Taylor Gray – No. 19 Operation 300 Toyota GR Supra Preview – Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway

No. 19 Operation 300 Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • GRAY AT TEXAS: Taylor Gray has made one prior start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS). He will also be racing in the NCTS race this Friday night for TRICON Garage.
  • PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Gray qualified 16th for last weekend’s NXS rac at Martinsville. Gray fought the balane of the car for most of the race. Stage 1 resulted in a 13th-place finish and Stage 2 concluded with the No. 19 in 17th. A penalty on the last pit stop but Gray back in the pack, but he salvaged a top-15 with a 13th-place finish.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Seth Chavka will lead the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra team for the 2024 season as he embarks on his rookie season as a crew chief in the Xfinity Series. Chavka is no stranger to JGR, as he has spent time in the Cup Series shop as lead race engineer for the likes of Erik Jones, Kyle Busch, and most recently, Ty Gibbs, since starting his tenure with the team in 2019. Prior to joining JGR, Chavka spent seven years at Richard Childress Racing and one year at Kevin Harvick Inc. as an engineer. In his 13 years spent in NASCAR, Chavka has earned six NASCAR Cup Series victories and four Xfinity Series victories.
  • NO. 19 IN 2024: The JGR No. 19 will have a rotating schedule of drivers throughout the 2023 season. Ryan Truex, Aric Almirola, and Ty Gibbs have already made starts behind the wheel. Gray will run 10 races with the No. 19 team. Joe Graf Jr. and William Sawalich are also slated to run races later this year.
  • JGR AT TEXAS: Joe Gibbs Racing has 17 Xfinity Series victories in 116 combined starts at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Christopher Bell, Harrison Burton, and John Hunter Nemechek have all taken a JGR Toyota to victory lane in the lone star state. To go along with the wins, JGR has scored 46 top-fives, 74 top-10s, ten poles, and an impressive average finish of 11.5 since making their first start at the track in 1998.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Gray’s 2024 NXS Season.

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  • RACE INFO: The Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 is scheduled for 1:30 PM EST on Saturday, April 13. Coverage of the race will be on Fox Sports 1, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Taylor Gray: “Texas will be my first 1.5-mile track in the No. 19. I definitely feel like I am learning more and more each week when it comes to the Xfinity cars. I feel like we are on the right track as we grow as a group and I’m excited to see what we can get done in Texas.”

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