Ankrum Finished Where He Started At Phoenix

Tyler Ankrum, No. 26 LiUNA! Chevrolet Silverado

START: 14th

FINISH: 14th

POINTS: 15th

  • Tyler Ankrum headed out West to make his fourth truck series start at Phoenix Raceway on Friday night. The driver of the No. 26 LiUNA! Chevrolet had a fantastic showing in Practice, laying down a lap fast enough for third place. In Qualifying, Ankrum would start from the 14th position, surrounded by most of his GMS Racing teammates.
  • Stage 1 would drop Ankrum to 17th position, but crew chief Charles Denike would make several adjustments to gain pace, bumping Tyler up to a 14th place finish at the end of Stage 2, setting him up with looser truck on the long runs.
  • Ankrum would stay consistent throughout the final run of the race, and would end up finishing 14th under the lights. The 2021 season would result in a 15th place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings, highlighted by one pole at Circuit of the Americas, three Top 5s, and five Top 10 finishes, with a total of 13 laps lead throughout the season.
  • Quote: “Proud of the effort that my GMS Racing No. 26 LiUNA! team brought tonight at Phoenix. Wish we had better pace, but all in all a solid night to end our season. I’m thankful to all of my partners, especially LiUNA!, Maury Gallagher, Mike Beam and everyone at GMS Racing for their support the past two seasons. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s ahead.”


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