MEET THE DRIVERS

SHELDON CREED

Hometown:

El Cajon, CA | Birthday: Sept. 30, 1997

Most recently locking up the 2018 ARCA Racing Series championship, Sheldon Creed will make the transition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for the final four races of the 2018 season.

No. 2 Team:

No. 2 Team:

  • Crew Chief: Doug Randolph
  • Engineer: David Markham
  • Truck Chief: Dan Lemasters
  • Mechanic: JC Umscheid
  • Mechanic: Matt Daniel
  • Tire Specialist: Stephen Steffey
  • Hauler Driver: John Conner

Career Highlights:

2018

  • ARCA Racing Series Champion

    • 19 ARCA starts: 3 wins, 15 top-5s, 17 top-10s, 4 pole awards, led 465 laps

    • General Tire Pole Award overall winner

    • Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge champion

    • General Tire Superspeedway Challenge champion

  • Won the K&N Pro Series West race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

  • Raced NCWTS at Eldora Speedway

2017

  • 14 starts in Stadium Super Trucks: 7 wins (series-high), 10 podium finishes

  • Competed in the acclaimed Baja 1000

  • Made Trans-Am Series debut in TA2 class: 4 starts, 1 win, 2 top-5s, 4 top-10s

  • Made NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Mid-Ohio and Road America

  • Raced NCWTS at Eldora Speedway

  • 11 ARCA Racing Series starts: 5 top-5s, 8 top-10s, 1 pole, led 189 laps

  • 4 K&N Pro Series East starts: 2 top-5s and 2 top-10s

  • 2 K&N Pro Series West starts: 1 top-5, 2 top-10s

2016

  • Earned second Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks championship: 12 wins, 15 podium finishes

  • Became the youngest driver, at 18, to compete in the world-famous Dakar Rally

  • Made NCWTS debut at Eldora Speedway

  • Made ARCA debut: 6 starts, 1 top-10 finish

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

TYLER DIPPEL

Hometown: Wallkill, NY. | Birthday: Apr. 5, 2000

Tyler made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut in July 2018 at Eldora Speedway. In the lone dirt race on the NCWTS schedule, Tyler finished third in his qualifying race and 13th in the main event. In September, Tyler announced he would join GMS Racing for the final four races of the 2018 NCWTS season.

No. 25 Team:

  • Crew Chief: Jerry Baxter
  • Engineer: Ryan Saloman
  • Truck Chief: Austin Pollak
  • Mechanic: TJ Fleming
  • Mechanic: Keith Holbrook
  • Tire Specialist: Eric Maglero
  • Hauler Driver: Tim Taylor

Career Highlights:

2018

  • One Win, One Pole, Six Top-Fives, Nine Top- 10’s in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

  • Made NCWTS Debut at Eldora Speedway

2016

  • Named to NASCAR NEXT Class

  • Finished rookie season with One win, One Top-Five, and Eight Top-10’s

  • Made K&N Pro Series East Debut

2015

  • Made ARCA Racing Series Debut