Gaulding Makes Second XFINITY Series Start in front of Hometown Crowd


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


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