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David Gilliland Racing
David Gilliland Racing logo.png
Owner(s)David Gilliland
Johnny Gray
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Camping World Truck Series
ARCA Menards Series
ARCA Menards Series East
ARCA Menards Series West
CARS Tour
NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series
Race driversTruck Series:
1. Hailie Deegan
15. Tanner Gray
17. David Gilliland, Taylor Gray, Ryan Preece, TBA
ARCA Menards Series:
17. Tanner Gray, Taylor Gray (part-time)
46. Thad Moffitt, Taylor Gray, J. P. Bergeron
54. Joey Iest, Riley Herbst (part-time)
ARCA East:
17. Taylor Gray, David Gilliland (part-time)
46. Thad Moffitt (part-time)
54. Joey Iest (R)
ARCA West:
17. Taylor Gray (part-time)
45. Jake Garcia (part-time)
46. Thad Moffitt, J. P. Bergeron (part-time)
71. Taylor Gray (part-time)
CARS Tour/Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series:
17. Joe Valento (R)
54. Taylor Gray (part-time)
SponsorsTruck Series:
1. Monster Energy, Toter, Ford (Ford Performance), Craftsman
15. Ford Performance
17. Black's Tire & Wheel Distributors, Factory Canopies, Ford, Camping World, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Morton Buildings, Little Giant, Ford Performance
ARCA Menards Series:
17. Ripper Coffee, Ford Performance
46. Clean Harbors, CleanPacs, Dirteeze, Bac-D, Technoflex
54. Basila Ranch, Dixie Vodka
ARCA East:
17. Ford Performance, Ripper Coffee
46. CleanPacs, Dirteeze, Bac-D
54. Basila Ranch
ARCA West:
17. Ripper Coffee, Ford Performance
45. Ford Performance
46. CleanPacs, Prolon Controls
71. Ripper Coffee
CARS Tour/Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series:
17. Ford Performance, Friends of Jaclyn Foundation
54. Ripper Coffee
ManufacturerFord
Opened2018
Career
DebutTruck Series:
2018 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Latest raceTruck Series:
2021 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Races competedTotal: 390
Truck Series: 182
ARCA Menards Series: 96
ARCA East: 92
ARCA West: 20
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 1
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 0
ARCA East: 1
ARCA West: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 13
Truck Series: 2
ARCA Menards Series: 0
ARCA East: 7
ARCA West: 4
Pole positionsTotal: 9
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 2
ARCA East: 5
ARCA West: 2

David Gilliland Racing is an American professional stock car racing team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the ARCA Menards Series, the ARCA Menards Series East, the ARCA Menards Series West, and the CARS Tour.[1] The team was founded in early 2017 when racing team owners David Gilliland and Bo LeMastus came together to form a collaborative effort from their respective teams, David Gilliland Racing and Crosley Sports Group, known as DGR-Crosley. DGR-Crosley fielded Toyotas in 2018 and 2019 before announcing its switch to Ford starting in 2020.[2] The team reverted to the David Gilliland Racing name in 2021 as Johnny Gray became a co-owner.[3] Former co-owner and driver Bo LeMastus will remain with the team in a marketing and sponsorship capacity.

History[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Truck No. 1 history[edit]

On January 18, 2021, it was announced that Hailie Deegan would pilot the No. 1 truck in her rookie season.

Truck No. 1 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 NCWTC Pts Ref
2021 Hailie Deegan 1 Ford DAY
24
DAY
28
LVS
29
ATL
21
BRI
19
RCH
17
KAN
13
DAR
20
COA
14
CLT
13
TEX
24
NSH
21
POC
26
KNX
21
GLN
19
GTW
7
DAR
29
BRI
25
LVS
31
TAL
24
MAR
19
PHO
17
20th 360

Truck No. 5 history[edit]

In June 2019, DGR-Crosley formed the No. 5 team for a five-race schedule with Dylan Lupton starting at Chicagoland Speedway.[4]

Truck No. 5 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGTC Pts
2019 Dylan Lupton 5 Toyota DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI
10
KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS
10
TAL MAR PHO
16
HOM
DNQ
38th 77

Truck No. 7 history[edit]

DGR-Crosley ran the No. 7 truck for Tanner Gray for the last two races of the 2019 season.

Truck No. 7 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGTC Pts
2019 Tanner Gray 7 Toyota DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO
17
HOM
16
47th 42

Truck No. 15 history[edit]

Tanner Gray in the No. 15 at Pocono Raceway in 2020

DGR-Crosley began running the 15 part-time for Anthony Alfredo starting at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2019. Alfredo got his first career top 10 in the truck at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

On December 26, 2019, it was announced the No. 15 team will run full-time in 2020 with Tanner Gray behind the wheel. Gray scored four top 5 finishes and ended his rookie season 17th in points.

