NEWS

2015.04.20-Story-Post

April 20, 2015

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 3 of 14 — April 18, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Point Standings: 4th (-12)

Owner Point Standings: 17th (-53)

Car: No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Race: PittLite 125

Distance: 125 Laps / 66.625 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Thurs., April 23 at TBD

Statesville, N.C. (April 20, 2015) An electrical malfunction during qualifying forces Gray Gaulding and the No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota team to start at the tail end of the field and race his way to an eleventh place finish. Gaulding posted the ninth and fifteenth fastest times in Thursday’s dual forty-five minute practice sessions.

With a quick turnaround from final practice to qualifying, Gaulding posted the nineteenth quick time and pulled down pit road with a cockpit full of smoke. After a quick diagnosis, crew chief Charles Denike noticed an electrical issue and the team opted to make the necessary adjustments and fix the wiring harness forcing Gaulding to start Saturday’s Pitt Lite 125 from the tail end of the field.

When the green flag dropped shortly after the concluding on the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Gaulding used his experience along with the leadership from spotter Jason White and crew chief Charles Denike to quickly move through the field and came knocking on the door of the top-10 before the halfway break at lap sixty-five. With slight chassis adjustments to help his corner entry and center, Gaulding moved as high as seventh during the second half but would come home with an eleventh place finish.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “The track didn’t free up as much as we had planned for and it kept us too tight during the race. I was as good as anyone on short runs but after five laps it was a handful. We’ve built a pretty good program in a short amount of time and will be in good shape heading to Iowa.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “After having to start at the rear of the field due to a problem with the wiring harness in qualifying, Gray did an excellent job patiently working his way forward to the top 10. By the end of the race we were too tight in the center and finished 11th. We were very strong after restarts and on the short runs, but were too tight on the long runs.”

Practice

Final Practice

Qualifying

#PittLite125

Position

9th

15th

19th

11th

Fastest Lap Time

16.559

16.392

16.345

N/A

Laps Completed

22

29

2

125 / 125

 

- 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

2015.04.14-Story-Preview

April 14, 2015

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 3 of 14 — April 18, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Point Standings: T3rd (-5)

Owner Point Standings: 21st (-46)

Car: No. 12 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Race: PittLite 125

Distance: 125 Laps / 66.625 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Thurs., April 23 at TBD

On-Track…On-track activity for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) at Bristol Motor Speedway kicks off Thursday with two forty-five minute practice sessions from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m. Two lap qualifying will round out the day at 5:00 p.m. The NKNPSE will not have on-track activity on Friday. The NKNPSE PittLite 125 will be directly following the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, April 18.

Experience at Thunder Valley… Gray Gaulding has three previous starts at ‘The World’s Fastest Half-Mile’ two in the NKNPSE with an average finishing position of 4 and one NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series. Precision Performance Motorsports qualified on the outside pole at BMS in 2014 with Brandon Gdoivc.

In the rearview… Gaulding raced from an eleventh place starting position to a second place finish in the Kevin Whitaker 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in his NKNPSE debut with Precision Performance Motorsports.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “Thunder Valley is hands down my favorite track.It’s the perfect race track for my driving style.We’ve had some success the past two years and last year we werein position going for the win before the last caution came out. Charles (Denike) and the Precision Performance Motorsports team have a great package for Bristol and even sat on the outside pole last year. As well as we worked together at Greenville, I think we will be in contention right off the trailer.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “Bristol Motor Speedway is one of my favorite tracks and I am really looking forward to racing there with Gray this weekend.  He loves the track and is really good there.  The biggest challenge is adjusting for the changing track conditions from practice day to race day.  We had a fast race car there last year and I am confident in our return there this year with Gray driving.”

