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Monday, December 05, 2016
Grala To Truck Series With GMS Racing In 2017
Massachusetts native Kaz Grala will drive the
No. 33 GMS Motorsports Chevrolet full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck
Series next season.
The soon-to-be 18-year-old rookie drove part-time for GMS Racing
in 2016, with three Top-10 results in nine starts. He advanced to the final of
qualifying in all but one race, and recorded a best finish of seventh at his
home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“I am beyond thankful to have an
opportunity with GMS Racing to run full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck
Series in 2017,” said Grala. “This organization has been on a steep rise the
past couple of years, and it’s been fun being a part of it in 2016.”
chief Jerry Baxter will oversee the operation, after spending the 2016 campaign
with rookie Chase contender Christopher Bell. “I’m looking forward to next
season with GMS and working through this transition with Kaz. I really enjoy
helping young drivers get started in this series and developing their talent,
and I saw what Kaz accomplished in the few races he ran last season,” said
There is no word yet on sponsorship, and the status of Ben Kennedy –
drove the No. 33 Chevrolet last season – is unknown.