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GMS Racing and Sauter Part Ways

GMS Racing announced today that the team will part ways with driver Johnny Sauter effective immediately.

Sauter has been with GMS since the 2016 season when he claimed the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship and scored 13 of his 23 career wins with the team.

‘We cannot thank Johnny enough for his contributions to the growth and success of GMS Racing,” said Mike Beam, team president. “He won the first championship for us and added a lot of trophies to our shop. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors, both in and out of racing.”

Future plans regarding the driver of the No. 21 team will be forthcoming. Reports have defending series champion Brett Moffitt replacing Sauter.

“It’s kind of late in the game, obviously,” Sauter said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody. “Daytona’s only a month away, so you don’t want it to go down like that but there ain’t a whole hell of a lot I can do about it. It’s just life. What’s next for me? Don’t have a clue. You see a lot of drivers get sidelined — good drivers — and that’s the nature of the beast.”