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“I want to be the greatest NASCAR driver of all time!” was heard from Gray at a very young age. After he began racing at age 3 on four-wheelers and dirt bikes, Gray continued honing his skills for 15 years finally reaching his first DAYTONA 500 in 2018 achieving a 20th place finish!
After 7 years of racing on two wheels, Gray hung up his leathers for a fire suit and began his stock car career receiving two Bandoleroâ’s™ for his 10th birthday. Winning 4 of the 5 races that he competed in through the 2008 racing season, he knew he wanted to be in NASCAR. In 2009 Gray raced in 22 races with 13 wins, along with the Winter Heat championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gaulding moved from the INEX Bandolero’s to the INEX Legend’s car Young Lion’s division in 2010 driving for Chase Pistone Inc. winning 16 of the 47 races he competed in including the Race of Champions and National Race for Young Lions at Langley Speedway along with earning the Top Gun award and points championship at Concord Motorsports Park.
2011 was a highlight year for Gray signing with Kevin Harvick Incorporated to race full time in the Pro All Stars Series. Running in 15 super late model races and picking up a win at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, NC Gray was crowned as the youngest winner in super late model history. Gaulding continued to race in the PASS series for Coulter Motorsports in 2012 bringing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on board as a full-time sponsor. He also competed in 18 super late model events picking up a win along with 5 top-5’s, and 8 top-10s.
2013-14- Rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and it started with a bang finishing 2nd in the inaugural Battle at the Beach on Daytona Int’l Speedways back straightaway. He went on to capture 2 pole awards (East and West), the first at Richmond Int’l Raceway and the second at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA. Gaulding also picked up a win at Phoenix Int’l Raceway along with 5 top-5’s and 10 top-10’s.
2015- Made his Truck Series debut at Martinsville where on lap 243 while running 3rd and three-wide, he was turned around and finished 19th. Gray recorded his best finish of the year at Canadian Motorsports, finishing 4th. On March 23, 2015, Gray joined Red Horse Racing making his debut at Martinsville where he Qualified 10th and finished 17th. Gray later joined Kyle Bush driving the No. 54 Tundra in three races at Mosport, Canada and Martinsville.
2016- Joined Jack Roush’s driver development program and made his Xfinity debut in the No. 60 at Bristol, while also running another race at Richmond.
2017- Monster Cup debut at Martinsville, driving the No. 30 car. Gray joined No. 23 car for the 2017 season, driving in 33 races with a his career best Cup finish of 9th at Talladega!
2018- Youngest Driver in the field of the 60th Running of the DAYTONA 500 finishing 20th. At Richmond in the fall of 2018 Gray made his 50th Cup Start at only 20 years old!
2019- Partnered with SSGreenlight and Bobby Dotter to achieve 13th place in overall standings for the year along with 4 top-10 finishes and career best 2nd place at Talladega.
2020- Competed in all 3 series including 9 Cup, 6 Xfinity and 2 Truck races. Gray achieved 2 Top-10’s in Xfinity in addition to matching his career best finish with a 2nd at Dayona!
Career highlights include: DAYTONA 500, Talladega 400 ,Brickyard 400, 2-Coke 600’s (longest race in cup completing every lap), Bristol Night Race! and competing at every track on the NASCAR circuit!
News & Notable
Youngest Winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West “Phoneix Int’l Raceway” (15 years, 8 months, 30 days)
Youngest Pole Sitter in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West “Kern County Raceway Park” (15 years, 8 months, 16 days”
Youngest Pole Sitter in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “Richmond Int’l Raceway” (15 years, 2 months, 15 days)
Youngest Driver to Start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Seres West “Phoenix Int’l Raceway” (15 years, 20 days)
Youngest Driver to Start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “Daytona Int’l Speedway” (15 years, 9 days)
Youngest US Legends Car Pro Champion “Winter Heat at Charlotte Motor Speedway” (Janurary 2012)
Pro All Stars Series Rookie of the Year (2011)
Youngest Super Late Model Winner “Wake County Speedway” (Sept. 2011)
Stats and Awards (Last 5 years)
2020- 2 Top-10’s Xfinity (Career: 2nd Daytona)
2019 – 13th overall Xfinity 4 top-10’s (Career: 2nd Talladega)
Ran his 50th Cup Race at his home Track (Richmond, VA.)
2018-MENCS – 23 Races placing 20th at 60th DAYONA 500
2017- MENCS – 27 Races, 1 Top 10 (9th at Talledega)
2016-Xfinity – 2 races finished 13th in both
2015 – CWTS – 5 races 1 Top 5 , 1-Top 10 , 3-top 20’s
Stats and Awards (First 5 years)
2013-14 K&N Pro Series – 1 Win, 5 – Top 5’s, and 11 – Top 10’s
2012 Super Late Model – 1 Win
2012 Legends Pro – 3 Wins / Championship
2011 Super Late Model- 1 Win, Legends Pro – 4 Wins
2010 Legends Young Lions – 16 Wins / Championship
2009 Bandolero Bandit – 13 Wins / Championship
2008 Bandolero Bandit – 4 Wins