Shane Lee to Join GMS in Texas

On Monday, GMS Racing announced 23-year-old late model veteran Shane Lee will join their Camping World Truck Series stable of Chevrolets at Texas Motor Speedway in the Longhorn 350 on Friday, Nov. 4.

The Newton, N.C. native will wheel the No. 24 Silverado, marking his third career Truck start. His previous two starts came this season at Gateway Motorsports Park and Martinsville Speedway driving for Kevin Cywinski.

“I’ve been working on getting back in a truck for a while now, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to do that with GMS Racing,” Lee said. “Mike Beam and his team have really shown this year and to think that I get a shot at competing in their equipment is something I would have never guessed would happen.”

Lee has found success running late models on short tracks in the Southeast, winning two late model titles. In 2013, he was named Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. This year, he has run a partial schedule in the ARCA Racing Series, with a season-best eighth-place finish coming at Kansas Speedway.

Jeff Stankiewicz has been named the crew chief for Lee and led Kyle Larson to victory at Eldora Speedway in July, which has instilled a sense of confidence in his driver.

“Jeff Stankiewicz is a proven winner, and after seeing what he’s done with Grant Enfinger, Kaz Grala, and Kyle Larson, I have no doubt that we will unload strong and ready to compete,” Lee said.

The team will announce sponsorship details at a later date.

The Longhorn 350 from Texas Motor Speedway can be seen on FOX Sports 1, Friday, Nov. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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By Shane Carlson

Shane Carlson is a graduate of Winona State University in southeastern Minnesota, where he earned a degree in Mass Communications-Journalism. He joins POPULAR SPEED looking to gain experience in the world of NASCAR, where he hopes to work one day. He is also a monthly contributor to The Midwest Racing Connection. Carlson was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he still resides.