DGR-Crosley switching to Ford for 2020 season

DGR-Crosley and Ford Performance have joined forces. DGR-Crosley will switch to Ford’s for entries in late model, ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events immediately.

“We’re very excited to have DGR-Crosley come to Ford as part of our long-term efforts to develop drivers for NASCAR,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “We have just scratched the surface of what is possible in developing the next generation of Ford drivers with people like Chase Briscoe, and we believe a coordinated effort with a team like DGR-Crosley will help move that process forward successfully. David Gilliland was a trusted and valued Ford driver in NASCAR for many years, and we look forward to renewing that relationship with him in this new effort.”

Last season DGR-Crosley ran as many as five trucks in an event. It has been speculated that Hailie Deegan has been in talks with DGR-Crosley about a ride in the truck series in 2020. Last season the team fielded the No. 54 truck for, another female driver, Natalie Decker in 19 races. Others who drove DGR-Crosley trucks were Tanner Gray, Tyler Ankrum, Anthony Alfredo, Kyle Strickler, Ryan Reed, Dylan Lupton, Raphael Lessard and David Gilliland.

“I’m super excited about the partnership with Ford and how things are lining up for 2020,” said team co-owner Gilliland. “I spent a lot of time racing Fords throughout my career, and it’s really special to now be able to bring them into our race shop. A lot of time and consideration was spent on this decision, and internally we know that this is the move that we needed to make in order to advance our program to the top level. We have a great group of hard-working, talented people at DGR-Crosley, and with Ford coming on board, our future is really bright. We’re excited for all the things ahead.”

A lineup of DGR-Crosley drivers that will join the Ford Performance team in 2020 will be released in the coming days.

John Bman
John Bmanhttp://www.tireball.com
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

Recent News