CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 21, 2014) – photo courtesy Max Gresham — GMS Racing is pleased to announce the team has signed 2011 K&N Pro Series East Champion Max Gresham to pilot the No. 23 AmWINS Chevrolet Silverado for five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) events in 2014. Gresham is coming off his first full NCWTS season, where the 20-year-old captured one top-five and four top-10 finishes.
During a breakout year in 2011, Gresham recorded four poles, two wins, nine top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 12 events, en route to the K&N Pro Series East championship. The Milner, Georgia native has also competed in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, notching three poles, one win, and eight top-10 finishes.
“I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of success up to this point of my career,” said Gresham. “However, my first Truck Series win hasn’t come yet and I really believe I have a great shot at getting to Victory Lane with GMS Racing. With support from Chevrolet and Richard Childress Racing, the team has everything needed to succeed. Charlotte can’t come fast enough so I can get behind the wheel of the No. 23 AmWINS Chevrolet.”
Gresham’s first NCWTS race of 2014 will come at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May, followed by Kentucky Speedway in June, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in August, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in October, and Texas Motor Speedway in November.
“Everyone at GMS Racing is excited to welcome Max Gresham to our talented driver pool,” said Nic Moncher, team manager. “Max has showcased his talent at every level he has competed in and we look forward to helping him earn his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory.”
AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”) has been a leader in the wholesale insurance industry since its formation in 1998. The firm is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and has 90 locations across 17 countries, including 60 in the United States. The firm has expertise across a diversified mix of property, casualty and group benefits products. AmWINS also offers value-added services to support some of these products, including product development, underwriting, premium and claims administration and actuarial services.
When not behind the wheel, Gresham will attend ARCA Racing Series and NCWTS events, spotting and lending a helping hand to fellow GMS Racing drivers Joey Coulter and Spencer Gallagher.
ABOUT GMS RACING, LLC: GMS Racing, formerly known as Gallagher Motorsports, competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with drivers Joey Coulter and Spencer Gallagher. Formerly based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, home of Allegiant Travel, GMS Racing is now housed in a state of the art 32,000-square-foot shop in Charlotte, North Carolina.