Birth Date: 12/7/1993
Hometown: Wilton, Calif.
Hobbies: Weight Lifting, MMA Training, Dirt bike Riding, Wakeboarding and snowboarding
Favorite Band: Five Finger Death Punch
Dylan Lupton (@luptondylan) is a 23 year-old rising star on the NASCAR scene.
Lupton has raced in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series, sparking the interest and eyes of many throughout the industry as a true talent.
Known for his quiet demeanor but explosive talent on track, Lupton is also known for his California style off track, bring a new edge and style to the sport that has yet to be seen.
Lupton is also a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he received a degree in Business Finance.
Reigning from Wilton, California; Lupton grew up racing and riding dirt bikes. It was not until he turned 13 years old that he got the chance to test the waters on four wheels, where he raced karts at the Sonoma Raceway karting track.
After a short three years in karting and a room full of trophies accumulated, Lupton knew that he wanted to take his racing career to the most competitive series in the world, NASCAR.
First Step into NASCAR:
Lupton started his full body stock car career at Irwindale Speedway in the S2 class in 2010. After a rocky start, Lupton finally found his stride and ended up winning the 2010 Track Championship in the division and brought home multiple wins.
For the next two years, 2012 and 2013, Lupton raced late models across the country, gaining valuable experience that helped build the stepping stone of his successful racing career.
“Racing at a different track every weekend helped fast track my learning process in the sport, forcing me to learn to continuously adapt to different racing conditions and compete against the best late model drivers in the country,” he said.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series:
In 2013, Dylan Lupton inked a two-year deal with Sunrise Ford Racing to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
After winning races, capturing the rookie of the year title, and finishing runner up in the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship, Lupton was named a member of the NASCAR Next class for two years.
Welcome to the Big Show:
Over the course of the last three years, Lupton has competed in all three national series: Camping World Truck Series, XFINITY Series, and Monster Energy Cup Series. Only being part time, Lupton has had to overcome struggles and make every race count, proving that he belongs as a season regular.
For the 2017 season, Lupton has joined forces with JGL Racing to pilot the No. 24 Nut Up Industries Camry for up to 12 races. In their first race together at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in April, Lupton rocketed from his 28th place starting position to a lead-lap and current team best of 12th.
The finish is Lupton’s best finish on an oval track. In 2015, Lupton finished ninth on the road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Athenian Motorsports, giving the team their best finish in XFINITY Series competition.