MOORESVILLE, N.C. – After two seasons in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) South super late model series, Gray Gaulding will move to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour this year.
Gaulding will wheel the No. 20 Toyota Camry sponsored by Krispy Kreme in 2013. Gray Gaulding Racing will field the team using equipment acquired from Joe Gibbs Racing.
“I am excited to be competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and I hope to follow in the footsteps of the many K&N series drivers who have gone on to achieve national prominence,“ says Gaulding. “Krispy Kreme and I set out in 2012, to touch and enhance lives both on and off the race track, and I am blessed to have Krispy Kreme, my team, family, and fans by my side as I take this giant leap forward in my career.”
Gaulding, who signed a multi-year marketing partnership with Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in February 2012, began his racing career on dirt bikes and motorcycles at the early age of three. He is now just shy of his 14th birthday.
Since that time, Gaulding has hit the track in Bandolero, Legend and Super Late Model racing competitions throughout the Southeast.
In addition to the full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule, Gaulding will also enter select NASCAR K&N Pro Series West events in 2013.
Leading the program will be two veteran NASCAR crew chiefs, Doug George and Doug Howe.
“This is an amazing opportunity for both Doug Howe and I to work with such a young talented driver,” said George. “Gray is so smooth behind the wheel and yet such a hard racer. That’s what makes him the total package in this business.”