NASCAR: Penalty looms after driver records bizarre video

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During a preseason ARCA test, Taylor Gray decided it would be a good idea to record himself while he was driving, which will surely generate a penalty.

Taylor Gray, the 15-year-old brother of David Gilliland Racing NASCAR Truck Series driver Tanner Gray and the grandson of new David Gilliland Racing co-owner Johnny Gray, is likely facing a penalty from NASCAR following a recent test session.

He took part in a test session at Daytona International Speedway on Friday when he made a mistake inside the cockpit that could cost him.

He thought it would be a good idea to record the test from inside the car. Yes, while he was driving at full speed around the four-turn, 2.5-mile (4.023-kilometer) high-banked oval in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Here is the video which Gray recorded.

According to NASCAR’s rulebook, Gray was in clear violation of the following:

"“Except as provided below, vehicles and drivers will not be permitted to carry onboard computers, automated electronic recording devices, electronically actuated devices, smartphones/cell phones, watches, micro-processors, recording devices, filming devices, electronic digital memory chips, traction control devices, digital readout gauges and the like, even if inoperable or incomplete.”"

After NASCAR was made aware of the video, Gray was called to the ARCA hauler and later met with officials before getting back on the track Saturday.

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According to Motorsport, a NASCAR spokesperson confirmed that any additional penalties will be announced in the upcoming week.

The Denver, North Carolina native is coming off of an ARCA Menards Series season in which he competed in 12 of the 20 races on the schedule and recorded eight top five finishes and 11 top 10 finishes. He recorded an average finish of 5.7 and top finishes of third place at Toledo Speedway and Lebanon I-44 Speedway.

He competed in five of the six races on the ARCA Menards Series East schedule and recorded two top five finishes and five top 10 finishes. He recorded an average finish of 5.5 and a top finish of fourth place at Five Flags Speedway.

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He also competed in five of the 11 races on the ARCA Menards Series West schedule and recorded one win at Kern County Raceway Park, three top five finishes, four top 10 finishes and an average finish of 5.2. He won one of his two CARS Late Model Stock Tour starts as well, doing so at Southern National Motorsports Park.