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Tanner Gray is the first announced driver for DGR-Crosley’s 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season.
Gray will drive the No. 15 full time for the team next year, the team announced Monday, Dec. 16.
“I’m really looking forward to next year,” Gray said in a team release. “Obviously running full time in the Truck Series is going to be tough with how competitive the series is. It’s going to be challenging racing with these guys week in and week out, but I have a lot of great people around me. The experience in the DGR-Crosley guys will help me adapt and learn quickly. It’s also exciting that Ford is coming on board and giving us assets that will further advance our performance each week.”
Added team co-owner David Gilliland: “Tanner has done a great job in his transition to stock car racing. I was really impressed with how well he picked up the feel of the car and was able to provide very detailed feedback. It’s a big step up to the Truck Series, but there’s not a doubt in my mind that he’s ready for it. I’m confident that the team we are assembling at DGR-Crosley is going to be one that is a factor every weekend and will compete for wins. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Gray competed in the final three races of the 2019 season for DGR-Crosley, scoring a best finish of 16th at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He also drove the full 2019 K&N Pro Series East schedule for the team, winning a race and scoring six top fives and nine top 10s.
Gray will drive select ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East races for the organization in 2020.
In 2019, DGR-Crosley fielded two full-time teams, the Nos. 17 and 54. Drivers for those trucks have not yet been announced.
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