NASCAR Trucks: Spencer Gallagher to run full 2015 season at GMS

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Spencer Gallagher will be GMS Racing’s full-time representative in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.

Gallagher, a 25-year-old from Las Vegas, will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet Silverado in all 23 Truck Series events with backing from Allegiant Air and Jeff Stankiewicz as his crew chief.

GMS’ second driver, Brandon Jones, has already been confirmed to run the team’s No. 33 Chevy in 16 Truck Series events. Jones will also compete in some XFINITY Series events this year for Richard Childress Racing.

“A full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for GMS Racing is something I have been looking forward to for a long time,” Gallagher said in a team release. “We all made a lot of progress and noise throughout 2014. I cannot wait to be behind the wheel for all 23 events.

“I know Brandon and I have the equipment and personnel behind us to go race for wins.”

Gallagher split his 2014 season between the Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series. His best Truck Series finish in nine starts was a third at Talladega, and in 11 ARCA starts, he notched one win at Kansas as well as four Top-5 and six Top-10 finishes.

“Spencer Gallagher is going to be someone to keep an eye on in 2015,” GMS manager Nic Moncher said in the same release. “As we have all watched him progress over the last few years, we are excited to take on a full season with him and know he will succeed.

“Spencer brings a certain level of enthusiasm to the garage area that is infectious to all of our guys; it’s a great benefit for our team to have him in the truck.”

Champion Marc Marquez leads MotoGP into virtual world Sunday

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During its layoff because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MotoGP will become the latest racing series to enter the virtual world.

The MotoGP Virtual Race will be held at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, March 29 with 10 riders. It will be streamed on several platforms, including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Reigning series champion Marc Marquez is among the riders in the field.

The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.

Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.

IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.