Taylor Gray has been taken to hospital after getting into a car accident on Wednesday night. While in stable condition, it is currently unknown if he will be able to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series début at Richmond Raceway as planned.
“David Gilliland Racing driver, Taylor Gray, was involved in a single-car accident last night in Statesville, N.C. Gray was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition,” read a statement from his team. “The Gray family appreciates your thoughts and prayers and asks that you respect their privacy at this time.”
The team statement concluded by mentioning that Gray’s “participation in the (Truck) event will be determined at a later time.” The Richmond race is scheduled for 17 April.
Gray currently competes full-time in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he sits second in points with a pair of third-place finishes. His rookie season in the series the previous year saw him finish eighth in the standings.
The 16-year-old has also made starts in the ARCA Menards Series West and the national counterpart. In six career races in the former since 2020, he has four top tens and a win at Kern County Raceway Park in his first year. Gray ran twelve ARCA national events in 2020 with top tens in all but one race and a best finish of third on two occassions. He continues to race part-time in both series in 2021.
Gray’s older brother Tanner is in his second full Truck season with DGR, which is co-operated by their grandfather Johnny Gray. The younger Gray is planned to drive the #17 Ford F-150 for DGR, which serves as the team’s multi-driver truck.