“I want to see how these races turn out for me; I don’t want to jump ahead of myself or commit myself to something I shouldn’t be doing or I’m not ready for,” Gray said.

“I feel like I make new mistakes every race,” Gray said. “I wanted something that had more dependency on the driver and something that provided more time behind the wheel. I’ve wanted to do this since I was a kid, and I had the opportunity to do it, so I’m taking it. NHRA racing family mourns the loss of talented nitro crew chief Eric Lane, Krista Baldwin on her first Top Fuel pass: "It's insane! I have a lot of great people behind me.

He also ran eight ARCA races fielded by DGR-Crosley. “Early in 2018 I had already decided that I wanted to give stock cars another try but I wanted to do it the right way.

Team co-owner and former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racer David Gilliland said DGR-Crosley is “super excited to have Tanner and Taylor on board for next year. Gray is now fourth in the points standings after taking on Drew Skillman, Greg eliminated Alan Prusiensky, two-time champ Erica Enders and veteran Jeg Coughlin en route to his finals appearance. Three days after his win, Gray experienced another first: he drove on a speedway for the first time in a Tuesday ARCA test at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 20-year-old traded in the adrenaline shots that came with seven-second runs at over 200 MPH for the more drawn out adrenaline rushes of NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series. This just shows how NHRA sucks today. Across nine seasons, Gray Motorsports developed, built, and maintained engines for the NHRA Pro Stock cars driven by Johnny Gray, Shane Gray, Jonathan Gray, Tanner Gray, Dave Connolly, Larry Morgan, Alex Laughlin, Drew Skillman, and many more. “Everyone wants to know why I am transitioning to stock cars, but really, drag racing is newer to me than stock car racing. SONOMA RACEWAY — When he got to pit row for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals this year, Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray recognized one of the security guards from a trip out here in 2009. Gray, 19, is in his second year of competing in NHRA’s Pro Stock class. In 2017, he took over the wheel of the Gray Motorsports Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro previously driven by his father, Shane Gray. I want to see where it can take me.”, GMS Racing reveals 2020 Truck driver lineup, Todd Gilliland earns first win in wild Martinsville Truck race, While he called his first full day of practice “a little rocky to start,” Gray had become more comfortable and confident as the day progressed. Torrence, Beckman & Hartford Race to Heated Wins at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, So Much at Stake for NHRA Dallas Competitors, Bowyer Pivots from Driver Seat to Microphone, The Winner of our RacingJunk September Drag Duel Showdown is the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. The Autoweek article states Gray will focus on stock car racing in 2019 with the DGR-Crosley team owned by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran David Gilliland and Crosley Radio CEO Bo LeMastus. That passion will serve him well as he makes this transition,” said NHRA president, Glen Cromwell. He was 15. fastest in the first practice and seventh in final practice.

“I’m excited to get back to what I grew up doing,” Gray said. Pro Stock leader Tanner Gray will compete in the NASCAR K&N East Series full time in 2019 with DGR-Crosley with an eye on a spot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 20-year-old traded in the adrenaline shots that came with seven-second runs at over 200 MPH for the more drawn out adrenaline rushes of NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series. “My crew is definitely the reason I’m here.

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Anderson leads the Pro Stock standings with 380 points, followed by Jason Line (367), Butner (299) and Tanner Gray (296). The two drivers banged doors as they took the white flag with Gray grabbing the lead and then the win in just his fourth NASCAR start.

DGR-Crosley announced Monday that Gray will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in the 2020 season. Tanner is also the youngest racing driver to win the national event at NHRA. “I don’t know, they will just have to find out,” said Gray, who has done his share of circle track racing while also competing in NHRA’s Pro Stock class.

“You’re just constantly learning. That statement might have fooled quite a few members of NHRA’s Pro Stock following, as they’ve watched the third generation racer learn his craft on the quarter-mile. All logos and images are reserved. “Honestly, I’ve been very nervous and not really sure I was ready to take the step and make that move,” he said. “My last race there I won the championship and won my last race the same weekend and ended with the best reaction time average.

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