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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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August 5, 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: T-3rd (-79)

Track: Watkins Glen International

Race: Bully Hill Vineyard 125

Distance: 51 Laps / 124.95 Miles

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

 

Gray Gaulding’s Road Racing History “I have raced a lot of INEX Legend Car races on the road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway which I won the Pro Winter Heat Championship in 2012. Last year I raced a late model at Willow Springs before we raced at VIR and Road Atlanta in the K&N car. I really like road racing, you have to be up on the wheel the entire race.”

 

On Track Activity at The Glen begins Friday with dual practice sessions from 8:00am-9:20am and 11:00am-12:20pm. NASCAR Road Course qualifying starts at 3:40pm followed by the 51 lap / 124.95 mile Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at 6:15pm. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

 

Meet Gray at Watkins Glen Friday at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series autograph session from 1:00-1:45pm.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I’m ready for Watkins Glen and I love road racing. It takes a special technique so that you don’t wheel hop, and I have always adapted well to it. We ran good last year at both VIR and Road Atlanta and The Glen has always been one of my favorite courses.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “Gray ran extremely well last year at both road races, I know it’s something he enjoys doing and that makes the attitude of the team and shop better when the driver has a positive mindset heading into a track.”

 

Chassis Facts: Doug Howe has chosen chassis NTS-2077. This is the same chassis Gray race at both VIR and Road Atlanta in 2013.

 

Track Facts Watkins Glen International 

Known as “The Glen”

11 Turn – 2.45 Mile Asphalt Road Course

 

Stay Social with Gray for the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding and @TeamNTS20 on Twitter

  • Track Twitter: @WGI
  • Event Hashtag: #BullyHill125

 

About NTS Motorsport

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 4, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 12 of 16 – August 1st, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala

Driver’s Point Standings: T-3rd (-79)

Track: Iowa Speedway

Race: Autolite Iridium XP 150

Distance: 150 Laps / 131.25 Miles

Broadcast: Friday, August 8th at 11:00AM EST

 

Kernersville, N.C. (August 3rd, 2014) Gray Gaulding made his fourth start as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combine at Iowa Speedway. After two strong practice sessions and a solid qualifying effort,

Gaulding was able to compete inside the top-10 for most of Friday’s Autolite Iridium XP 150 before ultimately bringing home a 13th place finish.

 

After running seventh in both of Friday’s practice sessions, Gaulding and the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team looked to keep the momentum rolling in qualifying. After going out 39th out of 43 cars, Gaulding posted the 10th quickest time and would line up his Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet on the outside of row five. When the green flag flew for the Autolite Iridium XP 150 just after 8:00pm, Gaulding had hoped to keep his momentum on the outside groove and make up some early ground, knowing there would be a halfway break at or near the conclusion of lap 75. Gaulding was able to clear the first car in turn one of lap one and move into 9th, as the field started to settle down. After the halfway break, Gaulding continued to run just inside the top-10, but came across the radio at lap 92 saying his car was getting tight in the middle when he got back to the gas and would slip back a few spots. After a late race caution came out with less than 15 laps to go, Gaulding restarted 15th and was able to pick up a few positions and bring home a 12th place finish.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “We had a solid Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet in practice, even sat atop the board for well over half of final practice. We started off really good in the race, but just got too tight as the race went on. I’m looking forward to Watkins Glen, I love road racing and know we can be a contender at both The Glen and VIR.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “Gray and everyone on the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Chevrolet team worked hard for this. We had a really good car in race trim during both practice sessions, but as the day went on and the race track changed with the added NASCAR Nationwide series rubber, we got too tight. We will get back to the shop and review our notes and get better for next time.”

 

 

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 800 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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