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NASCAR: Cale Gale Gets First Opportunity Of 2013 At Kentucky

Cale Gale & Kyle Busch

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Turner Scott Motorsports has cemented itself as the elite team to beat in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. When a team has all of the resources and sponsorship abilities that Turner does, any driver would be thankful for the opportunity to contend in high-quality equipment.

Cale Gale now has his chance. The 2012 Truck Series finale winner beat and beat up on Kyle Busch in a truck for Eddie Sharp Racing … and that was it. That was his claim to fame. Due to lack of sponsorship, Gale was not able to secure a ride for 2013 despite scoring three top-fives, eight top-10s and a victory in a middle-of-the-pack truck.

But Gale has not been gone from NASCAR. Rather, he went to an important behind-the-scenes role just like where he started. Gale was crew chief for Turner-Scott prospect Brandon Jones this year. Before 2012, Gale found himself a shock specialist and race day engineer with Turner, biding his time after Kevin Harvick Inc. closed its doors.

In all honesty, Gale was thrust into the Kevin Harvick Inc. role too soon. But now he has matured, knows the cars inside and out and is ready to begin a new chapter.

With Turner-Scott Motorsports, Gale has an incredible opportunity to either raise his stock or continue to bide his time with Turner-Scott, who poses as a threat to win The Camping World Truck Series title, with three trucks in the top-10 and Jeb Burton having won the last race.

“I can’t thank everyone at Rheem and Turner Scott Motorsports enough for this wonderful opportunity to get back behind the wheel of a truck,” said Gale in a press release.

“Rheem has been a great supporter of mine through much of my career and to be able to carry their colors in my return is an honor. 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.”

When the Truck Series hits the bright lights of Kentucky Motor Speedway Thursday night, look out for Cale Gale. When silly season begins this offseason with seats opening up, be ready to hear his name.

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