Chassis Facts: Denike has chosen chassis 065 for this weekend’s PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the same chassis Gray raced to a second place finish at the South Carolina half-mile Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Track Facts Bristol Motor Speedway “Thunder Valley”

0.533-mile concrete oval

26-30 degrees banking in the corners

Stay Social with Gray

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

Track Twitter: @BMSUpdates

Event Hashtag: #PittLite125

– 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

KW150-Story-Post

April 5, 2015

Quick Facts

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 2 of 14 — April 4, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Points Standings: T3 (-5)

Car: No. 12 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota

Track: Greenville Pickens Speedway

Race: Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150

Distance: 152 Laps / 76 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. EST

Statesville, N.C. (April 5, 2015) Gray Gaulding uses a late race restart to muscle his way to a runner up finish at Greenville Pickens Speedway in his debut with Precision Performance Motorsports. Gaulding qualified the No.12 Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota 11th after posting the eighth and second quickest times in the days pair of practice sessions.

When the green flag dropped for the scheduled 150 laps, Gaulding quickly took what was given but immediately began to save his equipment. The race began split into two seventy-five lap segments, Gaulding used the first seventy-five as a test session for the final stint. Gaulding was able to position himself to be on the inside row when the final caution came late in the race resulting in a green, white, checkered finish.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “This was a great way for myself, Mr. Gdovic, Charles, and the entire Precision Performance Motorsports team to start off our season together. I’m ready for Bristol (Motor Speedway) it’s my favorite track and Charles has a great package for there.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “Gray did an excellent job all day today. I am really proud of the way he and the entire team performed in our debut together.  We were fast off the trailer and executed a solid plan all day through the race. The green-white-checkered finish was exciting and Gray earned the 2nd place finish for us.”

Looking Ahead… The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be back on track Saturday, April 18 for the PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

First Practice

Final Practice

Qualifying

#Whitaker150

Position: 8th

Position: 2nd

Position: 11th

Position: 2nd

Fastest Time: 21.407

Fastest Time: 21.263

Fastest Time: 21.087

Laps: 152 / 152

Fastest Speed: 84.085mph

Fastest Speed: 84.654mph

Fastest Speed: 85.361mph

 

- 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

KW150-Preview

April 1, 2015

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 2 of 14 — April 4, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No. 12 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota

Track: Greenville Pickens Speedway

Race: Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150

Distance: 150 Laps / 75 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. EST

On-Track…On-track activity at Greenville Pickens for the second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) race of 2015 kicks off on Saturday, April 4 with a 45-minute practice session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  followed by final practice from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST. The two-lap qualifying session will begin at 6:00 p.m. EST, followed an on-track autograph session and the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Experience at Greenville… Gaulding has made four starts at the South Carolina Greenville Pickens Speedway, with two top-5’s and three top-10’s finishes.

Gaulding makes debut driving for Precision Performance Motorsports… Gaulding a two year veteran in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) brings experience to the northern Virginia based team. With thirty-seven starts in NKNPSE competition, Gaulding has one win, eleven top-5’s, and twenty-two top-10 finishes along with three pole awards.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: It’s always exciting getting race at Greenville Pickens, they history it holds is incredible and it’s a track we’ve had some success at. We ran really well last fall ended up third but I’m confident headed back especially knowing how well Precision Performance has race there in the past.

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: We are excited to have Gray join our team for the remainder of the year and contend for the championship. I am looking forward to a great run at Greenville this weekend.  Our program has been very good there, including a win in 2013, and Gray has run very well there also the past two years. I have a lot of confidence in him.  We worked together last year one race with the late model and I think that will give us a head start with communicating during practice and the race.

Chassis Facts: Denike has chosen chassis 065 for this weekend’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Track Facts Greenville Pickens Speedway

0.5-mile asphalt oval

5-degree banking in the turns

Stay Social with Gray

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

Track Twitter: @GP_Speedway

Event Hashtag: Whitaker150

- 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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March 30, 2015

In his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Ridgeway, Virginia race track, seventeen-year-old Gray Gaulding recorded a 17th-place finish. Gaulding, piloting a Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra for the first time, advanced to the final round of qualifying on Saturday morning and began the 250-lap race from the 12th starting position. Within the first few laps, Gaulding fell back to mid pack in the No. 7 Krispy Kreme Toyota Tundra, where he remained for most of the day while battling a very loose-handling machine. When the checkered flag fell, Gaulding led his Red Horse Racing teammates across the finish line in the 17th position.

