Taylor Gray Leads Toyota at Martinsville

Taylor Gray scored a sixth-place finish to lead Toyota in the NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Friday evening. After a last lap incident in Daytona, the 19-year-old has now reeled off five consecutive top-10 finishes.

 

Gray was one of two TRICON Garage Tundras inside the top-10 finishers with Corey Heim finishing 10th. The Toyota development driver continued his streak of strong performances – delivering his 21st top-10 in the last 22 Truck races.

 

Toyota Racing Post-Race Recap

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series

Martinsville Speedway

Race 6 of 23 – 200 Laps, 105.2 Miles

 

TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS

1st, Christian Eckes*

2nd, Ty Majeski*

3rd, Chase Purdy*

4th, Nick Sanchez*

5th, Tyler Ankrum*

6th, TAYLOR GRAY

10th, COREY HEIM

16th, TANNER GRAY

19th, STEWART FRIESEN

20th, TIMMY HILL

26th, WILLIAM SAWALICH

32nd, JUSTIN CARROLL

33rd, DEAN THOMPSON

*non-Toyota driver

 

TOYOTA QUOTES

TAYLOR GRAY, No. 17 JBL Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, TRICON Garage

Finishing Position6th

Fifth top-10 in a row for you. How was your race?

“Not exactly where we want to be with our JBL Tundra. We want to be contending for wins, but solid points day. I don’t think we got many stage points, but overall – good finish. From where we started practice, and where we qualified. I will take it. I will move on and hopefully have a solid finish tomorrow.”

 

DEAN THOMPSON, No. 5 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, TRICON Garage

Finishing Position33rd

What happened?

“Someone packed the 9 (Grant Enfinger) into the fence and I just got stuck behind him. I got outside of him, and I think (Ben) Rhodes shoved him into me. Just hard racing.”

 

How has the racing been out there? It is typical Martinsville?

“Just typical Martinsville truck racing. Just aggressive. I’m just blessed that I’m safe. Good Lord kept me safe today. I’ve just got to thank Thompson Pipe Group, TRICON Garage, Toyota and Assured Partners.”

Toyota Racing PR