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Dylan Lupton picks up six Gander Outdoors Truck Series races with DGR-CROSLEY

June 13, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2019) – DGR-Crosley announced today that Wilton, Calif. native Dylan Lupton (@LuptonDylan) will join the team for a minimum of six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races this season.

“I am excited to finally announce my 2019 plans and join DGR-Crosley in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series,” said Lupton. “DGR-Crosley has proven to be a very competitive team in the series in a short amount of time, and I believe we will be contending for wins throughout my schedule.”

Lupton is no stranger to the NASCAR ranks.

A NASCAR Next alumnus, Lupton has experience in all three of NASCAR’s national series levels, including four starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Most recently, the Californian competed in 11 races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series during the 2018 season.

A two-time winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West division, Lupton returns to Gander Truck Series competition after two starts in 2016 finishing 12th for Young’s Motorsports at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and 19th at ISM (Ariz.) Raceway in Avondale for Athenian Motorsports.

“We were super excited when we got the call that Dylan wanted to do some races with us,” said DGR-Crosley team co-owner David Gilliland. “His experience across multiple levels of racing is going to be a huge asset as we go to some of these tracks through the summer and fall months. I know that Dylan has the talent to run up front and I’m looking forward to working with him. I feel confident that we will put together some strong finishes with him this season.”

While juggling an aggressive racing schedule, Lupton graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

“Even though I have experience in all of NASCAR’s top three series, I don’t have that many Gander Outdoor Truck Series starts,” he remarked. “I’m eager to learn from people like David [Gilliland] to strengthen my racing resume and becoming an asset to the DGR-Crosley organization.”

Lupton, 25, will make his DGR-Crosley debut at Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway on June 28 aboard the team’s No. 5 Toyota Tundra entry. Lupton returns at Kentucky Speedway (Jul. 11), Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (Aug. 15), Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway (Sept. 13), ISM (Ariz.) Raceway (Nov. 8) and the season-finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (Nov. 15).

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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Dylan Lupton Optimistic for Pocono Raceway Return

May 30, 2018
  • NASCAR Next alumnus Dylan Lupton (@luptondylan) will make his second NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Pocono Raceway on Sat., June 2. 
  • Last June, Lupton qualified 20th at the 2.5-mile triangle before posting a lead lap 22nd place finish in his third start of the season at JGL Racing.
  • For the second consecutive week, Lupton and JGL Racing welcome Southern California-based Fatal Clothing as the primary marketing partner for Saturday afternoon’s Pocono Green 250.
  • Fatal Crew was established in 2004 as a garage built clothing company. Based in Southern California and heavily influenced by its culture, Fatal represents and supports this lifestyle through art, fashion, music, and action. Fatal creates quality clothing and accessories for those individuals that live on the edge of societal norms.
  • The 24-year-old Lupton will make his 35th career NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Pocono and 21st on a track bigger than 1.0-mile in length.
  • In addition to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Lupton also has four starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
  • JGL Racing has two previous Pocono starts with a best finish of 18th (Dakoda Armstrong in June of 2016)

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Dylan Lupton ramped up for Charlotte Xfinity Series debut

May 23, 2018
  • NASCAR Next alumnus Dylan Lupton (@luptondylan) will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sat., May 26.
  • On Tues., May 22, Lupton and JGL Racing announced that Southern California-based Fatal Clothing will support the Wilton, Calif. native in Saturday afternoon’s Alsco 300.
  • Fatal Crew was established in 2004 as a garage built clothing company. Based in Southern California and heavily influenced by its culture, Fatal represents and supports this lifestyle through art, fashion, music, and action. Fatal creates quality clothing and accessories for those individuals that live on the edge of societal norms.
  • The 24-year-old Lupton will make his 34th career NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Charlotte and eighth on a mile-and-a-half intermediate track.
  • Lupton’s best finish on an intermediate track came last fall at Kansas Speedway where he finished 16th after starting 19th. Earlier this year, Lupton finished 17th at Texas Motor Speedway after starting 24th.
  • JGL Racing has 14 previous Charlotte starts with a best finish of 17th(Corey LaJoie in October of 2017).
  • Before participating in Saturday’s 11th Xfinity Series race of the season, Lupton will sign autographs at Speed Street in uptown Charlotte on Friday, May 25 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

“I’m looking forward to this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. I’m also so excited to have Fatal Clothing on our No. 28 Ford Mustang this weekend and take our relationship to the next level.

