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Sam Mayer Dominates Star Nursery 150, Remains Unblemished in 2020


(Photo: Randy Lanning)

GMS Racing’s Sam Mayer was not perfect Thursday night (Feb. 20) at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Then again, he didn’t really need to be. Mayer started from pole, but lost the lead early to Bill McAnally Racing’s Jesse Love.  Mayer kept Love in sight and was able to retake the advantage on …

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Sam Mayer Survives Chaotic Night at New Smyrna to win ARCA East Season Opener


(Photo: Matt Stamey/ARCA)

Sam Mayer proved on Monday (Feb. 10) he’s the cream of the crop of the East much like he did in 2019. In the first race under the ARCA Menards Series East banner, Mayer made a late-race pass on Ty Gibbs. That pass would prove to be the winning move and Mayer would head to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the Youngsters Racing at ISM Raceway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 Lucas Oil 150 will make NASCAR history. Ten drivers born in the year 2000 or later will attempt to compete in the penultimate NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Should all 10 drivers make the field, they will break the record for most drivers born …

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Todd Gilliland Wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville


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Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland survived the chaos to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday (Oct. 26), his first NGOTS victory in 56 starts. KBM’s Christian Eckes started on the pole for the third time in seven NGOTS starts, but early …

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Brett Moffitt, Sheldon Creed & Sam Mayer Returning to GMS in Truck Series for 2020


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brett Moffitt and Sheldon Creed will continue racing for GMS Racing in 2020, the team announced Friday (Oct. 25). In addition, Sam Mayer will compete in six events for the team in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, as well as the ARCA Showdown and ARCA Series East championships. Moffitt has four wins, 12 top …

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Sam Mayer to Run in ARCA & Trucks in 2020


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fresh off winning the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, Sam Mayer revealed his 2020 plans to Frontstretch at Lucas Oil Raceway. Mayer will defend his title in the newly re-branded ARCA Menards Series East next season. Mayer noted that division is of foremost importance to him and his GMS Racing team. In addition …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After leading ARCA practice and winning the pole for Saturday’s race, Ty Gibbs rocketed away on the initial restart Saturday (Sept. 14) at Salem Speedway. He led by a half second almost immediately. It was a metaphor for the entire evening. Gibbs was absolutely dominant on the Salem high banks Saturday, leading 196 of 200 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win


Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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NASCAR 101: Other K&N Stalwarts Who Could Join Sam Mayer in the Truck Series (Or Beyond)

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The latest graduate of the K&N Pro Series to NASCAR’s national series is Sam Mayer, who made his Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut Thursday night, Aug. 15, at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mayer, 16, was announced in late 2018 as one of the drivers for GMS Racing’s Truck Series program in 2019. The catch? He wouldn’t …

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