GMS Racing NXS Daytona Recap

Chase Elliott, No. 23 UNTUCKit Chevrolet
START: 11th
FINISH: 29th
POINTS: 11th


– Elliott and the GMS Racing team had a mechanical issue with 10 laps to go in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway which relegated them to a 29th-place finish.
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-Elliott will return to the No. 23 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 17th.


“We were in a really good spot there. Pushing Elliott (Sadler) there and had a really fast UNTUCKit Chevy tonight. We had a chance, that sucks man. I really felt being up in those two rows with only a handful of laps left is all you can really ask for. Can’t thank these guys enough for letting me drive their car. It was a lot of fun. I wish I could have gotten them a win here.”


Justin Haley, No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet
START: 40th
FINISH: 18th


– Justin Haley crossed the start-finish line in the first position in Friday nights NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 but it was taken away after NASCAR declared that Haley’s bold move to take the lead on the final laps was illegal causing him to finish 18th.

– This was Haley’s second NXS start with GMS Racing and will return to the No. 24 Camaro at Watkins Glen International on August 4th.


“I’m extremely blessed to even have a chance to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with GMS Racing. We are strong. We win together as a team and lose together as a team. I’ve put my heart and soul into this sport and I’m not planning on quitting. GMS Racing has always been behind me and I can’t thank them enough for this opportunity. Also, thank you to Fraternal Order of Eagles for the support.”



GMS Racing competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with drivers Cody Coughlin, Johnny Sauter, Justin Haley and Dalton Sargeant, and in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Since the team’s start in 2014, GMS Racing has grown to occupy several buildings located in Statesville, N.C. The campus also includes operations for GMS Fabrication.


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