Gaulding Lands Truck Seat At NTS
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – Fifteen-year-old Gray Gaulding has joined forces with Bob Newberry and the NTS Motorsports team and will contest a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule in 2014.
Gaulding will also contest the entire NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule and select NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races for NTS Motorsports as a teammate to Brennan Newberry, who will also contest the full K&N East schedule. Gaulding will drive the No. 20 Chevrolet during his limited Truck Series schedule.
“Bob Newberry is giving me a great shot, and all the guys have taken this transition extremely well,” said Gaulding. “Our first race is at New Smyrna Speedway, I have never raced there but have watched races during the World Series of Asphalt and we came down to test a few times.”
Gaulding, who landed Krispy Kreme as his primary sponsor in early 2012, will pilot the newly unveiled No. 20 Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Impala for 18 2014 K&N Pro Series races. His Truck Series schedule includes eight races with sponsorship from Gemini Southern Merchant Bank and associate sponsors Krispy Kreme and TruMoo Chocolate Milk.
“Gray is a wonderful ambassador for the Krispy Kreme brand and truly exemplifies our mission of ‘touching and enhancing lives through the joy that is Krispy Kreme,’” said Dwayne Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer, Krispy Kreme. “We are excited to see him win more races and even more thrilled to watch him continue to win hearts.”
Since his driving debut, Gaulding has hit the track in Bandolero, Legend and super late model racing competitions throughout the Southeast and earned a number of coveted racing titles, including a triumph as last year’s youngest K&N Pole Winner in both the east and west coast series, as well as being the youngest K&N winner ever.
NTS Motorsports plans to field the No. 20 Truck full-time in the Camping World Truck Series alongside the No. 24 Truck. Brennan Newberry will pilot the No. 24 truck in 12 races, with the remaining 10 events filled by an as yet unannounced driver. An additional driver for the No. 20 Truck will also be announced later.