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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 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.”

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Dylan Lupton Looking for Redemption in the Desert

March 7, 2018
  • Dylan Lupton has two previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at ISM Raceway; he finished 19th in both events (spring of 2015 and spring of 2016)
  • This will be Lupton’s first Phoenix start with JGL Racing
  • The west coast native has participated in five events at the track in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
  • In those five K&N starts, he earned one top five and two top-10 finishes, bringing home a best finish of fifth in November of 2014
  • Lupton also made one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Phoenix facility in 2016
  • Last week, Lupton announced a new partnership with west coast-based Fatal Clothing, which will be on the B-post of the No. 28 throughout the season

 

“We’re looking to get our season back on track this weekend at ISM Raceway after a rough weekend that ended early in Vegas. This will be my ninth visit to ISM Raceway and third Xfinity race there, so I am excited to get to a track that I have experience at and where JGL Racing has shown strength in the last few years. ISM Raceway always produces fun racing, especially with the dogleg that you’re able to cut leading into Turn 3. I would like to thank thinQ Technology Partners and Fatal Clothing for their support this weekend.”