GMS Racing will run the full 23-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, it was announced Monday.
Brandon Jones, who will run a handful of NASCAR Xfinity Series races with Richard Childress Racing this year in the No. 33 Chevrolet, will be the primary driver of the same number truck this year.
Jones is slated to drive 17 of 23 races, with brothers Ty and Austin Dillon each running three races apiece. Spencer Gallagher will drive the team truck, the No. 23 Chevrolet, for the full season.
Neither of the Dillon brothers’ schedules was released in the formal release. However, per Catchfence.com’s Chris Knight, Daytona, Atlanta, Charlotte and Eldora were pegged for Ty (one of those will now need to be dropped) and Austin is scheduled for Pocono, Michigan and New Hampshire.
“I’m really excited for the 2015 season with GMS Racing,” Shane Huffman, crew chief of the No. 33 entry, said in a release. “We have a great driver lineup planned with Brandon, Ty and Austin. They have a lot of talent to bring to the table, and I know we’ll be able to run up front every weekend with these guys behind the wheel of our No. 33 Chevrolet.”
The knee injury that kept Malcolm Stewart from mounting up for Anaheim 2 will require surgery and he will be sidelined for “an extended duration” of the Monster Energy Supercross season, according to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.
“I just wanted to give you guys an update,” Stewart said on Instagram. “It’s not the news you guys want to hear, but I took a spill last week and hurt my knee pretty bad to the point that we’re going to have to get surgery done.
“I’m definitely bummed out about it; I felt we were riding pretty good and were just now starting to get the ball rolling, but it is what it is.”
Stewart’s season started with high expectations until accidents in the first two rounds left him 15th in the standings.
He ended 2022 on a high note, finishing a career high third in the Supercross standings. He then missed the start of the Pro Motocross season with another knee injury.
The 2023 season appeared to live up to his expectations. Despite back-to-back accidents, Stewart contended for podiums at both Anaheim 1 and San Diego. He won his heat at San Diego.
“It was very tough to receive the news that Malcolm will need to undergo knee surgery,” Nathan Ramsey, Team Manager for the Husqvarna team said in a press release. “He has worked so hard to be in a position to win races this year and I truly believe he was ready.
“The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing program will support him in every way that we can through his recovery and we can’t wait to get him back on track and back at the races.”
Stewart joins 250 rider Jalek Swoll on the sidelines after he broke an arm in a practice session. Swoll will be relieved by Talon Hawkins beginning this week at Houston, Texas.
A replacement rider has not been announced for Stewart, which means the focus shifts to his 450 teammate Christian Craig, who currently sits 12th in the standings with three top-15s in the opening rounds.