Tanner Gray will make his second NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start this weekend as the series heads to ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. Gray will welcome a new number to DGR-Crosley as he runs the No. 7 as the team’s fifth entry in the 150 lap race. Friday’s event will mark the first time that the team has entered five Tundras into competition since its inception in 2018.
Gray, a 20-year-old DGR-Crosley development driver, made his Truck Series debut last month at Martinsville Speedway. Despite his finishing result, after being wrecked on the last lap, Gray had a solid top-10 day going.
As with most tracks that Gray has visited this year while competing full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, he will be making his first start on the one-mile track in Phoenix.
Gray will be sporting a new number on his Honda Generators Tundra at ISM Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, but will have the same team that he’s worked with all season behind him. His Crew Chief, Seth Smith, entered this race with rookie driver Tyler Ankrum last season, where the pair went on to finish sixth.
The Lucas Oil 150 will be broadcast on FS1 on Friday, Nov. 8, with live coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m., ET.
Gray on Phoenix: “I’m really looking forward to racing at Phoenix this weekend. I was disappointed with our finish in Martinsville after having a strong run all day, but we are ready to move on and shoot for the finishes that we deserve. I definitely feel more confident behind the wheel now that I got my first race out of the way. You come into the series for the first time and everything is different. I know it’s going to be a tough race with it being a cutoff race for the Championship, but we are going to do our best to have a clean race and challenge those guys all day. Seth and my DGR-Crosley team brought Tyler [Ankrum] a really fast truck here last year, and they fared really well in that race — our goal is to do the same.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!