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LUPTON RETURNS TO DGR-CROSLEY FOR FINAL TWO RACES

November 5, 2019
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Dylan Lupton and the No. 5 Shreddy Toyota Tundra team return to action this week as the series travels out west to ISM Raceway in Phoenix 

  • Track: ISM Raceway, 1.022-mile Dogleg oval
  • Race: 22 of 23
  • Event: Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps, 150 miles)
  • Schedule: 
  • Friday, October 25th
  • 10:05 a.m…………First Practice
  • 11:35 a.m…………Final Practice
  • 5:05 p.m…………Qualifying
  • 8:30 p.m………….Race (FS1)
  • (all times ET)

Dylan Lupton will return to DGR-Crosley’s No. 5 Toyota Tundra this weekend as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series heads west to ISM Raceway in Phoenix (Az.) Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 will mark Lupton’s fifth race of the season for DGR-Crosley.

Lupton will make his second career start at ISM Raceway this weekend in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series. In his previous attempt, Lupton finished in the 19th position back in 2016. The 25-year-old is no stranger to the 1.0-mile dogleg oval with three previous starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In his four races with DGR-Crosley this season, Lupton has accumulated one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

Lupton announced earlier this week that lifestyle clothing brand Shreddy will be the primary sponsor on board the No. 5 Toyota Tundra for both ISM Raceway in Phoenix and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Lupton will have his regular team this weekend at ISM Raceway with his crew chief Blake Bainbridge leading the charge and Chris Monez guiding him from the spotter stand.

The 150 lap Lucas Oil 150 will be broadcast live on FS1 beginning at 8:30 p.m., ET on Friday, Nov. 8th.

Lupton on Phoenix: “I’m excited to get back behind the wheel this weekend at ISM Raceway. Even though I haven’t raced on the new layout, I’ve had a lot of solid runs at Phoenix in the past and hope to build on that with my DGR-Crosley team on Friday night. We have some momentum with our DGR-Crosley team coming off a top-10 finish at Las Vegas and we’re debuting our partnership with Shreddy Lyfe Clothing – so hopefully we can continue to keep going in the right direction and hopefully contend for a win on Friday night.”

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Shreddy Lyfe to support Dylan Lupton in final two Gander Outdoors Truck Series races

November 4, 2019
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SAN DIEGO, Calif.: Continuing his ties with California-based companies, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) driver Dylan Lupton (@LuptonDylan) has signed a partnership agreement with Shreddy Lyfe Clothing for the final two NGOTS races of 2019 beginning with Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM (Ariz.) Raceway.

Shreddy Lyfe Clothing, a San Diego-based Calif. lifestyle clothing brand will serve as the primary marketing aboard the No. 5 DGR Crosley Toyota Tundra entry at Phoenix as well as next Friday night’s season-finale from Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Nov. 15.

“We are stoked to be the exclusive apparel marketing partner for Dylan Lupton for the remainder of the 2019 season while already looking ahead to 2020,” said James Johnson, global sales and marketing director for Shreddy Lyfe.

“Dylan is a perfect fit for Shreddy Lyfe and relates not only to our brand but our customers as well. We are focused on building our Shreddy Racing division with Dylan on and off the track. He is a class act and talented race car driver and look forward to seeing our relationship enhance.”

Lupton, a native of Wilton, Calif. will make his sixth NGOTS start of the season in this weekend’s penultimate race of the year. The 22nd race of the season will be his fifth race with DGR-Crosley where he has achieved one top-five and three top-10 finishes in four races thus far.

“I am very excited and honored to announce my partnership with Shreddy Lyfe Clothing,” said Lupton, a NASCAR Next alumnus. “We’ve been working on this for a while and I’m thrilled to bring their style to NASCAR. I’m eager to see this partnership evolve.”

Known for his vibrant Californian smile and his authentic freestyle personality, Lupton says Shreddy Lyfe’s lineup matches perfectly to his everyday surroundings.

“Shreddy shares the artistic and apparel vibe of the lifestyle that I grew up around,” added Lupton. “I’ve had a strong season at DGR-Crosley and I’m looking forward to these next two races with Shreddy and hope we can continue to deliver strong finishes – if not a win over the next two weeks.”

