NASCAR: GMS set for full Trucks season with Brandon Jones, Dillon brothers

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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.”

Report: Spencer Pigot out at Ed Carpenter Racing

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Spencer Pigot will not return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2020, according to a story Thursday by RACER.com.

The 26-year-old Floridian, who won the 2015 Indy Lights championship, is expected to be replaced in the No. 21 Chevrolet by 2019 Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay.

“I’m appreciative of the opportunity ECR gave me,” Pigot told RACER.com. “I understand the reasons they had to go in a different direction, and wish them all the best.”

In 56 NTT IndyCar Series starts, Pigot has 15 top 10 finishes, with a best finish of second at Iowa in 2018. He finished 14th in the 2019 point standings.

VeeKay, who tested in an Indy car twice for ECR in 2019, has six wins in 18 Indy Lights starts, including a weekend sweep of the final two rounds of the season at Laguna Seca in September.

A representative from ECR told NBC Sports Thursday that the team currently could not comment on any driver rumors as the team currently does not have any drivers under contract for the 2020 season, although it is presumed that owner/driver Carpenter will return to the No. 20 entry for the oval rounds.

NBC Sports will provide updates on the story once more information becomes available.