Truck No. 15 results

Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGTC Pts
2019 Anthony Alfredo 15 Toyota DAY ATL LVS
18
MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT
8
TEX
12
IOW GTW CHI
9
POC
31
ELD MCH
26
LVS
12
TAL
15
PHO
24
HOM
32
26th 253
Dylan Lupton KEN
5
BRI
27
MSP
Tanner Gray MAR
20
2020 Ford DAY
23
LVS
8
CLT
20
ATL
11
HOM
12
POC
12
KEN
9
TEX
36
KAN
18
KAN
4
MCH
3
DAY
15
DOV
17
GTW
10
DAR
29
RCH
16
BRI
3
LVS
3
TAL
29
KAN
36
TEX
10
MAR
31
PHO
15
17th 511
2021 DAY
35
DAY
20
LVS
12
ATL
19
BRI
13
RCH
24
KAN
18
DAR
33
COA
31
CLT
22
TEX
9
NSH
18
POC
16
KNX
31
GLN
14
GTW
19
DAR
24
BRI
38
LVS
23
TAL
34
MAR
3
PHO
35
25th 323

Truck No. 17 history[edit]

Kyle Benjamin in the No. 17 at Martinsville Speedway in 2018

On January 22, 2018, it was announced that David Gilliland Racing and Crosley Sports Group would merge into one team and join the Truck Series part-time. The team had purchased Red Horse Racing's assets. Chris Eggleston was announced as the driver beginning at Charlotte for a limited schedule. However, with the threat of rain before the Charlotte race, Eggleston moved to the primary 54 truck for the race and team co-owner Bo LeMastus shifted to the 17, which had no owner points. Qualifying was rained out, and LeMastus missed the race.[5]

On December 14, 2018, it was announced that Tyler Ankrum will compete full-time in the No. 17 competing for Rookie of the Year honors in 2019. He will miss the first three races due to age restrictions but run all the races after that.[6] On February 20, 2019, it was announced that Ryan Reed will drive the No. 17 Toyota at the Strat 200 at Las Vegas.[7] On July 11, 2019, Ankrum scored his first Truck Series win at Kentucky after Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel towards the final lap. This also marked DGR-Crosley's first Truck Series win.[8] In 2020, Hailie Deegan made her Truck series debut at Kansas Speedway. In 2021, Taylor Gray was scheduled to drive at the ToyotaCare 250, but he suffered multiple fractures in a single-car accident. That same year Donny Schatz would make his debut at the Corn Belt Weekend. Ryan Preece won at Nashville in just his debut.

Truck No. 17 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGTC Pts
2018 Bo LeMastus 17 Toyota DAY ATL LVS MAR DOV KAN CLT
DNQ
TEX
26
IOW GTW CHI POC MCH
17
BRI MSP LVS
30
TAL HOM 30th 171
Chris Eggleston KEN
11
Tyler Dippel ELD
13
Kyle Benjamin MAR
5
David Gilliland TEX
30
Tyler Ankrum PHO
6
2019 David Gilliland DAY
13
8th 2182
Anthony Alfredo ATL
17
GTW
12
Ryan Reed LVS
9
Tyler Ankrum MAR
19
TEX
6
DOV
9
KAN
11
CLT
27
TEX
3
CHI
13
KEN
1*
POC
2
ELD
9
MCH
25
BRI
20
MSP
9
LVS
11
TAL
7
MAR
25
PHO
26
HOM
22
Raphaël Lessard IOW
9
2020 David Ragan Ford DAY LVS CLT ATL
DNQ
HOM POC KEN TEX KAN KAN MCH
DNQ
DAY DOV GTW DAR
22
RCH
7
BRI 30th 231
Dylan Lupton LVS
14
TAL TEX
8
MAR PHO
16
Hailie Deegan KAN
16
2021 David Gilliland DAY
14
LVS
39
DAR
28
COA CLT TEX 29th 256
Riley Herbst DAY
5
Bill Lester ATL
36
Kevin Harvick BRI
15
RCH KAN
Ryan Preece NSH
1
POC
9
Donny Schatz KNX
32
Taylor Gray GLN
35
GTW
12
DAR BRI
29
LVS TAL MAR
8
PHO
29

Truck No. 54 history[edit]

LeMastus made his Truck Series debut in the No. 54 at Daytona, getting caught up in a wreck. Various other drivers have run in this truck throughout the 2018 season, including Kyle Benjamin who finished second at Martinsville, Justin Marks at Las Vegas, and team co-owner David Gilliland.[9] Tyler Ankrum made his Truck Series Debut at Martinsville Speedway after winning the K&N East Championship for DGR.

