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Dylan Lupton's Frustrating Day Nets 25th Place Finish in Iowa

NEWTON, IOWA (July 31, 2017) – Dylan Lupton has made his career debut at various tracks this season and for obvious reasons he looked forward to returning to Iowa Speedway for the second time of the 2017 campaign. Unfortunately, the Wilton, California native had a frustrating day behind the wheel of his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota on his way to a disappointing 25th place finish in the running of the US Cellular 250.

“This was a very frustrating weekend,” said Lupton. “We just didn’t have speed in our No. 24 Nut Up Toyota but it wasn’t from lack of effort as the guys on this JGL Racing team worked their tails off. I just battled being a little too loose on entry as we just went into a four-wheel slide into the corner. We got it a little better there late in the race but we had lost so much that we couldn’t recover from it.”

Dylan would start the 250-lap event from the 32nd position as a result of his qualifying effort earlier in the day. With his work cut out for him, Lupton would battle the loose on entry condition for the 60 laps of the first stage. He would find himself losing a lap to the leaders and in the 27th position at the completion of the stage.

The second stage would find Dylan continue to battle the handling on his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota and fight for valuable track position. As he would lose another lap to the leaders, Lupton would remain in the 27th position as the second stage came to a completion.

The second half of the race would find the JGL Racing crew make some adjustments to the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota which would improve the handling. Lupton would be forced to pit under green flag conditions as a result of taking the wave around at the end of the second stage – thus losing additional laps to the field. Dylan would fight for a few valuable spots in the late stages of the event and would take the checkered flag in the 25th spot.

“Just not the result we were looking for this weekend,” added Dylan. “I really appreciate all of the hard work from the guys on this JGL Racing team and the great support from Nut Up Industries. It is now time to turn our attention to some road course racing.”

Lupton and the JGL Racing team will next head to Watkins Glen International for the running of the Zippo 200. The 20th race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season will be Saturday August 5th and can be seen LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 2:00 pm ET. It can also be heard on Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Channel 90.

Dylan Lupton Guts Out 15th Place Finish in Iowa

NEWTON, IOWA (June 26, 2017) – After three straight weeks of going to race tracks for the first time, Dylan Lupton finally returned to a track that he had previously raced on. A wild race featuring varying strategies would see the Wilton, California native steer his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota to a solid 15th-place finish in the running of the American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night.

“We fought through another weekend filled with adversity,” said Lupton. “We blew a motor early in the second practice which put us behind the 8 ball. We struggled with the handling of our No. 24 Nut Up Toyota as we were really loose in and tight off the corner. Clinton (Cram, crew chief) and the rest of the No. 24 JGL crew never gave up and with great pit strategy, we were in contention for a good finish. Shoot, if it we didn’t have that caution with about 30 laps to go, we would have had a chance to win the race. I wish we could have gotten a few more laps there at the end so that we could get a top-10 finish.

Dylan would start the 250-lap event from the 28th position as a result of his qualifying effort. In the early stages of the race Dylan would report that his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota was just too loose as it was during his qualifying runs earlier in the day. An early trip down pit road in the middle portion of the first stage allowed for the JGL Racing crew to make some adjustments. Back to racing, the early adjustments did not seem to help Dylan and he would ultimately go down a lap to the leaders just as the first stage concluded.

An early caution in the second stage allowed for Lupton to receive the Lucky Dog award and return back to the lead lap. With Dylan reporting that his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota was getting a little better he would manage through the final laps of the second stage and sit in the 23rd spot at its conclusion.

The second half of the race would see some additional adjustments bring the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota to life. Along with some great pit strategy by Clinton Cram (crew chief), Lupton would be in a position to go the distance on fuel with the majority of the field still requiring one more stop. A long green flag run played right into this strategy before a late caution came out with 30 laps remaining. The No. 24 Nut Up Toyota would restart as the leader but would fall back behind cars who had pitted for tires. With another late caution, Lupton would give up track position to come down pit road to put on scuff tires but with less laps that what he currently had on his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota. The closing laps saw Dylan pick up valuable positions and come home with an exciting 15th place finish when the checkered flag flew.

“I am happy with our result considering the struggles we had to fight through,” added Dylan. “A big thanks to Nut Up Industries for all the support, and the JGL crew for all their hard work.”

JGL Racing team will next head to Daytona International Speedway for the running of the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250. The 15th race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season will be Friday June 30th and can be seen LIVE on NBCSN at 7:30 pm ET. It can also be heard on Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Channel 90.

Dylan Lupton American Ethanol E15 250 Preview

Dylan Lupton
Team: No. 24 Nut Up Toyota
Crew Chief: Clinton Cram
Team Owner: James Whitener
Twitter: @LuptonDylan and @JGLRacing

American Ethanol E15 250 – Saturday June 24th at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports1

Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN), Sirius/XM Radio Channel 90

Lupton at Iowa Speedway:
Dylan will be making his second career XFINITY Series start at Iowa Speedway to go along with four prior starts in the K&N Series at the Newton, Iowa track.

Lupton finished 17th in his previous XFINITY Series start which occurred during the 2015 season.

The start will mark Lupton’s 15th career start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

Dylan’s Thoughts on Iowa Speedway:
“Iowa is one of my favorite short tracks on the circuit, so I’m looking forward to getting back to a familiar track. These last few weeks have been a great learning experience, racing at three new tracks to me. Also, running weekend after weekend with the No. 24 JGL crew has given us the opportunity to build a solid base for the remaining of the season. Also it has allowed me and Clinton (Cram, crew chief) to build chemistry and he now knows what I want as a driver.”

“Nut Up Industries and I are excited for multiple opportunities this weekend to meet the great fans that visit the track – which we will announce closer to the weekend.”

Iowa Autograph Appearance:
Dylan will be joining other NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers in an Autograph Session on Saturday at Iowa Speedway. The event will be held from 3:30 – 4:15 pm under the turn four end of the grandstands. The Autograph Session is first-come, first-served for race fans in attendance.

Nut Up Sponsorship:
Nut Up Industries is a small, family owned almond company located in the heart of California. They have recently launched a variety of healthy alternative snacks. They offer roasted “CHOPPED” flavored almonds and almond butter.

These two products are available in a variety of different flavors. Nut Up Industries “CHOPPED” products are different from any other snack for a variety of reasons. They offer 10 different delicious flavors, they are easy to eat and are great for people who are always on the go and need lots of fuel for every adventure life brings. You can take them everywhere; to the gym, track, work, school, skiing, fishing, hunting, etc…

For more information, please visit nutupindustries.com.

Dylan Lupton:
Facebook: Facebook.com/luptonracing
Instagram: LuptonDylan
Twitter: @LuptonDylan
Website: www.LuptonRacing.com