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TAYLOR GRAY DOMINATES FALL BRAWL AT HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY

TAYLOR GRAY Hickory Speedway

TAYLOR GRAY Hickory Speedway
Taylor Gray qualified on the pole went on to lead 200 laps in route to victory on Sunday at Hickory Motor Speedway 

TAYLOR GRAY DOMINATES FALL BRAWL AT HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY

TAYLOR GRAY Hickory Motor Speedway

By:  DGR-Crosley

MOORESVILLE, N.C.  — Taylor Gray competed in the 2019 Fall Brawl at Hickory (Nc.) Motor Speedway, collecting his fifth win of the season for DGR-Crosley. The 14-year-old picked up the pole position on Saturday before mother nature moved in, pushing the feature event to Sunday afternoon.

The No. 17 Gray Motorsports team took to the .363-mile track from the pole position Sunday and never looked back. Gray led every lap until caution waved for the half way break. The team took two right side tires and made slight adjustments in preparation for the final stage of the race. 

During the second half of the race, Gray continued leading the way. In the closing stages the No. 17 Toyota got trapped behind a slow lapped car for several laps, which ultimately dwindled his lead away. With just a few laps remaining Gray was able to fend off a hard charging Gracie Trotter and capture the checkered flag. Gray’s next race will occur on Saturday, Nov. 2 at South Boston Speedway.

Gray on Hickory: “My DGR-Crosley guys gave me a pretty good Toyota Camry. It’s pretty cool to lead all 200. I don’t know who was on my bumper at the end, but I was trying to save as much as I could in case there was a late caution and we ended up having another restart. It was good racing though. This win was just about moving ahead. As a race car driver, that’s what you have to do is put bad days behind you and focus on the next one. Believe it or not, this wasn’t a perfect race car. It was good today, but we battled it some down the stretch.”