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July 28, 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: 3rd (-74)

Track: Iowa Speedway

Race: Autolite Iridium XP 150

Distance: 150 Laps / 131.25 Miles

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

 

  • This will be Gaulding’s fourth start at the Iowa Speedway and his 30th NASCAR K&N Pro Series start.
  • In three previous starts at Iowa Speedway, Gaulding has one top-10 with an average starting position of 9th and finishing position of 15.3.
  • Doug Howe will serve as crew chief for the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts team. This will be Doug Howe’s second start at Iowa Speedway as crew chief in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, he also has three previous starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I’m really excited about getting back in the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts K&N Pro Series car. We’re taking the same car from New Hampshire where we had a solid run and led over 50 laps. Me and Iowa haven’t had the best runnings but I know the guys wanna turn that around this weekend.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “I always enjoy racing at Iowa. It’s a unique racetrack that has different variables you don’t see at many other race tracks and it produces some good racing for the K&N Pro series.”

 

Chassis Facts: Doug Howe has chose chassis NTS-134.

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Track Facts:

  • Known as “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”
  • 0.875 mile tri-oval
  • 12-14 degrees of compound banking in the corners
  • 10 degrees of banking on the front stretch
  • 4 degrees of banking on the back stretch

 

Stay Social with Gray:

  • For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding and @TeamNTS20 on Twitter
  • Track Twitter: @IowaSpeedway
  • Event Hashtag: #Caseys150

 

Stop by the local Krispy Kreme Doughnuts:

Starting Monday, March 19th try the Brownie Batter and Birthday Cake Batter Doughnuts. The local shop for

Iowa Speedway is at 1880 NW 86th St. Clive, IA 50325.

 

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 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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July 28, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: 10 of 22 – July 23rd, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No. 20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado

Owner’s Point Standings: 13th (-71)

Track: Eldora Speedway

Race: 1800CarCash MudSummer Classic

Distance: 150 Laps / 75 Miles

 

Kernersville, N.C. (July 27th, 2014) Tucked deep in the Western Ohio corn fields the NASCAR Camping World Truck series takes to Eldora Speedway. Gaulding who had zero stock car experience on dirt took to Wednesday’s 1800CarCash MudSummer Classic with an open mind set on having fun and making it a learning experience.

 

With rain showers threatening the area crew chief Jeff Hensley and Gaulding were eager to get on track during the opening 60 minute practice session. After Gaulding’s first laps on dirt he turned 31 laps in opening practice posting the 21st quickest time. “We are in good shape” said Gaulding “I’m just getting the hang of things. It’s definitely nothing like I have ever raced, but I’m learning and we’re headed in the right direction.”

 

With the constantly changing track conditions and rain shower in and around the area, Gaulding didn’t waste anytime getting back on track in final practice. After turning 58 laps in final practice, Gaulding posted the 20th quickest time of a 20.912.

 

Gaulding slated to go out 29th for two lap qualifying knew the track would slow down during the constantly changing track conditions. With a time of 20.572 Gaulding qualified 22nd and would start 5th in the 2nd heat race.

 

With 5 heat races slated and the top-5 transferring into the main event and other racing their way in through a last chance race. When the green flag dropped on the 10 lap heat race, Gaulding just sat in cruise control and rode in 4th where he would continue to run when the checkered flag flew which would line Gaulding up 17th for the 1800CarCash MudSummer Classic.

 

When the green flag dropped on the 150 lap 1800CarCash MudSummer Classic, Gaulding looked to find his groove and began searching high and low for more grip. When the first caution flag flew at lap 26, Gaulding pitted for a track bar and wedge adjustment. Gaulding rested from 28th when the field took the green at lap 32.

 

As laps started clicking away Gaulding started moving back forward before the second caution flag flew at lap 36. The field once again received the green at lap 42. Gaulding maintained his track position for the remainder of the first segment. Gaulding pitted for four tires, fuel, a track bar, and wedge adjustment.

