NEWS

NSS-Post-Story

February 16, 2015

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.  (February 16, 2015) – In the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) season opener at New Smyrna Speedway, Gray Gaulding made a late-race charge to earn a podium finish. Gaulding slid back as far as eighth after having a fourth-place starting position, but advanced during the last 25 laps to bring home a third-place finish.

Posting the seventh and fifth-quickest times in Sunday’s two practice sessions, Gaulding qualified his No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet in the fourth position for the Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150 with a best lap time of 18.556 seconds. When the green flag waved to officially kick off the 2015 NKNPSE season, Gaulding had his eyes set on the prize. The field would go seventy laps before seeing its first yellow flag, which found Gaulding running fourth. With restarts being critical around the 0.480-mile New Smyrna Speedway, Gaulding would take all he could before returning to conservation mode. When the green flag waved with 25 laps to go, Gaulding was on the outside looking into the top five, but with a strong charge Gaulding was able to bring home a third-place finish.

From the Drivers Seat with Gray Gaulding: “Hats off to [crew chief] Doug Howe, Matt Ross and everyone on the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts team. They’ve worked countless hours to improve our program and to come out and bring home a top-five finish is just what we needed. We’re right on the edge of winning races, so when we find it, look out. Last year at New Smyrna [Speedway] we were too tight, and this year we were too free, so if we can find that happy medium, we will be a force to be reckoned with. The side-by-side racing was awesome. I got shuffled back after being put three wide once, and the top is where you needed to be, but I could hold my own on the bottom.”

Gaulding will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of 2015 on Saturday, March 28 at Martinsville Speedway before the NKNPSE returns to action at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Saturday, April 4.

First Practice

Final Practice

Qualifying

Race

Position: 7th Position: 5th Position: 4th Position: 3rd
Fastest Lap: 18.920 Fastest Lap: 18.545 Fastest Lap: 18.556 Laps Led: 0
Speed: 91.817 Speed: 93.179 Speed: 93.124 Laps Completed/Total Laps: 150/150

 

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 East (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, N.C. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. In 2015, NTS will field two full-time trucks in the NCWTS and one full-time car in the NKNPSE, all while continuing to develop talented drivers by fielding cars in the ARCA Racing Series, the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. For more information, visit www.NTSMotorsports.com.

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 925 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.

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

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS and @GrayGaulding

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February 11, 2015

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 1 of 14 — February 15, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet Impala

Track: New Smyrna Speedway

Race: Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150

Distance: 50 Laps / 72 Miles

Broadcast: LIVE on FansChoice.tv, Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 p.m. EST

On-Track…On-track activity at New Smyrna for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) as part of the World Series of Asphalt kicks off on Saturday, February 14 with a four-hour test session from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. On-track activity will resume with a 45-minute first practice session on Sunday, February 15 at 12:30 p.m. followed by final practice from 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EST. The two-lap qualifying session will begin at 5:00 p.m. EST, followed an on-track autograph session and the Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Gaulding on returning to the Sunshine State with one goal… “We have got to kick off the season in high gear. When you unload fast, especially at the first race, it sets the tone for the season; I know that’s exactly what Doug Howe has in mind when we unload on Saturday at New Smyrna Speedway.”

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I’m really looking forward to getting back to the track, this off-season has felt like an eternity. We had a good run going last year at New Smyrna, we just got too tight late in the race. Doug {Howe] and I have been talking about what we need to do to be better and with all the off-season preparations; I have full confidence in the entire team.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “I’m as ready as anybody to get back to the track. We all have been looking for that extra edge, trying to find every little ounce, and I know that Gray has been looking for that extra edge with his off-season training.”

Chassis Facts: Doug Howe has chosen chassis NTS-102, a new chassis the team built over the off-season.

Track Facts New Smyrna Speedway

0.48-mile Asphalt Oval

24-degree banking in the turns

5-degree banking on the Front and Backstretch

Stay Social with Gray:

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

Track Twitter: @NewSmyrnaSpdway

Event Hashtag: #NewSmyrnaWS

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 East (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, N.C. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. In 2015, NTS will field two full-time trucks in the NCWTS and one full-time car in the NKNPSE, all while continuing to develop talented drivers by fielding cars in the ARCA Racing Series, the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. For more information, visit www.NTSMotorsports.com.

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 925 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.

