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No. 61 NETTTS Ford Mustang

 

  • Kaz Grala will be making his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Iowa Speedway in his final confirmed race with Fury Race Cars
  • Iowa is one of the tracks where Grala has the most previous experience: In addition to two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, the Boston native has raced in four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races at the 0.875-mile oval
  • Grala’s best finish at the Newton, Iowa facility is seventh, which he scored in 2015 in the K&N Series
  • Racing on Father’s Day is especially meaningful this weekend: Grala’s father Darius is part-owner of Fury Race Cars, which picked up the 19-year-old driver in a time of uncertainty and has allowed him to remain Playoff eligible thus far
  • Last week in Michigan, Grala earned stage points in both stages and led a total of five laps, narrowly missing out his first victory, which he would have captured if the rain had fallen just a few minutes sooner

 FATHER'S DAY FACT: The circle around Grala’s door number has been a constant throughout his career. It was originally a style element his father used during his racing career in sports cars, and when Kaz got his first bandolero, his crew chief at the time surprised him by including the number style. Since then, no matter how many times his number has changed, it always has always been surrounded by a circle.

“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.”