STATESVILLE, N.C. — GMS Racing will cease operations at the conclusion of this season, team officials announced Wednesday.
GMS Fabrication, 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.
“During the past nine years, GMS Racing has become one of the top teams in the Truck and ARCA Series garage. 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,” said Maury Gallagher. “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 (Beam) 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.”
The team began full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2014, tallying two Truck Series titles in 2016 (Johnny Sauter) and 2020 (Sheldon Creed).
Along with their Truck Series success, GMS Racing won the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship with Grant Enfinger, as well as the 2019 & 2020 ARCA East championships with Sam Mayer.
Gallagher is also the co-owner of Legacy Motor Club in the NASCAR Cup Series alongside seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. In May, the team announced a manufacturer switch to Toyota beginning in 2024.
Both Legacy M.C. and GMS Racing are currently competing with Chevrolets.
“I just want to start off by saying how grateful I am for Maury (Gallagher) and these incredible nine years at GMS Racing. 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,” responded Mike Beam. “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.”
Enfinger, Rajah Caruth and Daniel Dye currently compete for GMS Racing in the Truck Series.