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August 27, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: 14 of 22 — August 31st, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No.20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado

Owner’s Point Standings: 15th (-106)

Track: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Race: Chevrolet Silverado 250

Distance: 64 Laps / 157.37 Miles

 

On Track Activity in Canada begins on Saturday with back to back practice sessions, first practice 9:30am – 10:30am followed by final practice from 11:35am – 1:00pm. NASCAR new style knockout qualifying is scheduled for 5:40pm. The second annual Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is scheduled for 1:30pm on Sunday, August 31st.

 

Meet Gray at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 30th during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver autograph session scheduled from 1:45pm – 2:45pm.

 

Gray Gaulding brings his busy month of Road Racing to Canada. Gaulding has already competed in two NASAR K&N Pro Series road races Watkins Glen International on August 8th and Virginia International Raceway on August 16th.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I have always loved road racing and when the schedule came out and I knew I could run this race I was pumped. It’s extremely fast and very technical, I know Chris Rice and the guys have put a lot of time and effort into this truck knowing how much I love road racing.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Chris Rice: “Gray has did a fantastic job at both road courses this year in the K&N Pro Series, now we turn our attention to the trucks and Canada. I don’t think it will take long for Gray to learn the track and pick up his shifting and braking points. He is very smart racer and understands what it takes to pass and lead on a road course.”

 

Chassis Facts: Chris Rice has choose chassis NTS-19 for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. This is a new chassis NTS Motorsports built in 2013 for CTMP.

 

Track Facts Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

2.495 Mile Asphalt 10 Turn Road Course

Located in Bowmanville, Ontario

Also known as “Mosport”

 

Stay Social with Gray:

For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding and @TeamNTS20 on Twitter

Track Twitter: @CTMPOfficial

Event Hashtag: #Silverado250

 

Looking out the Windshield Gray Gaulding’s next race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be September 20th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

 

About NTS Motorsports: Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, North Carolina. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. Continuing to develop talented drivers, NTS fields cars on the West Coast in the Spears SRL South West Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2014, NTS will field two full-time cars in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

About Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(r) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.  Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.

 

For more information about NTS Motorsports, visit ntsmotorsports.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS @TeamNTS20 and @GrayGaulding

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August 25, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: 13 of 22 — August 21st, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No.20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado

Owner’s Point Standings: 15th (-106)

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Race: UNOH 200

Distance: 200 Laps / 106.6 Miles

 

Kernersville, N.C. (August 25th, 2014) Gray Gaulding and the No.20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet team led by veteran Crew Chief, Chris Rice, knew track position and patience would be the key points of interest throughout the UNOH 200 race weekend. With rain showers moving in and out of the Bristol, Tennessee area , mother nature would take control of the day. The NCWTS teams were finally able to get on track just before 12:00pm noon on Wednesday for one 90 minute final practice session and Gaulding would end the session third quick overall. With track position being a key element to the weekend, a lot emphasis was placed on qualifying, but still having an overall balance for the transition into the night. After qualifying second in round one and fifth in the final round of NASCAR Knockout Qualifying, Gaulding and Chris Rice felt like they had a solid Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado for the evenings UNOH 200. With more storm cells moving into the area at race time, NASCAR made the decision to postpone the UNOH 200 until Thursday morning at 10:00am.

 

When the green flag waved shortly after 10:00am, Gaulding starting on the inside of row three and worked to get into the upper groove. When the first caution flag flew at lap 15, Gaulding was scored in 10th and radioed in “just too free on entry.” Chris Rice elected to stay out and keep the track position. Gaulding would hold onto a top-10 position until the lap 50 competition caution, where he pitted for four tires, fuel, and a chassis and air pressure adjustment. The field received the green flag once again at lap 57 and Gaulding restarted 12th on the outside or row six.

