David S. Gray – a small-town country gentleman turned rising R&B and pop star — will partner with Chase Purdy and Hattori Racing Enterprises for the season-opening NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona, the organization announced on Friday.
Purdy’s No. 61 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will carry the vibrant colors of Gray’s new single “Found Love” at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, as the driver looks to pick up his first victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“I am so thankful to welcome David S. Gray to our No. 61 team for Daytona,” said Purdy. “I have an eclectic palate of artists of all genres on my playlist. David’s rhythm in the song Found Love is a nice addition to my collection. The yellow scheme definitely stands out but hopefully, we can make everyone notice our No. 61 David S Gray: Found Love Toyota Tundra TRD Pro by running up front all night long.”
Gray, 27, is looking forward to experiencing the power of NASCAR, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as an opportunity to attract new listeners, but also build a foundation to promote his highly-anticipated upcoming new single “Talk 2 Me Nice”.
“I’m ready to embrace this opportunity with Chase (Purdy), Hattori Racing Enterprises and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with open arms,” added Gray. “The season-opening race at Daytona has all the bells and whistles that attracts fans of all ages on television and at the track. This partnership in NASCAR is going to change my life and open up doors to a whole new fan base. I can’t thank everyone enough from my team, Chase Purdy, his management team at fgrACCEL and everyone at Hattori Racing Enterprises for making this possible. Daytona is going to be a lot of fun.”