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Dylan Lupton Homestead NGOTS Preview


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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.”

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

April 24, 2018
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.”

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Dylan Lupton Finishes 17th at Texas Motor Speedway

April 9, 2018
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.”

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Dylan Lupton Hoping to Wrangle Solid Finish in Lone Star State

April 4, 2018
  • 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.”

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

March 18, 2018
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.”

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Lupton Finishes 23rd in Rain-Filled Race in Desert

March 11, 2018
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.”