Gray Gaulding will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2021, driving the No. 52 Chevrolet Camaro for Jimmy Means Racing.
Panini America – the Official Trading Card partner of NASCAR and a long-time partner of Gaulding’s — will be the primary sponsor of Gaulding’s No. 52 in multiple events, beginning with the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway (February 13).
“I am super pumped to return to Xfinity this year especially with Jimmy Means and his entire team along with an amazing brand partner like Panini that continues to believe in me as I continue to chase this dream,” says Gaulding. “Just like our great run in 2019 with Bobby Dotter, I am excited to work with a small team owner like Jimmy that has been behind the wheel and loves the sport of racing as much as I do! I am confident that working together we will have an amazing season and have a whole lot of fun out there grinding each week to try to make the chase!”
Gaulding, soon to turn age 23, returns to Xfinity after finishing 13th in the overall standings for 2019 and achieving 2 top-10 finishes in 6 starts during 2020 including a recent 2nd place finish at Daytona. Since 2014, Gaulding has a combined 125 starts across NASCAR’s top three series.
“I’m excited to have Gray Gaulding on board with us this season,” said team owner Jimmy Means. “With his proven performance record, we hope to see some great finishes and improve our program in 2021.”
Kuykendall Hearing Aid Centers and Refi4Cash.com will return to sponsor Gray Gaulding’s efforts in the season-opener at Daytona, along with a number of new sponsorship partners that will be announced at a later date.