WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — official team release — WGP photo —
Gray Gaulding heads into Bowman Gray Stadium for this Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 with one goal in mind — a win.
Gaulding has been close at the Madhouse before. In two previous starts at NASCAR’s longest-running weekly race track, Gaulding led all active drivers with an average starting position of 3.5 and average finishing position of seventh.
“Bowman Gray is one of my favorite races of the year,” Gaulding says. “It’s nothing short of action-packed. It’s only forty minutes from my house, and five short minutes from Krispy Kreme’s world headquarters — which makes it feel like a homecoming.”
“We ran well both times prior at Bowman Gray, and we expect nothing less this weekend.”
The teenager and his No.12 Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee/Precision Performance Motorsports team, led by crew chief Charles Denike, used Wednesday’s optional test session at Bowman Gray Stadium to fine tune their race setup before the official race weekend activities begin.
Denike has brought chassis 065 as the primary for this weekend’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman Gray; the same chassis Gaulding raced to a second place finish at Greenville Pickens in April.
“We are excited to be racing in Krispy Kreme’s backyard this weekend,” Denike added. “The Bowman Gray K&N Pro Series race has always been a good race for Precision Performance Motorsports and for Gray. We had an excellent test on Wednesday, and we re ready to get started with practice on Saturday. This is always a fun event, and we plan to have the Drink Krispy Kreme Coffee Toyota up front.”
Krispy Kreme is a hometown hero founded in 1937. Headquartered just two miles from Bowman Gray Stadium, Krispy Kreme has always been a fan favorite. It would take 330 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts to make one lap around the 0.25-mile Bowman Gray Stadium.
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