Future Watch: Gray Gaulding Rookie NASCAR Cards

Future Watch: Gray Gaulding Rookie NASCAR CardsGray Gaulding began racing at age four. He won his first race at the age of twelve. Gray was the youngest driver in the Nascar leagends division winning a championship. He got his first big sponsor that year from gunbroker.com, a firearm distributor. Gray raced a future Hall of Fame driver, Kevin Harvick, at his Harvick Kart track. Kevin Harvick was impressed by this young boy and signed with Harvick Development Program. When he was thirteen he was the youngest to win super late model race and was the youngest to ever win the rookie of the year in the Pro All-Star Series.  While volunteering at the Victory Junction Gang Camp, he agreed to five, one-year contracts with Krispy Kreme as a sponsor.

In 2013 he raced the number 20 Krispy Kreme car in the K&N Pro Series East. He won a pole at the age of fifteen at Richmond International Raceway, becoming the youngest pole-sitter in NASCAR history.

In 2014, Gaulding was hired by NTS Motorsports to run full-time in the K&N East series. He raced the number 20 and ran eight races in the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. His best finish of the year was at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, finishing 4th in the Chevrolet Silverado 250.

Gray Gaulding’s 2012 Press Pass FanFare Young Guns Rookie Card

On March 23rd, 2015 Gray was released and joined Red Horse Racing where he made his debut for the team finishing in 17th. He later joined Kyle Busch Motorsports, driving number 54 in three races at Mosport, New Hampshire and Martinsville.

In 2016 he joined Roush Fenway Racing’s driver development program and made his Xfinity Series debut in the number 60 at Bristol Motor Speedway. For the 2019 season he drove number 08 Chevy for SS-Green Light Racing full-time.

Daytona 500 slipped through his fingers due to lack of experience on larger tracks, but in 2018 he returned to BK Racing and has run every race contested so far with a best finish of 20th achieved at both Daytona and Texas. However, after missing a few races he will run the 99 for StarCom Racing at Michigan, presumably ending his relationship with BK Racing.

In 2019 Gray Gaulding drove the number 08 Chevrolet Camaro featuring, the first-ever Panini America paint scheme in the Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Panini was also featured on Gray’s number 51 Ford car for the Food City 500. This was the first time the company got to sponsor a NASCAR driver’s ride.

Collectors can find Gray Gaulding’s cards in 2019 Prizm Racing, 2018 Prime, 2018 Prizm and many more NASCAR trading card products from Panini America.

Follow Gray Gaulding on Twitter @graygaulding.

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