Parts Failure and Spin End Grala’s Day at Monster Mile


No. 24 NETTTS Ford Mustang

Start: 16th
Stage 1 End: 23rd
Stage 2 End: Out
Finish: 37th
Status: Accident
Laps Completed: 76/200
Driver Standings: 19th

• This was Kaz Grala’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Dover International Speedway
• Grala noted a rear-end issue from the beginning of the race and called his Ford Mustang’s handling “inconsistent,” noting that it was making huge, unpredictable swings from free to tight
• A spin caused by a rear-end parts failure on lap 76 put Grala’s car into the wall, resulting in terminal damage to the No. 24 NETTTS machine

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“I love the Monster Mile, but man, today did not go well. Something didn’t feel right with the car from the beginning of the race, and eventually a part in the rear end broke going into Turn 3 and ended our day. It stinks that we tore up a car like that. I hate it for everyone that works so hard on these cars. Hopefully better things are to come.”

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