 

The field received the green for the second segment at lap 62, a near immediate caution flag flew at lap 64. The field received the green once again at lap 69. Gaulding stayed silent on the radio as he raced hard for positions. The fifth caution flag flew at lap 86. When the green flag flew at lap 99, it was a 10 lap shootout till the second competition caution. Gaulding pitted under the lap 100 competition caution for two tires, fuel, and chassis adjustment. The field received the green with less then 40 laps remaining with Gaulding just outside the top-20.

 

The final caution flag flew at lap 127, Gaulding stayed out with there being few laps remaining. The field received the green with 18 laps remaining. Gaulding raced door to door all the way to the checkered flag for a 20th place finish.

 

Gaulding’s next race in the No.20 Chevrolet Silverado is Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20th.

 

Start: 17th / Finish: 20th / Owners Points Standings 13th (-71)

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “It was definitely different than racing on asphalt. It was really hard to pass out there, and my truck really liked the top and guys could move up and block. We got going pretty good at the end and I think we were able to learn a few things for next year.”

 

From the Box with Crew Chief Jeff Hensley: “Gray did a great job adjusting to the different situations and scenarios thrown in front of him. We learned a lot to only race on dirt once a year, and it be Gray’s first time ever.”

 

Track Facts — Eldora Speedway 

0.5-mile Clay Oval

24 Degrees of Banking in the corners

8 Degrees of Banking on the straights

 

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 trucks in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

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

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS, @TeamNTS20, and @Gray Gaulding

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July 21, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 11 of 16 – July 19, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala

Driver’s Point Standings: 3rd (-74)

Track: Columbus Motor Speedway

Race: JEGS 150

Distance: 150 Laps / 49.99 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed until July 27th at 10:00 a.m. ET on Fox Sports 1

 

Kernersville, N.C. (July 21st, 2014) Gray Gaulding and the No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts team showed they had the patience and strength in their equipment Saturday night in the JEGS 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway.

 

Gray Gaulding posted the third quickest time after turning 50 laps in Saturday’s final practice session after opening practice was canceled when morning rain showers kept the track from being suitable for race condition.

 

Gaulding would go out 15th of 23 cars to attempt two lap qualifying. With a time of 14.732, Gaulding would line his Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet up 16th for the evenings main event.

 

When the green flag dropped Gaulding knew he needed to make his way towards the top-10 but be conservative in saving his tires and equipment. At lap 10 Gaulding had moved into 12th and running time equivalent to the leaders. When the first caution flag flew at lap 28 Gaulding was scored running 11th.

 

The green flag was once again displayed at lap 31. Gaulding was able to make some up some positions after starting on the inside line before the second caution flag flew at lap 42 which saw him just inside the top-10 in 9th. The green flag was again displayed at lap 47, Gaulding once again on the inside line was able to charge during the first few laps and cracked inside the top-15 at lap 57.

 

At the halfway point, Gaulding running 7th protecting his equipment and saving his tires for a late race caution. The third caution came at lap 112 with Gaulding running 5th. With 31 laps remaining the green flag was once again displayed, as the leaders raced three-wide Gaulding took advantage of the situation and moved into 2nd at lap 122. On lap 127 Gaulding gets lifted down the back straight-a-way and when the field enters back into turn one Gaulding’s maintained ground as his right front gets drove over.

 

Gaulding would serve a one lap, aggressive driving penalty as the car went spinning bringing out the caution. The field went back green with less then 15 laps remaining. Gaulding scored in 17th and racing for a lucky dog. A late race caution at lap 140 saw Gaulding in contention for the lucky dog but would not receive it. On a green white checkered restart, Gaulding drove back into the top-15 for a 15th place finish.

 

The next race for Gray Gaulding and the No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team will be the NASCAR K&N Pro series East and West combo race at Iowa Speedway on August 1st.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “We had a really good race going on, it’s just a racing deal when we’re racing on a third mile bull ring. Doug (Howe) and all the guys worked hard during practice and gave me a really good car. We started mid-pack but it didn’t take long and we was in the top-10. We will keep moving forward and be good at Iowa.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “Gray did a great job balancing saving his equipment and moving forward, tonight was just a product of bullring racing. We have been working hard on our big track program and will be in good shape at Iowa in a few weeks.”