 

At the halfway point, Gaulding was running 14th and came over the radio saying he was hearing a burp in the   motor when he would get the truck running wide open, while battling hard to keep track position for later in the race. When the third caution of the day came out at lap 111, Chris Rice brought Gaulding down pit road for four tires, fuel, and a spring rubber adjustment. The field received the green flag once again at lap 118 and Gaulding raced hard to stay inside the top-15 until lap 147, when the 05 got loose on exit of turn two, getting into the side of the No.20 Krispy Kreme truck. After a tremendous save, Gaulding would come down pit road to repair the damage. The field would receive the green flag for the last time at lap 153 and Gaulding hoping to just salvage a good finish, would maintain his spot inside the top-20, before cutting down a right rear tire on lap 184, forcing him to pit under green and loose valuable track position. Gaulding would come home with a 23rd place finish.

 

Final Practice

Fastest Time – 15.478

Position – 3rd

Laps Completed – 58

 

NASCAR Knockout Qualifying 

Round One

Fastest Time – 15.465

Position – 2nd

Round Two

Fastest Time – 15.515

Position – 5th

 

UNOH 200 Race

Position – 23rd

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “It definitely wasn’t the finish me or my team wanted. We had really good speed all weekend and I thought we were a solid top-10 truck if not top-5. I wish we could have raced at night, it might have all been different as we was just to free on entry and tight on exit, but we will keep our heads held high and move on to Canada.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Chris Rice: “I thought it was a positive weekend for us all, to be top-5 in practice and in qualifying, shows that we have the speed, we just need to work on pulling all the pieces together. We will get back to the shop, get with the engine tuner to diagnose the engine issue and keep building to be better.”

 

Looking out the Windshield Gray Gaulding and the No.20 Gemini Southern team head north of the border to

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the second annual Chevrolet Silverado 200 on August 31st.

 

About NTS Motorsports: Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, North Carolina. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. Continuing to develop talented drivers, NTS fields cars on the West Coast in the Spears SRL South West Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2014, NTS will field two full-time cars in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

About Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(r) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.  Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.

 

For more information about NTS Motorsports, visit ntsmotorsports.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS @TeamNTS20 and @GrayGaulding

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August 19, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: 13 of 22 — August 20th, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No.20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado

Owner’s Point Standings: 13th (-88)

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Race: UNOH 200

Distance: 200 Laps / 106.6 Miles

 

On Track Activity at Bristol begins with a fifty minute practice session on Wednesday morning from 10:00am – 10:50am followed by final practice from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. NASCAR’s Knockout style qualifying is scheduled for 4:40pm. The green flag is set to fly just after 8:45pm for the 17th annual UNOH 200.

 

Meet Gray at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, August 21st from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Food City Fan Night. You can also meet Gray on Friday, August 22nd from 4:00pm – 5:00pm and Saturday, August 23rd from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Krispy Kreme Mobile Store located off turn 4 in the Fan Zone.

 

A recent test at BMS has Gaulding excited about UNOH 200. Gray along with teammate Brennan Newberry participated in a private test session at Bristol Motor Speedway on Tuesday, August 12th in preparation for the UNOH 200.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I’m more than excited about this week’s race. Bristol is one of my favorite tracks and to be running here inside NASCAR’s top three level is pretty incredible. I have watched a lot of the recent races and understand what myself, Chris Rice and this entire Gemini Southern NTS Motorsports team needs to do to be successful and just maybe we’ll end up in victory lane.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Chris Rice: “We as a company tested at Bristol last week, knowing how big of a race this could be for the entire NTS Motorsports organization. Bristol is both Gray and Brennan’s favorite track and they both ran really well here in the K&N Pro Series race back in March. With the added experience from last week’s test, we are right where we need to be.”

 

Chassis Facts: Chris Rice has choose chassis NTS-17 for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is the same chassis Gaulding tested with last week at BMS.

 

Track Facts Bristol Motor Speedway

0.53-mile concrete oval

24-28 degrees of banking in the corners

6-10 degrees of back on the straight a ways

40 feet wide racing surface

 

Stay Social with Gray:

For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding and @TeamNTS20 on Twitter

Track Twitter: @BMSUpdates

Event Hashtag: #UNOH200

 

Looking out the Windshield Gray Gaulding’s next race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be

August 31st at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the second annual Chevrolet Silverado 200.

