At 8 a.m. on Feb. 23, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will launch its 75th birthday celebrations with the revealing of a Sweet Surprise for its fans, and the unveiling of the newly branded No. 2 Krispy Kreme Race Car at Krispy Kreme, 980 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114.

On Feb. 8, Krispy Kreme announced its partnership with Coulter Motorsports and sponsorship of Gray Gaulding, just weeks before the championship winning driver’s 14th birthday. In addition to racing No. 2 in 16 Pro All Star Series (PASS) South Super Late Model South Races, Gray and No. 2 will make several personal appearances at Krispy Kreme Shops and events in the Southeast.

“We love the youthful spirit, humility, fun, respect, and focus Gray shows as he continues to pursue his dreams,” says Dwayne Chambers, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme.

“We believe he can be an inspiration to people young and old about daring to dream and reaching those dreams. Ultimately, we feel that Gray will do a great job of representing the brand and communicating our purpose of touching and enhancing lives through the joy that is Krispy Kreme.”

"We strive to impact not only our fans’ lives, but also our young drivers’ careers by creating lasting memories on and off the track, “ explains Coulter Motorsports owner Joe Coulter. “We are very excited about building upon this new venture with Krispy Kreme and Gray Gaulding, as our goal has always been to create lasting family memories, be a force to be reckoned with on the race track, and win races for our team."

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick is largely responsible for Gaulding’s success to date. Gaulding was a developmental driver with Kevin Harvick Incorporated in 2011 and learned a lot from the company owners. Visit for a list of Gray’s current titles, stats and 2012 PASS South race schedule.

July 13, 2012, marks Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ 75th year of sharing delicious treats and creating joyful memories. The international sweet treat retailer will reveal its celebration plans at a festive fan event at the Krispy Kreme Shop in Daytona, Florida.

In addition to an 8 a.m. unveiling, reveal, and meet and greet with No. 2 car driver Gray Gaulding and a number of racing legends, there will be special activities, games, and giveaways throughout the day.

Fans who arrive at the event between 7:30 and 8 a.m. will receive One Free Original Glazed Doughnut, while supplies last.

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