With 5 days till the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series opener at Daytona, Gray Gaulding has actually authorized with Jimmy Means Racing to drive the #52 Chevrolet Camaro on a permanent basis. The relocation was originally reported by Dustin Albino of Jayski’s Silly Season Site in late January, however was not officially revealed till Tuesday.
Gaulding published on social networks, “Proud to announce 2021 partnership with Jimmy Means and debut our #52 Panini America Chevy Camaro at Daytona International Speedway this Saturday! Thanks to Jimmy and Jason for believing in me and giving me another shot to get to the front!”
In 2019, Gaulding ran his only complete period in a NASCAR nationwide collection when he objected to all thirty-three Xfinity occasions for SS-Green Light Racing, racking up 4 leading 10s, an ideal race surface of 2nd at Talladega, and also a thirteenth-place factors complete. However, he shed his flight to Joe Graf Jr. at the end of the year.
Gaulding would certainly invest 2020 making occasional begins throughout the 3 nationwide collection. He ran 9 Cup Series occasions for Rick Ware Racing with an ideal surface of twenty-fifth at Texas, rejoined SSGLR for 4 Xfinity days and also competed with Mike Harmon Racing at the Charlotte Roval, videotaping one more runner-up at Daytona in August, and also joined 2 Truck Series occasions for Reaume Brothers Racing with a greatest positioning of twenty-sixth at Homestead. He has actually competed in NASCAR’s nationwide collection considering that 2014, that includes an ideal profession Truck surface of 4th at Mosport that year and also an ideal Cup run of 9th at the 2017 Talladega loss race.
He changes Kody Vanderwal in the #52. Vanderwal left JMR in January after simply one period in which he ended up thirtieth in factors with 2 leading twenties and also an ideal surface of nineteenth at Pocono, pointing out an absence of sponsorship. He has actually not revealed his 2021 strategies however plans to race in Super Late Models.