Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race: 19 of 22 — October 25th, 2014
Driver: Gray Gaulding
Truck: No.20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado
Owner’s Point Standings: 14th (-144)
Track: Martinsville Speedway
Race: Kroger 200
Distance: 200 Laps / 105.2 Miles
On Track Activity at Martinsville kicks off on Friday, October 24th with two practice sessions, a 50 minute practice session from 1:40pm – 2:30pm, followed by a final 85 minute practice session from 3:00pm – 4:35pm. Qualifying is scheduled for 10:15am on Saturday, October 25th, followed by the 10th annual Kroger 200 on Fox Sports 1 at 1:30pm. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
Gaulding goes PINK at Martinsville: Gaulding will be running a special pink paint scheme at Martinsville Speedway in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Gaulding’s grandmother, “Grandma Gloria” is a fourteen year survivor. Gaulding will run the names of the family and friends close to the NTS Motorsports teams who have been diagnosed, are currently battling, or are survivors on his truck this weekend.
Gray Gaulding returns to the track described as ‘the paperclip’. Gray Gaulding made his NCWTS debut at Martinsville Speedway in the spring of 2014, where he started 11th and finished 19th and has since made seven starts adding one Top-5 finish.
Meet Gray at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, October 26th at 11:15 at the Team Chevrolet Stage located in the fan zone and from 12:00pm – 12:45pm at the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts mobile store located just outside turn four.
Gaulding and Crew Chief, Chris Rice feel right at home in the state of Virginia. This is the fifth time Gaulding has raced in his home state of Virginia in 2014, posting a top-5 finish in his last race in the state at the Virginia International Raceway in the NASAR K&N Pro Series East on August 16th. Rice is from nearby South Boston and has grown up racing at Martinsville Speedway with his dad and uncle over the past thirty years.
From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I’m looking forward to getting back racing in the truck series, it has been a little over a month since I last raced at New Hampshire and Chris Rice and myself have been working hard on a game plan for this weekend.”
On top of Box with Crew Chief Chris Rice: “Saturday’s Kroger 200 is a short race, only 105 miles long, but a lot can happen in 200 laps around Martinsville Speedway. The most important thing to remember is the brakes, as they can be your best friend and your worst enemy. You have to take good care of the brakes. Second is keeping all four corners on the truck. Restarts get crazy, so staying calm, cool and collected can be the difference in victory lane and your day ending too early.”
Chassis Facts: Chris Rice has choose chassis NTS-16 for this weekend’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
Track Facts — Martinsville Speedway
0.526 – mile oval
800 foot long straight straights
588 foot long corners
55 foot wide
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Track Twitter: @MartinsvilleSwy
Event Hashtag: #Kroger200
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.
About Gemini Southern
Gemini Southern is a merchant bank based in Atlanta Georgia that specializes in investing in developmental stage private and public companies primarily based in the south but with select investments in the continental United States. The bank has offices in New York, California and Florida.
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