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Dalton Sargeant joins GMS Racing for full season NASCAR Trucks effort

Dalton Sargeant will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the full 2018 season. Photo by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

Dalton Sargeant joins GMS Racing for full-season NASCAR Trucks effort

The NASCAR Next alumnus has raced all over the world

January 12, 2018

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Dalton Sargeant is ready to take the next step in his NASCAR journey.

The 19-year-old has raced all over the world, but back home in the United States is where he has always wanted to be. The former NASCAR Next driver started his career in Europe, chasing a Formula 1 career, but ultimately chose to return home to compete in NASCAR. After winning numerous Late Model races and finishing second in the 2017 ARCA Racing Series championship standings, Sargeant believes he is ready for the rigors of a full campaign.

Sargeant also has 18 K&N Pro Series starts across both the West and East series with one win, two pole awards and 10 top-five finishes. Heading into the 2018 season, Sargeant has six previous Truck Series starts under his belt with two top-10 finishes, including a 10th-place finish in his debut at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"I’m really excited to be joining a championship-caliber team in GMS Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season," Sargeant said. "Mike Beam and everyone at GMS Racing have put so much effort into this No. 25 team during the offseason, 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."

The No. 25 Chevrolet team will be led by veteran crew chief Doug Randolph, who has 17 years of experience across all three NASCAR national divisions. In his career, Randolph has 11 wins, 75 top-five and 149 top-10 finishes, including 11 pole awards.

"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," Randolph said. "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."

By Matt Weaver