Gale Making Truck Return

Cale Gale

Cale Gale will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2013 this weekend at Martinsville Speedway driving the No. 99 Rheem Chevrolet for MDM Motorsports.

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Cale Gale will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2013 this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

Gale, who has 35 career Truck Series starts that includes a thrilling last-lap victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2012 by edging Kyle Busch, will drive the No. 99 Chevrolet for MDM Motorsports with sponsorship from long-time supporter Rheem.

"My driving career has been a roller coaster for the past 10 years, and I've had some amazing opportunities along the way," said Gale, who currently works full-time at Roush Fenway Racing in the Vehicle Dynamics team within the organization's engineering group.  "My dad instilled in me a work ethic at a young age that I will forever be grateful. My career has been unique from most of the typical driving backgrounds at the top level; I've had to try to balance making a living outside of driving the race car as well as keep the dream alive of being inside the race car.  Since the end of the 2012 season when I last raced in the trucks (full-time) and then the birth of my son, I kind of take race car driving in stride.  I've pressured myself to perform at the highest level since I can remember, and now when I race, I do it for fun and I do it when the timing is right and we are prepared properly.  My happy place will always be when I buckle up my helmet, and I still have the burning desire to race at the highest level because I believe in my heart that I'm fully capable of being a competitive race car driver at any level."

When Gale straps into his Chevrolet he will have a degree of comfort knowing that MDM Motorsports has tallied 13 wins so far this season between NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series action.  Veteran crew chief Shane Huffman continues to lead an experienced group that scored the organization's first victory earlier this season with Bubba Wallace at Michigan International Speedway. 

"Rheem has been an amazing supporter of my career since 2008," said Gale, who finished a career-high seventh at Martinsville Speedway in the fall of 2011.  "I've been fortunate to represent the brand at many levels of motorsports, from the NASCAR XFINITY Series to being the first American to compete in the NASCAR Pinty Series in Canada to local grassroots racetracks across the Southeast.   I couldn't be more pleased to make a return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck series driving the No. 99 Rheem/MDM Motorsports Chevy at Martinsville. I'm excited to represent Rheem, the team, my fans, family and friends and I'm ready to see what I can do on one of my favorite racetracks after being absent for four years."

 

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