Thursday, April 7, 2016

Gray Gaulding to Roush Fenway Racing

Gray Gaulding will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in August with Roush Fenway Racing.
Roush Fenway Racing has announced the addition of Gray Gaulding to its developmental program. Gaulding, who hails from Colonial Heights, Va., will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) debut behind the wheel of the famed No. 60 Ford Mustang in the August 19th race at Bristol Motor Speedway. He is also slated to run the NXS race in September at his ‘home’ track of Richmond. “I’m very excited to become a part of
Roush Fenway Racing’s Developmental program and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel for my XFINITY Series debut later this year at Bristol,” said Gaulding, who made his ARCA Series debut earlier this season at Daytona. “Roush Fenway has proven to be second to none in developing drivers within the NASCAR garage. I think their record speaks for itself. Jack Roush is the most successful owner in XFINITY Series history and it’s a great honor to be able to break into the XFINITY Series in a Roush Fenway Ford Mustang.” The 18-year old Gaulding has made 13 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, including a fourth-place finish at Bowmanville in 2014. He has made 38 starts in the NASCAR K&N East Series, including four starts at Bristol where he earned a pair of top-10s and posted a runner-up finish in 2014.   He also has five starts in the K&N West Series, including a win at Phoenix in 2013. (Roush Fenway Racing)

Stats Are Just Numbers - Texas Edition

Outlaws? Cowgirls? Get your saddles ready as we're about to take on the Texas Motor Speedway. Texas is where tempers can boil, Big Wrecks can happen, and the only track that allows someone to have a gun. They give the victor 2 six shooters to shoot and keep as a trophy of sorts. As the sun sets on the Texas Motor Speedway the action gets hot and tempers may flare. This is one of the most unpredictable races so far in the 2016 season as it's the first Night Race with the new Rules Package. This race is truly where Stats are Just Numbers.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas

Races - 19 Races
First Winner - Jeff Burton
Last Winner - Jimmie Johnson
G.W.C Finishes - 2 (2008 and 2014)
Postponed Races - 3 (2002, 2010, & 2014)
Most Wins - Tie, 2 (Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, and Greg Biffle)
Most Wins by a Team - 7 (Roush Fenway Racing)
Most Manufacturer Wins - 10 (Ford)
Interesting Fact - The first two runnings of the race were controversial, crash-strewn affairs, with universal criticism that the track's design was one groove; Kenny Wallace argued, "They're so busy building condos they don't have time to fix the racetrack."

NASCAR XFINITY Series at Texas

Races - 19
First Winner - Mark Martin  
Last Winner - Erik Jones 
G.W.C Finishes - 1 (2006)
Postponed Races - 1 (2010) Shortened Twice (1999 & 2002)
Most Wins - 4 (Kyle Busch)
Most Wins by a Team - 6 (Roush Fenway Racing)
Most Manufacturer Wins - 7 (Ford)
Interesting Fact - The Last two years we have seen, Two first time winners.