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Report: Details of mid-season split between BK Racing, Gray Gaulding over financial dispute

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 - Practice

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 22: Gray Gaulding, driver of the #23 Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 22, 2017 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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NASCAR Cup Series rookie Gray Gaulding has competed in 17 races this year, but 13 of them have been with BK Racing and his last four with Premium Motorsports.

The story of why the 19-year-old went from driving the No. 23 Toyota owned by Ron Devine to the No. 55 owned by Jay Robinson has been reported by

The story is a detailed account of the he-said, he-said relationship between the driver and owner, with Gaulding claiming he wasn’t getting paid and Devine saying Gaulding defaulted on payments of a $2 million deal that had been struck with the driver’s family marketing firm, GGR Enterprises, in January.

Devine claims Gaulding owes $560,000 in sponsorship money, while owing him $1.36 million overall from the deal.

The story also details the problems other drivers - including Landon Cassill and Cole Whitt - have had with BK Racing, which was founded in 2012.

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