Tony Mrakovich Finishes 24th in NASCAR Debut


No. 28 SMART Emissions Reducer Ford Mustang

Start: 35th
Stage 1 End: 20th
Stage 2 End: 21st
Finish: 24th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 247/250
Owner Standings: 29th
• This was Tony Mrakovich’s first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series race and first start in any NASCAR series
• Mrakovich’s Richmond debut was only his fifth-career stock car race
• The 19-year-old’s best running position during the event was 13th (Lap 170)
• On lap 197, another competitor made significant contact with Mrakovich and turned him almost completely sideways, but the young driver made an impressive save
• The No. 28 Ford Mustang was free into and out of the corners for most of the 250-lap raceQUOTES
“I’m really proud of everyone on this JGL Racing team tonight. These guys put in a ton of hard work and it showed. We had some trouble in the first practice, but by the beginning of the race, my car was on a rail. That last run, it just lost all turn-in, but either way it was fun. I think we could have done a little better, but I was trying to be conservative out there; I’m just glad that I was able to bring our SMART Emissions Reducer Mustang home in one piece.  It was fun racing with all these guys and all these big names, so I’m looking forward to the next time back, for sure.”


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