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November 10, 2016

No.30 Feed the Children News and Notes:

  • Gray Gaulding visits Feed the Children Headquarters: Gray Gaulding made a trip to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, November 9 where he was greeted by Feed the Children team members.
  • Second start in Sprint Cup Series: Gray Gaulding will be back behind the wheel of the No.30 Feed the Children Chevrolet in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway making his second start in the NSCS. Gaulding’s debut was cut short after a broken rear gear forced the team behind the wall for lengthy repairs.
  • Gaulding at PIR: Gaulding has one win and one runner-up finish with an average finishing position of 11th in five previous starts at PIR.
  • Dine and Sign: Gray and the No.30 Feed the Children team will be making an appearance at the P.F. Chang’s in Goodyear, AZ on Friday, November 11 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Meet Gray at PIR: Gray will be signing autographs in the Fanatics tent at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.
  • Race Info: On track activity will kick off Friday, November 11 with opening practice at 11:30 a.m. followed by three rounds of qualifying at 4:45 p.m. Saturday will hold a fifty-five and fifty minute practice session 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. followed by the Can-Am 500 at 12:30 p.m. MST / 3:30 p.m. EST. live on NBC.

Inside the car with Gray Gaulding… “Phoenix (Raceway) is one of my favorite tracks we race at, we have had great success in the past and hopefully some of that experience will pay off in Sunday’s race. I learned a lot at Martinsville and will continue learning every time I strap in the car. My plan going into the weekend is to be a sponge and soak in the knowledge and continue building on previous experiences.”

Keep up with Gray… Follow Gray on Twitter and Instagram @GrayGaulding, Like him on Facebook /GrayGauldingRacing, and Snapchat Gray_Gaulding

– – – GGR Enterprises – – – 

About GGR Enterprises: A leading athlete management and corporate consulting agency in the motorsports industry headquartered fifteen minutes north of “Race City, USA” in Statesville, N.C. GGRE has been built on deep personal relationships with influential leaders and decision makers in motorsports with a range of expertise in client representation, creative services, hospitality, and event management.

About Feed the Children: Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger.  It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

 

In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.

 

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

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November 1, 2016

October 31, 2016 (Statesville, N.C.) — While Gray Gaulding fought adversity during his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway he never gave up. An apparent oil leak during the closing laps forced him behind the wall resulting in a 39th place finish.

Going into the weekend Gaulding set realistic goals to run all the laps, learn every time he was on track, and earn respect from his peers “I felt like we achieved our goal for the weekend” said Gaulding. “Friday was the first time I had even been on track in a cup car, I took in everything I learned all weekend and had great support from the guys at The Motorsports Group. I cant wait to be back in the car in Phoenix (Raceway.)”

In the windshield… Gray and the No.30 Feed the Children team will be back on track for the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, November 13.

Keep up with Gray… Follow Gray on Twitter and Instagram @GrayGaulding, Like him on Facebook /GrayGauldingRacing, and Snapchat Gray_Gaulding

– – – GGR Enterprises – – – 

About GGR Enterprises: A leading athlete management and corporate consulting agency in the motorsports industry headquartered fifteen minutes north of “Race City, USA” in Statesville, N.C. GGRE has been built on deep personal relationships with influential leaders and decision makers in motorsports with a range of expertise in client representation, creative services, hospitality, and event management.

About Feed the Children: Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger.  It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

 

In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.

 

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

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October 27, 2016

Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Race : 33 of 36 — October 30, 2016

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No.30 Feed the Children Chevrolet SS

Track: Martinsville Speedway

Race: Goody’s Fast Relief 500

Distance:  500 Laps / 263 Miles

Broadcast: LIVE on NBC Sports

On track activity… The first on track activity for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) will be an 85-minute opening practice session at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28 followed by three rounds of knockout qualifying to set the starting lineup at 4:40 p.m. On track activity will resume on Saturday with a fifty-five minute second practice at 9:00 a.m. followed by a fifty-minute final practice session at 12:00 p.m. The green flag will waive for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. All times are listed in local, eastern standard time.

New colors for Gaulding… Gray Gaulding will debut the bright and vibrant Feed the Children paint scheme, catch it on track for the first time LIVE on NBC SN during opening practice on Friday, October 28.

Virginia natives… Gray Gaulding of Colonial Heights and team owner Curtis Key of Chesapeake team up at the 69-year old Virginia oval.

Keep up with Gray… Follow Gray on Twitter and Instagram @GrayGaulding, Like him on Facebook /GrayGauldingRacing, and Snapchat Gray_Gaulding

– – – GGR Enterprises – – – 

About GGR Enterprises: A leading athlete management and corporate consulting agency in the motorsports industry headquartered fifteen minutes north of “Race City, USA” in Statesville, N.C. GGRE has been built on deep personal relationships with influential leaders and decision makers in motorsports with a range of expertise in client representation, creative services, hospitality, and event management.

About Feed the Children: Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger.  It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

 

In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.

 

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

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October 20, 2016

Gray Gaulding set to make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Martinsville Speedway

Gray Gaulding announces new partner, new series, and new team

Statesville, NC (October 20, 2016) — 18 year old NASCAR Next alumnus, Gray Gaulding will take the next step in his career making a debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS.) Gaulding will drive the No. 30 Feed the Children Chevrolet for The Motorsports Group (TMG) at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2016.

