It was announced on Monday morning that Cody Coughlin, driver of the No. 2 truck for GMS Racing, was released from the team due to “unforeseen issues with sponsorship.” Spencer Gallagher will drive that truck for the upcoming race at Talladega next month.
In a statement,President of GMS Racing, Mike Beam said, “Due to unforeseen issues with additional sponsorship needed, Cody Coughlin will no longer drive the No. 2 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. We are grateful for the relationship we made with Cody and the Coughlin family. We wish them the best in their future endeavors. Spencer (Gallagher) will fulfill the No. 2 GMS entry at Talladega, and we will announce who will be driving the remainder of the year at a later date.”
Coughlin stated on Monday morning, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in NASCAR. I want to thank Maury Gallagher and Mike Beam for the opportunity to race with GMS Racing. I wish them well for the rest of the season. I also want to thank my fans and extend the biggest thank you to my dad, mom, and sister for all of their love and support. While I am sad to leave NASCAR for the time being, I am excited about the new opportunities I will be pursuing.”
Coughlin failed to make the Playoffs in his first season with GMS, scoring 6 top 10’s and ranking 11th in the points standings. In his 53 starts in the Camping World Truck Series, Coughlin only has a total of 1 top 5 and 9 top 10’s.