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Part-time NASCAR driver Gray Gaulding has been suspended following his arrest

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The 26-year-old Gaulding, who has not yet competed in a NASCAR national series race this season but has a NASCAR license, was suspended indefinitely by the sanctioning body on Wednesday evening.

In a new press release, NASCAR said Gaulding was suspended for violating Section 4.4.D of the NASCAR Rules, which covers the Member Code of Conduct.

He was arrested Tuesday morning in Cornelius, North Carolina, on a judge's order and made his first court appearance at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina that same day

Gaulding was released without bail in the custody of his father with a written promise to appear at his next scheduled court date, July 25.

As a condition of his release, Gaulding is prohibited from contact with the victim.

Gaulding's most recent NASCAR competition came last season, when he made 11 Xfinity Series and one Cup appearances, earning two top-10 finishes in Xfinity with SS-Green Light Racing.

Since 2014, Gaulding has made 19 starts in the Truck Series, 79 in the Xfinity Series and 60 in the Cup Series. His best finishes include two runner-up finishes at Xfinity – 2019 at Talladega and 2020 at Daytona.

Gaulding won what is now known as the ARCA West Series in Phoenix in 2013.

Gaulding was once a rising star in stock car racing. At the age of 12, Gaulding won a national championship for Legends cars and at the age of 13 he became the youngest Super Late Model race winner and the youngest driver to win the Rookie of the Year award in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) won.

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