Grala Overcomes 38th-Place Start and Late-Race Flat Tire to Earn Second NXS Top Five at Daytona

Grala Overcomes 38th-Place Start and Late-Race Flat Tire to Earn Second NXS Top Five at Daytona

“This race was really wild at the end. We were running eighth during the second-to-last caution, but I actually got a flat right-rear tire coming to the green. I had to pit as the field took the green, but luckily, we got a caution shortly after that. You know it's going to be hectic on an overtime attempt in any plate race, and I knew I wasn’t gonna lift, so I just stayed in line and got as many positions as I could, ultimately racing up to fifth. Getting a top-five finish was really satisfying. This is our first top five with Fury Race Cars, but I feel like we’ve had speed all along since we became the No. 61 team, so this was a long time coming. Racing at a superspeedway, where it’s aero dependent and motor dependent, running with the top guys and getting a good finish is really exciting for us. I’m just really proud of everyone at Fury Race Cars and Ford Performance, and I owe a huge thanks to Kiklos and Marlow’s Tavern for jumping on board and allowing us to do this race. Right now, our future is unsure. We don’t have the Kentucky race sold yet, so I’m not sure if we’ll be out there next week, but good runs like this always help try to sell more races going forward. Hopefully, we’ll be able to continue running this year.”

Grala Hoping for Repeat Performance at Daytona with Kiklos on Board

Grala Hoping for Repeat Performance at Daytona with Kiklos on Board

“Daytona has been very good to me in the past. The last time I raced there under the lights, we left Victory Lane covered in Gatorade. Even my Xfinity debut ended up being a top five earlier this year at Daytona. Plate races take communication, patience, strategy, and of course, a little luck. We had our dose of bad luck last weekend at Chicago, so we're hoping to put that behind us and turn things in the other direction this weekend. Thanks to Kiklos and Marlow's Tavern, who are both previous supporters of mine, we're going to be chasing that trophy and playoff berth at the World Center of Racing.”

Electrical Issue Sidelines Kaz Grala at Chicagoland Speedway

Electrical Issue Sidelines Kaz Grala at Chicagoland Speedway

“An electrical issue on lap one ended our day before it even got started.  Our Fury guys work so hard, and this was a really tough weekend, but I am so thankful to IT Coalition and Kiklos for coming on board and allowing us to give it a shot. We are still working on sponsorship to continue racing, so hopefully we will be back to redeem ourselves soon.”

Sponsorship Allows Kaz Grala to Continue Fury Journey at Chicagoland

Sponsorship Allows Kaz Grala to Continue Fury Journey at Chicagoland

“I am so excited to continue our streak with Fury Race Cars this weekend. I can't thank Kiklos and IT Coalition enough for stepping up in a time when we needed it most to be able to make it to the racetrack. We debuted on a mile-and-a-half track about a month ago and picked up a top-10 finish, so I feel great about our program going into Chicagoland. We're getting very close to the driver Playoff bubble and to the top-30 in owner points, which would be huge milestones for our company. Not only are we hungry to make our sponsors proud this weekend, but another solid performance could move us one step closer to our championship aspirations.”

Grala Bookends Four-Race Fury Stint with Top-10 Finish at Iowa Speedway

Grala Bookends Four-Race Fury Stint with Top-10 Finish at Iowa Speedway

“This was a heck of a way to end our four-race stretch with Fury Race Cars. We missed the setup a little bit at the start, running 14th to 16th in the first two stages, but everyone worked so hard to dial in the car. We made some good adjustments to make our NETTTS Mustang pretty sporty at the end, had some good restarts and fought our way back to another top 10. I’m so proud of everyone at Fury Race Cars; You can’t be disappointed any day that you’re in the top 10, especially in the situation we’re in, so I’m pretty excited about that. I really hope I have some good news to announce soon in regard to more races this season.”

Kaz Grala Poised for Strong Father's Day Finish in Fury Finale at Iowa

Kaz Grala Poised for Strong Father's Day Finish in Fury Finale at Iowa

“Between K&N and Trucks, I have many laps around Iowa Speedway, just not in an Xfinity car. I feel like I've had some really good runs there and a lot speed in the past, so I'm looking forward to getting on track in our NETTTS Mustang. Our program has been getting better each and every week, so I'm very confident that we're going to unload another fast piece this weekend. The nice part about this weekend is there's no Cup guys in our race, so we get to duke it out amongst the Xfinity regulars. Hopefully we can back up our strong performance at Michigan with another solid showing this weekend. This is currently our last scheduled race with Fury 2018, so it's our opportunity to get our name out there and see if we can lock down some sponsorship to run more races this year.”

