Tyler Ankrum, who took a win and made the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs in his rookie year this season, will move to GMS Racing for the 2020 season.
Ankrum, 18, will join a team that is already packed with talent as his teammates will be Brett Moffitt, Sheldon Creed and Sam Mayer.
“Adding Tyler (Ankrum) to our line-up is a great addition to our Truck Series program,” said Mike Beam, president of GMS Racing. “He is a talented young driver with a lot of potential and a great future ahead of him in NASCAR. I look forward to the success he will bring GMS in 2020.”
Ankrum is pumped for the next step in his career.
“I’m excited to move on to the next chapter in my racing career with GMS Racing and Chevrolet,” said Ankrum. “I’m pumped to work with my new teammates and hope I can bring something special to the team. I think we will win a lot of races and contend for the championship in 2020.”
Sponsorship for the majority of the effort will come from Liuna and Railblaza.
A truck number and crew chief were not included in the press release announcement, but those details will come at a later date.
This, of course, opens a seat at DGR Crosley, where it has been expected that Todd Gilliland will head to next season.
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