 

 

About NTS Motorsports: Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPSE) team based in   Kernersville, North Carolina. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. Continuing to develop talented drivers, NTS fields cars on the West Coast in the Spears SRL South West Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2014, NTS will field two full-time cars in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

About Gemini Southern: Gemini Southern is a merchant bank based in Atlanta Georgia that specializes in investing in developmental stage private and public companies primarily based in the south but with select investments in the continental United States. The bank has offices in New York, California and Florida.

 

For more information about NTS Motorsports, visit ntsmotorsports.com.

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS @TeamNTS20 and @GrayGaulding

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August 18, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 14 of 16 – August 16th, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala

Driver’s Point Standings: 5th (-86)

Track: Virginia International Raceway

Race: Biscuitville 125

Distance: 60 Laps / 135 Miles

 

Kernersville, N.C. (August 18th, 2014) Gray Gaulding and the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team brought home a top-5 finish in the second annual Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Gaulding who led 24 of the 60 completed laps, had to settle with a fourth place finish after several late race restarts.

 

Gray Gaulding and the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts team participated in Friday’s promoters test day from 9:30am – 12:30pm at VIR and went into the race day with the mindset of winning Saturday evening’s race. Gaulding posted the fourth quickest time during Saturday morning’s opening practice session and second fastest during final   practice. Gaulding would line up fourth in his group of six to qualify Euorpean style, with a fast time of 1.29.074 and an average speed of 90.936 miles per hour. Gaulding would start fifth for the second annual Biscuitville 125.

 

When the green flag waved shortly after 4:30pm ET, Gaulding didn’t waste any time making him move and

charging towards the front of the field, knowing that starts and restarts would be critical to take advantage of track position. At lap 3, Gaulding had moved into the race lead, where he was able to set his own pace and take care of his Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet. The first caution flag flew at lap 19.  After a quick clean up, Gaulding      received the green flag for the second time at lap 21. With added pressure from the second place car, Gaulding gave up the race lead in order to save his equipment for late race restarts. Gaulding would maintain his position running second throughout the event, before a series of late race cautions with Gaulding restarting on the outside lane resulted in a fourth place finish.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I had a blast racing at VIR this place is so unique and really makes for a good race. We led a lot of laps and thought we had something for them at the end, but with so many restarts and being on the outside lane going into turn one was tough. I really feel like I’ve learned a lot these past two races that will also benefit me at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in a few weeks.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “These guys in the shop and on the road did an awesome job preparing the car for this race. Gray did a terrific job managing the race as he led laps and also conserved when he needed to. The last caution flag really hurt us, but we learned a lot and are continuing to grow our program.”

 

Practice 1

Position: 4th

Fastest Time: 1.28.790

Laps: 8

 

Practice 2

Position: 2nd

Fastest Time: 1.29.006

Laps: 10

 

Qualifying

Position: 5th

Fastest Time: 1.29.074

 

Race

Position: 4th

Laps Led: 24

Laps Completed: 60

 

About NTS Motorsports: Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, North Carolina. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. Continuing to develop talented drivers, NTS fields cars on the West Coast in the Spears SRL South West Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2014, NTS will field two full-time cars in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

About Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(r) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.  Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.

 

For more information about NTS Motorsports, visit ntsmotorsports.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS @TeamNTS20 and @GrayGaulding

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August 13, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 14 of 16 – August 16th, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala

Driver’s Point Standings: 5th (-93)

Track: Virginia International Raceway

Race: Biscuitville 125

Distance: 50 Laps / 112.50 Miles

 

On Track Activity at VIR begins on Friday with a promoters track test day. On track activity resumes on Saturday with first practice from 9:00am – 9:45am followed by final practice from 10:25am – 11:10am. NASCAR K&N Road Race Qualifying will be at 1:40pm followed by the Biscuitville 125 at 4:35pm. All times are eastern standard time.

