NASCAR penalty looming for 15-year-old after filming himself while racing (Video)

Watch the video that’s likely to get Taylor Gray in a lot of trouble with NASCAR this week

On Friday and Saturday, the ARCA Menards Series hosted their first 2021 test session. It was conducted in Daytona Beach, Florida at Daytona International Speedway.

Watch the Taylor Gray video from the Daytona test below.

If you’re going to break the NASCAR rule book, don’t tape yourself doing it. But, in this case, the taping of yourself in itself, is breaking the rules.

On Friday, 15-year-old Taylor Gray took a video while driving an ARCA Menards Series machine on the Superspeedway Daytona International Speedway.

Gray piloted the No. 17 DGR Ford in the test. He was clocked at 49.410 second around the 2.5-mile oval with an average speed of 182.149.

ARCA is owned by NASCAR. It’s against NASCAR rules to have a phone inside the car during a race or practice. Using the phone to take a selfie/video, just adds to the violation.

After taking the video, the bold driver then posted the tape to social media via his Snapchat account.

Taylor Gray
Taylor Gray

Gray’s twitter account is private.

NASCAR penalty pending for having phone in the car?

Likely. Highly, likely.

NASCAR has penalized drivers in the past for having phones in the cockpit. However, I’m not sure anyone before him has taken a video, while driving, at speed. That might be a first.

Gray is a newcomer to the ARCA Menards Series as of 2020. He made twelve starts in 2020, collecting eight top-5’s and eleven top-10’s.

Additionally, Gray ran five of six races in the ARCA Menards East. He grabbed two top-5’s and ran in the top-10 in all five races.

He also made five starts with the ARCA Menards West division where he grabbed his only win in 2020. That came with three more top-5’s and four top-10’s.

Previously, Gray ran with the CARS Tour.

Gray returned to Daytona for Saturday’s practice session the day after the video was taken. At the conclusion of the two-day test, Gray was 8th fastest overall of the 56 drivers.

Kids make mistakes, they’re suppose to be dumb. Hell, he’s probably not even old enough to remember penalties for this type of thing in years past.

NASCAR penalties are traditionally announced on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Taylor Gray Video
Daytona International Speedway


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