Spencer Gallagher
JR Motorsports
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Retired from full-time racing at the end of 2018, but has signed on to make two starts in JR Motorsports' No. 8 Chevy this season. The two events are the Daytona and Talladega races, so it looks like Gallagher will only be superspeedway racing in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
Retiring After 2018 Season
XFINITY Series
October 19, 2018
Gallagher, the lively and charismatic staple driver for GMS Racing will retire from full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competition following next month's season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, catchfence.com reports.
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The announcement came Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Gallagher will move from a driving role and into a managerial role with GMS Racing beginning next season. The 28-year-old driver racked up one victory and eight Top-10 finishes so far this season in what has been a career-best campaign for Gallagher in the Xfinity Series.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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This race team had looked at the possibility of moving up to the Cup Series this season, but decided against it. Instead, they'll enter Gallagher into the full Xfinity Series slate once more. Given the results of last year, that was probably a good decision. Gallagher labored to just one Top-10 and six Top-15 finishes. That was good on that front, but his eight DNF's were very costly and impacted the team's consistency and position in the final standings. Gallagher would end the year 19th in the final point standings. GMS Racing has the people and equipment to do better than this. The young driver will look to new crew chief Chad Norris in the upcoming season to improve performance and finish more races.
GMS Racing will make the move from the truck series to the Xfinity Series in 2017, and they will bring with them Gallagher for this new race team. He's spent the last four seasons sharpening his racing skills in the Camping World Truck Series. Now he'll race for Rookie of the Year in this division of NASCAR. The team put Gallagher in an Xfinity car for six starts last year. The 27-year-old was able to grab one Top-10 (Daytona) and two Top-20 finishes in those efforts. It was a good introduction to this racing series for Gallagher in preparation for a full-time effort. He'll face some stiff competition for the ROTY, but will likely post 5-to-7 Top 10's and represent himself well in this first full season.
The first full season of racing in the truck series presented some highs and lows for Gallagher. He claimed six Top-10 finishes, but also posted five finishes outside the Top 20 with two DNF’s. It all added up to a 14.6 average finish and 10th-place in the driver standings after Homestead. Gone is crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz, and in is new crew chief, Jeff Hensley. He comes over from ThorSport Racing and brings 12 years of experience as a crew chief in this division of NASCAR. Hensley has guided legends like Mike Skinner and Ron Hornaday Jr. to victories and multitudes of Top-10 finishes, so he should help Gallagher right away. The No. 23 GMS Racing team and Gallagher present as much upside of any driver and team in the middle tier of this racing series.
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Fast Talladega Happy Hour
Camping World Truck
October 12, 2018
Gallagher was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Fr8Auctions 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 180.928 mph.
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Out for Darlington, Indy
XFINITY Series
August 28, 2018
Gallagher is still in recovery from a shoulder injury and will not race at Darlington Raceway or Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alan Cavanna of Fox Sports reports.
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Reinstated, to race at Kentucky Speedway
XFINITY Series
July 4, 2018
Gallagher, who has been suspended since early May due to a failed drug test, has been reinstated and will race next week at Kentucky Speedway, Bob Pockrass of ESPN reports.
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Suspended for drug-policy violation
XFINITY Series
May 2, 2018
NASCAR announced Wednesday that Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely for violating the sanctioning body's substance-abuse policy.
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Wins Talladega Xfinity Series Race
XFINITY Series
April 28, 2018
Gallagher won the Sparks Energy 300 Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
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