We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new questions for your favorite racing personalities! This week: up-and-coming driver Gray Gaulding.
What was your first race car and what number was it?
Gray Gaulding: No. 07. That was Bobby Dotter’s number.
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?
Gaulding: I would probably say Daytona this year. I had to miss the huge melee on the front straightaway. That was pretty intense trying to miss that wreck and I had to come around it. That was pretty wild.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
Gaulding: Jason Aldean. That was a good concert.
What’s the best practical joke you were ever involved in, as either perpetrator or victim?
Gaulding: Oh, it’s got to be on my manager Rusty. We like to joke on him a lot. I’ve done some crazy ones, I can’t even remember.
What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?
Gaulding: [Laughter] I can’t say. My parents are right here beside me.
Family friend: I’ll tell you what he hid from me when Gray was a little boy. I couldn’t find my car. He was 8 years old, he got in it, started it up and drove it down the street and parked it in the neighbor’s house. I was pretty pissed about that.
|What was your 1st race car and what number was it?||What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?||What was the first concert you attended?||What was the best practical joke you were involved in as either perpetrator or victim?||What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?|
|David Ragan||No. 77 Bandolero||Throwing up in the car||Doobie Brothers & Tom Petty||Rather watch than be involved||Nothing!|
|Casey Mears||No. 10 Super Lite off-road||A guy running onto the track under a red flag||Soul Asylum||Being in a van when Sterling Marlin threw a quarter-stick of dynamite under it||“Borrowing” dad’s Jeep at 14 when parents were out of town|
|Chris Buescher||No. 67 dirt bike||Being upside down in a Legends car||Can’t remember exactly||Putting the wrong name on the windshied||Tore up truck playing in the snow|
About the author
Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.
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