Black's Tire Kicks Off Another Racing Season

Feb. 16, 2022

Black’s Tire Service Inc. is going racing again this season, and will partner with Tanner Gray for multiple events during the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season beginning with the season opening NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Owner Ricky Benton is an avid member of the auto racing community and longtime supporter of David Gilliland Racing (DGR) and team co-owner David Gilliland. Gilliland piloted the No. 17 Black’s Tire F-150 for two races in 2021 with a best finish of 14th at Daytona.

A native of Artesia, New Mexico, Gray is returning to the seat of the No. 15 Ford F-150 for his third consecutive season in the NCWTS. He will be paired with veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter and the duo will look to capture the 22-year-old driver’s first career series victory.

“It’s really exciting to team up with Ricky Benton and Black’s Tire as well as their partner dealers for multiple races this season,” Gray said. “I’m looking forward to kicking off the 2022 season with the familiar yellow and blue colors aboard the No. 15 in Daytona. Hopefully we can keep the truck up front and be a factor when it counts at the end.”

In addition to Daytona, Black’s Tire and BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors, the company's wholesale division, will serve as primary partners on the No. 15 for Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on April 7, Richmond (Va.) Raceway on August 13 and one additional race to be determined.

“We are extremely excited to continue our long-lasting partnership with David Gilliland and DGR,” said Ricky Benton II, vice president of sales and marketing for Black's Tire Service. “We look forward to marketing stronger together in 2022. David runs a first-class operation and with the addition of Tanner Gray behind the wheel, it will be a strong combination.”

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 18. Radio coverage will be provided by the Motor Racing Network.