Tyler Ankrum
GMS Racing
2020 Fantasy Outlook
One of the brightest rising stars to race in the truck series this season will be Ankrum. The 18-year-old prospect had a very successful rookie run in this division of NASCAR last year. He only started 20 of the 23 events due to age restrictions, but put up impressive numbers in this near-full schedule with DGR-Crosley Racing. Ankrum snagged his first-career win at Kentucky Speedway in a surprising performance, and he piled up eight Top-10 finishes for the season. Down the stretch run of last year he suffered a bit of a cool down, but in total it was a great campaign. Ankrum comes to GMS Racing this year and will be paired with veteran crew chief, Chad Walter. The potential in this driver-crew chief combination is very intriguing. Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up Finish at Homestead
Gander Outdoors Truck
June 13, 2020
Ankrum finished second in the Baptist Health 200 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday evening.
The young driver of the No. 26 Chevrolet started 11th on the grid. Ankrum would bounce in-and-out of the Top 10 throughout the race. In the final stage he'd shore up good track position, and the multiple late cautions would help him hang onto that good track position. The final green-flag run would see him move up to second-place, but not a serious challenge to Kyle Busch. It was his first Top-5 finish of the season.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ankrum won't be 18-years-old until a few weeks after Daytona, so that means he can't race until event number four at Martinsville. However, the youngster is poised to run nearly the entire schedule with the exception of the first three races. Gilliland and Crosley formed this race team last season and hosted a number of different drivers between the two trucks. Ankrum made two starts, and grabbed a surprising Top-10 finish at Phoenix last fall. The young Californian has been building his racing resume for the last few years. Ankrum dominated the K&N Pro Series East in 2018 to capture four victories and the championship in that series. Now he'll look to grab truck series Rookie of the Year in what is mostly a full-time schedule in 2019.
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Gets front-row spot in Charlotte
Gander Outdoors Truck
May 26, 2020
Ankrum will start out of No. 2 position Tuesday at the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Fast Bristol Practice
Gander Outdoors Truck
August 15, 2019
Ankrum was fastest in opening practice for the UNOH 200 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday morning. He turned a fast lap of 126.420 mph.
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Runner-up Finish at Pocono
Gander Outdoors Truck
July 27, 2019
Ankrum finished second in the Gander RV 150 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon.
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Wins the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225
Gander Outdoors Truck
July 11, 2019
Ankrum won the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway Thursday night.
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Recovers from Spin to Finish Third
Gander Outdoors Truck
June 8, 2019
Ankrum finished third in the SpeedyCash.com 400 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night.
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