The No. 54 was driven by Natalie Decker, Anthony Alfredo, David Gilliland, Kyle Strickler, and Raphaël Lessard in 2019. Decker finished 19th, Alfredo 22nd, Lessard 32nd, Gilliland 47th, and Strickler 63rd in the points standings.

Truck No. 54 results

Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGTC Pts
2018 Bo LeMastus 54 Toyota DAY
30
ATL
17
KAN
19
CHI
15
KEN
20
POC
20
MSP
22
TAL
29
TEX
32
16th 497
Justin Marks LVS
11
Kyle Benjamin MAR
2
David Gilliland DOV
4
IOW
4
Chris Eggleston CLT
13
TEX
14
LVS
10
Zane Smith GTW
5
Chris Windom ELD
14
HOM
24
Matt Mills MCH
31
Riley Herbst BRI
15
PHO
15
Tyler Ankrum MAR
18
2019 Natalie Decker DAY
32
ATL
24
LVS
13
DOV
17
KAN
25
CLT
31
TEX
22
IOW
17
GTW
27
CHI
14
KEN
27
POC
16
MCH
27
BRI
25
LVS
25
TAL
16
MAR
22
PHO
22
HOM
20
20th 369
David Gilliland MAR
12
Anthony Alfredo TEX
28
Kyle Strickler ELD
18
Raphaël Lessard MSP
10

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

Car No. 4 history[edit]

On December 17, 2019, DGR-Crosley announced Hailie Deegan as the driver of the No. 4 Ford Fusion for the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season.[10]

Car No. 17 history[edit]

In 2020, DGR-Crosley field the No. 17 Ford Fusion full-time for Tanner Gray and his brother Taylor Gray along with Dylan Lupton and Anthony Alfredo.

Car No. 46 history[edit]

In 2020, it was announced that Thad Moffitt would drive the No. 46 for the season-opening race at Daytona,[11] and would then run all races on the schedule until sponsorship dried up, plus Memphis, which the team had previously signed a sponsor for. He claimed three top-five finishes over thirteen races, with a career-best finish of fourth at Memphis.

In 2021, it was announced that Moffitt would return to this car for at least eleven races.[12]

Car No. 54 history[edit]

In 2018, Noah Gragson was named as the first driver of the No. 54 and drove the entry in the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona, finishing in 7th place.[13] Gragson, Todd Gilliland and Bo LeMastus all made starts in the car during 2018.

ARCA Menards Series East[edit]

Car No. 1 history[edit]

Derek Kraus debuted the car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in late 2018, finishing second. He returned for the season finale at Dover International Speedway.

Car No. 4 history[edit]

Hailie Deegan drove the No. 4 car at Toledo and Bristol in 2020.

Car No. 15 history[edit]

Tanner Gray drove the No. 15 car full-time in 2019. He got his first career win at South Boston Speedway and finished third in the standings.

Car No. 17 history[edit]

The No. 17 debuted at the beginning of 2018 with Tyler Ankrum, who finishied in fifth place at New Smyrna Speedway.[14] Ankrum won four races in 2018; victories came at South Boston Speedway, Thompson Speedway, Iowa Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ankrum clinched the championship with one race remaining ahead of Tyler Dippel.

In 2019, DGR-Crosley fielded the No. 17 part-time for various drivers including Ty Gibbs and Riley Herbst. On September 21, Gibbs scored his first career win at the Apple Barrel 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.[15]

Car No. 20 history[edit]

Cup regular Erik Jones drove a car for the team at Watkins Glen in 2018.

Car No. 46 history[edit]

Thad Moffitt drove the No. 46 car at Iowa, Milwaukee, and Bristol in 2021.

Car No. 54 history[edit]

Todd Gilliland ran the No. 54 at the 2018 New Smyrna 175, scoring DGR-Crosley's first victory with a last lap pass on Harrison Burton.[16] Noah Gragson ran the following race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tyler Dippel then joined the team, winning the following race at Langley Speedway. After a tumultuous season which included intentionally spinning teammate and eventual champion Tyler Ankrum at New Jersey Motorsports Park,[17] Dippel left the car after the season's penultimate race and Todd Gilliland endcapped the season in the car.

