STATESVILLE, N.C. – Dalton Sargeant has joined GMS Racing to contest the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule aboard the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado.
Sargeant will move to the Truck Series after two seasons of competition in the ARCA Racing Series. The 19-year-old earned four ARCA Racing Series victories in two seasons and finished second in the 2017 ARCA Racing Series standings to Austin Theriault. He has six previous Truck Series starts under his belt, including two top-10 finishes.
“I’m really excited to be joining a championship-caliber team in GMS Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season,” said Sargeant. “Mike Beam and everyone at GMS Racing has put so much effort into this No. 25 team during the off-season and I can’t thank them enough for this opportunity. GMS Racing has put together an all-star team of people and equipment, plus had faith in me to drive and compete for wins. I’m looking forward to what we can accomplish in 2018. It’s always been a dream and a goal to compete at this level in NASCAR. I left a career and a life in Europe to compete against the best in NASCAR and today is that day. We have a full slate of things coming up as a team and I know we’re all really looking forward to getting on the track and beginning the season.”
Although Sargeant will be competing as a Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado will be led by a veteran crew chief. Doug Randolph, who joined GMS Racing during the off-season, will lead the No. 25 team.
Randolph has worked with both Dave and Ryan Blaney, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Labonte, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Scott Riggs and Jimmy Spencer. Randolph has 11 wins, 75 top-five and 149 top-10 finishes, including 11 pole awards, as a crew chief in NASCAR competition.
“I can’t thank Mike Beam and GMS Racing enough for the opportunity to lead this race team in 2018,” said Randolph. “I met Mike on my first job in racing as a mechanic for Junior Johnson’s team in 1982. We’ve worked together many times throughout our careers and have stayed friends along the way. He and Maury Gallagher have certainly given us all the resources we need to win races and championships. I’ve watched Dalton progress in his career for a while now. He’s been impressive and won in everything he’s driven, against tough competition for years. I’ve taken a lot of pride into developing drivers over the years, and the opportunity to work with Dalton at a race team like GMS Racing is something that I’m excited to be a part of.”