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The Team

Cale Gale #22

Cale brings tremendous experience to the team, having driven in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA series

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Ryan Repko

We are looking forward to seeing Ryan in select CARS Tour races behind the wheel of a Nelson Motorsports Camry this year!

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Mike Looney

Nelson Motorsports is excited to bring Mike’s solid experience driving in the CARS Tour to our winning team.

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Welcome to Nelson Motorsports

Founded back in 2013 by team owner Barry Nelson, the team quickly made an impact on the late model racing scene throughout Virginia and the Carolinas.  Nelson Motorsports is now widely recognized as one of the top teams in all late model racing. What began as a one car experiment with NASCAR Camping World Truck driver Timothy Peters soon transformed into a multi car operation. With multiple prestigious wins, Multiple points championships and Virginia Triple Crown titles, the success speaks for itself.  Nelson Motorsports is now considered a contender at every event!

Throughout the years Nelson Motorsports has had some outstanding drivers. Timothy Peters helped get it started and his win at the Valleystar 300 is one of the more memorable victories. Bobby McCarty carried on the tradition with numerous wins as recognized by his three CARS Tour points championships. Sammy Smith, who is now a full-time driver on the Xfinity tour spent time behind the wheel of a Nelson Motorsports hot rod as did Ty Gibbs who is now a full time driver in the NASCAR Cup Series.

2023 has brought many changes to the Nelson Motorsports team. We are rebuilding with all new talent. We have signed Cale Gale as our primary driver. He will be leading the #22 into victory lane at a track near you very soon. Joining Cale to fill the stable will be Ryan Repko and Mike Looney. Both bring strong experience as well as CARS Tour wins with them. They will each drive select events with Nelson Motorsports this year. We are looking forward to an exciting year in 2023 as this new breed of talent carries Nelson Motorsports forward!

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