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Gray Gaulding suffers allergic reaction; Cleared to race Saturday

UPDATE: Gray Gaulding has been cleared by NASCAR to qualify and race on Saturday.

AND: Gray Gaulding’s throat started to swell. Then came the chest pains. And his body began to go numb.

The Xfinity Series driver for SS Green Light Racing was on a Stewart-Haas Racing plane Friday morning to Kansas City when he began to have health issues, leading to the plane making an emergency landing in St. Louis and medics rushing on the plane to help Gaulding.

He said everything was fine when he boarded the flight Friday morning. It left Concord-Padgett Regional Airport in North Carolina at 7:45 a.m. ET.

All was fine for the first 45 minutes of the flight. About 10 minutes after he had eaten a piece of homemade beef jerky, Gaulding said “I could feel my throat slowly start to swell up.”

Chest pains followed. His throat continued to swell. His body then began to go numb.

See much more at NBC Sports.

ORIGINAL POST: Gray Gaulding, 21, was on board a Stewart-Haas Racing plane Friday morning that had to make an unscheduled stop in St. Louis to allow Gaulding to seek medical attention, his SS Green Light Racing team confirmed.