“I’ve never been to Charlotte but I’m eager to get on track and hope we can have a strong weekend.

“We haven’t had the best of luck this season, but Charlotte is a good opportunity in our backyard to change our luck and give everyone at Fatal a good showing.”

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Fatal Clothing to support Dylan Lupton in Charlotte Xfinity Series debut

May 22, 2018
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DENVER, N.C. (May 22, 2018) – Strengthening his relationship with California-based companies, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Dylan Lupton (@LuptonDylan) announced today with JGL Racing that Fatal Clothing will support the team in Saturday afternoon’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Fatal Crew was established in 2004 as a garage built clothing company. Based in Southern California and heavily influenced by its culture, Fatal represents and supports this lifestyle through art, fashion, music, and action.

Fatal creates quality clothing and accessories for those individuals that live on the edge of societal norms.

Lupton and JGL will promote the company’s brand on a larger scale with a dynamic paint scheme for their No. 28 Ford Mustang in

Lupton’s first tango with Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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

“This is a huge opportunity for myself and Fatal Clothing,” said Lupton, a NASCAR Next alumnus. “Fatal sets the standard of California stake, surf, tattoo and motorcycle lifetime that I grew up around.

“We’re excited to expand this new relationship to the next level and hope for even more bigger and better things to come.”

James Johnson, president of Fatal Clothing says his company is thrilled to enhance their involvement with Lupton and is eager for their relationship to grow.

“We’re stoked to see our Fatal brand as the primary marketing partner for Dylan Lupton in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” Johnson said. “Dylan is a superb young man who easily relates to our brand – but our customers too. His ability is exceptional, and we’re focused on reinforcing our relationship with him both on and off the track.

“We can’t wait to get to Charlotte.”

The Wilton, Calif. native has 33 career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts to his credit to go along with four starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  He has a career best XFINITY Series finish of ninth which came at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the 2015 season.

This season for JGL Racing thus far, Lupton, 24 has started nine races and will make his XFINITY Series debut at Charlotte.

Lupton graduated last year with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from UNC Charlotte.

“We are excited to welcome Fatal Clothing as a larger part of our JGL Racing family,” added James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing.  “Dylan is a perfect ambassador for Fatal and their product line and they have designed a pretty cool looking No. 28 Fatal Clothing Ford Mustang.

“We look forward to seeing it on the track in Charlotte this week.”

The Alsco 300 (200 laps | 300 miles) is the 11th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., May 24 from 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 6:05 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., May 26, beginning at 10:10 a.m. The 40-car field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

For more the latest on Fatal Clothing and their brand awareness please visit FatalClothing.com.

For the latest on Dylan Lupton, please visit LuptonRacing.com, “like” him on Facebook (Lupton Racing) or follow him on Twitter @LuptonDylan.

About Fatal Clothing:

Fatal Crew was established in 2004 as a garage built clothing company. Based in Southern California and heavily influenced by its culture, Fatal represents and supports this lifestyle through art, fashion, music, and action. Fatal creates quality clothing and accessories for those individuals that live on the edge of societal norms.

Fatal Crew is supported by NASCAR driver Dylan Lupton, musicians, tattoo artists, celebrities, professional athletes, action sports stars, and anyone who chooses to express themselves creatively.

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Second-Stage Crash Ends Lupton’s Day at Talladega

April 29, 2018
Start: 17th
Stage 1 End: 25th
Stage 2 End: Out
Finish: 36th
Status: Accident
Laps Completed: 32/115
Owner Standings: 30th
 
  • This was Dylan Lupton’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Talladega Superspeedway
  • Lupton was involved in a seven-car incident on the backstretch on lap 32, which caused terminal damage to the No. 28 Ford Mustang
  • Lupton was running 21st prior to the race-ending accident

 

“If we didn’t have bad luck, we wouldn’t have any luck at all. It was a rough day for our thinQ Technology Partners Ford Mustang. On that restart, the outside line got going really well and we were moving forward. The guy behind me was pushing me a little bit out of Turn 2 and it got me sideways. I was just a pinball after that. It’s a disappointment being out so early and I hate it for my guys, but that is just superspeedway racing. We will keep working hard, head to Dover and rebound next weekend.”