In 2019, Legends car driver Drew Dollar drove the car full-time.

Car No. 98 history[edit]

Todd Gilliland ran this car in 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading the most laps and winning the race. Noah Gragson ran the 98 at Watkins Glen.

Natalie Decker ran the 98 in 2019 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

ARCA Menards Series West[edit]

Car No. 4 history[edit]

Team owner David Gilliland drove this car in 2020 at Phoenix Raceway and won.[18]

Car No. 15 history[edit]

The No. 15 will be run in select events for Tanner Gray. After skipping the first race, Gray has finished runner-up in all 3 starts.

Car No. 17 history[edit]

The No. 17 run 5 races with Taylor Gray in 2020. Gray won once at Kern County Raceway Park.

Car No. 20 history[edit]

The No. 20 debuted at the 2018 Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway driven by NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones with sponsorship from Dewalt.[19]

Car No. 45 history[edit]

Jake Garcia drove the No. 45 car at the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway in 2021.

Car No. 46 history[edit]

The No. 46 car debuted at the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway driven by Thad Moffitt, later at the second Phoenix race next year with J.P. Bergeron.

Car No. 54 history[edit]

The No. 54 debuted at the 2018 Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway driven by NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suárez with sponsorship from Arris.[19]

Car No. 71 history[edit]

Taylor Gray drove the No. 71 car at the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway in 2021.

Late model racing[edit]

David Gilliland Racing debuted in 2014 in the X-1R Pro Cup Series, the predecessor to the CARS Tour, fielding the No. 98 for Todd Gilliland. From 2015 to 2017 DGR ran Super Late Models, fielding multiple cars for multiple drivers including; Todd Gilliland, Raphael Lessard, Nicole Behar, Alex Guenette, Anthony Anders, Tanner Thorson, Chase Purdy, and Hannah Newhouse.

DGR decided not to run Super Late Models in 2018 due to their transition to DGR-Crosley and their entry into the Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series, they switched to fielding late models starting in 2019.

Taylor Gray and Drew Dollar were late model drivers for the team in 2019.[20][21] Taylor Gray drove part-time in the CARS Tour in 2020 picking up a win in the opening round. Joe Valento will run the full season for DGR in the CARS Tour in 2021.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Gilliland Racing merges with CROSLEY Sports Group to form Truck team". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ "DGR-Crosley, Ford Performance announce partnership". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. December 11, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "David Gilliland and Johnny Gray Form David Gilliland Racing". David Gilliland Racing. January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  4. ^ McFadin, Daniel (June 13, 2019). "Dylan Lupton joins DGR-Crosley for six Truck Series races". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Newly formed DGR-Crosley names K&N West Champ Eggleston as first driver". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  6. ^ "K&N East champion Tyler Ankrum joins DGR-Crosley Truck Series team". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Ryan Reed returns to NASCAR competition with DGR-Crosley at Las Vegas". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Tyler Ankrum lands first Gander Trucks triumph at Kentucky". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. July 11, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
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  10. ^ McFadin, Daniel (December 17, 2019). "Hailie Deegan looking forward to being a 'focus' of attention at Ford". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
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  12. ^ Koelle, Christian (January 23, 2021). "Taylor Gray and Thad Moffitt Return to David Gilliland Racing in 2021; Add Joey Iest to East Lineup". Kickin' the Tires. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  13. ^ "Driver Noah Gragson 2018 ARCA Racing Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  14. ^ "02/11/2018 race: New Smyrna 175 (KNPSE) - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  15. ^ Segal, Davey (September 21, 2019). "Ty Gibbs Earns First Career K&N Pro Series Victory at New Hampshire". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  16. ^ Albert, Zach (2018-02-12). "Todd Gilliland, Harrison Burton dazzle in K&N East opener". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  17. ^ Gluck, Jeff (July 1, 2020). "12 Questions with Tyler Ankrum". The Athletic. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Last Laps: Jesse Love Takes West Title; David Gilliland Wins At Phoenix". ARCA.
  19. ^ a b "K&N West Entry List at Sonoma Features Monster Energy Series Drivers | MRN". MRN - Motor Racing Network. 2018-06-18. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  20. ^ Krall, Charles. "Tanner Gray to Transition from Drag Racing to Oval Racing with DGR-Crosley". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Drew Dollar joins DGR-Crosley's 2019 driver lineup". Catchfence. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  22. ^ White, Brandon (December 18, 2020). "Joe Valento to Contest CARS Tour Season for DGR-Crosley". Short Track Scene. Retrieved January 19, 2021.

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