GMS Racing Recruits Jack Wood for 2022 Truck Series Season in a Full-Tim Capacity

Published 08/27/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JULY 18: Zane Smith, driver of the #21 LaPaz Margarita Mix Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 18, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Ahead of the 2022 NASCAR season, another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place. To be precise, the GMS Racing team have recruited 21-year-old racer Jack Wood for their Truck Series campaign. Additionally, Wood will compete in the series on a full-time basis at the wheel of the #24 Chevrolet.

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Earlier this year, Wood joined the GMS Racing ranks to compete in the ARCA Menards Series. Unfortunately for him, those plans changed and it left his future on the lurch, until now. Without a doubt, the youngster will be thrilled to compete full-time. This is especially after he got a chance to compete in 13 truck starts this season.

DAYTONA, FL – FEBRUARY 13: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado (21) during practice for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck series NextEra Energy 250 on February 13, 2020 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

So far, Jack Wood has competed in seven races and recorded a maiden Top 10 finish in his career. He confessed that he felt truly honored to learn that his efforts have earned him  a full-time drive next season. Wood knows that the GMS Racing team have progressed in leaps and bounds over the last few months.

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What else did Jack Wood say?

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The driver acknowledged that he has learnt a lot in his limit number of appearances. As a result, he is truly grateful to the outfit for giving him the opportunity and placing their faith in him. Now, Wood plans to see out the remainder of the season on a high note and prepare hard for the 2022 campaign.

As mentioned before, the 21-year-old recorded a career best finish of 10th in the Truck Series. That came at last weekend’s race at the Worldwide Technology Raceway. Meanwhile in the ARCA Series, Wood boasts of four Top 10 finishes with a career-best finish of fourth place at the Kansas Speedway.

GMS Racing President Mike Beam said, “We are really excited to welcome Jack Wood back to our truck series program. I feel like this year was a solid learning year for Jack and he progressed a lot in a short amount of time. I am looking forward to him being able to return to tracks and apply what he has learned in 2021.”

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It is also worth mentioning that Wood joined the Drivers Edge Development class of 2021. This organisation is a collaborative effort involving GMS Racing and JR Motorsports. Over here, Jack Wood trains alongside a number of Chevrolet-associated drivers, including former NASCAR driver Josh Wise.

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