“It’s exciting bringing a new partner into the series and to be making my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at a track like Martinsville (Speedway) where we’ve had a really good history in the past is honestly unfathomable” said Gaulding. “I’m excited to partner with Feed the Children and use NASCAR as a platform to deliver our message and work to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. A lot has happened in a short period of time but I’ve never been as excited to debut this beautiful Feed the Children car next week at Martinsville Speedway.”

“We are pleased to sponsor Gray Gaulding, the youngest NASCAR driver in the Martinsville field and one of the most promising and fierce competitors among the many legendary NASCAR drivers who have made NASCAR one of the most exciting sports in America,” said the Hon. J.C. Watts, Jr., president and CEO of Feed the Children. “He’s not only bold in his approach, he’s also blazing new trails, and we at Feed the Children strive to do the same. Gray knows firsthand the value of family, especially the NASCAR family who has joined us in our work as we have brought disaster relief to those whose lives and livelihoods have been severely affected by Hurricane Matthew and all the subsequent flooding.”

“We’re grateful to be partnering with Feed the Children in their mission to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials” said Stephen Lynn, chief executive officer for GGR Enterprises.

Along with their debut at Martinsville Speedway, Gaulding and the No.30 Feed the Children team will also make starts at Phoenix International Raceway on November 13 and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20. Help take action and donate to end hunger by texting FEED30 to 41444.

– – – GGR Enterprises – – – 

About Feed the Children: Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger.  It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

 

In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.

 

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

About GGR Enterprises: A leading athlete management and corporate consulting agency in the motorsports industry headquartered fifteen minutes north of “Race City, USA” in Statesville, N.C. GGRE has been built on deep personal relationships with influential leaders and decision makers in motorsports with a range of expertise in client representation, creative services, hospitality, and event management.

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September 12, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 9, 2016) – Gray Gaulding, driver of the No. 60 Krispy Kreme Ford Mustang, battled through a long green flag run after being trapped a lap down to finish 13th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) event at his home track Richmond International Raceway.

 

“We could’ve had a top-ten finish if we could’ve just gotten back on the lead lap,” Gaulding said. “We had a good car, and it handled great on the first run. We started to lose the turn on the final green flag run, but a caution would’ve given us a chance to pick up a few more spots.”

 

Gaulding led the Roush Fenway Racing qualifying effort, taking the green flag from the 11th position. He would maintain that track position through the initial run of the race, utilizing the high line to gain one position before the first caution of the day flew on Lap 48. Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer brought Gaulding down pit road for four fresh Goodyear tires and chassis adjustments, but lost time on pit road forced the Colonial Heights, Va. native to restart from the 15th position.

 

As the race continued, Gaulding would try both the top and bottom grooves of the racetrack, maintaining his position but ultimately losing a lap to the race leaders during a round of green flag pit stops on Lap 141. After the pit stops cycled through, Gaulding found himself off of the lead lap in the 13th position.

 

A second caution would come out with Gaulding the second car one Lap down. Though he restarted in the lucky dog position on Lap 163, the race would run green the rest of the way, with Gaulding protecting his track position to take the checkered flag 13th.

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September 8, 2016

Series: NASCAR XFINITY Series

Race : 25 of 33 — September 9, 2016

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No.60 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Ford Mustang

Track: Richmond Int’l Raceway

Race: VA529 College Savings 250

Distance:  250 Laps | 187.5 Miles

Broadcast: LIVE on NBCSN

 

September 8, 2016 (Statesville, N.C.) — Gray Gaulding is set to make his second NASCAR XFINITY Series start Friday night at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250. Gaulding has made two previous starts at RIR, he earned his first career pole in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013.

 

Gaulding and the No.60 Roush Fenway Racing team led by veteran crew chief Drew Blickensderfer tested at RIR last month in preparation for Gaulding’s return to his hometown track. “I’ve gotten to know Drew over the last few months and we clicked immediately” said Gaulding. “I know he has my back and I trust in his decisions, I really feel like we can win races together.”

 

Gray Gaulding will races his famed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts colors on the No.60 Ford Mustang in this weekend’s VA529 College Savings 250. Joining Gaulding and the No.60 team this weekend is ORCA Coolers along with new partner KBM Commercial Properties.

 

Hometown race for Gaulding… Gaulding grew up in Colonial Heights, VA a small town just 25-miles south on I-95 from RIR will have friends, family, and classmates in the stands to cheer on the No.60 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Ford Mustang.

 

In the Driver Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I don’t think I’ve ever been more pumped to get to the race track. I’ve spent a lot of time this summer with the guys inside the shop at Roush Fenway Racing and I have that confidence in myself and the team that we will be a force Friday night. I thought we executed well at Bristol (Motor Speedway) and after the test last month feel like we have a great notebook to start from.”

 

On Track… The NASCAR XFINITY Series will have all on-track activity done in one day. One practice session starting at 8:00 a.m. to start the day. On track activity will resume with three rounds of multi-vehicle qualifying at 4:15 p.m. followed by the VA529 College Savings 250 at 7:30 p.m. All times are listed in local eastern standard time.

 

Meet Gray… Gray will participate in the NASCAR XFINITY Series autograph session inside the RIR Amphitheater at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9.

 

Keeping up with Gray… For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @GrayGaulding on Twitter or facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing

 

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