STATESVILLE, N.C. — Eighteen-year-old NASCAR Next alumnus Gray Gaulding will further advance his racing career by making his debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 30 Feed the Children Chevrolet for The Motorsports Group at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 30.
“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 (Speedway) where we’ve had a really good history in the past is honestly unfathomable,” said Gaulding. “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.”
“We are pleased to sponsor Gray 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,” added J.C. Watts Jr., president and CEO of Feed the Children. “He’s not only bold in his approach, he’s also blazing new trails, and we at Feed the Children strive to do the same. Gray knows firsthand the value of family, especially the NASCAR family who has joined us in our work as we have brought disaster relief to those whose lives and livelihoods have been severely affected by Hurricane Matthew and all the subsequent flooding.”
Along with their debut at Martinsville Speedway, Gaulding will also make starts at Phoenix Int’l Raceway on Nov. 13 and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20.
Gaulding made two starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series earlier this season for Roush Fenway Racing, with finishes of 13th at both Bristol in August and Richmond in September.
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