NASCAR Cup Series

Gaulding Gears Up for Cup Debut

18-year-old Virginia native Gray Gaulding is gearing up to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Martinsville Speedway later this month.

The NASCAR Next alumnus will drive the No. 30 Feed the Children Chevrolet for The Motorsports Group.

“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 where we’ve had a really good history in the past is honestly unfathomable,” Gaulding said. “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.”

Not only will Gaulding compete at Martinsville Speedway, but also at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 13 and the season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway on Nov. 20. Feed the Children will be on board for both those events, as well. 

In two XFINITY Series starts this season competing for Roush Fenway Racing, he finished 13th at both Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

Gaulding isn’t coming into Martinsville Speedway without a notebook to draw on, as he has made four starts in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway with a best finish of 14th.

The Goody’s Fast Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway can be seen on NBCSN on Oct. 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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By Shane Carlson

Shane Carlson is a graduate of Winona State University in southeastern Minnesota, where he earned a degree in Mass Communications-Journalism. He joins POPULAR SPEED looking to gain experience in the world of NASCAR, where he hopes to work one day. He is also a monthly contributor to The Midwest Racing Connection. Carlson was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he still resides.