Lupton Rallied Back From Qualifying Crash, Thwarted by Engine Woes at Home Track


No. 28 thinQ Technology Partners Ford Mustang

Start: 40th
Stage 1 End: 22nd
Stage 2 End: 21st
Finish: 33rd
Status: Engine
Laps Completed: 109/150
Driver Standings: 25th

• Dylan Lupton started 40th as a result of a crash in the first round of qualifying, which forced the team to a backup car
• This was Lupton’s second-career start at Auto Club Speedway and first with JGL Racing
• Lupton advanced from 40th to 22nd during the first stage of the race
• The California native experienced an engine failure on lap 109 while running 16th
• Lupton’s engine failure was a result of debris penetrating the grille and puncturing the radiator


“The West Coast swing has been rough on our No. 28 thinQ Technology Partners team. After a qualifying crash, we were in a bind and had to hustle to prepare our backup car before the race. I’m really proud of our crew guys for getting the car finished in time. Our car was actually not bad, we were just a little loose. Unfortunately, we had a piece of a jack post shoot through our radiator, which drained the water and killed the motor. It’s unfortunate, but we won’t stop fighting and working hard. A big thanks to our partners, thinQ Technology Partners and Fatal Clothing for their support.”

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