Dalton Sargeant to drive GMS truck in 2018


Dalton Sargeant will drive one of the GMS Racing trucks this season in the Camping World Truck Series.

Sargeant, 19, will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors while driving the No. 25 Chevrolet. Doug Randolph is slated to act as his crew chief. Randolph was the crew check at Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) last season for Austin Cindric. With BKR disbanding Randolph was free to join GMS.

“Really excited about being in the Truck Series this year,” Sargeant told NASCAR.com “Racing in one of the top three levels in NASCAR is going to be something that’s really special and it’s always been a dream of mine. Really looking forward to that and seeing what we can do.”

“It’s something that’s pretty incredible to watch because GMS Racing is a pretty new team,” Sargeant says. “Just to only be racing for a couple of years and to already have a championship and multiple wins under their belt is something that’s really encouraging. The first time I went to the shop and saw all the things that these guys are doing and the amount of hard work and effort that they’re putting in is something that’s special to be able to see.

Sargeant has made six starts in the truck series over the last two seasons. He won three races in the ARCA series last year while finishing second in the overall driver standings.

“They want to keep growing and getting better and better, and want to keep winning. So that’s encouraging as well.”

Sargeant’s No. 25 is meant to be a tribute to late Cup Series driver Tim Richmond.

“Tim Richmond used to run it in the past, so that’s something that’s pretty cool — one of the guys that I look up to,” Sargeant said. “We kind of stylized the number a little bit after the way it looked when he ran it. Looking forward to that, it’s going to be pretty cool. He’s one of the best guys that’s raced in NASCAR.”

His first race will be the NextERA Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

“I think as a whole, we have a lot of goals that we want to try to reach as a team,” Sargeant says, “but for myself and our group at the 25 truck, I think we’re really looking forward to going out there and definitely trying to compete for Rookie of the Year as well as pop off a couple of wins. Hope for the best, try and make it to the final four and see if we can’t win a championship.”

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