 

Busy Week for Gray Gaulding after competing last night in the JEGS 150 he will race at Eldora Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 23rd, and in the Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway on Saturday, July 26th.

 

Track Facts Columbus Motor Speedway

0.333 – mile asphalt oval

8-10 degrees of banking in the corners

 

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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July 18, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: 10 of 22 – July 23rd, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No. 20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado

Owner’s Point Standings: 12th (-61)

Track: Eldora Speedway

Race: 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic

Distance: 150 Laps / 75 Miles

 

  • The second annual 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic will be a day full of events for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting with dual practice session from 10:00am-11:00am and 11:30am-1:00pm. Two lap qualifying will take place at 5:10 followed by heat races beginning at 7:00 and the main event a 150 laps broke down between three segments (60, 50, and 40) at 9:00pm est.
  • Gray Gaulding will be making his first start on dirt. Gaulding tested at 311 Speedway on Tueday, July 15th along with NTS Motorsports teammate Chase Pistone in preparations of this historic event.
  • Gaulding will race along side Chase Pistone in the No.9 Chevrolet and Michael Annett in the No.14 TMC Transportation Chevrolet.
  • Catch all the action from the 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway including both practice sessions, qualifying and heat races LIVE on Fox Sports 1. “The Setup” will begin at 8:30pm followed by the 150 lap Mudsummer Classic.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I like most drivers have always enjoyed watching dirt racing, but I have never raced on dirt. I got to test earlier this week at 311 Speedway just to learn the feeling of pitching the truck and understanding how much grip you have on exit. I can’t wait to ride the cushion and get after it Wednesday night.”

 

From the Box with Crew Chief Jeff Hensley: “Eldora is a unique race track in general, especially for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. I was able to be apart of last year inaugural event and after the test session at 311 earlier this week we are all excited about next weeks race. Gray is a really good young driver and picks up on things very quickly, he will do just fine Wednesday night.”

 

Busy Week for Gray Gaulding who will race in the JEGS 150 on Saturday, July 19th, race at Eldora Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 23rd, and in the Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway on Saturday, July 26th.

 

Track Facts — Eldora Speedway 

0.5-mile Clay Oval

24 Degrees of Banking in the corners

8 Degrees of Banking on the straights

 

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 trucks in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

 

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

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS, @TeamNTS20, and @Gray Gaulding

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July 16, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts / B&C Seafood Chevrolet

Track: Langley Speedway

Race: Hampton Heat 200

Distance: 200 Laps / 80 Miles

Broadcast: Watch LIVE on FansChoice.tv

 

  • Gray Gaulding will make his second NASCAR Whelen Late Model start, first came in 2013 at Richmond Intenational Raceway in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown.
  • On track activity for the Hampton Heat will begin with an open test session from 9:00AM – 4:00 PM on Friday. Official on track activity begins on Saturday with practice from 11:45AM – 2:30PM followed by qualifying at 4:35, and the 200 lap Hampton Heat at 9:00.
  • Gaulding will have a busy week that will include three races in seven days in three different series including one race on dirt. To keep up with the latest information follow @GrayGaulding on Twitter or facbook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

 

Kernersville, NC (July 16th, 2014) Gray Gaulding and Precision Performance Motorsports partner up for the annual Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway. Virginia native Gaulding will pilot the No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts / B&C Seafood Chevrolet out of Yorktown, Virginia’s Precision Performance Motorsports. Gaulding will race alongside fellow NASCAR K&N Pro Series competitor Brandon Gdovic who will pilot the No. 46 American Messaging / WindStax Chevrolet.

