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Archive for March 2018

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

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.”

Lupton Finishes 23rd in Rain-Filled Race in Desert

Start: 20th
Stage 1 End: 22nd
Stage 2 End: 12th
Finish: 23rd
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 198/200
Driver Standings: 22nd
 
  • This was Dylan Lupton’s third NASCAR Xfinity Series start at ISM Raceway and first with JGL Racing
  • Lupton has nine total Phoenix starts across three series (NXS, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West)
  • Lupton’s best position of the event was ninth (lap 84)

 

“Today was a frustrating race here in Phoenix. Yesterday in practice we struggled with the car in the center of the corner and we never were able fix the problem this weekend. We will get back to the drawing board and find some speed for Auto Club Speedway. A big thanks to my crew guys and thinQ Technology Partners for their hard work and support.”

Dylan Lupton Looking for Redemption in the Desert

  • Dylan Lupton has two previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at ISM Raceway; he finished 19th in both events (spring of 2015 and spring of 2016)
  • This will be Lupton’s first Phoenix start with JGL Racing
  • The west coast native has participated in five events at the track in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
  • In those five K&N starts, he earned one top five and two top-10 finishes, bringing home a best finish of fifth in November of 2014
  • Lupton also made one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Phoenix facility in 2016
  • Last week, Lupton announced a new partnership with west coast-based Fatal Clothing, which will be on the B-post of the No. 28 throughout the season

 

“We’re looking to get our season back on track this weekend at ISM Raceway after a rough weekend that ended early in Vegas. This will be my ninth visit to ISM Raceway and third Xfinity race there, so I am excited to get to a track that I have experience at and where JGL Racing has shown strength in the last few years. ISM Raceway always produces fun racing, especially with the dogleg that you’re able to cut leading into Turn 3. I would like to thank thinQ Technology Partners and Fatal Clothing for their support this weekend.”

Crash Ends Lupton's Day Early in Las Vegas

  • Start: 22nd
  • Stage 1 End: Out
  • Stage 2 End: Out
  • Finish: 40th
  • Status: Accident
  • Laps Completed: 5/200
  • Driver Standings: 28th

This was Dylan Lupton’s first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

“Today was a disappointing way to start off the West Coast swing. We were all right in practice and qualifying; we were struggling with handling over the bumps through Turn 1 and 2 and we were loose in Turns 3 and 4. We fired off pretty good in the beginning of the race and started making a few passes, but then our race was cut short. Coming off Turn 4, I came through the tri-oval and was turned while fighting for the same real estate as the No. 39 car. After that, we made hard contact with the inside wall and that sent us to the garage. I hate that our day ended the way it did, especially because we had a good racecar. We will work hard these next few days and get ready for Phoenix and California. I want to thank my guys for all their hard work and thinQ Technology Partners and Fatal Clothing for their support.”