A 15-year-old ARCA Menards Series driver who took a Snapchat of himself racing around Daytona International Speedway may want to look for a second job.
Taylor Gray has just been fined $1,000 and put on probation for posting the video of himself driving his race car during a test session last week.
ARCA cited a violation of the rulebook, which makes it pretty clear drivers are not to have cellphones or other “onboard devices” in their vehicles while racing or testing. In a statement, the governing body announced Gray’s “violations based on non-compliant activities.”
Gray is clearly a rising star in his field. Last season, he placed in the top five in eight of his 12 starts in the RCA Menards Series’ national tour for David Gilliland Racing.
“ARCA rules allow eligible drivers between 15-18 years of age like Gray to race on short tracks that are three-quarters of a mile or less in length and road courses, as well as participate in ARCA-sanctioned open test sessions,” explained Chris Estrada of NBC Sports.