Daytona Beach, FL — GMS Racing announced today the addition of 17-year-old Daniel Dye to drive the No. 21 Race to Stop Suicide Chevrolet SS for eight ARCA Menards Series events this season.
For the first time in his career, the Daytona Beach native will compete at Southern National, Elko, Berlin, Iowa, Winchester, Milwaukee, Bristol, and Phoenix. Dye has previous experience at Bristol with a fourth-place finish in the U.S. Short Track Nationals Super Late Model event in September of 2020.
In addition, Dye will join the Chevrolet Drivers Edge Development program. Featuring industry-leading physical and mental training, engineering and technical support, simulation time, enhanced social media exposure, and more.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to drive the 21 for GMS Racing this season in the ARCA Series, and work with the group at Drivers Edge Development. The history of success GMS has had, with multiple wins and championships over the last few seasons, speaks for itself,” said Dye, a soon to be high school senior at Father Lopez Catholic in Daytona Beach.
Dye has driven ARCA and Late Model entries for Ben Kennedy Racing since his ascension from Quarter Midgets and will continue pilot the No. 43 for BKR in late model events throughout the southeast, including the Governor’s Cup, Snowball Derby and more.
“To be able to work with two organizations the caliber of GMS and BKR is an honor. I’m excited to continue learning and growing through this process, and hopefully, we’ll collect a couple wins along the way,” stated Dye.
“GMS is excited about Daniel joining our ARCA program,” said Mike Beam, president of GMS Racing. “He has shown promise so far in his young career and we are looking forward to watching his continued growth in the 21 this season.”
The No. 21 GMS ARCA Menards Series program, led by veteran crew chief Chad Bryant, will travel to Lucama, North Carolina, for 200 laps around the half-mile Southern National Motorsports Park this Saturday, June 12. The race will air live on NBC Sports Gold TrackPass at 8:00 p.m. eastern time and re-air on NBC Sports Network at a later date.
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