John Hunter Nemechek expected to move to GMS Racing

John Hunter Nemechek is on the move. After a limited XFINITY Series schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing this season, he’ll jump to GMS Racing in 2019.

Multiple sources have confirmed to Frontstretch the 21-year-old will be moving over to GMS. The driver contract, to be finalized in the coming days, puts Nemechek behind the wheel of the No. 23 full time. Nemechek replaces Spencer Gallagher, who is retiring from NASCAR competition following Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In 17 races this season, Nemechek has a win at Kansas Speedway to go along with four additional top-five finishes and 10 top 10s. Leading 159 laps, he ended the season 13th in points driving the No. 42 Chevrolet despite a limited schedule.

Spokespeople for both Nemechek and GMS Racing declined to comment on the deal.

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