Statesville, N.C. (March 23, 2015) This morning during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Clemmons, N.C. Gray Gaulding announced he will reunite with Toyota Racing in partnership with Red Horse Racing in the NASCAR Camping Word Truck Series (NCWTS) and Precision Performance Motorsports for the remaining NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) schedule.
Gaulding, a second year member of the NASCAR Next class, announced that he will compete for Red Horse Racing in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway and is working on adding additional races in the No. 7 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Tundra.
“This is a awesome opportunity for myself and Krispy Kreme,” said Gaulding. “We have had a relationship with Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for several years and when the opportunity came to partner with Red Horse Racing it was a dream come true. Walking into that facility just three days ago and seeing the teamwork, professionalism, and how everyone was working together I knew instantly this is where I needed to be to compete in the Camping World Truck Series. Red Horse Racing, Toyota, and Triad Racing Technologies really stepped up to make this happen so quickly for me.”
Butch Hylton will serve as crew chief of the No. 7 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Tundra, Hylton has multiple wins in the NCWTS including sweeping both races in 2010 at Martinsville Speedway.
“This all came about very quickly, but a lot of hard work by everyone here at Red Horse Racing and the support from Toyota and Triad Engines made it happen,” added team owner Tom DeLoach. “I’ve known Gray (Gaulding) for a long time and expect him to be strong at Martinsville (Speedway).
Gaulding is currently third in the NKNPSE championship point standings and will race the remaining 13-race schedule in the No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Camry for Precision Performance Motorsports out of Yorktown, Virginia.
“I’ve gotten to know Rick (Gdovic), Brandon (Gdovic), Charles (Denike), and their team over the past few years and even had the opportunity to race a latemodel with them in 2014. They have a great team and have proved it on track,” stated Gaulding. “Not to mention it’s a neat story getting to race for a Virginia based team knowing they’re only an hour from my hometown.”
Gaulding and the No. 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Toyota Camry team will work under the direction of Charles Denike, who also serves as team manager for PPM.
“The Precision Performance Motorsports team (PPM) is very excited to be working with Gray Gaulding this season. Gray is an exceptional driver and our goal is to provide him with the equipment and support so that he can contend for a championship in the K&N Series, said Richard Gdovic, team owner. We met Gray when he first entered the K&N series a few years ago and have been impressed with not only his performance on the race track, but also with his professionalism at such a young age. We are proud to be part of his ongoing development as a professional race car driver and exceptional sponsor representative.”
– Gray Gaulding Racing –
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 GrayGaulding.com or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as facebook.com/GrayGauldingRacing
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 www.KrispyKreme.com.
About Red Horse Racing: Founded in 2005, Red Horse Racing is a professional race team based in Mooresville, N.C. that strives for excellence both on and off the track. The organization prides itself on integrity, building and maintaining solid relationships with its partners, winning races and contending for championships. Red Horse Racing ownership also operates Performance Instruction and Training (PIT), the number one pit crew training center in the world that also has many corporate training options that include team-building, lean manufacturing, motorsports demonstrations and more. For more information please visit redhorseracing.com.
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. 20 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR 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 www.ppm646.com.