 

Meet Gray at Virginia International Raceway on Saturday during the NASCAR K&N Driver Autograph Session at The Pavilion.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “We had a great run last year at VIR and a really good race going on last week at Watkins Glen. The guys have been working all week to fine tune on the car and after Friday’s test session Doug Howe and the guys will have us right where we need to be.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “I hate we didn’t get the finish we wanted last week but Gray did an awesome job taking care of his equipment all weekend, which will help us fine tune and improve for VIR. We’re taking the same chassis Gray finished top-5 with last year and with Friday’s test session we should be in the hunt come Saturday.”

 

Chassis Facts: Doug Howe has chosen chassis NTS-2077, the same chassis they raced last weekend at Watkins Glen International.

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Track Facts Virginia International Raceway

NASCAR K&N Pro Series will run the 2.25 mile North Course

 

Stay Social with Gray:

For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding and @TeamNTS20 on Twitter

Track Twitter: @VIRnow

Event Hashtag: #B125

 

About NTS Motorsports: Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, North Carolina. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. Continuing to develop talented drivers, NTS fields cars on the West Coast in the Spears SRL South West Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2014, NTS will field two full-time cars in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

About Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(r) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.  Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.

 

For more information about NTS Motorsports, visit ntsmotorsports.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS @TeamNTS20 and @GrayGaulding

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August 11, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 13 of 16 – August 8th, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala

Driver’s Point Standings: 5th (-93)

Track: Watkins Glen International

Race: Bully Hill Vineyard 125

Distance: 51 Laps / 124.95 Miles

Broadcast: Sunday, August 17th at 9:00am

 

Kernersville, NC (August 11th, 2014) Gray Gaulding had a very impressive first outing at the famous Watkins Glen International, leading laps and running inside the top-10 until dropping a cylinder during the second half of Friday’s Bully Hill Vineyard 125 took him and the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet Impala out of the lead and  more importantly out of contention.

 

After posting the 12th quickest time during Friday’s opening 80-minute practice session and 8th quickest during final practice, Gaulding knew what he needed to be a contender during the 51-lap event later in the evening. Gaulding qualified 10th and would start on the outside of 5. When the green flag dropped Gaulding immediately took advantage of racing in the pack, knowing from previous road racing experience the field would spread out. By lap 5, Gray had cracked inside the top-5 and took over the lead at lap 22. The caution flag flew for the halfway break, competition caution at lap 27 and Gray radioed saying ‘I’ve really been taking care of my equipment, think we might have something for them.” The field took the green at lap 28 with Gray leading them into turn 1. Gaulding continued to lead until lap 31 when he came across the radio “something just gave up, I think we’re down a cylinder.” Gaulding just trying to maintain on the lead lap and hoping for a caution, doesn’t get one until lap 46. When pit road opened, Gaulding came to the attention of his crew where they worked to diagnose the problem. Gaulding was able to resume the field, but would finish 18th.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “We had a great Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet, Doug Howe and all the guys at NTS Motorsports gave me a race winning car, unfortunately we dropped a cylinder with about 20 laps to go but the car is in one piece and we know what we need for next week at VIR.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “I hate for Gray and all the guys on this team. It seems to bite us at the worst times, not to sure what happened there but we will get back to the shop and diagnose the problem and have everything tuned up for VIR.”

 

Practice 1

Position – 12th

Fastest Time – 1.14.9 / 117.787mph

Laps – 25

 

Practice 2

Position – 8th

Fastest Time – 1.14.346 / 118.634mph

Laps – 9

 

Qualifying

Position – 10th

Fastest Time – 1.14.259 / 118.773mph

 

Race 

Position – 18th

 

About NTS Motorsports: Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, North Carolina. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. Continuing to develop talented drivers, NTS fields cars on the West Coast in the Spears SRL South West Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2014, NTS will field two full-time cars in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

About Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(r) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in over 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.  Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.

 

For more information about NTS Motorsports, visit ntsmotorsports.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS @TeamNTS20 and @GrayGaulding

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Greenville Pickens Speedway
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