 

Gray Gaulding who races full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series as well as a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will find a way to fit in the action packed Hampton Heat. Gaulding will be competing in three races in seven day starting will the JEGS 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway in the K&N Pro Series car, followed by the second annual 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday at Eldora Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and cap off the week with the Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series car.

 

Gaulding has a long line of history at Langley Speedway in his short stock car racing career. Gaulding is most famously well known for stating “a man’s gotta do, what a man’s gotta do” at the bright young age of 12 competing full time in the INEX Legends Car series.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I’m exited to partner with Rick Gdovic and  Precision Performance Motorsports for the Hampton Heat. We compete against each other each week in the K&N Pro Series and I have watched what Rick and Charles Denike have done with that program and it’s impressive. They have a competitive late model program and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

 

Gray how do you think your past experience at Langley will help you in the Hampton Heat? “Langley is Langley it doesn’t matter what kind of vehicle you are in but these NASCAR late models are completely different. We have a long day of testing on Friday and Charles has a lot of experience with them so I’m fully confident we will be right on Saturday night.”

 

On top the Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “We are really excited to have Gray join Precision Performance Motorsports for the Hampton Heat. He is a very talented driver and I am looking forward to working with him. He has a big week planned with three races in three different series. Hopefully we can help him win three in a row.”

 

A word from Langley Speedway’s Bill Mullis: “We are really excited that Gray Gaulding is coming to Langley Speedway to compete in the Hampton Heat.  Gray is a member of the select NASCAR Next program for aspiring young drivers who show great promise for the future of NASCAR. I have been following Gray since 2010 when he won the Legend National Championship racing at Langley Speedway. We also appreciate that Rick Gdovic with Precision Performance Motorsports contacted Gray and is willing to field a race car for him to compete in our biggest event of the race season.”

 

Track Facts — Langley Speedway

Slightly banked 0.4-mile asphalt oval

 

Stay Social with Gray:

  • For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding on Twitter
  • Track Twitter: @LangleySpeedway
  • Event Hashtag: #HamptonHeat

 

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.

 

About Precision Performance Motorsports:

PPM is owned by Rick Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike who also serves as the Crew Chief for the No. 46. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Whelen All-American Series. 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 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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July 15, 2014

Quick Facts:
Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Race: 11 of 16 – July 19, 2014
Driver: Gray Gaulding
Truck: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala
Driver’s Point Standings: 2nd (-62)
Track: Columbus Motor Speedway
Race: JEGS 150
Distance: 150 Laps / 50 Miles
Broadcast: Tape Delayed until July 27th at 10:00 a.m. ET on Fox Sports 1

Gray Gaulding making his second start at the one-third mile Columbus Motor Speedway. Gray started 10th and finished 14th in 2013.
Gray Gaulding will stay in Ohio following Saturday’s JEGS 150 for the 2nd Annual 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday, July 23rd at Eldora Speedway.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding:
“I am ready for Columbus, we struggled there in 2013 but with the way we have been running the past five races I feel like we will be a contender Saturday night. Columbus is a unique racetrack, it has supper tight corners and everything happens really fast. It’s a mixture of Bowman Gray and Langley so it’s guaranteed to put on a great show for the fans.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe:
“Columbus is close to my hometown of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I grew up going to races and have always enjoyed going back. We have been running really well lately and I would love to end up back in victory lane Saturday night.”

Busy Week for Gray Gaulding who will test his No.20 Chevrolet Silverado on Tuesday at 311 Speedway followed by a NASCAR Next Karting Challenge on Wednesday, July 16th. The JEGS 150 on Saturday, July 19th, race at Eldora Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Chassis Facts: Doug Howe has chosen chassis NTS-1880. Gray Gaulding has qualified inside the top-10 the past the events including picking up the 21 Means 21 Pole Award at Five Flags Speedway.

Track Facts — Columbus Motor Speedway
0.333 – mile asphalt oval
8-10 degrees of banking in the corners

Stay Social with Gray:
For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding and @TeamNTS20 on Twitter
Track Twitter: @COLUMBUSPEEDWAY
Event Hashtag: #JEGS150

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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