Grala Hopes to Recapture Daytona Success at Talladega


No. 24 NETTTS Ford Mustang

• This will be Kaz Grala’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Talladega Superspeedway and second restrictor-plate race of the season
• In this year’s previous restrictor-plate race (Daytona International Speedway), Grala clawed his way up from a 27th-place starting spot and survived the record number of cautions to finish fourth, his best NXS result of 2018
• Grala won his first-career superspeedway race in NASCAR, earning both the pole and checkered flag at Daytona in the Truck Series
• In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Grala has one previous start at Talladega, which resulted in a lap-18 crash, which took him out of the race and eliminated him from the NCWTS Playoffs

“My one and only previous race at Talladega did not go as planned. It knocked me out of the Truck Series Playoffs last year. However, Daytona has always been good to me, so I need a little of that success to carry into the race this weekend. I love restrictor-plate racing, and I have some good finishes to show for it. We really need to bounce back from a couple tough races with a strong showing at Talladega. I am really excited to get out there in the pack.”

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

Jessica Trippy
JGL Racing
Phone: (312) 933-7883