Early Crash Relegates Kaz Grala to 38th-Place Finish

No. 24 NETTTS Ford Mustang

Start: 17th
Stage 1 End:  Out
Stage 2 End: Out
Finish: 38th
Status: Accident
Laps Completed: 26/300
Driver Standings: 14th

• This was Kaz Grala’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Bristol
• Grala was involved in a nine-car incident on lap six, which caused major damage to the NETTTS Ford Mustang
• The JGL Racing crew was able to get Grala back out on the track on the lead lap following the crash, but a broken truck-arm mount forced the No. 24 to retire from the event on lap 26

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“Today was really frustrating. It’s obviously disappointing anytime you’re in the garage early in the race, but the most unfortunate part is that we were going to be really good, for sure. We busted off a little free, but got good pretty quick in those first few laps. The wreck in front of me happened so fast that there was really nowhere to go to avoid getting hit. My JGL crew did a great job of getting me back on the track and keeping me on the lead lap, but we had a truck arm mount break, so we were done for the day. I appreciate all the hard work our guys did today, and I’m looking forward to getting to Richmond next week.”

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 www.JGLRacing.com.

Jessica Trippy
JGL Racing
E-mail: JTrippy@JGLRacing.com
Phone: (312) 933-7883