• This will be Grala’s first race at Road America in any series and third-career start at a road course in the NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • Grala’s most recent road course event was at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where he was en route to a top-10 day before being spun by another competitor in the closing laps; in total, Grala gained 44 positions in 57 laps of green-flag competition
  • Partner IT Coalition returns to the No. 61 Ford Mustang for this weekend; ITC delivers exceptional Information Technology and Business services and solutions to Civilian, Intelligence, and Defense Customers
  • Road America is the longest track on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule, with a length of 4.048-miles, which results in a race of only 45 laps; strategy will be key in this event, as the opening stages are only 10 laps each
  • Grala is no stranger to the world of road course racing: In addition to the 19-year-old competing in various forms of sports car racing in his career and excelling at the 2017 road course race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, his father, Darius Grala, raced sports cars for many years, including four seasons in what is now the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship series


“I've never raced at Road America before, but I've run many laps there on iRacing. It's one of my favorite road courses to run online, so I already feel like I know it well. We haven't had the speed we've wanted on the road courses so far this year, so we've made some improvements to the car and definitely done our homework for this weekend's race. I'm looking forward to getting out there and seeing if everything we have done helps, and hopefully be able to get up there and contend for the win. We don't have too many more shots this year to make a statement, so every lap is becoming more and more critical for my future in 2019 and beyond.”