Start – 12

Finish – 17

Driver Points Position – 28

Gray Gaulding Quote: “The Krispy Kreme Toyota Tundra started out really good, we just lost some ground on the high side on the initial start. As the race progressed we lacked rear grip and got loose in the middle of the turns. I had to play a lot of defense getting in, and couldn’t drive it as hard as I would have liked. The truck would start out tight on new tires and then after 10-15 laps, would get really loose. A big thanks to all the Red Horse Racing guys for putting together a truck so fast for me. I had a lot of fun working with the team this week.”

RHR--PPM-Announcement

March 23, 2015

Statesville, N.C. (March 23, 2015) This morning during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Clemmons, N.C. Gray Gaulding announced he will reunite with Toyota Racing in partnership with Red Horse Racing in the NASCAR Camping Word Truck Series (NCWTS) and Precision Performance Motorsports for the remaining NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) schedule.

Gaulding, a second year member of the NASCAR Next class, announced that he will compete for Red Horse Racing in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway and is working on adding additional races in the No. 7 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Tundra.

“This is a awesome opportunity for myself and Krispy Kreme,” said Gaulding. “We have had a relationship with Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for several years and when the opportunity came to partner with Red Horse Racing it was a dream come true. Walking into that facility just three days ago and seeing the teamwork, professionalism, and how everyone was working together I knew instantly this is where I needed to be to compete in the Camping World Truck Series. Red Horse Racing, Toyota, and Triad Racing Technologies really stepped up to make this happen so quickly for me.”

Butch Hylton will serve as crew chief of the No. 7 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Tundra, Hylton has multiple wins in the NCWTS including sweeping both races in 2010 at Martinsville Speedway.

“This all came about very quickly, but a lot of hard work by everyone here at Red Horse Racing and the support from Toyota and Triad Engines made it happen,” added team owner Tom DeLoach. “I’ve known Gray (Gaulding) for a long time and expect him to be strong at Martinsville (Speedway).

Gaulding is currently third in the NKNPSE championship point standings and will race the remaining 13-race schedule in the No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Camry for Precision Performance Motorsports out of Yorktown, Virginia.

“I’ve gotten to know Rick (Gdovic), Brandon (Gdovic), Charles (Denike), and their team over the past few years and even had the opportunity to race a latemodel with them in 2014. They have a great team and have proved it on track,” stated Gaulding. “Not to mention it’s a neat story getting to race for a Virginia based team knowing they’re only an hour from my hometown.”

Gaulding and the No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Camry team will work under the direction of Charles Denike, who also serves as team manager for PPM.

“The Precision Performance Motorsports team (PPM) is very excited to be working with Gray Gaulding this season.  Gray is an exceptional driver and our goal is to provide him with the equipment and support so that he can contend for a championship in the K&N Series, said Richard Gdovic, team owner.  We met Gray when he first entered the K&N series a few years ago and have been impressed with not only his performance on the race track, but also with his professionalism at such a young age.  We are proud to be part of his ongoing development as a professional race car driver and exceptional sponsor representative.”

- 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 Red Horse Racing: Founded in 2005, Red Horse Racing is a professional race team based in Mooresville, N.C. that strives for excellence both on and off the track. The organization prides itself on integrity, building and maintaining solid relationships with its partners, winning races and contending for championships. Red Horse Racing ownership also operates Performance Instruction and Training (PIT), the number one pit crew training center in the world that also has many corporate training options that include team-building, lean manufacturing, motorsports demonstrations and more. For more information please visit redhorseracing.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. 20 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR 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.

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