GMS Racing announced today that Tyler Dippel has joined the team for the final four races of the 2018 season. Beginning with the October 27th race at Martinsville Speedway, Dippel will drive the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado with leadership from veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter.
Dippel, a native of Wallkill, N.Y., made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut earlier this year at Eldora Speedway, finishing third in his qualifying race and finishing 13th in the main event.
“I’m so grateful for this opportunity to race for GMS Racing. The Gallagher family, along with Mike Beam, have built a first-class operation and I know they’ll bring great equipment to these races,” says Dippel. “I’m excited to be paired with such an experienced crew chief, Jerry Baxter, along with the entire No. 25 crew. They’ve been working together all season which will definitely help accelerate my learning curve.”
“I can’t say enough about my teammates. Johnny Sauter, a series veteran, will be there for me to lean on as needed; my Northeast Big Block Dirt Track colleague and lifetime friend, Stewart Friesen; and Justin Haley. Justin and I were teammates back in our early days of the NASCAR K&N Series. I am also looking forward to being on the same team as Sheldon Creed.”
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I hope to make the best of it.”
Dippel’s racing career began on dirt at seven years old. He earned his first National Championship at the age of 10 and went on to become the youngest Northeast Dirt Big Block Modified winner at 14 years old. He has also accumulated four track championships.
Now, at age 18, Dippel competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE). In 13 starts this season, he earned one win, six top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Overall, the young driver has 40 NKNPSE starts over three years, with two wins, nine top-five, and 21 top-10 finishes. Dippel also has eight ARCA Racing Series starts, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Dippel will make his GMS Racing debut in the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 27th. Live race coverage will be broadcast on FS1, MRN, and Sirius XM.
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