Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fast Facts Redux: Gray Gaulding

Gray Gaulding at Charlotte in Oct. 2017
credit: Debbie Ross/Skirts & Scuffs
Gray Gaulding earned the first top 10 finish of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career on Sunday, surviving the wreck-filled race at Talladega Superspeedway to come home ninth. Get some updated information on this young driver in this week’s Fast Facts, originally published in June 2014.
  • Gray Gaulding was born Feb. 10, 1998 in Colonial Heights, VA. He began racing motorbikes at age 4 and moved into four-wheel vehicles at age 9. He raced Bandoleros at age 10, winning in his first race.
  • Gaulding became the youngest driver in the NASCAR Legends Division at age 12, winning a Legends car national championship that season. He also beat Cup Series champ Kevin Harvick in a karting event at Harvick’s track, earning himself a driver development program spot with Kevin Harvick Inc. At age 13, Gaulding raced Super Late Models and was named Rookie of the Year in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), the youngest driver to ever win the award.
  • In 2013 at age 15, Gaulding raced in the K&N Pro Series East and West, winning the pole at Richmond International Raceway and becoming the youngest pole winner in K&N Series history (15 years, two months, 15 days). Later in the year, he became the youngest race winner in K&N West history at Phoenix International Raceway (15 years, eight months, 30 days).
  • In 2014, while Gaulding competed in both K&N Pro Series and the Camping World Truck Series for NTS Motorsports, he was named a member of the NASCAR Next program. Gaulding finished third in K&N Pro Series East competition that season with nine top 10 finishes in 16 races.
  • After competing on a limited schedule in the Truck Series in 2015, Gaulding joined the Roush Fenway Racing driver development program in 2016, then signed on with BK Racing for the 2017 season in the Cup Series.
  • Learn more about Gaulding at his website, www.graygaulding.com


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