Taylor Gray will pull double duty this weekend in California in the ARCA Menards Series West. Gray will start his racing weekend Friday at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., for the 125-lap race. Then he'll head south to Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., for Sunday's 125 lapper in his No. 17 Ford Performance Fusion.
This will be Gray's third and fourth ARCA West starts this season. He ran the doubleheader races at Utah Motorsports Campus in June where he finished fourth in the first race and 11th in the second race after having to change a battery. In addition to those, he has also made 12 ARCA Menards Series starts with eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He has also run five ARCA East races earning two top-five and five top-10 finishes.
Gray has no prior experience at either track, but has been studying film from previous races there and learning as much as he can about the technical elements of each place. Seth Smith, who was Hailie Deegan's crew chief in the ARCA Menards Series this season, will be on the pit box calling the shots for Gray at both races.
Both races will stream live on Trackpass on NBC Gold. The races will be 125 laps (62.5 miles) with no race breaks. All American will start at 10pm ET on Friday and Kern at 5pm ET on Sunday.
Gray on All American & Kern: "I'm looking forward to going out west for both races. I've never raced at either track, but they both look like a lot of fun. My spotter, Brandon McReynolds, has raced at both of these tracks in the past, so he's been a big help coaching me and telling me what to expect from each track. It's nice to have someone in the spotter's stand who knows the tracks and can help me navigate my first races there."