IOWA SPEEDWAY

No. 61 NETTTS Ford Mustang

 

Start: 8th

Stage 1 End: 13th

Stage 2 End: 15th

Finish: 10th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 250/250

Driver Standings: 16th

Points Behind Playoff Bubble: 26

 

  • Kaz Grala had the fastest car in the final practice session, marking the first time he has paced a practice in 2018
  • Grala started the Iowa 250 from the eighth position, his best-career start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • This was Grala’s first time making it to the final round of qualifying with Fury Race Cars
  • Grala’s best position of the day was sixth, which he first hit during the final 40 laps of the race
  • Grala remained in the top 10 for the final 45 laps of the event; He has been in the top 10 at one point during all four of his starts with Fury Race Cars
  • Grala earned his second 10th-place finish in just four races with Fury, the first of which was earned in the team's debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • This was Grala’s first Xfinity Series event at Iowa Speedway and final confirmed start with Fury Race Cars

“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.”