MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Gray Gaulding will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Superspeedway debut with Lira Motorsports in the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. Gaulding will pilot the No. 38 Krispy Kreme, Ford Performance, MOMO Ford Fusion.


“This is a dream come true, the opportunity to race at Daytona International Speedway,” Gray Gaulding said.


The 17-year old from Colonial Heights, VA will turn 18, just three days before the Lucas Oil 200.


“I’ve been going down to Daytona every year and supporting Jason (White) in the truck series and telling myself one day I will race here and thanks to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Carlos Lira, Lira Motorsports, and Ford Racing that opportunity is now reality.”


Veteran Crew Chief and fellow Virginia native, Teddy Brown will call the shots for Gaulding in his ARCA Series debut. This will mark Brown’s second season on top the box for Lira Motorsports.


“We are excited to have Gray join our team for his debut in the ARCA Series,” Teddy Brown said, “We have gained a valuable relationship with him, his family, and sponsor, Krispy Kreme and I believe that Gray has an excellent shot at being up front during the race and taking the No.38 Ford to victory lane for everyone at Lira Motorsports.”


The Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway will be broadcasted live February 13th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET on FOX SPORTS 1 (FS1).


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Gaulding to Make ARCA Debut at Daytona with Lira Motorsports