Mike Beam, president of GMS Racing, could possibly take ownership of BK Racing

Mike Beam, a staple in the NASCAR garage since 1981, possibly will own a team instead of being the one working on cars or making executive decisions.

Beam, president of GMS Racing, has bid to purchase the charter and some assets of BK Racing for $1.8 million, according to bankruptcy court documents.

If he is able to purchase the team, Beam said he would be the owner and the team would be an affiliate of GMS Racing, whose owner Maury Gallagher has toyed with going to Cup in recent years but has remained in NASCAR’s truck and Xfinity series.