GMS Racing NGOTS Canada Recap

By August 26, 2019 September 25th, 2019 News

Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet Silverado

START: 17th | FINISH: 4th | POINTS: 11th
Notes & Quotes:—
– Sheldon Creed went off course and into the tire barrier during final practice on Saturday and the team was forced to pull out their backup Chevy Silverado. As a result, Creed started at the rear of the field for Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 despite a 17th-place qualifying effort.
– The No. 2 team short pitted with six laps to go in stage one in an effort to get off sequence and gain track position Creed ultimately battled his way into the top five and finished fourth.
– This is Creed’s third top-five finish of the season and his fourth consecutive top-10 finish.

“There was a lot of really good racing through the field. We had some fast trucks behind us, the 16 and 45 were battling back there. This is a good finish for how our weekend started. I wrecked the primary in second practice and that forced us to put the backup together last night. We started in the back and I just tried to learn as much as I could. It’s tough here to fight and finish in fourth place. I battled my teammate pretty good there at the end which was fun. I want to thank my guys, Chevy, GMS and everyone that helps me out. Can’t wait to come back to Canada next year.”

Brett Moffitt, No. 24 CMR Roofing Chevrolet Silverado

START: 1st | FINISH: 1st | POINTS: 1st
Notes & Quotes:—
– Brett Moffitt dominated Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250, winning from the pole, and leading 44 of the 64 laps, with a 5.16 second margin of victory.
– This is Moffitt’s fourth victory of 2019. Moffitt has won both of the 2019 playoff events from the pole. He has won the last four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff events dating back to Phoenix in 2018.
– This is Moffitt’s first victory and second top-five finish in three races at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
– Moffitt is currently the only driver locked in to the second round of the playoffs and leads the points standings by 22 points over second place.
“This is everything. Obviously, we were tight on fuel there but we had a really good Chevy Silverado and there’s no better place to go to victory lane than at a race sponsored by Silverado. That was really cool for our partners. As far as the team goes, I just feel like everyone at GMS, all the way back from the fab shop on up, has been doing a better job. Our team personally, Jerry (Baxter, crew chief) and I and my engineer Ryan have been communicating a lot better and just knowing what my words mean and what I need to find in the truck. I would say we are hitting our stride at the right time. It took a while to get here, but before it was like we were missing a little bit everywhere and now we’re hitting on all cylinders. We’ve got a new partner with CMR on the truck this week. Pumped to have them and pumped to bring them to victory lane. Hopefully they’ll see some more of that.”

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