Smithley and Chastain to Race for Niece Motorsports at Charlotte

Garrett Smithley will join Niece Motorsports at Charlotte Motor Speedway, behind the wheel of the No. 40 Trophy Tractor Chevrolet Silverado.

Smithley, who has over 150 combined starts in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, will make his ninth start in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, when the series returns to racing on May 26.

“I’m excited to join Niece Motorsports and am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of one of these trucks,” said Smithley. “This is always a really fun and competitive series to race in, and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I appreciate the support of everyone at Trophy Tractor. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love to do.”

The start marks Smithley’s first of the 2020 season in the NGROTS. The 28-year-old driver has one previous NGROTS start at Charlotte Motor Speedway, coming in 2016.

“We are excited to have Garrett join the team and get back to racing at Charlotte,” said team owner Al Niece. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to go racing again and appreciate everyone’s work to get us back to the track.”

Smithley will race with support from Trophy Tractor. The company offers a cost-effective alternative to the purchase and rental of new equipment with quality low hour used equipment. Trophy Tractor specializes in the sale and rental of haul trucks, loaders, dozers, scrapers, excavators, compactors, graders, and water equipment.

The NGROTS is slated to take the green flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET on FS1.

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Ross Chastain will pilot a fourth truck for Niece Motorsports when the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) returns on May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Chastain will make his third NGROTS start of the season, this time driving the No. 42 Circle Track Warehouse/Florida Watermelon Association Chevrolet.

“I’m thrilled to get back to the track with Niece Motorsports at Charlotte Motor Speedway, especially in this Circle Track Warehouse and Florida Watermelon Association paint scheme. I’ve missed being behind the wheel of these NASCAR race cars and race trucks and am really looking forward to Tuesday night’s race. We are definitely missing the fans, but it’s exciting to be able to return to racing in some capacity.”

Cody Efaw will serve as Chastain’s crew chief for the first race back in action for the NGROTS.

“We’re always thankful anytime we can have Ross behind the wheel,” said Efaw. “I’m looking forward to teaming up with him again. We’ve been away from the track for a long time – we are excited to get our season back under way.”

The No. 42 Chevrolet will race with support from Circle Track Warehouse ( Located in Mooresville, N.C., the store offers quality new and used race car parts and accessories.

As watermelon season continues, the Florida Watermelon Association (FWA) will be aboard the No. 42. The FWA ( was formed to enable growers and marketers of the Florida watermelon industry to unite. Organized membership allows the association to promote the consumption of watermelons grown in Florida. The FWA assists its members in the growing and marketing of watermelons by providing a forum through this Corporation’s meetings.

The NGROTS is slated to take the green flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET on FS1.

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