|Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Fusion|
Taylor Gray will make his third and fourth ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown starts this weekend in the doubleheader at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway. For being a 15-year-old rookie, Gray does have the advantage of having already raced at Toledo once this season in the ARCA East race on June 13. He was in the middle of a three-wide fight for fifth place when he was spun with two laps to go. Unable to finish the race, he was credited with an eighth-place finish.
In two ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown starts this season, Gray has two top-five finishes. He was fourth at Lucas Oil Raceway outside Indianapolis and fifth at Iowa Speedway in Newton. His DGR-Crosley team will be taking the same No. 17 Ford Performance Fusion which he drove in both of those races to Toledo this weekend.
The ARCA Menards Series doubleheader from Toledo Speedway will be run on Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET and Saturday, August 1 at 6 p.m. ET. Both races will be broadcast live on MAVTV and streamed on NBC Gold Trackpass. The 200-lap races will be broken into segments with competition breaks on laps 75 and 150.
Gray on Toledo: “I’m ready to go back to Toledo for my second time. I felt like we had a strong car there earlier this year and I have more confidence now that I have some experience under my belt. I think our team is getting better each week and I think we should be able to go there and contend for a win.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!