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David Gilliland Racing merges with CROSLEY Sports Group to form DGR-CROSLEY, a new driver development team and will make their debut this weekend in Daytona
The newly created DGR-Crosley team will make their first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The co-owners David Gilliland, President of David Gilliland Racing and Bo LeMastus, President of Crosley are both racers and their driving experience is at the core of developing new talent through their organization.
DGR-Crosley has purchased the assets of the former Camping World Truck Series mainstay, Red Horse Racing to set up their base of operation.
“There is so much value in joining forces with CROSLEY Sports Group,” said DGR-CROSLEY President David Gilliland.
“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.”
Their new team is based in Moorseville, North Carolina in the shop used by Red Horse Racing for the past ten years. Their plan is to field late models in the ARCA Racing, K&N Pro Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.
“We couldn’t be more excited about DGR-CROSLEY,” said 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.”
For the last two years, David Gilliland has established a relationship with Kyle Busch Motorsports and Toyota Racing Development and those same affiliations will continue with DGR-Crosley.
Todd Gilliland, the son of David Gilliland won the K&N East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway last weekend under the DGR-Crosley banner. Noah Gragson will also run a select number of K&N and ARCA Racing Series events this season. Also, Chris Eggleston, who finished second to Todd Gilliland in last season’s championship campaign is also scheduled to run a select number of Camping World Truck Series races for DGR-Crosley this season.
This weekend Bo LeMastus is behind the wheel of the No. 54 Toyota for DGR-Crosley as they make their team debut while David Gilliland is racing the No. 4 Truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports on Friday, February 16th at 7:30 pm ET at Daytona.