Student Grant Galloway’s NASCAR Truck Series Debut Successful

By Seth Miller

Freshman Grant Galloway made his NASCAR Trucks series debut on Saturday at Martinsville. The 250-lap race marked Grant’s first race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which runs a 22-race schedule. Grant did not compete in the first race of the season at Daytona, but did very well for his debut at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va.

Grant raced a very good race and would have finished higher, if not for being spun out four times. Many drivers could not have finished as well as Grant did after being spun four times. He battled throughout the race and managed a very respectable 27th place finish in a field of 36. The Truck Series has been known for being a series full of physical driving. The trucks are built to be much stronger than the stock cars and can withstand a lot more contact.

For the season, Grant will run a full schedule of races, as he gains approval to drive certain tracks. If he were to fail to be approved to drive a certain race, his teammate, Chris Cockrum, would fill in as a relief driver. That way, the truck can still garner points in the standings to keep them in the running for the championship. Grant looks to build on his success at Martinsville, when he races at Rockingham Speedway on April 14. The track, known as “The Rock” to many NASCAR fans, is an icon in the sport, but a very difficult track to race. As he takes on this challenge, support Galloway by watching the race and by cheering him on to success.