Taylor Gray – No. 19 PlaceofHope.com Toyota GR Supra Preview – Dude Wipes 250 at Martinsville Speedway

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No. 19 PlaceofHope.com Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • QUITE THE DEBUT: Taylor Gray made his first NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start last weekend at Richmond Raceway with an impressive showing and strong third-place finish. Gray qualified towards the back of the field in 27th, but steadily made his way to the front finishing ninth in Stage 1 and fourth in Stage 2. Gray was part of Joe Gibbs Racing’s seventh 1-2-3 finish in NXS history.
  • GRAY AT MARTINSVILLE: Gray has three prior NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) starts at Martinsville Speedway with two top-10 finishes. Gray will be running the NCTS race at the short-track on Friday night for TRICON Garage.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Seth Chavka will lead the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra team for the 2024 season as he embarks on his rookie season as a crew chief in the Xfinity Series. Chavka is no stranger to JGR, as he has spent time in the Cup Series shop as lead race engineer for the likes of Erik Jones, Kyle Busch, and most recently, Ty Gibbs, since starting his tenure with the team in 2019. Prior to joining JGR, Chavka spent seven years at Richard Childress Racing and one year at Kevin Harvick Inc. as an engineer. In his 13 years spent in NASCAR, Chavka has earned six NASCAR Cup Series victories and four Xfinity Series victories.
  • NO. 19 IN 2024: The JGR No. 19 will have a rotating schedule of drivers throughout the 2023 season. Ryan Truex, Aric Almirola, and Ty Gibbs have already made starts behind the wheel. Gray will run 10 races with the No. 19 team. Joe Graf Jr. and William Sawalich are also slated to run races later this year.
  • JGR AT MARTINSVILLE: Joe Gibbs Racing has four Xfinity Series wins at Martinsville Speedway. Harrison Burton, Brandon Jones, Ty Gibbs, and John Hunter Nemechek have all taken JGR to victory lane at the famous short track. To go along with the victories, JGR holds four poles, 11 top-fives, 18 top-10s, and 1.073 laps led in 25 combined starts. 
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Gray’s 2024 NXS Season.

Twitter: @TaylorGray17_ I Instagram:  @TaylorGray17_

  • RACE INFO: The Dude Wipes 250 is scheduled for 7:30 PM EST on Saturday, April 6. Coverage of the race will be on Fox Sports 1, MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Taylor Gray: “Last week was a fun weekend with the 19 team. I definitely think we exceeded expectations, but now we know what we are capable of. I think this weekend will be another good weekend for us. Martinsville has been a good track for JGR and I think we’ll have another strong showing this weekend.”

Gray’s 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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Gray’s 2024 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Stats:

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Gray’s Career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Stats:

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