NASCAR Cup: Gray Gaulding plans debut at Martinsville
Gray Gaulding (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)
By AMANDA VINCENT
Gray Gaulding plans to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Oct. 30 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Chevrolet for the Motorsports Group (TMG). He’ll have sponsorship backing from Feed the Children.
“It’s exciting bringing a new partner into the series and to be making my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at a track like Martinsville where we’ve had a really good history in the past is, honestly, unfathomable,” Gaulding said. “I’m excited to partner with Feed the Children and use NASCAR as a platform to deliver our message and work to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. A lot has happened in a short period of time, but I’ve never been as excited to debut this beautiful Feed the Children car next week at Martinsville Speedway.”
In all, Gaulding plans to drive the No. 30 with Feed the Children on the car in three of the remaining four Sprint Cup races of 2016. In addition to Martinsville, he plans to drive the car in the last two races of the year — at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 13and Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20.
Gaulding already has 15 races of experience in NASCAR national-level races, 13 of those coming in the Camping World Truck Series and two in the Xfinity Series. Both of the Xfinity Series starts came earlier this season. He finished 13th in both races, coming at the short tracks of Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway and Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in a No. 60 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing.
Gaulding’s Truck Series starts came in 2014 and 2015. He posted a top-five for NTS Motorsports at the road course of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2014 and a top-10 earlier this season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon in a Kyle Busch Motorsports entry.
“We are pleased to sponsor Greay Gaulding, the youngest NASCAR driver in the Martinsville field and one of the most promising and fierce competitors among the many legendary NASCAR drivers who have made NASCAR one of the most exciting sports in America,” Feed the Children President and CEO J.C. Watts Jr. said.