STATESVILLE, N.C. — GMS Racing announced Charles Denike and Tom Ackerman as crew chiefs for the team’s two full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries this season.
The two-time championship winning team will field the No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet Silverado driven by veteran Grant Enfinger and No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado for Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Jack Wood.
Denike, who has two NCWTS victories under his belt, will lead Enfinger’s team. He spent nearly 10 years in the US Army as an engineer before making the decision to chase after a career in motorsports. Denike has been a key part of the team since 2016, and most recently calling the shots for Tyler Ankrum last season. Notably, both of his wins as a crew chief have been delivered by drivers in GMS Racing Silverados at North Carolina’s Charlotte Motor Speedway (Chase Elliott) and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (Sam Mayer).
Wood’s No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado will be led by Akerman, a veteran NASCAR crew member and longtime GMS employee. Ackerman has played an integral role within the GMS Racing campus, most recently serving as the team’s technical director. As a crew chief, he has called the shots for numerous NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veterans over the years.
Denike and Ackerman will work alongside fellow GMS Racing crew chief Chad Bryant who leads the ARCA Menards Series No. 43 Chevrolet SS driven by Daniel Dye, along with Petty GMS Motorsports crew chiefs Jerame Donley (NASCAR Cup Series No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Ty Dillon) and Dave Elenz (NASCAR Cup Series No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Erik Jones) and as the powerhouse team continues to build its legacy across the NASCAR garages.
TheNASCAR Camping World Truck Series season kicks off at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Feb. 18t with the NextEra 250.