NASCAR Xfinity: Gray Gaulding makes Xfinity debut at Bristol
By AMANDA VINCENT
As a Roush Fenway Racing development driver, Gray Gaulding is slated to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Friday night at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. He’ll drive a No. 60 Ford for RFR and be a teammate to the team’s regular Xfinity Series competitors, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Ryan Reed. Gaulding also is expected to drive the No. 60 in September at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
“We’re pleased to be able to give Gray the opportunity to cut his teeth in the Xfinity Series this season,” Roush Fenway Racing President Steve Newmark said. “He is a talented young driver, and we are happy that we can help play a role in his growth and progression as he continues forward in his NASCAR career.”
Gaulding has 13-career NASCAR national-level starts to his credit, coming in the Camping World Truck Series. He competed in nine races in 2014 and four in 2015. He has one-career top-five finish and two-career top-10s in the Truck Series. The fifth-place finish was a fourth on the road course of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, driving a truck fielded by NTS Motorsports in 2014.
Gaulding also has a significant amount of experience racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. He has 38-career East division starts, resulting in 11 top-fives and 22 top-10 finishes. He also has competed in the West division, running five races, resulting in a win, two top-fives and three top-10s.