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Tag: Mid-Ohio Challenge

Dylan Lupton's Strong Run Halted by Late Race Melee

LEXINGTON, OHIO (August 14, 2017) – Dylan Lupton returned to the site of his career best NASCAR XFINITY Series finish on Saturday and was in position to better that finish. Unfortunately, Lupton and his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota was caught up in a late race wreck which ended his day and relegated him to a disappointing 27th place finish in the running of the Mid-Ohio Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

“We had a top-10 car today and were well on our way to finishing that way,” said Lupton. “We just got caught up in that big wreck late in the race on the restart – they all wrecked in front of me and there really wasn’t much I could do. I really hate it for everyone on this JGL Racing team – they gave me a fast No. 24 Nut Up Toyota today and we were putting together a really good finish.”

Dylan would start the 75-lap event from the 15th position as a result of his qualifying effort earlier in the day. At the drop of the green flag, Lupton would display the speed in his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota and quickly climb inside the top-10. Dylan and his JGL Racing team would use some early pit strategy and pit under caution just before the end of the first stage which placed him in the 21st spot at the end of the stage.

After pit stops cycled through, Lupton would start the second stage in the 12th position and he would remain there for the caution free second stage. Stating that he was needing some more rear grip, Dylan would bring the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota down pit road at the end of the second stage for service.

The remaining 35 laps of the Mid-Ohio Challenge was action filled with multiple on track incidents to avoid. Dylan would restart in the 22nd position but he would once again show the speed of his No. 24 Nut Up Toyota as he climbed through the field and was knocking on the door to the top-10 with less than 10 laps remaining. Unfortunately, on a late race restart Dylan was left with nowhere to go as multiple cars in front of him started a chain reaction wreck ultimately collecting the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota. With extensive damage ending his day and his run at a top finish, Lupton was relegated to a disappointing 27th place finish.”

As frustrating as the finish is for us – we need to focus on the positives of having another fast No. 24 Nut Up Toyota,” added Dylan. “Our finishes will start to come if we keep having the speed. Again, I want to thank Nut Up for their continued support as well as Ohio Valley Manufacturing who joined us this week in Mid-Ohio.”

The JGL Racing team will next head to Bristol Motor Speedway for the running of the Food City 300. The 22nd race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season will be Friday August 18th and can be seen LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 pm ET. It can also be heard on Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Channel 90.

Dylan Lupton / JGL Racing Mid-Ohio Preview

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

Mid-Ohio 200 – Saturday August 12th at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network

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

Lupton at Mid-Ohio:
Dylan will be making his second career XFINITY Series start at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His previous start occurred during the 2015 season where he steered his way to a career best ninth place finish.

The start will mark Lupton’s 19th career start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

Dylan’s Thoughts on Mid-Ohio:
“I am very excited to head back to Mid-Ohio, where I recorded my best NASCAR Xfinity finish back in 2015. Last weekend, we had good speed at Watkins Glen, which is promising leading into this weekend. We are gonna make a few changes to our car from last week and I am confident we can get a great finish. ”

“I like heading to Mid Ohio because of how technical of a track it is, where you are having to set up for the next corner as soon as you exit the previous one. As always, I am thankful for the continued support from Nut Up Industries.”

Mid-Ohio Associate Sponsor:
JGL Racing welcomes Associate Sponsorship this weekend on the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota from Ohio Valley Manufacturing (OVM). OVM is a heavy gauge blanking and stamping company located in Mansfield, Ohio. As part of their sponsorship this weekend, the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota and team hauler will be on display at the Ohio Valley Manufacturing corporate location on Thursday.

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