Mid Race Spin Results in 17th Place Finish for Gaulding

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 7 of 14 — July 4, 2015

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Driver Point Standings: 6th (-38)

Owner Point Standings: 15th (-79)

Car: No. 12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota

Track: Columbus Motor Speedway

Race: NAPA Auto Parts 150

Distance: 150 Laps /  49.99 Miles

Broadcast: Tape Delayed on NBCSN on Friday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. EST

July 5, 2015 (Columbus, Ohio) In his third trip to the 65 year old Columbus Motor Speedway (CMS) Gray Gaulding was looking towards a good points night before a mid-race incident found him stopped in the infield grass.

When the green flag dropped for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East sixth trip to CMS, Gaulding knew he had his work cut out for him coming from a 19th place starting position. Several early cautions allowed Gaulding to move forward and had raced his way to the top-10 at lap 30 before a lap 45 restart when a car missed a shift stacking up the field resulting with Gaulding stalled in the infield grass. Gaulding would lose a lap repairing the damage and start fighting his way for a lucky dog. Unfortunately the cautions didn’t work in his favor and he would come home with a 17th place finish in the NAPA Auto Parts 150.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “The Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Precision Performance Motorsports guys brought us a really good car, we were as fast as anyone in practice. I really thought we had a top-5 car, and that we just missed it in qualifying. Track position is so crucial at the short tracks but we had made up some ground early but once we got spun around and lost the two laps it took us out of contention. We tried getting our laps back but the cautions didn’t fall our way tonight.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “We had a really good car in race trim in practice and during the race. Unfortunately we didn’t qualify where we hoped and had to work our way forward during the race. All was going well until we sustained front end damage on a restart. We kept fighting the whole rest of the race but couldn’t get our laps back.”

In the windshield…  The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be back on track Friday, July 17 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Granite State 70. Gaulding led a race high 53 laps in 2014 before a right front tire failure forced Gaulding to pit road. Gaulding was able to race his way back to a 8th place finish. In two previous starts Gaulding has an average starting position of 7 and finishing position of 8 with two top-10 finishes.

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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 or follow him on Snapchat Gray_Gaulding Instagram and Twitter @GrayGaulding as well as

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® 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 organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Krispy Kreme has more than 1,000 retail shops in 24 countries. Krispy Kreme is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKD). For more information about Krispy Kreme visit Also visit us on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and on Instagram at

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. 12 Krispy Kreme Toyota. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen 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

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