Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Race: 12 of 16 – August 1st, 2014
Driver: Gray Gaulding
Truck: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala
Driver’s Point Standings: T-3rd (-79)
Track: Iowa Speedway
Race: Autolite Iridium XP 150
Distance: 150 Laps / 131.25 Miles
Broadcast: Friday, August 8th at 11:00AM EST
Kernersville, N.C. (August 3rd, 2014) Gray Gaulding made his fourth start as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combine at Iowa Speedway. After two strong practice sessions and a solid qualifying effort,
Gaulding was able to compete inside the top-10 for most of Friday’s Autolite Iridium XP 150 before ultimately bringing home a 13th place finish.
After running seventh in both of Friday’s practice sessions, Gaulding and the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team looked to keep the momentum rolling in qualifying. After going out 39th out of 43 cars, Gaulding posted the 10th quickest time and would line up his Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet on the outside of row five. When the green flag flew for the Autolite Iridium XP 150 just after 8:00pm, Gaulding had hoped to keep his momentum on the outside groove and make up some early ground, knowing there would be a halfway break at or near the conclusion of lap 75. Gaulding was able to clear the first car in turn one of lap one and move into 9th, as the field started to settle down. After the halfway break, Gaulding continued to run just inside the top-10, but came across the radio at lap 92 saying his car was getting tight in the middle when he got back to the gas and would slip back a few spots. After a late race caution came out with less than 15 laps to go, Gaulding restarted 15th and was able to pick up a few positions and bring home a 12th place finish.
From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “We had a solid Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet in practice, even sat atop the board for well over half of final practice. We started off really good in the race, but just got too tight as the race went on. I’m looking forward to Watkins Glen, I love road racing and know we can be a contender at both The Glen and VIR.”
On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “Gray and everyone on the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Chevrolet team worked hard for this. We had a really good car in race trim during both practice sessions, but as the day went on and the race track changed with the added NASCAR Nationwide series rubber, we got too tight. We will get back to the shop and review our notes and get better for next time.”
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: 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 800 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.
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