Grala Rockets from Last to Lead (Twice), Earns Valuable Stage Points in Rain-Shortened Race at Michigan

Grala Rockets from Last to Lead (Twice), Earns Valuable Stage Points in Rain-Shortened Race at Michigan

“What a day for Fury Race Cars. My NETTTS Mustang was really good all day, with a lot of speed and perfect handling. We came from the back twice and somehow managed to get stage points in both stages; I can't believe we did that. I got to lead some laps, and when the caution came out after we took the lead and the rain was on the horizon, I really thought that we had won the race. I wish the rain had come a little earlier or that I at least went into Turn 1 on that final lap with my rear wheels on the ground, but that so much fun. I like this aero package for this specific track a lot. I can’t thank everyone on the team enough for their passion and tireless work. This is how we need to perform to continue running this year."

Fury Race Cars Hopes to Maintain Momentum in Michigan

Fury Race Cars Hopes to Maintain Momentum in Michigan

“I’ve only ever raced at Michigan once in a Truck, so it's not a track that I would say I know super well. With the aero package this weekend, I think we're going to see a very different kind of race there than ever before. I'm hoping that it will play to my strengths, because we are predicting a plate-track style of racing on Saturday. I've had success in the past at Daytona, so maybe I can bring some of that past experience to the table. Fury Race Cars has been overachieving so far, and I'm confident that this weekend will be no exception. I'm so proud of everyone on this team and what they have been able to accomplish already, and we're only halfway through our four-race deal.”

Grala Combats Tight Condition at Tricky Triangle

Grala Combats Tight Condition at Tricky Triangle

"We battled up front a few times today and it was a lot of fun to be up there, but we ultimately just lacked a little raw speed to hold it. We knew this package, at a track like Pocono, would be a little bit of a wild card coming into it, and it seems to be very equipment-dependent, much like the Trucks. We’ve got some ideas on how to be better with this package next weekend at Michigan, so hopefully we will come back much stronger. It still was not a bad day for Fury Race Cars at all, and it is a testament to how hard our team has worked in the last few weeks.”

Kaz Grala Hoping to Follow Up Impressive Fury Debut With Strong Run at Tricky Triangle

Kaz Grala Hoping to Follow Up Impressive Fury Debut With Strong Run at Tricky Triangle

“I love going to Pocono because it's one of the quirkiest tracks on the circuit. I've done two races there before in ARCA and Trucks, with a pole in the ARCA race. With our aero package this weekend, however, I'm not sure how much prior experience is going to matter. Nobody knows exactly what to expect or what kind of racing style we will see on Saturday, so I have to be prepared for anything. In a way, I think it puts me on a more level playing field as a rookie, because the guys with dozens of races at Pocono will be trying to figure out the package just as I am. Our debut performance at Charlotte is going to be hard to follow up, but that's not stopping anyone here at Fury Race Cars from working hard to get even better. I can't wait to see how it goes.”

Kaz Grala Makes Statement with Top-10 Finish in Fury Race Cars Debut

Kaz Grala Makes Statement with Top-10 Finish in Fury Race Cars Debut

“This race was fantastic. It was a successful debut for [Fury Race Cars]. This car was great from when we unloaded, and we only got it better. Our balance at the end of the race was perfect. I can’t say enough about how hard everyone has worked. I don’t think anyone’s slept in the last week and a half. I hope they’re excited now, because this made all their hard work pay off. Huge shout out to everyone at Fury Race Cars, Ford Performance and Roush-Yates Engines. There’s a lot to be excited about from this race. I think I speak for everybody when we say that this was a wildly successful day for us. I’m looking forward to the next three races. We’re going to have a blast."

Grala Poised for New Beginnings with Fury at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Grala Poised for New Beginnings with Fury at Charlotte Motor Speedway

“These two weeks off have been anything but ‘off’ for us here at Fury Race Cars. We've had a very short amount of time to kickstart the new Xfinity program, but everyone here has done a tremendous job getting our car together. Even though this is a new team, I already have chemistry with everyone at Fury from prior experience. We've been busy, but we're already having fun together and we're looking forward to continuing that atmosphere at Charlotte this weekend. Charlotte has always felt like a second home track to me, even though this will only be my second race on the big track. I'm beyond thankful for everyone who has helped this program come together so quickly. Let's go see what we can do!”