Tuesday, March 28, 2023

UPDATED: Taylor Gray Recovering from First of Multiple Surgeries After Single-Vehicle Accident, NCWTS Debut Postponed

Photo Credit: @TaylorGray17_ on Twitter.

UPDATE: At 5:45PM / EST, David Gilliland Racing provided an update on the condition of Taylor Gray, saying:

“David Gilliland Racing driver Taylor Gray, underwent surgery earlier today at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. for a fractured L4 vertebra. Gray will also undergo another surgery in the coming days for a fractured left foot and ankle due to the accident. Gray is expected to make a full recovery.”

David Gilliland Racing has confirmed that the team will withdraw from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Richmond Raceway, with Gray’s NASCAR National Series debut to be contested at a later date, once approved by a qualified medical professional.


David Gilliland Racing’s 16-year old driving prospect, Taylor Gray has been transported to a hospital in stable condition following a Wednesday night single-car traffic accident in Statesville, NC.

DGR released a statement on the matter Thursday morning.

“David Gilliland Racing driver, Taylor Gray, was involved in a single-car accident last night in Statesville, N.C. Gray was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The Gray family appreciates your thoughts and prayers and asks that you respect their privacy at this time.”

Gray has been driving the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA East and ARCA West schedule for David Gilliland Racing and is currently slated to make his first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Richmond on April 17th, however, DGR says Gray’s participation in the event will be determined at a later time.

No specific injury details were given in the statement.

Gray currently sits second in the ARCA Menards Series East point standings after two events in 2021. He has finished third in both East races this season.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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