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NAPA150StoryPreview

July 3, 2015

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Race: 7 of 14 — July 4, 2015
Driver: Gray Gaulding
Driver Point Standings: 5th (-35)
Owner Point Standings: 13th (-76)
Car: No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota
Track: Columbus Motor Speedway
Race: NAPA Auto Parts 150
Distance: 150 Laps / 49.99 Miles
Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Friday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. EST

On-Track… The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) garage area will open for Saturday’s one day show at 10:30 a.m. with two forty-five minute practice sessions scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Two lap qualifying will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by an on track autograph session at 8:00 p.m. The green flag for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 will be shortly after 8:45 p.m.

Third Trip to Columbus… Gray Gaulding will be making his third trip to the historic Columbus Motor Speedway. Gaulding looks to carry on Toyota’s four race win streak in Saturday nights NAPA 150.

Meet Gray… on Friday night in downtown Columbus, OH for the Red, White, and Boom celebration. Gray will be making a special appearance at the K&N Filters booth as well as participating in the evenings parade.

Hot Light is On… Stop by one of the two local Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shops located at 3690 W Dublin Granville Rd and 1021 Polaris Parkway in Columbus, OH.

Happy 78th Birthday… Krispy Kreme Doughnuts turns 78 on July 10… Celebrate with us and visit your nearest Krispy Kreme location on July 10, buy any dozen doughnuts and you’ll get a second dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts for only 78ç

In the rearview…  Gaulding and the Precision Performance Motorsports team showed their strength at Langley Speedway posting the fastest time in practice, qualifying fifth, and racing to a top-5 finish after a radio failure forced them to surrender their starting position.

Track Facts — Columbus Motor Speedway
0.333 mile asphalt oval
8-10 degrees of banking
Began as a motorcycle race track in 1946 and hosted its first stock car race in 1950.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “Columbus Motor Speedway is one of those track you either love or hate, it’s not your typical short track which makes for unique racing unlike anywhere in the Carolina’s. They paved the second groove over the offseason so that should make for some additional racing room. Charles and the PPM team as well as Toyota have had success at Columbus and we should be able to carry that on Saturday night.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “We have had two strong top-5 finishes in a row and we are ready to carry that momentum to Columbus Motor Speedway this weekend and contend for the win. Gray was strong there last year and does well with the rhythm of the race track and the continuous circle of the racing groove. I am ready to get to work in practice Saturday afternoon.”

Chassis Facts: Denike has brought chassis 065 as the primary for this weekend’s NAPA 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway. This is the same chassis Gaulding raced to a second place finish at Greenville Pickens, fifth place finish at Bowman Gray Stadium, and most recently a fourth place finish at Langley Speedway.

Stay Social with Gray
For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding on Twitter
Track Twitter: @COLUMBUSPEEDWAY
Event Hashtag: #NAPAAUTOPARTS150

– Gray Gaulding Racing –

About Gray Gaulding: Gray Gaulding is a seventeen year old NASCAR driver from Colonial Heights, Virginia. Gaulding currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is a second year member of the NASCAR Next program. Learn more at GrayGaulding.com or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® 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 organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Krispy Kreme has more than 1,000 retail shops in 24 countries. Krispy Kreme is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKD). For more information about Krispy Kreme visit www.KrispyKreme.com. Also visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme, and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/KrispyKreme.

About Precision Performance Motorsports: PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike who will also serve as the Crew Chief for the No. 12 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching. For more information about PPM, visit www.ppm646.com.

For more information about Precision Performance Motorsports, visit ppm646.com.
For more information about Krispy Kreme Doughnuts visit KrispyKreme.com
Follow us on Twitter @PrecisionPerf and @GrayGaulding

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June 30, 2015

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 5 of 14 — May 31, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Points Standings: 5 (-27)

Owner Point Standings: 15 (-68)

Car: No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota

Track: Bowman Gray Stadium

Race: NASCAR Hall of Fame 150

Distance: 150 Laps /  Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Thurs., June 4 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Statesville, N.C. (June 1, 2015) In an unexpected fashion the NASCAR K&N Pro Series raced at Bowman Gray Stadium for the fifth time in as many years on Saturday night with only having three cautions through the 150 lap event. Gray Gaulding started the night from his ninth place starting position after going out first in qualifying and used restarts to gain track position on the tight quarter mile Bowman Gray Stadium better known as “The Madhouse.”

