After turning into one of many pre-eminent groups within the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, GMS Racing is taking an enormous step up in 2022 with a transfer to full-time Cup Series racing. And their first foray to Cup has created a chance for a driver who has been searching for a brand new experience over the previous yr.
On Sunday, GMS Racing introduced that the workforce has signed Ty Dillon as the driving force of the No. 94 Chevrolet, which is able to enter the Cup Series as a brand new full-time entry in 2022. Dillon, the youthful brother of Austin Dillon and the grandson of Richard Childress, will return to being a full-time Cup driver after dropping his experience following the 2020 season as a result of shutdown of Germain Racing.
Dillon has spent the 2021 season racing part-time throughout the Cup and Xfinity Series, splitting time between Gaunt Brothers Racing in Cup and Joe Gibbs Racing, Our Motorsports, and Jordan Anderson Racing in Xfinity.
“It’s such an honor to have the ability to drive for GMS Racing as they take the step into the NASCAR Cup Series for the primary time, and that they’ve chosen me as their driver for the longer term,” Dillon stated in a workforce assertion. “It’s been a difficult yr off from racing full-time however I’m so excited to return. I do not assume that there’s going to be one other driver that’s extra hungry than I’m subsequent yr to get again on the market and show what I’m able to within the Cup Series. I’m excited for our future and am able to get to work.”
Dillon has 166 Cup begins already to his credit score, and drove full-time for Germain Racing from 2017 till the workforce folded on the finish of the 2020 season. Dillon has two-top 5s and six-top 10s in his Cup profession, with a finest end of third at Talladega in 2020.
Originally fashioned in 2011, GMS Racing has grown into one of many powerhouse groups of the Truck Series, successful 39 races in its historical past, in addition to two championships with drivers Johnny Sauter (2016) and Sheldon Creed (2020). GMS has additionally received championships within the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East, and fielded a automobile within the NASCAR Xfinity Series, successful one race with Spencer Gallagher at Talladega in 2018.
GMS Racing at present has two vehicles remaining within the Truck Series playoffs, with Creed above and Zane Smith beneath the Championship 4 cutoff line with two races left within the season.