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

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS and @GrayGaulding

Website-Story

February 6, 2015

STATESVILLE, N.C. (February 6, 2015) – Gray Gaulding returns to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) for his third season driving the No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet for NTS Motorsports.

Gaulding has a combined 36 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series over the past two seasons with one win, ten top-five and 21 top-10 finishes, along with three pole awards.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Gaulding will roll out a new paint scheme when the NKNPSE takes the track for the first time this season on Sunday, February 15 at New Smyrna Speedway. Doug Howe will continue to oversee the NKNPSE operations at NTS Motorsports and serve as crew chief for Gaulding and the No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet during the fourteen-race schedule.

Date

Track

City, State

February 15

New Smyrna Speedway

New Smyrna Beach, FL

April 4

Greenville Pickens Speedway

Greenville, SC

April 18

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, TN

May 16

Iowa Speedway

Newton, IA

May 30

Bowman Gray Stadium

Winston-Salem, NC

June 20

Langley Speedway

Hampton, VA

July 4

Columbus Motor Speedway

Columbus, OH

July 17

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH

July 31

Iowa Speedway

Newton, IA

August 7

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, NY

August 15

Motordrome Speedway

Smithton, PA

August 29

Virginia International Raceway

Alton, VA

September 10

Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, VA

October 2

Dover International Speedway

Dover, DE

 

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 Southwest Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2015, NTS will field one full-time car in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.

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 925 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.

-Gray Gaulding Racing-

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November 10, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: 21 of 22 — November 7th, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No.20 Gemini Southern / Krispy Kreme Chevrolet

Owner’s Points Standings: 14th (-190)

Track: Phoenix International Raceway

Race: Lucas Oil 150

Distance: 126 Laps / 126 Miles

Avondale, Arizona (November 8th, 2014) Gray Gaulding and the No.20 Gemini Southern / Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet Silverado team faced adversity and overcame obstacles throughout the weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Gaulding raced his way inside the top-10 running as high as 8th, before a loose lug nut on a lap 84 green flag pit stop, forced Gaulding back down pit road loosing precious track position, which he ultimately was unable to subjugate when the 150 lap race was shortened due to a power outage.

Gaulding bouncing back and forth between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedules on Thursday had to quickly readjust between the two series, as well as learn how the NCWTS get around the 1.0-mile Phoenix International Raceway. After finishing second in the NKNPSW season finale on Thursday evening, Gaulding had a buzz of excitement going into Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150. After qualifying just outside the top-10 and knowing how the track would change as the day fell into night under the lights, Gaulding along with crew chief Chris Rice set their eyes on the prize.

After an hour delay for a power outage in the area and a full moon setting over the Phoenix International Raceway, the NCWTS field did not receive the green flag until shortly after 8:00PM.  Unfortunately, before the NCWTS drivers were able to complete lap 1, the first caution flag waved for a wreck on the front stretch.  After a lengthy clean up, the field would finally receive the green flag for the second time at lap 18. Several more quick caution periods followed, before the field finally got racing at lap 46.  On lap 84, crew chief Chris Rice brought Gray and the No.20 Gemini Southern / Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet Silverado down pit road for four tires, fuel, and track bar adjustment. A loose lug nut would be a costly mistake when Gaulding had to make an unscheduled pit stop once again, under green, loosing multiple laps. When the fifth caution flag flew at lap 99, Gaulding was scored 21st three laps down. After taking the wave around, Gaulding made up one of those three laps, restarting in the 19th spot on lap 110. Gaulding would pit for a final time at lap 115, hoping for enough cautions to get himself back on the lead lap, but after a second power outage at lap 126, NASAR officials called the race complete and Gaulding was scored with a 17th place finish.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “The guys on this NTS Motorsports team worked hard all weekend turning this truck around. We unloaded and just weren’t where we needed to be, but the truck really came to life after that first pit stop. Chris Rice made it even better on the last stop, but we just didn’t have the track position to show for it.  It took me some time to adjust from the K&N car, but we learned a lot on how to attack this race in 2015.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Chris Rice: “I’m proud to be a part of this team, we are improving week in and week out. Gray was racing inside the top-10 and there isn’t a doubt in my mind they we couldn’t have finished there. We will address the mistakes made and learn from them, this is a strong team and we’re right on the breaking point of being a contender week after week.”