When the green flag dropped shortly after 9:00 p.m. local time, Gaulding was a man on a mission knowing restarts would be his best opportunity to gain valuable track position and by lap three had moved up two positions into seventh. The first caution flag flew at lap sixty three for a spin behind Gaulding, when the green flag flew once again at lap sixty nine Gaulding was once again able to pick up two positions on the restart moving himself up to fifth. Gaulding would continue running fifth moving up as high as fourth before getting trapped behind lap traffic and settling back into fifth as the laps wound down on the fifth annual NASCAR Hall of Fame 150.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I felt like we had the speed and drivability from the moment we unloaded on Wednesday for the test, Charles and the entire Precision Performance Motorsports group worked hard fine tuning and we were all very happy heading into the race weekend. Going out first in qualifying after the modifieds ran wasn’t ideal so we settled for the ninth place starting position knowing we had our work cut out for us and then the race ran completely different than years past only having three cautions but regardless racing for a top-5 is always a good day and gives us room to build on heading into Langley in a few weeks.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “We had a really good car this weekend at Bowman Gray Stadium. Gray was able to work his way forward during the race capitalizing on restarts following the race’s very few cautions. We finished a strong fifth place and battled for fourth for much of the late stages of the race. Gray and the team did an excellent job all weekend and we are going to carry this momentum to Langley Speedway in a couple weeks. Langley Speedway is a homecoming for the team and we are excited to get there.”

Looking Ahead… The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be back on track Saturday, June 20 for the Visit Hampton 175 at Langley Speedway.

– Gray Gaulding Racing –

About Gray Gaulding:  Gray Gaulding is a seventeen year old NASCAR driver from Colonial Heights, Virginia. Gaulding currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is a second year member of the NASCAR Next program. Learn more at GrayGaulding.com or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme 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 1000 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Krispy Kreme is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKD). Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

About Precision Performance Motorsports: PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike who will also serve as the Crew Chief for the No. 12 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching.  For more information about PPM, visit www.ppm646.com.

For more information about Precision Performance Motorsports, visit ppm646.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @PrecisionPerf and @GrayGaulding

#VisitHampton175-Story-Preview

June 30, 2015

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 6 of 14 — June 20, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Point Standings: 5th (-27)

Owner Point Standings: 15th (-68)

Car: No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota

Track: Langley Speedway

Race: Visit Hampton 175

Distance: 175 Laps /  70 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Thurs., June 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Testing 1,2,3… Gray Gaulding and the No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee, Precision Performance Motorsports team led by crew chief Charles Denike will use Friday’s optional test session at Langley Speedway to fine tune their race setup before the official race weekend activities begin on Saturday.

On-Track…The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) garage area opens on Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m. with two practice sessions scheduled, first practice is 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. followed by a final thirty minute practice session from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Two lap qualifying will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by an on track autograph session at 5:30 p.m. The green flag for the Visit Hampton 175 will be shortly after 9:00 p.m. All times are local eastern standard time.

Experience at Langley… Gray Gaulding is no stranger to Langley Speedway after going three for three in 2010 while racing INEX Legend Cars, Gaulding became a fan favorite with his last lap pass to win the 2010 INEX Young Lions National Championship Race. Gaulding has two starts in the NKNPSE at Langley and one NASCAR Whelen All American Series (NWAAS) start in the 2014 Hampton Heat.

Home Race… Gaulding who grew up only ninety miles from Langley Speedway in Colonial Heights, Virginia and the Precision Performance Motorsports who call Yorktown, Virginia home a short fourteen miles north of Langley Speedway.

Meet Gray… stop by to meet Gray and see the No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota Camry show car at the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Virginia Beach 4901 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA on Friday, June 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Hot Light is On… Stop by your local Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop at 3400 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, Virginia.

In the rearview… Gaulding and the Precision Performance Motorsports team raced their way to a top-5 finish in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman Gray Stadium on May 30th.

Track Facts Langley Speedway

0.395 mile asphalt oval

6 degrees of banking in the turns

4 degrees of banking on the straightaways

Chassis Facts: Denike has brought chassis 065 as the primary for this weekend’s Visit Hampton 175 at Langley Speedway. This is the same chassis Gaulding raced to a second place finish at Greenville Pickens and fifth place finish at Bowman Gray Stadium.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “Langley has always been one of my favorite tracks, we have had some success over the years and I would love to go to victory lane with the K&N East series here. It’s close to all my friends and family in Virginia and just a lot of fun to race at. It has characteristics unlike any other track we race at, you never get straight and it has just enough banking to make for some good racing on restarts.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “This is one of my favorite races of the year since it is at our home track. We have a lot of experience at Langley Speedway and both Precision Performance Motorsports and Gray have run well there in the past. Gray and I worked together at the Hampton Heat 200 Late Model Stock Car race here last year and I think that experience, along with our strong runs this year together and our team’s history at this track gives us a great opportunity to contend for the win in the Visit Hampton 175 this weekend.”

Stay Social with Gray

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

Track Twitter: @langleyspeedway

Event Hashtag: #VisitHampton175

– Gray Gaulding Racing –

About Gray Gaulding:  Gray Gaulding is a seventeen year old NASCAR driver from Colonial Heights, Virginia. Gaulding currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is a second year member of the NASCAR Next program. Learn more at GrayGaulding.com or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme 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 1000 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Krispy Kreme is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKD). Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

About Precision Performance Motorsports: PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike who will also serve as the Crew Chief for the No. 12 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching.  For more information about PPM, visit www.ppm646.com.

For more information about Precision Performance Motorsports, visit ppm646.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme Doughnuts visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @PrecisionPerf and @GrayGaulding

VisitHampton175-Post-Story

June 30, 2015

Quick Facts
Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Race: 6 of 14 — June 20, 2015
Driver: Gray Gaulding
Driver Points Standings: 5 (-35)
Owner Point Standings: 13 (-76)
Car: No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota
Track: Langley Speedway
Race: Visit Hampton, VA 175
Distance: 175 Laps / 65.625 Miles
Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Thurs., June 25 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Statesville, N.C. (June 23, 2015) A radio issue forced Gray Gaulding and the No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota team to give up their fifth place qualifying position. Gaulding was able to use all 175 laps around the 0.395-mile Langley Speedway to make his run back toward the front to a fourth place finish and his fourth top-5 of 2015.

After posting the fastest overall time between the day’s two practice sessions, Gaulding and the Precision Performance Motorsports team were poised for a good evening at Langley Speedway. After going out twenty first in qualifying Gaulding lined his No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota on the inside of row three.

With a radio malfunction during pace laps, Gaulding surrendered his starting position dropping him to the tail of the field (24th.) With 175 laps to get the job done Gaulding remained calm, cool, and collected and starting picking up positions one by one as they came to him. Gaulding was able to navigate his way into the top-10 by lap 59. Gaulding needing a caution raced inside the top-10 for over sixty laps before catching a break at lap 125. Gaulding would use the final 50 laps to pick up five additional positions and bring home a fourth place finish in the Visit Hampton, VA 175.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “The guys at Precision Performance Motorsports gave me an awesome Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota this weekend, without a doubt we were one of the teams to beat unfortunately we didn’t get to start up front and had to race our way back up there all night. We will use this week off to prepare for Columbus and hopefully unload just like we did this weekend.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “We had an outstanding race car at Langley Speedway. Unfortunately a radio issue forced us to start at the rear of the field, but Gray put on an impressive show passing 20 cars to finish 4th. Most of the work was done under green also as there were few cautions. We were definitely a force to be reckoned with and I am proud of everyone’s hard work.”

First Practice

Final Practice

Qualifying

#VisitHamptonVA175

Position

3rd

1st

5th

4th

Fastest Time

16.071

15.997

16.017

 

Laps Completed

36

10

2

175 of 175

Looking Ahead… The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be back on track Saturday, July 4 for NAPA 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway.

– Gray Gaulding Racing –

About Gray Gaulding: Gray Gaulding is a seventeen year old NASCAR driver from Colonial Heights, Virginia. Gaulding currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is a second year member of the NASCAR Next program. Learn more at GrayGaulding.com or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme 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 1000 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Krispy Kreme is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKD). Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

About Precision Performance Motorsports: PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike who will also serve as the Crew Chief for the No. 12 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching. For more information about PPM, visit www.ppm646.com.

For more information about Precision Performance Motorsports, visit ppm646.com.
For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com
Follow us on Twitter @PrecisionPerf and @GrayGaulding

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May 29, 2015

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 5 of 14 — May 30, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Point Standings: 4th (-37)

Owner Point Standings: 17th (-78)

Car: No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota

Track: Bowman Gray Stadium

Race: NASCAR Hall of Fame 150

Distance: 150 Laps / 37.5 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Thurs., June 4 at 8:00 p.m.

On-Track…The NASCAR K&N Pro Series garage will get on track Saturday, May 30 at 1:45p.m. for a forty-five minute practice session, followed by a fifteen minute rookie practice session and thirty minute final practice from 3:00 – 3:30p.m. Qualifying is scheduled for 6:00p.m. with the green flag dropping on the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at 9:00p.m. All times are local Eastern Standard Time.

Testing 1,2,3… Gray and the No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme CoffeePrecision Performance Motorsports team, led by Crew Chief Charles Denike, used Wednesday’s optional test session at Bowman Gray Stadium to fine tune their race setup before the official race weekend activities begin..

Experience at the stadium… In two previous starts at NASCAR’s longest-running weekly race track, Gaulding led all active drivers with an average starting position of 3.5 and average finishing position of 7.

Fast Facts… Krispy Kreme is a hometown hero founded in 1937. Headquartered a short two miles from Bowman Gray Stadium, Krispy Kreem has always been a fan favorite. It would take 330 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts to make one lap around the 0.25-mile Bowman Gray Stadium.

