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Top-5 Finish for Gaulding at VIR

Quick Facts: 

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Race: 14 of 16 – August 16th, 2014

Driver: Gray Gaulding

Car: No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala

Driver’s Point Standings: 5th (-86)

Track: Virginia International Raceway

Race: Biscuitville 125

Distance: 60 Laps / 135 Miles

 

Kernersville, N.C. (August 18th, 2014) Gray Gaulding and the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet team brought home a top-5 finish in the second annual Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Gaulding who led 24 of the 60 completed laps, had to settle with a fourth place finish after several late race restarts.

 

Gray Gaulding and the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts team participated in Friday’s promoters test day from 9:30am – 12:30pm at VIR and went into the race day with the mindset of winning Saturday evening’s race. Gaulding posted the fourth quickest time during Saturday morning’s opening practice session and second fastest during final   practice. Gaulding would line up fourth in his group of six to qualify Euorpean style, with a fast time of 1.29.074 and an average speed of 90.936 miles per hour. Gaulding would start fifth for the second annual Biscuitville 125.

 

When the green flag waved shortly after 4:30pm ET, Gaulding didn’t waste any time making him move and

charging towards the front of the field, knowing that starts and restarts would be critical to take advantage of track position. At lap 3, Gaulding had moved into the race lead, where he was able to set his own pace and take care of his Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Chevrolet. The first caution flag flew at lap 19.  After a quick clean up, Gaulding      received the green flag for the second time at lap 21. With added pressure from the second place car, Gaulding gave up the race lead in order to save his equipment for late race restarts. Gaulding would maintain his position running second throughout the event, before a series of late race cautions with Gaulding restarting on the outside lane resulted in a fourth place finish.

 

From the Driver’s Seat with Gray Gaulding: “I had a blast racing at VIR this place is so unique and really makes for a good race. We led a lot of laps and thought we had something for them at the end, but with so many restarts and being on the outside lane going into turn one was tough. I really feel like I’ve learned a lot these past two races that will also benefit me at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in a few weeks.”

 

On top of Box with Crew Chief Doug Howe: “These guys in the shop and on the road did an awesome job preparing the car for this race. Gray did a terrific job managing the race as he led laps and also conserved when he needed to. The last caution flag really hurt us, but we learned a lot and are continuing to grow our program.”

 

Practice 1

Position: 4th

Fastest Time: 1.28.790

Laps: 8

 

Practice 2

Position: 2nd

Fastest Time: 1.29.006

Laps: 10

 

Qualifying

Position: 5th

Fastest Time: 1.29.074

 

Race

Position: 4th

Laps Led: 24

Laps Completed: 60

 

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 850 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.  Connect with Krispy Kreme at www.krispykreme.com.

 

For more information about NTS Motorsports, visit ntsmotorsports.com.

For more information about Krispy Kreme visit KrispyKreme.com

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