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David Gravel nets memorable top-10 finish in Gander Trucks debut

David Gravel finished 10th in his Gander Truck Series debut, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet for GMS Racing at Michigan International Speedway.

David Gravel capped his eventful NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series debut with a top-10 finish Friday night, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet for GMS Racing to an eventful 10th-place showing at Michigan International Speedway.

After firing off from the 12th starting position, Gravel fell back to 20th by the end of Stage 1 on Lap 20 of 100. He was then 26th at the conclusion of Stage 2 on Lap 40 before charging back through a series of late-race cautions.

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Gravel, 28, is a World of Outlaws driver, piloting the No. 41 sprint car for Jason Johnson Racing. He boasts 54 career wins in the series, including three in the 2020 season alone. He’s the 2019 Knoxville National Champion, an honor he earned while sporting an Axalta paint scheme thanks to NASCAR Hall of Famer and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, who convinced the company to sponsor his entry.

At Michigan, Gravel had ChevyGoods.com on his truck hood. He also helped give back to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation with autographed No. 24 T-shirts available to those who joined the organization’s giving program called “THE FUEL” before the checkered flag waved.

Gravel has run an ARCA Menards Series event in 2020, too. He placed 12th at Daytona International Speedway back in February in the No. 28 KBR Development Chevrolet.