Battery Issue Hampers Kaz Grala in Atlanta

No. 24 Marlow’s Tavern Ford Mustang

Start: 20th
Stage 1 End: 16th
Stage 2 End: 18th
Finish: 23rd
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 159/163
Driver Standings: 9th

• This was Kaz Grala’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
• Grala experienced a loss of power while under caution between the second and third stages, requiring him to make an unscheduled pit stop.
• The No. 24 Ford Mustang was scored 17th prior to the power failure, which dropped Grala back to 36th.
• The 19-year-old Boston native recovered 13th positions in the final stage of the event.
• This weekend kicked off a sponsorship with Marlow’s Tavern, a modern American fare tavern with locations in Georgia and Florida.

“Today was an example of making the best we could out of a bad day. I was pretty happy with my handling for the entire race; I was on the loose side, but still a lot more stable than most of other guys out there. I learned a lot today, even running around under green by myself after we experienced a loss of power between the second and third stages and got off the lead lap. Our pit crew did a great job all day and my JGL guys fixed our issue and got us back out there really quickly. I think we could have been at least a top-15 car if we hadn’t that issue, and our lap times were really good at the end of the race. Despite our result, I still had a lot of fun out there, I really enjoy driving these Xfinity cars. I also had a great time with all of our guests from Marlow’s Tavern this weekend and I hope that we get to work with them again in the future.”

JGL Racing:
JGL Racing fields two entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as it continues its growth in the NASCAR arena. Led by successful entrepreneur James Whitener, the Denver, North Carolina-based team prides itself in its proven product both on and off the track. The team charged into the 2018 season with a manufacturer switch to Ford and a technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing. 19-year-old racer Kaz Grala pilots the team’s No. 24 Ford Mustang, while Dylan Lupton will be behind the wheel of the No. 28 Ford Mustang for a majority of the season. For more information, visit