Kyle Larson to Race Fourth GMS Racing Truck at Martinsville

Photo - Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson will race a fourth GMS Racing truck in Saturday’s Alpha Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, a spokesperson for GMS Racing confirmed to

Driving the No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado, Larson will join teammates Spencer Gallagher, Johnny Sauter and newcomer Kaz Grala to make up the four-truck lineup for GMS Racing. Martinsville will mark the first time that the Statesville, North Carolina-based organization has run four trucks in any event. The Maurice Gallagher-owned team won the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway with veteran Sauter.

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year will make his 11th truck start this weekend and first at the 0.526-mile paperclip oval. In his last three consecutive Truck Series starts, the Elk Grove, California native has started on pole.

Overall, the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Cup driver has accumulated one win, four top-fives and seven top-tens since 2012.

The additional track time should benefit the 23-year-old who has four prior Cup starts at Martinsville. Larson missed last March’s STP 500 after fainting during an autograph session on March 28, which followed two Cup practice sessions earlier in the day.

“It was just kind of a weird morning just because I was almost late to practice, so I just rushed myself that morning and didn’t take very good care of myself throughout the day and just ended up dehydrating myself,” Larson said after being cleared to return to competition on April. 2.

He finished 19th after starting ninth last November in his Martinsville return, a track best.

After a week break for the Easter holiday, Larson enters the sixth Cup race of the season, 24th in series’ points, with a best finish of seventh in the season-opening Daytona 500.

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates did not immediately respond for additional comment.