Aaron Birdwell and Blake Wilkey, founders of Shreddy Lyfe say the addition of Lupton to the company’s platform is huge.

“My partners and I are proud to welcome Dylan Lupton to the family,” Birdwell said. “Huge things are to come ahead. With his guidance and impressive craft behind the wheel we look forward to tapping into the NASCAR world on so many levels.

“The future is bright.”

Lupton, 25, has experience in all three of NASCAR’s national divisions. From four starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to 35 races in the Xfinity Series, the avid racer is poised to make his eighth career NGOTS start Friday night under the leadership of crew chief Blake Bainbridge.

The two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West winner also graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from UNC Charlotte.

For more on Dylan Lupton, please visit LuptonRacing.com, like his Facebook page (Lupton Racing) or follow him on Twitter @LuptonDylan and Instagram @LuptonDylan.

To experience Shreddy Lyfe, please explore Shreddylyfe.com.

The Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps | 150 miles) is the 22nd of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 8 from 8:05 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. A final practice has been etched in from 9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Mountain).

Dylan Lupton on social media:
Facebook: Facebook.com/luptonracing
Instagram: @LuptonDylan
Twitter: @LuptonDylan
Website: LuptonRacing.com
About DGR-Crosley:

DGR-Crosley is a race team owned by NASCAR veteran David Gilliland and Crosley Brands CEO Bo LeMastus. The team specializes in driver development, competing full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series and CARS Tour, as well running select ARCA Menards Series and Late Model races with factory support from Toyota.

In its first year of operation, DGR-Crosley won 7 of 14 K&N East races, securing a driver and owner Championship. The team operates out of two buildings totaling 55,000 square feet in Mooresville, N.C.

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Lupton Drives to Top-Ten Finish in Las Vegas

September 14, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2019) – Dylan Lupton and the No. 5 Tundra finished 10th in Friday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. The finish marked Lupton’s third top-10 in four races with DGR-Crosley.

Lupton went into the weekend with one previous start at the 1.5-mile speedway which occurred in the NASCAR XFINITY Series last season. With only one practice session on the schedule, the No. 5 team went to work right away on Friday morning. The team unloaded with a steady balance and continued to work on it as they ran 37 laps throughout the session. Lupton was scored 18th on the speed chart at the conclusion of practice. During single-truck qualifying later that afternoon, he earned a 17th place starting position with a lap time of 30.774 seconds.

When the green flag flew, Lupton was on the move immediately. By lap six, the 25-year-old had worked himself up to the 12th position before an early caution came out. The race went back to green with 17 laps remaining in the first 30 lap stage. Lupton lost one position on the track, crossing the line 13th after Stage 1. Under the stage ending caution, Lupton brought his No. 5 Tundra down pit road for four tires, fuel, and adjustments. During the pit stop, the team received a penalty forcing them to start Stage 2 from the rear of the field. Lupton was able to navigate the No. 5 back up to 14th by lap 50. He earned one more spot before the end of Stage 2, resulting in a 13th place finish after 60 laps of racing. During Stage 3, a caution came out on lap 81 where Lupton’s Crew Chief called him down pit road for two tires and fuel. On lap 85, Lupton cracked the top-10. He maintained that position for the remainder of the race, earning a 10th-place finish in the World of Westgate 200.

With two races remaining on his schedule for the 2019 season, Lupton’s next race with DGR-Crosley will occur on Nov. 8 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. He will also compete in the series finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.

Lupton on Las Vegas: “The mile-and-a-half tracks have been pretty good for us. Other than Bristol, we’ve finished inside the top-10 every race. We haven’t made it easy on ourselves with some of the mistakes we are making, but we are learning every race. I lost a few positions on pit road, and we had to battle back from a penalty tonight. We had good speed all night, we just needed track position and to fire off a little better. I think we have some good notes from tonight that we can take to Homestead at the end of the season.”

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Lupton Scored 27th After Being Caught Up in Stage Three Incident

August 16, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 16, 2019) – Dylan Lupton was scored 27th at the conclusion of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway after being involved in a crash with 70 laps remaining the event. Thursday’s race was Lupton’s third Truck Series starts with DGR-Crosley and only his second career start at the 0.5-mile track in Bristol, Tenn.

