The last time Cale Gale was behind the wheel of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machine he was celebrating his first career win. That was in the 2012 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. On Thursday in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway Gale will pilot the No. 30 Rheem Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports.
Coincidentally Rheem was Gale's full-time sponsor of his ride with Eddie Sharp Racing in 2012 where he finished 12th in the point standings and won with the sponsor in his last race. Rheem then left to sponsor the defending Truck Series champion James Buescher's truck in 2013 with Turner Scott Motorsports. That left Gale without a sponsor and ride.
Gale then found a spot at Turner Scott Motorsports as a crew chief for their developmental drivers.
"I can't thank everyone … enough for this wonderful opportunity to get back behind the wheel of a truck," Gale said in a team release. "TSM has a great intermediate track program and I don't expect anything different from my team, I hope that we will be able to bring home a solid finish for everyone at Turner Scott Motorsports."
His win at Homestead-Miami Speedway was as thrilling as they come for a first time winner. He battled door-to-door with Kyle Busch in a green-white-checkered finish that saw Gale force Busch into the outside wall on the front stretch with the checkers in the air. Gale edged Busch by .014 seconds.
Overall Gale has 32 career Truck Series starts with the one win and 10 top 10's. He also has made 25 career NASCAR Nationwide Series starts but none since 2009. He has three top 10's in that series.
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