First Practice – 17th – Fastest Time: 27.853 – Laps: 19

Final Practice – 11th – Fastest Time: 27.361 – Laps: 27

Qualifying – 15th – Fastest Time: 27.073

Lucas Oil 150 – 17th

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.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: 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 875 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 and @GrayGaulding

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November 7, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

Race: 14 of 14 — November 6, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet Impala

Track: Phoenix International Raceway

Race: Casino Arizona 100

Distance: 103 Laps / 103 Miles

Avondale, Arizona (November 7, 2014) Gray Gaulding and the No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team made the trip west to race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) season finale at Phoenix International Raceway.

Gray Gaulding, a previous winner at Phoenix Int’l Raceway and young veteran in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, had his eye set on returning to victory lane. Gaulding turned fifty-one laps in Thursday’s practice session for the NKNPSW, posting the seventh quickest time.

Gaulding focused on his two-lap qualifying effort as he both the NKNPSW and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) practices. With a lap time of 27.506, Gaulding would line his Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet on the outside of row three.

When the green flag dropped shortly after 5:45PM Mountain Standard Time, Gaulding immediately went into conservation mode saving his tires and equipment. Gaulding would never fall lower than seventh and ran the majority inside the top-5. After saving his equipment for over seventy laps, the restraints were lifted and crew chief Doug Howe said “get after it boy.” With several late race cautions, he knew he needed at least a ten-lap run to make it happen. A green and white checkered flag is not what he wanted. After racing two and three wide Gaulding came out in second.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “What a night! I thought we were going to be able to repeat last year’s win, but we just weren’t fast enough on the short runs. Doug Howe, Matt Ross, and all the guys on the K&N team worked hard every day since Dover preparing this car and it showed. I felt like I could do anything with it. We’re all clicking right now and going to take this into 2015 as we go after the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship. Now I have to shift gears and prepare for the truck race tomorrow night.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “I’m proud of this entire team. Everyone works just as hard as the next guy and they want to win just as bad as Gray. It is going happen. We are working together too well for it not to. We’re going to go into this off season building and moving forward. And we’ll fire off in February right where we left off tonight.” 

Final Practice – 7th – Fastest Time: 27.586 – Laps: 51

Qualifying – 6th – Fastest Time: 27.506

Casino Arizona 100 – 2nd – Laps: 103

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 Doughnuts: 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 875 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 and @GrayGaulding

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November 4, 2014

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: 21 of 22 — November 7, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Truck: No.20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado

Owner’s Point Standings: 14th (-169)

Track: Phoenix International Raceway

Race: Lucas Oil 150

Distance: 150 Laps / 150 Miles

On Track Activity at Phoenix kicks off on Thursday, November 6th with a fifty-five minute practice session from 1:00pm – 1:55pm followed by a ninety minute final practice session from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. On track activity resumes on Friday, November 7th with knockout qualifying at 2:45pm and the Lucas Oil 150 at 6:30pm. All times are Mountain Time Zone.

Gray will be competing in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale and the Lucas Oil 150 with over four hours of practice on Thursday, November 6th and two hundred and fifty laps of racing between both series.

Meet Gray in Phoenix at the Team Chevy Stage on Friday, November 7th at 12:00pm and the NCWTS autograph session from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I always love racing at Phoenix. It is such a unique track with a dogleg backstretch and lots of room for racing. The entire NTS Motorsports program is on an upswing. Chris Rice has really been a game changer for us, and we look to continue improving this weekend at Phoenix.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Chris Rice: “I’m looking forward to having Gray back in the truck one final time in 2014. He has done a great job learning and improving each time he is behind the wheel. As he is learning, so is this team. We’re continuing to build and improve in the shop and on the track. Hopefully we will have a good run on Friday night in Phoenix to show for it.”

Chassis Facts: Chris Rice has chosen chassis NTS-15 for this weekend’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Track Facts Phoenix International Raceway

1.0-mile Asphalt Oval

8-12 degrees of banking in the turns

10-12 degrees on the backstretch

3 degrees on the front stretch

Stay Social with Gray:

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

Track Twitter: @PhoenixRaceway

Event Hashtag: #LucasOil150

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 Doughnuts: 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 875 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.  Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.

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.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

Follow us on Twitter @TeamNTS and @GrayGaulding

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Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA