Gaulding looks to celebrate with fireworks at Columbus

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Race: 7 of 14 — July 4, 2015
Driver: Gray Gaulding
Driver Point Standings: 5th (-35)
Owner Point Standings: 13th (-76)
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

On-Track… The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) garage area will open for Saturday’s one day show at 10:30 a.m. with two forty-five minute practice sessions scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Two lap qualifying will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by an on track autograph session at 8:00 p.m. The green flag for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 will be shortly after 8:45 p.m.

Third Trip to Columbus… Gray Gaulding will be making his third trip to the historic Columbus Motor Speedway. Gaulding looks to carry on Toyota’s four race win streak in Saturday nights NAPA 150.

Meet Gray… on Friday night in downtown Columbus, OH for the Red, White, and Boom celebration. Gray will be making a special appearance at the K&N Filters booth as well as participating in the evenings parade.

Hot Light is On… Stop by one of the two local Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shops located at 3690 W Dublin Granville Rd and 1021 Polaris Parkway in Columbus, OH.

Happy 78th Birthday… Krispy Kreme Doughnuts turns 78 on July 10… Celebrate with us and visit your nearest Krispy Kreme location on July 10, buy any dozen doughnuts and you’ll get a second dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts for only 78ç

In the rearview…  Gaulding and the Precision Performance Motorsports team showed their strength at Langley Speedway posting the fastest time in practice, qualifying fifth, and racing to a top-5 finish after a radio failure forced them to surrender their starting position.

Track Facts — Columbus Motor Speedway
0.333 mile asphalt oval
8-10 degrees of banking
Began as a motorcycle race track in 1946 and hosted its first stock car race in 1950.

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “Columbus Motor Speedway is one of those track you either love or hate, it’s not your typical short track which makes for unique racing unlike anywhere in the Carolina’s. They paved the second groove over the offseason so that should make for some additional racing room. Charles and the PPM team as well as Toyota have had success at Columbus and we should be able to carry that on Saturday night.”

On top of Box with Crew Chief Charles Denike: “We have had two strong top-5 finishes in a row and we are ready to carry that momentum to Columbus Motor Speedway this weekend and contend for the win. Gray was strong there last year and does well with the rhythm of the race track and the continuous circle of the racing groove. I am ready to get to work in practice Saturday afternoon.”

Chassis Facts: Denike has brought chassis 065 as the primary for this weekend’s NAPA 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway. This is the same chassis Gaulding raced to a second place finish at Greenville Pickens, fifth place finish at Bowman Gray Stadium, and most recently a fourth place finish at Langley Speedway.

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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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