Lupton Back With JGL Racing’s XFINITY Program

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Dylan Lupton will drive in roughly two-thirds of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season with JGL Racing. (NASCAR photo)

DENVER, N.C. — JGL Racing officials have announced today Dylan Lupton will return to the organization’s Young Guns program for the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, piloting JGL Racing’s No. 28 Ford Mustang for at least 21 races.

Lupton made 14 starts this past season in the team’s No. 24 entry.

“I’m very excited to return to JGL Racing in 2018,” said Lupton.  “We continued to improve throughout the 2017 season and I was able to gain valuable experience that will help tremendously in the new season. With the switch to Ford over the off-season and our new alliance with Roush Fenway Racing, I am confident that we will be competitive right out of the gate. I would like to thank James Whitener and the whole JGL Racing organization for this opportunity.”

Lupton, a native of Wilton, California, has 24 XFINITY Series starts to his credit in his young career. His 14 starts in the JGL Racing No. 24 this past season were highlighted by a 12th-place finish at Richmond Int’l Raceway in April.

Lupton joins JGL alongside the previously-announced Kaz Grala, who will pilot the teams No. 24 Ford, making an exciting young combination on and off the track for the team.

“I am extremely happy we were able to put something together and have Dylan back with us for the 2018 season,” said team owner James Whitener. “Dylan gained valuable experience in the 2017 season and went to many tracks for the first time, which will all help him in 2018. Also, Dylan became a great fit with our team and really became a part of our family. We look forward to his continued growth and think he has some exciting times ahead of him in the No. 28 Ford.”

Lupton is scheduled to make his 2018 season debut in the season-opening event in Daytona, following that up the following week in Atlanta before heading to the west coast for the next three races.

Sponsor and crew chief announcements for the No. 28 team will be made in the coming weeks.


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