As the rolling wheel of the NASCAR silly season continues to turn, another driver is hanging up his helmet and gloves; but this time it isn’t to retire but to move into a managerial role.
Xfinity Series driver Spencer Gallagher has announced that at the end of the 2018 racing season he will be stepping away from his ride in the GMS Racing number 23 car.
GMS was originally created with Spencer in mind in 2013. Only 28 years old, Spencer will be joining his father Maury in the front office to help run the team.
Speaking on GMS Racing, Spencer said, “it has been an incredible journey getting to watch this team grow and flourish and become something incredible from very humble beginnings. I can’t wait to be there personally. This is not me stepping back from NASCAR. If anything, it’s stepping further into it.”
Noting that the decision has been something he has been thinking about for some time; Spencer said, “ I think it’s time to take the next step and really see what this team can do. I think to do that, my greatest utility to GMS lies elsewhere other than the driver’s seat. I think there’s a lot of really talented drivers out there and we have an incredible team. I want to see this team grow and I want to see this team grow to flourish.”
The self professed good professional nerd, Spencer said that there is a lot of cool technologies that can be put to use in NASCAR; saying, “I’ve got big things planned for GMS and this industry as a whole.”