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World of Outlaws standout David Gravel plans to run a limited schedule for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, according to RacinBoys.
Gravel, who will again compete with Jason Johnson Racing on the dirt, looks to be competing with GMS thanks to team president’s Mike Beam’s comments about getting the driver into its driver development program.
The 27-year-old placed third in the WoO standings this year, passing the 50-win milestone with 12 victories in 2019. Beam compared him to NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell, and NASCAR icon Jeff Gordon has vouched for Gravel’s skills as well.
“Truck racing part time isn’t a great way to make a living, but I’m looking at the end goal and trying to be that next guy to move up to the Cup level,” Gravel told RacinBoys. “I’m motivated. I believe in myself. I believe at 27, I’m the best driver I’ve ever seen in my life, and I think I’m ready for the challenge.”
Gravel would enter GMS Racing’s development program to hone his skills in NASCAR. His part-time schedule will join full-timers Brett Moffitt and Sheldon Creed in the GMS stable, as well as fellow part-timer Sam Mayer. A truck number for Gravel wasn’t specified, though he could potentially split time with Mayer in the team’s No. 21.