Kaz Grala Finishes 20th at Talladega


No. 24 NETTTS Ford Mustang

Start: 33rd
Stage 1 End:  23rd
Stage 2 End: 27th
Finish: 20th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 114/115
Driver Standings: 16th

• This was Kaz Grala’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Talladega Superspeedway
• Grala received damage to the nose of his Ford Mustang during an incident on lap 32, which also involved his teammate Dylan Lupton and five other cars
• The Boston native’s best position of the day was seventh (lap 75)
• Grala went a lap down during a long green-flag run, which lasted almost the entire duration of the final stage

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“In the beginning of the race, we were pretty solid. We were able to suck up to the cars in front of us and I felt like we’d be able to make moves when the time was right. Unfortunately, the incident at the beginning of Stage 2 happened right in front of me and we wound up getting a good bit of damage to the nose of our Ford Mustang. After that, we just couldn’t suck up as well anymore and we got trapped a lap down. We still fought hard the entire race and crossed the finish up front. Either way, our JGL Racing crew worked really hard and it was a blast dicing it up at Talladega Superspeedway.”

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