David Gilliland Racing merges with CROSLEY Sports Group to form new Truck team

David Gilliland Racing

By Caleb Whisler, Staff Writer.

On Monday, David Gilliland Racing announced a merger with CROSLEY Sport Group to form a new driver development team.

The organization has obtained the assets from Red Horse Racing, former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, to help field cars in NCWTS, ARCA and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

“There is so much value in joining forces with CROSLEY Sports Group,” said DGR-CROSLEY President David Gilliland in a press release. “Bo LeMastus and I have been working on this for several months, and we’re both very excited about this new company. Bringing together CROSLEY and Red Horse Racing assets are exactly what DGR needed to take it to this unique level. It’s been my plan to get into the Truck Series for quite some time. Now, we have a well-designed driver development program to groom drivers in championship caliber equipment as they work their way up through the ranks.”

The organization will drive under the Toyota banner with support from Toyota Racing Development. With the Toyota partnership, the organization expands on its relationship with Kyle Busch Motorsports.

“We couldn’t be more excited about DGR-CROSLEY,” said CROSLEY Sports Group President Bo LeMastus. “David brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and credibility to this company. I love our development process, especially for the drivers who now have the opportunity to race from late model to K&N, to ARCA, to the NASCAR Truck Series in championship caliber equipment, all under one roof. If they aspire to go beyond the Trucks, they’ll be very well-groomed to get there.”

The organization is expected to announce their driver lineup by the end of next week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *