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Red Horse Racing has added Gray Gaulding to its roster, and he brings sponsor Krispy Kreme with him.
Gaulding announced this morning at a groundbreaking ceremony for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Clemmons, N.C., that he will rejoin Toyota Racing to drive for Red Horse Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, piloting the No. 7 Krispy Kreme Toyota. He will attempt to make his first start in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28.
Gaulding, 17, will also run the remainder of the K&N Pro Series East for Precision Performance Motorsports. He is attempting to add additional races in the No. 7 Toyota Tundra.
“This is an awesome opportunity for myself and Krispy Kreme,” said Gaulding in a release. “We have had a relationship with Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for several years and when the opportunity came to partner with Red Horse Racing it was a dream come true. Walking into that facility just three days ago and seeing the teamwork, professionalism, and how everyone was working together I knew instantly this is where I needed to be to compete in the Camping World Truck Series. Red Horse Racing, Toyota, and Triad Racing Technologies really stepped up to make this happen so quickly for me.”
Team owner Tom DeLoach took time to praise his team and hire.
“This all came about very quickly, but a lot of hard work by everyone here at Red Horse Racing and the support from Toyota and Triad [Racing Technologies] made it happen,” said DeLoach in a release. “I’ve known Gray [Gaulding] for a long time and expect him to be strong at Martinsville [Speedway].
Series veteran Butch Hylton will serve as Gaulding’s crew chief at Martinsville. He has a history of winning at the famous paperclip, bringing home a sweep of both races at the track with Kevin Harvick and Ron Hornaday in 2010.
Gaulding, of Colonial Heights, Va., has run full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East since 2013. After being announced as a member of the NASCAR Next program, Gaulding scored four top-fives and led 229 laps en-route to a third-place finish in series points in 2014. He made his Camping World Truck Series debut in 2014, starting in nine of the 22 races for NTS Motorsports, and scoring a career-best finish of fourth at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.