No. 61 IT Coalition Ford Mustang

 

Start: 18th

Stage 1 End: 13th

Stage 2 End: 12th

Finish: 11th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 45/45

  • This was Kaz Grala’s first start at Road America in any series and third road course in the NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • Grala’s No. 61 Ford Mustang was sent to the tail of the field for the start of the race due to a necessary tire change during qualifying
  • The Boston native raced from the back of the pack up to 13th in the opening 10 laps of the race
  • In Stage 2’s six green-flag laps, Grala advanced from 17th to 12th
  • Grala raced from 17th to the eighth position at the beginning of Stage 3 and was on his way to the top five when the No. 61 ran off the racing surface into a sand trap, costing him 17 positions
  • In the final five laps of the race, Grala rallied from 22nd to finish 11th

“Today was a solid day for our Fury Race Cars team. Our IT Coalition Ford Mustang had the speed to fight our way through the field twice, and our pit crew did a great job. My crew chief Shane Wilson made really good adjustments on pit road; we kept getting better and better and we were on our way to a potential top five by the third stage. After we wound up in the sand trap in Stage 3, we fought really hard in the remaining laps to ultimately grab an 11th-place finish. Road America is a blast.”