DOB : February 10, 1998
Hometown : Colonial Heights, VA
Resides : Statesville, NC
HT / WT : 5’5” / 155Lbs.
“I want to be the greatest NASCAR driver of all time” is what Gray Gaulding is driving towards, but his racing passion hasn’t always been in NASCAR. Gaulding who began racing at the bright young age of 3 on four-wheelers and dirt bikes developed technical skills at a young age that the average youth never learns.
After spending nearly 7 years racing on two wheels Gray hung up his leathers for a fire suit to begin his stock car career when he received two Bandolero’s for his 10th birthday. After winning 4 of the 5 races that Gray competed in through the 2008 racing season, he knew he wanted to be in NASCAR. In 2009 Gray raced in 22 races winning 13 of them, along with the Winter Heat championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gaulding moved from the INEX Bandolero’s to the INEX Legend’s car Young Lion’s division in 2010 driving for Chase Pistone Inc. after winning 16 of the 47 races he competed in, winning the Race of Champions and National Race for Young Lions at Langley Speedway, as well as earning the Top Gun award along with the point’s championship at Concord Motorsports Park.
2011 started off on a high note for the youngster signing with Kevin Harvick Incorporated to race full time in the Pro All Stars Series. Competing in 15 super late model races and picking up a win at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, NC crowning Gaulding the youngest winner in super late model history. Gaulding continued to race in the PASS series for Coulter Motorsports in 2012 bringing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on board as a full-time sponsor. Gray competed in 18 super late model races picking up a win along with 5 top-5’s, and 8 top-10’s.
2013 was Gray Gaulding’s rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and it started with a bang finishing 2nd in the inaugural Battle at the Beach on the Daytona Int’l Speedway’s back straightaway. Gaulding went on to capture 2 pole awards, the first at Richmond Int’l Raceway making Gaulding the youngest driver to do so in the K&N Pro Series East at 15 years, 2 months, and 15 days and Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA making him the youngest in the K&N Pro Series West at 15 years, 8 months, and 16 days. Gaulding also picked up a win at Phoenix Int’l Raceway making him the youngest driver to win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at 15 years, 8 months, and 30 days along with 5 top-5′s and 10 top-10′s.
Gray Gaulding Announced to NASCAR Next
Youngest Winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West “Phoneix Int’l Raceway” (15 years, 8 months, 30 days)
Youngest Pole Sitter in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West “Kern County Raceway Park” (15 years, 8 months, 16 days”
Youngest Pole Sitter in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “Richmond Int’l Raceway” (15 years, 2 months, 15 days)
Youngest Driver to Start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Seres West “Phoenix Int’l Raceway” (15 years, 20 days)
Youngest Driver to Start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “Daytona Int’l Speedway” (15 years, 9 days)
Youngest US Legends Car Pro Champion “Winter Heat at Charlotte Motor Speedway” (Janurary 2012)
Pro All Stars Series Rookie of the Year (2011)
Youngest Super Late Model Winner “Wake County Speedway” (Sept. 2011)
Youngest to Win a Pro Legends Race “Concord Speedway” (March 2011)
Youngest Driver to Make the Legends Million at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Youngest Driver to Win a Legends Race “Concord Speedway” (12 years, 1 month)
Stats and Awards
2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series – 1 – Win, 5 – Top 5′s, and 11 – Top 10′s
2012 Super Late Model – 1 Win
2012 Legends Pro – 3 Wins / Championship
2011 Super Late Model – 1 Win
2011 Legends Pro – 4 Wins
2010 Legends Young Lions – 16 Wins / Championship
2009 Bandolero Bandit – 13 Wins / Championship
2008 Bandolero Bandit – 4 Wins