Gray Gaulding No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet Impala
Drive Sober 150 at Dover International Speedway Post Race Report
Gaulding finishes KNPSE season with top-10 at The Monster Mile
And 3rd in the Final Points Standings
Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE)
Race: 16 of 16 — Friday, September 26th, 2014
Driver: Gray Gaulding
Truck: No.20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala
Drivers Point Standings: 3rd (-78)
Car: Dover International Speedway
Race: Drive Sober 150
Distance: 150 Laps / 150 Miles
TV Schedule: Saturday, October 4th at 10:00am EST
September 27th, 2014 (Dover, DE) Gray Gaulding and the No.20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team ended their NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) season with a top-10 finish at The Monster Mile (Dover International Speedway).
With continuous rain showers moving through the Delaware area forcing NASCAR to cancel both scheduled NKNPSE practice sessions on Thursday, September 25th. NASCAR officials reschedule one final practice session for 75 minutes on Friday morning. Gaulding posted the 23rd quickest time after turning 45 laps. Gaulding would go out 7th of the 32 cars scheduled to qualify and with a fast lap time of 23.877 which would line his No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet up on the inside of row 9.
When the green flag dropped for the Drive Sober 150, Gaulding started working his way towards the front of the field, and at lap 20 Gaulding reported his Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet to be free after it lands. The first caution flag waved at lap 52 with Gaulding running just inside the top-15. The green flag waved once again at lap 59, with just 16 laps from the halfway break and Gaulding had made a good charge in to the top-10. When the caution flag waved for the second time at lap 70, NASCAR deemed this the halfway break, and Gaulding pitted for four tires, fuel, and a chassis adjustment.
The green flag dropped after the halfway break at lap 73, and Gaulding moved inside the top-5 just before the caution flag waved once again at lap 79. The green flag waved again at lap 84, Gaulding running 5th got singe file with the leaders. The caution flag waved once again at lap 87, and Gaulding slipped back to 6th. Another caution came out and when the green flag waved once again Gaulding would additional positions, as one of the leaders spun his tires forcing him to check up. Gaulding would fall back to 10th, but would be able to drive his Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala back into the 8th spot to finish his final NKNPSE race of 2014 at The Monster Mile.
From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “It wasn’t the win we were hoping for, but a solid top-10 finish after struggling in practice makes for a pretty decent day. Doug and all the guys on this Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team worked hard from the time practice started ‘til the checkered flag flew. It’s great to finish 3rd in points and gives us something to build on during the off season.”
On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “I know Gray wanted to end the KNPSE season off with a win, and I did too. Gray did a great job all day long and continues to impress me every time he is in a race car. He is still only sixteen years old and continues to learn and improve week in and week out. I’m proud of all the guys on this team and everyone at NTS Motorsports for never giving up and building great race cars every week.”
Final Practice – 23rd – Fastest Time: 24.458 – Laps: 45
Qualifying – 17th – Fastest Time: 23.877
Drive Sober 150 – 8th – Laps: 150
Looking out the windshield, Gaulding will return to Phoenix International Raceway for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale on November 6th, 2014.
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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 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.
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