Getting to know Gray Gaulding

I recently had the chance to chat with Gray Gaulding, PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO) and NASCAR driver. Since it’s NASCAR Day, I thought what better time to get to know this athlete a bit better.

Gray has a passion for the sport, for the fans and for giving back. He is a pleasure to talk to and really knows his sport. He represents the PURE brand on and off the track each week and takes the products to improve his health and his performance.

Did you play with cars as a child? “Yes, I loved playing with cars. I played with Matchbox cars until I was about 10 years old, racing them around on the floor. I still have bags and bags of them in my house.”

What words do you think best describe you? “Happy! I would say I am happy 99 percent of the time. I am outgoing and humble and I tell a good joke every now and then.”

What’s the allure of racing for you? “Definitely the adrenaline rush you get when racing against the best competitors.”

If you could have any passenger in your car, who would it be, and why? “I would want Tiger Woods with me. I love golf and Tiger, in my mind, is the greatest athlete around. To ride with him would definitely be a bucket list item.”

Do you ever talk to yourself inside your car? What do you say? “Ha, you don’t want to know what I say! I can get pretty frustrated on the track because things don’t always go the way you expect them to.  Other times I’ll motivate myself, saying things like, “This is the time!’”

What is the biggest compliment you’ve ever received? “Once an older fan told me that I’m the most approachable race car driver he’s ever met. He said I’m humble and easy to talk to. This came from a fan who has been to numerous races and has met many drivers.”

If you had a day off to do anything, besides racing, what would you do? “We live in North Carolina and like to spend time at Lake Norman. My girlfriend and I like to go fishing and we bring the radio and just relax. Being outside is great for just chilling.”

If you could design your own racetrack, what would it look like? “The oval track is standard. I would create a road course with a fan zone, close to the garage. I would have concerts, bars, restaurants; yeah, my racetrack would cost the most money.”

Do you have a favorite racing story? “Yes! I still remember my first ride at the age of 18. It was Jeff Gordon’s last ride, efore he retired. I got to ride with him which is a day I’ll never forget.”

For those who can’t risk getting a speeding ticket, describe the feeling you get driving at speeds we can’t even imagine? “Well, when you’re going 200 miles per hour, there’s a great amount of danger at stake. As a race car driver, you don’t think of those things. You’re 3 inches from another car and anything could happen … a crash, you could blow a tire, or go airborne.”

If the president of NASCAR was an elected position, would you run and why? “I would absolutely run for president. Having been around racing my whole life, I know I’d be able to make the sport better for racers and the families. I consider myself a great leader, not a follower. I listen to others, and that would mean paying close attention to the needs of current drivers and fans. I wish that would happen!”

Gray’s favorite products by PURE are the GPS line, ENERGY and GoYin. We are thrilled to have him as part of our PURE family!

Good luck on the track!

In the fast lane with Gray Gaulding

Gray Gaulding, a professional race car driver and PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO) takes his nutrition seriously. You could say he puts it in the driver’s seat.

At the age of 20, Gray is one of the youngest NASCAR** drivers in the field. He combines his love of racing with entrepreneurship, as he started using products by PURE in August 2018 and hasn’t turned back. He represents the PURE brand both on and off the track each week through the Number 08 Chevrolet team. He will do so for the entire Xfinity season and select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout 2019, debuting at the Daytona 300 next February.

Gray knows the importance of nutrition and hydration to help him perform at his peak. Racing for hours inside his car, which can get very hot, requires a lot of liquids before race time. On top of that, he’s wearing gloves, a helmet and a leather jacket. Gray takes GPS Hydrate to keep those vital fluids, electrolytes and nutrients flowing, a product that also helps him focus and ultimately drive faster.*

Along with the mental aspect of driving a race car, it requires physical strength, too. When you wrestle a car around a track at high speeds, you need focus. There are other cars going just as fast right next to you and things can happen very quickly. To help him withstand these conditions, he puts himself through intense physical training. The mental strength to focus on everything in his car and on the track at the same time is vital to his performance.

“I start off each day with a shot of GoYin in the morning to give me the daily nutrients I need and to get my mind and body balanced before I get started,” he said. “I enjoy the 360 Complete Shake after a nice workout in the evenings. It’s a great product to provide me with protein after breaking down my muscles from intense workouts. But the best part is that the shakes taste amazing!”

In addition to GPS Hydrate, GoYin and 360 Complete Shake, Gray also consumes ENERGY and the entire GPS product line.

Daren Hogge, PURE CEO, shared, “We are thrilled to have Gray join the PURE family as an IBO. It is an amazing opportunity to support such a great young man developing his businesses both on and off the track. Our partnership with Gray will focus on our entire line of nutritional supplements, specifically Gray’s favorite GPS performance products, ENERGY and GoYin superfruit juice.”

**NASCAR is a registered trademark of National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. PURE Gen Holdings, Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks of others. PURE Gen Holdings, Inc. and this publication are not authorized, sponsored, or otherwise endorsed by NASCAR.

NASCAR Driver Gray Gaulding unveils partnership with PURE

Gray Gaulding, NASCAR Driver and PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO), announced his plans for the 2019 season and partnership with PURE: People United Reaching Everyone at a press conference on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Gray Gaulding, SMG (Standout Management Group, Inc.) driver, unveiled the Number 08 Chevrolet Camaro at Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX. The car will compete for wins in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity series. PURE will join the Number 08 Chevrolet team for the entire Xfinity season and select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout 2019, debuting at the Daytona 300 next February.

“I’m extremely excited to represent the PURE brand both on and off the track each week, in addition to improving my health and performance by using their products,” said Gray Gaulding. “NASCAR is a great platform to showcase outstanding companies like PURE, and I’m proud to return to my original 08 number with Chevrolet engines to go for wins while promoting my PURE business.”

Daren Hogge, PURE CEO, shared, “We are thrilled to have Gray join the PURE family as an IBO. It is an amazing opportunity to support such a great young man developing his businesses both on and off the track. Our partnership with Gray will focus on our entire line of nutritional supplements, specifically Gray’s favorite GPS performance products, ENERGY drink and GoYin superfruit juice.”


About SMG (Standout Management Group)

Standout Management Group, Inc. (SMG) is a sports and entertainment talent management and marketing agency headquartered at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. SMG is considered to be an “outside of the box” company that works with clients and sponsor partners to provide “stand out” experiences leveraging the motorsports, music and other professional sports platforms. SMG uses advanced technology solutions and processes to provide highly effective and measurable results. For more information, visit StandoutMG.com.