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Gallagher Gets New Crew Chief

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Spencer Gallagher will have a new face calling the shots atop the pit box come Daytona in February as GMS Racing has hired Chad Norris to take over for Joey Cohen.

“Chad will bring a lot of good and solid knowledge to this XFINITY program,” said General Manager Mike Beam. “Spencer showed a lot of improvement last season and I feel like Chad can take him to the next level. With Chad’s veteran knowledge and experience I know Spencer and this No. 23 team will succeed and excel.”

Norris has been atop pit boxes dating back to 2005 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, spending several years with Roush Fenway Racing before crew chiefing for Brennan Poole the past two seasons at Chip Ganassi Racing. Last year, he led Poole to 17 top-10’s en route to placing sixth in the standings.

“I am really excited to join GMS Racing for the 2018 season,” said crew chief Chad Norris. “We have all of the assets to build this XFINITY team into a top-tier competitor every weekend at the track. With Mike Beam and myself there is a lot of veteran knowledge to continue to not only help Spencer to grow as a driver but the XFINITY program as a whole.”

In his first full year of XFINITY competition, Gallagher scored 13 top-20 finishes, including a season-best 10th at Richmond Raceway.

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.