run, Gallagher is stepping up to full-time NXS competition in 2017.

No. 23 Team:

  • Crew Chief: Chad Norris

  • Engineer: Matt Mote

  • Car Chief: Adam Ebel

  • Mechanic: Chris Letourneau

  • Mechanic: Mike Thomas

  • Interior/Tire Specialist: Bronson Butcher

  • Shock Specialist: Mike Tyska

  • Hauler Driver: Will Mallard

Career Highlights:

  • 2017: Completed his first full-time NXS season, with a best finish of tenth at Richmond Raceway.

  • 2016: Amassed 58 career NCWTS starts, including three top-fives, 15 top-10’s and two pole awards

  • 2016: Competed in seven NXS races, with a best finish of eighth-place at Daytona International Speedway

  • 2014: One ARCA Racing Series victory; four top-five and six top-10 NCWTS finishes

JUSTIN HALEY

Hometown: Winamac, Ind. | Birthday: Apr. 28, 1999

​Following an impressive rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with GMS Racing, Justin Haley is back behind the wheel of the No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado. Haley closed out the 2017 season strong after earning his first NCWTS pole award at Texas Motor Speedway. His average finish of 11.2 for the season was seventh-highest among full-time drivers.

No. 24 Team:

  • Crew Chief: Kevin Bellicourt

  • Engineer: Darren Fraley

  • Truck Chief: JR Norris

  • Mechanic: TBA

  • Mechanic: CJ Winslow

  • Tire Specialist: Evan Harding

  • Hauler Driver: Charles Sampson

Career Highlights:

2017

  • 3 top-fives, 12 top-10s, 1 pole in 21 starts. Best finish: 3rd (Kentucky)

  • Set qualifying record at Texas Motor Speedway & became youngest pole winner in track history

  • 2 ARCA Racing Series wins (Talladega & Pocono)

2016

  • K&N Pro Series East Champion: 2 wins, 13 top-fives, 14 top-10s, 2 poles

  • First ARCA Racing Series win at Illinois State Fairgrounds

2015

  • Made NCWTS Debut: 3 starts, 1 top-10 finish

  • First full season of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition: six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes