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Author: Dylan Lupton Racing

Lupton Returns to No. 28, Hopes to Demonstrate JGL's Restrictor-Plate Strength

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
No. 28 thinQ Technology Partners Ford Mustang
 
  • This will be Dylan Lupton’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway
  • The 24-year old made one start at Talladega in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016, finishing 12th
  • Lupton had a strong performance in the season-opening restrictor-plate race at Daytona International Speedway until a crash took him out of contention with just six laps remaining
  • JGL Racing has nine previous Talladega starts with a best finish of fourth (J.J. Yeley in 2015)
  • Ford has six Talladega trophies in the Xfinity Series

“After a weekend off from Xfinity racing, I’m chomping at the bit to get to Talladega. I have one race under my belt at the track in the Truck Series, and I’m looking forward to returning. At the season-opening race at Daytona, we proved that JGL builds great superspeedway cars that can suck up and push really well. We just have to execute all race long and keep our nose clean so that we can contend for the win at the end.”

Dylan Lupton Finishes 17th at Texas Motor Speedway

Start: 24th
Stage 1 End: 22nd
Stage 2 End: 22nd
Finish: 17th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 198/200
Driver Standings: 23rd
 
  • This was Dylan Lupton’s second NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Texas Motor Speedway and best finish at the Fort Worth oval
  • Lupton’s best running position during the event was 10th (Lap 90)
  • Lupton’s biggest handling issue throughout the race was tightness in the center of the corner
  • The California native’s next race with JGL Racing is Talladega Superspeedway on April 28 (Tony Mrakovich will pilot the No. 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond Raceway)

 

“After our struggles in the first five races of the season, I came into Texas Motor Speedway looking for a clean race and a solid finish. I would say we accomplished that today. Our Achilles heel throughout the race was that we were just too tight in the center of the corner and it hurt our speed on exit. We definitely made strides in the right direction throughout the weekend and I am looking forward to my next race with the JGL crew. I’d like to thank our partners for their continued support.”

Dylan Lupton Hoping to Wrangle Solid Finish in Lone Star State

  • Dylan Lupton has one previous NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Texas Motor Speedway (2017)
  • Running for JGL Racing, Lupton finished 21st in his sole start at the 1.5-mile oval
  • After five races in 2018, Lupton’s best finish came at Atlanta Motor Speedway, another mile-and-a-half track
  • JGL Racing has 15 previous starts at Texas Motor Speedway
  • During the two-week break, Lupton took a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

“After the first five races, a two-week break was much needed for us to rebuild and regroup. I raced Texas Motor Speedway with JGL Racing in November and we were able to build a solid foundation leading into this weekend. Texas is a fast track that I enjoy a lot; I just hope the groove widens out a little more this time so that we can run two wide. In the fall race, I found that if you were stuck on the outside through Turns 1 and 2, there was no grip. A big ‘thank you’ to thinQ Technology Partners and Fatal Clothing for their continued support.”

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.”

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