Hot Light is On… Stop by your local Krispy Kreme, located at 259 S. Stratford Road or 5912 University Parkway in Winston-Salem, NC, to enjoy their delicious assortment of doughnuts and signature coffees.

Track Facts Bowman Gray Stadium

0.25-mile flat asphalt oval

Chassis Facts: Denike has brought chassis 065 as the primary for this weekend’s NASCAR Hall of Fame150 at Bowman Gray Stadium, this is the same chassis Gray raced to a second place finish at Greenville Pickens in April.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “Bowman Gray is one of my favorite races of the year. It’s nothing short of action-packed. It’sonly forty minutes from my house, and five shortminutes from Krispy Kreme’s world headquarters. Which makes it feel like a homecoming. We ran  well both times at Bowman Gray, and we expect nothing less this weekend.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “We are excited to be racing in Krispy Kreme’s backyard this weekend. The Bowman Gray K&N Pro Series race has always been a good race for Precision Performance Motorsports and for Gray. We had an excellent test on Wednesday, and we re ready to get started with practice on Saturday. This is always a fun event, and we plan to have the Drink Krispy KremeCoffee Toyota up front.”

Stay Social with Gray

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

Track Twitter: @bgsracing

Event Hashtag: #NASCARHOF150

– Gray Gaulding Racing –

About Gray Gaulding:  Gray Gaulding is a seventeen year old NASCAR driver from Colonial Heights, Virginia. Gaulding currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is a second-year member of the NASCAR Next program. Learn more at GrayGaulding.com or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme 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 1000 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Krispy Kreme is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKD). Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

About Precision Performance Motorsports: PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike, who will also serve as the Crew Chief for the No. 12 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching.  For more information about PPM, visit www.ppm646.com.

For more information about Precision Performance Motorsports, visit ppm646.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme Doughnuts visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @PrecisionPerf and @GrayGaulding

Gray Gaulding - Iowa Speedway

May 19, 2015

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 4 of 14 — May 16, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Point Standings: 4th (-37)

Owner Point Standings: 17th (-78)

Car: No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota

Track: Iowa Speedway

Race: Casey’s General Store 150

Distance: 150 Laps / 131.25 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Fri., May 23 at 12 a.m. EST

May 16, 2015 (Newton, IA) Gray Gaulding and the No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota team leave Iowa with a 36th place overall finish and 21st place in the East series in Saturday night’s Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway after a tire failure and contact with the wall on lap 38 forced Gaulding to pit to the attention of the Precision Performance Motorsports team for extensive repairs.

Gaulding and the Precision Performance Motorsports team led by crew chief Charles Denike worked diligently through Saturday’s two practice sessions on the balance of the No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota knowing the sun would soon set and the track temperature would drop before the evenings scheduled green flag. When the green flag fell shortly after 8:00 p.m. Gaulding worked the outside groove and picked up a few positions knocking on the door of the top-15 before losing a right front tire on lap 38 forcing him into the outside wall and bringing out the first caution. Gray would make several trips down pit road for extensive repair and with suspension damage the team was set to just complete laps and salvage any points possible.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “We started the race pretty loose, thinking the track would come around to us as the sun set but unfortunately we didn’t make it that far. I never felt the tire give out until the center of turns one and two and at that point I was just along for the ride. The PPM guys worked hard to keep us in the race and keep any points possible, now we just have to go out and win and Bowman Gray is in both Krispy Kreme and my backyard and there is no better place I could think of to pick up a win at.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “Unfortunately we blew a RF tire early in the race.  I believe that we had a slow leak in the RF from the first couple laps in the race because the car was getting progressively looser and hitting the RF splitter.  Both of which were not problems we had in practice and qualifying.  Once the tire lost enough air pressure, it overheated and blew the inside bead.  We sustained significant RF and RR suspension damage.  We worked on it on to make it drivable and continued on in the race to complete as many laps and earn as many points as possible, ultimately earning two additional positions.”

Looking out the windshield… The KNPSE will be back on track Sat., May 30 for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. in two previous starts at the historic quarter mile Gray has an average qualifying position of 3.5 and finishing position of 7 with two top-10 finishes.

Stay Connected with Gray… For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding on Twitter

Track Twitter: @IowaSpeedway

Event Hashtag: #Caseys150

– Gray Gaulding Racing –

About Gray Gaulding:  Gray Gaulding is a seventeen year old NASCAR driver from Colonial Heights, Virginia. Gaulding currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is a second year member of the NASCAR Next program. Learn more at GrayGaulding.com or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme 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 1000 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Krispy Kreme is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKD). Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

About Precision Performance Motorsports: PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike who will also serve as the Crew Chief for the No. 12 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching.  For more information about PPM, visit www.ppm646.com.

For more information about Precision Performance Motorsports, visit ppm646.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme Doughnuts visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @PrecisionPerf and @GrayGaulding

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