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Ross Chastain heading to CGR? Nemechek to GMS?

UPDATE: [John Hunter] Nemechek has some sponsors he has worked with throughout the years (such as Fire Alarm Systems), but he learned that not having sponsors can often lead to no ride. He knew he had a partial schedule this season in Xfinity with Chip Ganassi Racing. That schedule didn’t increase despite respectable performances as sponsor DC Solar opted to back Ross Chastain, who won a race in his three starts in the No. 42 car.

That led to increased social media speculation that Chastain could (or should) replace Nemechek; Chastain has much more experience in the series as well as having driven in Cup this year, albeit primarily in underfunded cars.

Nemechek doesn’t know what he’s doing in 2019, but winning a race certainly doesn’t hurt. The Chip Ganassi Racing team is still in the owners championship hunt in the Xfinity Series and Nemechek will be in the car for the final three races.

Could [Spencer Gallagher] help bring John Hunter Nemechek success? GMS Racing won a truck title with Johnny Sauter two years ago, and Sauter and Justin Haley are both vying for the truck title this year.

“We’re interviewing several capable candidates right now,” Gallagher said Friday. “As of right now, the seat is open season. We have excellent stuff. We’re taking auditions.”

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Original post 10-20-2018: