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GMS Racing, formerly known as Gallagher Motorsports, is an American professional stock car racing team. They compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding five full-time Chevrolet Silverado trucks: the No. 2 of Sheldon Creed, the No. 21 of Zane Smith, the No. 23 of Chase Purdy and A.J. Allmendinger, the No. 24 for multiple drivers, and the No. 26 of Tyler Ankrum. They also compete in the ARCA Menards Series, fielding the No. 21 Chevrolet SS part-time for Jack Wood, Daniel Dye, and Kody Swanson. Their ARCA team also competes part-time in the main ARCA Menards Series East and the ARCA Menards Series West.

GMS also previously competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2016 to 2019. The team has a technical alliance with Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports. The team's driver development program, Drivers Edge Development, is operated in conjunction with JRM.

Owner Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. is the chairman and CEO of the Allegiant Travel Company, which sponsors the team through its Allegiant Air brand.[2]

Before the formation of his team, Maurice Gallagher was previously involved in NASCAR with local Las Vegas driver and friend Spencer Clark's team when it competed in the NASCAR Busch East Series and Busch Series until his unexpected death in 2006.[3]

GMS Racing, then known as Gallagher Motorsports, was formed in 2011 when they entered ARCA competition. They then expanded their operations into the Camping World Truck Series in 2013,[2] and then to the Xfinity Series in 2016. The team was initially based in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the former BAM Racing shop. The team later moved to another shop, and BK Racing moved into their old shop.[4]

For the 2014 season, the team acquired the assets of Richard Childress Racing's truck series program, and entered a technical alliance with the organization.[5] In 2015, former crew chief Mike Beam became competition director,[1] while RCR and manufacturer Chevrolet increased their technical support.[2] In addition, the team relocated from Charlotte to Statesville, North Carolina near the Statesville Regional Airport. This was the former facility of Evernham Motorsports and later Richard Petty Motorsports, which had been unoccupied since 2010.[6][7][8][9] GMS also began using the number font formerly used by Braun Racing and Turner Scott Motorsports.[2] As of 2016, the No. 21 team in the Xfinity Series uses the same number font as Wood Brothers Racing, alternating with the number style of the rest of the team. In early 2017, the team formed an alliance with Halmar Friesen Racing.[10] This alliance was expanded in August of that year.[11]

In early 2019, it was announced that GMS Racing had started a Chevrolet development program, Drivers Edge Development, with JR Motorsports. Drivers in the program would race in GMS Racing's NASCAR K&N Pro Series, ARCA Menards Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams, as well as JR Motorpsorts's Late Model and NASCAR Xfinity Series teams. They will be mentored by Mardy Lindley (GMS crew chief) and Josh Berry (JR Motorsports Late Model driver). GMS Racing drivers John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed, and Sam Mayer were among the inaugural members of the program.[12]

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