GMS Racing fielding fourth ‘All-Star truck,’ Spencer Gallagher, Chase Elliott begin season


GMS Racing will field a fourth entry throughout the 2017 Camping World Truck Series, with multiple drivers piloting the “All-Star truck.”

Spencer Gallagher, who will compete full-time in the Xfinity Series for GMS this year, will drive the No. 23 truck in the Feb. 24 season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Chase Elliott will follow the next weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is the home track for the Hendrick Motorsports driver.

The fourth entry joins the full-time efforts for Justin Haley, Kaz Grala and defending series champion Johnny Sauter.

Gallagher, whose family owns GMS Racing, spent the last two seasons driving full-time in the Xfinity Series. He recorded three top fives, 15 top 10s and two poles in 58 starts.

Elliott’s Atlanta start will be his 11th in the Truck series. The Dawsonville, Georgia, native has one win (2013, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) and six top 10s. His last Truck start was at Martinsville Speedway last year, where he started from the pole and finished second.