A new team is set to take to the NASCAR stage: GMS Racing. Have they got what it takes to compete with the best of the best?
It takes funds, dedication, and raw talent to ensure a team’s viability in the top tier of the American stock car series. Now, there’s one team that is looking to take the plunge: GMS Racing. GMS Racing’s Team Owner Maury Gallagher opened up about the group’s plans to take a stab at the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series.
The move should come as no surprise to many, as the GMS Racing team has proven itself time and time again in the competitive field of the Camping World Truck Series – of which they are current defending champions and leading in the points. GMS Racing has already spread itself considerable as it has three full-time programs in the Camping World Series and two in the Xfinity Series, but it appears that the team is hungry evermore.
It come as no small salve to Gallagher that they believe they won’t have to make extensive adjustments to their cars, but could rather make several small adjustments to their current Xfinity Series challengers:
“According to (general manager) Mike (Beam), a Cup car can be made from a Xfinity car with a few changes. So, we’re building inventory that — assuming there aren’t major changes — can be easily converted. We’re just getting to the point where we’re getting a good stock of new cars.
“So, we’re building inventory that — assuming there aren’t major changes — can be easily converted. We’re just getting to the point where we’re getting a good stock of new cars.” – Maury Gallagher
Gallagher went on to say that while there is the possibility of a concrete announcement being offered soon, the team could very well sit on its options for a good while longer – claiming that they want to make sure that all the pieces are in the right place before they jump in.
Toward that sentiment, fair dos. There is no sense in charging forward into the unknown unprepared. This way, GMS gets to fine-tune and tweak to their heart’s content before they drop into the world’s top tier of stock car racing. Although anything could happen once GMS makes the transition, their track record shows a monumental rise through the ranks. Which is precisely what NASCAR needs.
As with any sport, NASCAR desperately needs to grow and evolve in order to keep up with the changeing demands of their fans – and a hot new competitor rising through the ranks would do just the trick. True, we are now only witnessing the initial rumblings of a future event, but it is beginning to look more and more like one that can cause big waves in future championships.