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GMS Racing won’t field Xfinity team in 2020

AUTO: NOV 16 NASCAR Xfinity Series - Ford EcoBoost 300

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16: John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #23 Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevy during the Ford EcoBoost 300 on November 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL. (Photo by Malcolm Hope/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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GMS Racing announced Thursday it will not field an entry in the Xfinity Series in 2020.

The team, which competed with John Hunter Nemechek in the series this year, will focus on the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series.

The team made 116 starts in the Xfinity Series since 2016 and had one win, with Spencer Gallagher at Talladega in 2018. Nemechek made the playoffs this year and finished seventh in the standings driving the No. 23 Chevrolet. He earned six top fives and 19 top-10 finishes.

GMS Racing released the following statement from president Mike Beam:

GMS Racing will not field a NASCAR Xfinity Series entry next season. We have decided that in the best interest of the organization we will put our complete focus on our Gander Trucks and ARCA Racing Series programs in 2020. We can’t thank John Hunter and everyone that has been involved in our Xfinity effort over the past four years enough for their hard work and dedication to the organization. We wish John Hunter the best in his future endeavors.

John Hunter Nemechek released his own statement: