Born and raised in Gulfport , Mississippi , David Caspelich, AKA David Grey began his musical career ‘later’ in life. While most aspiring artists were dreaming of stardom, David was working with his father, building an NHRA drag strip, Magnolia Dragway. Auto racing was in his blood, his uncle, Joe Caspelich, who was coined as one of the "Originals" of NASCAR, and a Charter Member of the "Pure Darlington Record Club", was a great influence to help him find his way, building and driving race cars.