Friday, December 09, 2016

Haley To Truck Series With GMS Racing

2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Justin Haley will join GMS Racing for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. 

Haley, who will accept his NKNPSE championship trophy Saturday night in Charlotte, NC, will drive the No. 24 Chevrolet beginning at Martinsville Speedway, under tutelage of second-year crew chief Kevin Bellicourt. 

“I’m so excited and thankful for this opportunity with GMS Racing. The past few years in K&N has been an effort to get to the next step in my career and I don’t think we could have done any better than joining GMS, especially at this point in time,” said Haley. “Everyone knows what they’ve been able to accomplish over the last year and it’s that type of consistency and drive that every driver wants to see when making a decision like this. Kevin Bellicourt coming on for 2017 is one of the most exciting parts of this deal. He’s had a lot of success with young drivers and I can’t wait to see what we’re able to accomplish.” 

Bellicourt joins GMS after completing his first year as a NCWTS crew chief with ThorSport Racing and driver Ben Rhodes. He also earned the 2015 NKNPSE Championship with driver William Byron. 

“There are a lot of great things happening at GMS Racing,” said Bellicourt. “It’s one thing to watch the progress and success from a distance, but to now be a part of what is coming together is a completely different experience and I’m thankful for chance to be here. Justin is a great driver, who has had a lot of success fast, but he has handled it like a driver who has been doing this for years. I’m excited to see what he’s able to do once we get him in the No. 24.” 

Additional details on sponsorship for all three drivers will be announced at a later date.

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