GMS Racing will have super late model standout Casey Roderick in its No. 23 Xfinity Series car this weekend at Iowa Speedway.
One of the winningest drivers in super late models and the current championship leader in the Southern Super Series, Roderick will make his 12th career series start and first since 2012. He made 11 starts between 2011-12 for teams like Randy Hill Racing and Go Green Racing. Roderick’s best career finish is a 17th place at Phoenix.
“I can’t thank [team president] Mike Beam, everyone at GMS Racing, Chevrolet and Chase Elliott enough for believing in me to make this possible,” said Roderick. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to be back in the Xfinity Series. I am excited to get to Iowa to work closely with Chad (Norris, crew chief) and the GMS Racing team to get this No. 23 Chevrolet Accessories Camaro up front and have a strong run.”
Roderick will drive the car as GMS Racing continues to honor the obligations it made when primary driver Spencer Gallagher was indefinitely suspended in May. The team has one win (with Gallagher at Talladega) and eight top-10 finishes. Others who have driven the car include Chase Elliott (who will also drive it at Bristol next month), Johnny Sauter and Alex Bowman.
Gallagher did return to the seat at Kentucky Speedway and will be back full-time when all contracts have been filled.
“We are very excited about having Roderick behind the wheel this weekend at Iowa Speedway,” said Beam, president of GMS Racing. “He is a great short track racer and has had a lot of success in his career around the Southeast. It’s nice to give someone who works so hard a chance to show his skill at a national level.”