Gaulding Confident Heading to Thunder Valley

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

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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 or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as

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

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

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