In an action-packed day, sharing the track with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, Lupton took to Bristol Motor Speedway for two practice sessions on Thursday morning. During the first practice session, Lupton and his No. 15 team made 29 laps around the high-banked track. During a mock-run, the team laid down a fast lap time of 15.479-seconds, earning them a 14th-place position on the speed chart. The crew continued to work on their setup in final practice running a total of 36 laps during the 55-minute session. Later that afternoon, the Truck Series returned to the track for qualifying where Lupton qualified 15th with a time of 15.462-seconds.

As expected, chaos ensued almost immediately as the green flag flew to kick-off the 200 lap race. The first of 12 cautions came out on lap four. Lupton stayed out under the caution. The race stayed under green flag conditions for the remaining 45 laps in Stage 1 of the UNOH 200. Lupton earned a 21st-place finish after the first 55 laps of racing. He reported that his Toyota Tundra was way too tight in traffic. Therefore, his team called him in to pit under the stage ending caution where they took four tires fuel and made a major track bar adjustment. During the stop, Lupton had trouble getting his truck to retire after it stalled as he was leaving his stall. The issue forced the team to go another lap down. Lupton stayed out of trouble during Stage 2, ending the next 55 stage lap in the 26th position. With minor damage to his Tundra, Lupton brought it back down pit road under the stage ending caution where the team opted for four tires, fuel, and more adjustments. The night continued to go downhill when Lupton was collected in an incident that happened in front him on lap 130. The No. 15 sustained substantial damage, taking Lupton out of contention for the evening. He was scored 27th at the conclusion of the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Lupton’s next race with DGR-Crosley will occur on Sept. 13 as the Gander Outdoors Truck Series travels to the 1.5-mile track of Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.

Lupton on Bristol: “I was excited heading into the Bristol, unfortunately the race didn’t pan out as expected. We were tight throughout a long run that led to us going down a lap. On our first pit stop we ended up losing another lap on pit road when the truck stalled and had problems refiring. Problems only got worst when we ended up being collected in a crash right in front of us. It was an unfortunate day at the track, but I am fired up to head to Vegas in a few weeks. I know we can rebound there after showing strong runs at Chicago and Kentucky. I appreciate all the hard work from my crew at DGR-Crosley and look forward to our next race.”

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Lupton Earns a Top-Five Finish at Kentucky Speedway

July 12, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 12, 2019) – Dylan Lupton and the No. 15 team earned a career-high finish at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. The race was Lupton’s second start at the speedway, but his first in the Gander Trucks Series. Lupton drove up 15 positions to finish in fifth place.

Thursday started with two practice sessions before qualifying. Lupton and the No. 15 team dealt with some issues with starting the Tundra during both sessions. These issues prevented them from doing a mock qualifying run like the team wanted to. Once the No. 15 team was able to fix the problem, they were able to work on the feel of the Tundra and make the correct adjustments. The team went on to qualifying where they qualified for the 20th starting position.

Within the first 25 laps of the race, Lupton had moved up a few spots to the 17th position. Lupton crossed the line in 18th-place for the end of stage one. Avoiding all the wrecks in stage two, Lupton was able to finish the stage in third. During the stage ending caution, the No. 15 pitted for two tires and fuel. After pitting for fuel only on lap 121 during the green flag, Lupton cycled around to the sixth position. Lupton was able to move up to finish the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 in fifth-place.

Lupton’s next race will be at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 15th.

Lupton on Kentucky: “What a weekend, I’m very excited about how the race went. With that being said, it was a roller coaster of emotion throughout the day. Unfortunately, we were just too free in qualifying and a big bobble in turns 1 & 2, resulting in a 20th place starting position. We struggled with the balance of the racecar in the first stage, being too free on entry. We never gave up though, and Blake made great adjustments throughout the race. Once the sun went down, our truck came alive. I’m proud of the whole crew for all the hard work they have put in the last few weeks at Chicago and here. To kick off my schedule with a 10th and 5th place finish is absolutely great. Even better, we have brought the truck home in one piece and can continue to get better. This race was especially special for Crosley, so it feels great to give them a top 5 finish. I’ve learned so much aero wise the last two races and can’t wait for the remainder of my schedule. Next goal is to get to Victory Lane.”