Gray Gaulding has been a pleasant surprise in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season driving for Bobby Dotter’s SS Greenlight Racing Team.
The driver of the No. 08 has scored a top-five finish, three top-10s and sits 13th in the championship standings after 23 races. This week, at Darlington Raceway Gaulding will run a special all-pink paint scheme to pay tribute to his car owner.
Dotter, a Illinois-native, ran this exact scheme on an No. 08 car back in the 1991 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
In that season, Dotter racked up two top-five finishes, four top-10s and he finished 14th in the season-ending championship standings. Gaulding will look to do something that his car owner did as a driver in the following 1992 season — win a race.
In a career spanning parts of 14 different seasons in the Xfinity Series, Dotter scored one win, 12 top-fives and 42 top-10s. Dotter also started from the pole four different times.
Super pumped to unveil my paint scheme for @TooToughToTame this is dedicated to my team owner Bobby Dotter. He drove this pink machine back in 1991! I’ve been looking forward to #Throwbackweekend all year! Hope to see all you fans in Darlington🤘🏼@NASCAR pic.twitter.com/eCyp2VWbza
— Gray Gaulding (@graygaulding) August 27, 2019
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