DGR-Crosley

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DGR-Crosley
DGR-Crosley logo.jpg
Owner(s)David Gilliland
Bo LeMastus
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
ARCA Menards Series
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Race driversGander Outdoors Truck Series:
5. Dylan Lupton (part-time)
15. Anthony Alfredo (part-time)
17. David Gilliland, Anthony Alfredo, Ryan Reed, Raphaël Lessard, Tyler Ankrum, (R)
54. Natalie Decker, Anthony Alfredo, Kyle Strickler
K&N Pro Series East:
15. Tanner Gray
17. Ty Gibbs, Riley Herbst
54. Drew Dollar, Hailie Deegan
98. Natalie Decker (part-time)
K&N Pro Series West:
15. Tanner Gray (part-time)
ARCA Menards Series:
4. Todd Gilliland, Drew Dollar (part-time)
54. Natalie Decker, Tanner Gray
Late Models:
17. Tanner Gray, Taylor Gray
54. Drew Dollar
SponsorsGander Outdoors Truck Series:
15. Ceco Building Systems/Oxford Energy Group
17. Fred's/Valvoline, Ceco Building Systems/Oxford Energy Group, Dexcom, FRL Express, May's Hawaii/Modern Meat Co., Railblaza/Academy Sports + Outdoors
54. N29 Technologies
ARCA Menards Series:
4. Frontline Enterprises
54. N29 Technologies
K&N Pro Series East:
15. Gray Motorsports/Valvoline/Durst
17. Monster Energy/Arai Helmet/Alpinestars/Oakley
54. SRI Performance
Dollar Concrete
K&N Pro Series West:
15. Gray Motorsports/Valvoline/Durst
Late Models:
00. Aquafresh
17. Gray Motorsports
Valvoline
54. SRI Performance
Dollar Concrete
Lynx Capital
ManufacturerToyota
Opened2018
Career
DebutGander Outdoors Truck Series:
2018 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Latest raceGander Outdoors Truck Series:
2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 (Talladega)
Races competedTotal: 76
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 31
ARCA Menards Series: 7
K&N Pro Series East: 31
K&N Pro Series West: 2
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 1
K&N Pro Series East: 1
Race victoriesTotal: 8
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 1
K&N Pro Series East: 7
Pole positionsTotal: 7
ARCA Menards Series: 2
K&N Pro Series East: 5

DGR-Crosley is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, and the ARCA Menards Series.[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.

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

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.[2]

Truck No. 15 history[edit]

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.

Truck No. 17 history[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] On February 20, 2019, it was announced that Ryan Reed will drive the No. 17 Toyota at the Strat 200 at Las Vegas.[5] 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.[6]


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.[7] Tyler Ankrum made his Truck Series Debut at Martinsville Speedway after winning the K&N East Championship for DGR.

Natalie Decker and Anthony Alfredo will both drive the No. 54 part-time in 2019, though the roster is expected to be filled out to make the 54 a full-time entry. Decker will debut in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, while Alfredo is expected to debut the following week at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

K&N Pro 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. 15 history[edit]

Tanner Gray will run the No. 15 car full-time in 2019, Gray got his first career win at South Boston Speedway.

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.[8] 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 will run 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.[9]

Car No. 20 history[edit]

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

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.[10] Noah Gragson ran the following race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tyler Dippel then joined the team, winning the following race at Langley Speedway. He parted ways with the team after the season's penultimate race; Todd Gilliland endcapped the season in the car.

In 2019, Legends car driver Drew Dollar will run 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.

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

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. 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.[11]

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.[11]

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

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.[12] Gragson, Todd Gilliland and Bo LeMastus all made starts in the car during 2018.

Late model racing[edit]

DGR-Crosley has named Taylor Gray and Drew Dollar as late model drivers for the teams in 2019.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Gilliland Racing merges with CROSLEY Sports Group to form Truck team". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ McFadin, Daniel (June 13, 2019). "Dylan Lupton joins DGR-Crosley for six Truck Series races". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Newly formed DGR-Crosley names K&N West Champ Eggleston as first driver". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  4. ^ "K&N East champion Tyler Ankrum joins DGR-Crosley Truck Series team". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Tyler Ankrum lands first Gander Trucks triumph at Kentucky". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. July 11, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "02/16/2018 race: NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Truck) - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  8. ^ "02/11/2018 race: New Smyrna 175 (KNPSE) - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Albert, Zach (2018-02-12). "Todd Gilliland, Harrison Burton dazzle in K&N East opener". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Driver Noah Gragson 2018 ARCA Racing Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  13. ^ Krall, Charles. "Tanner Gray to Transition from Drag Racing to Oval Racing with DGR-Crosley". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Drew Dollar joins DGR-Crosley's 2019 driver lineup". Catchfence. Retrieved 26 November 2018.

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