Kaz Grala Leads Laps, Finishes 12th in Xfinity Debut in Phoenix

No. 24 NETTTS Ford Mustang

Start: 17th
Stage 1 End: 15th
Stage 2 End: 8th
Finish: 12th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 199/200
Laps Led: 8
Driver Standings: 12th

• This was Kaz Grala’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at ISM Raceway
• Grala led one time for a total of eight laps, his first time leading laps in Xfinity Series competition
• The 19-year-old earned his first stage points of 2018 (three points, stage two)
• He remained in the top 15 for the last 50 laps of the 200-lap event
• Grala finished fifth at ISM Raceway in the Truck Series in 2017
• The 19-year-old currently sits 12th in the driver point standings 

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“This was a really great race for our NETTTS team today. We had a strong performance, grabbed some stage points, led some laps and scored our best finish of the season since Daytona. We had a really good Ford Mustang at the end; we were really hustling on that last stint. It was a solid points day for us. If we keep putting runs together like this, we’ll be in for a good season.”


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