NASCAR’s Taylor Gray hospitalized after car accident

Mar 29, 2021; Bristol, TN, USA; General view during the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Up-and-coming NASCAR driver Taylor Gray was injured in an off-track, single-car accident in Statesville, N.C., his David Gilliland Racing team announced Thursday.

The statement from DGR said Gray, 16, was taken to a local hospital and was in stable condition following the Wednesday night accident. The extent of his injuries has not been disclosed.

Motorsport.com reported that Gray and a female passenger were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Gray was scheduled to make his Truck Series debut at the Richmond Raceway next weekend. He currently drives in NASCAR’s ARCA Menards Series and earned his first win last October at the ARCA West race at Bakersfield, Calif.

He is the younger brother of Truck Series driver Tanner Gray.

“The Gray family appreciates your thoughts and prayers and asks that you respect their privacy at this time,” DGR said.

The team said Gray’s participation at Richmond “will be determined at a later time.”

–Field Level Media