Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America ... In 27 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 4.7-mile road course, RCR has captured three victories with drivers Brendan Gaughan (2014), Paul Menard (2015) and Michael McDowell (2016). RCR has accumulated one pole award, nine top-five finishes, 11 top-10 finishes, led 89 laps and averages a starting position of 12.0 and finishing position of 12.6. The Welcome, North Carolina, organization has completed 1,297 laps of the 1,311 (98.9 percent) that they have competed.
Welcome Back, Kaz Grala ... Kaz Grala will make his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series start for RCR in the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Road America.
Kaz Grala and the No. 21 HotScream Chevrolet Camaro at Road America ... Kaz Grala has one previous NASCAR Xfinity Series start, finishing 11th at the four-mile road course last year.
About HotScream ... HotScream takes two concepts, dessert and spicy food, and combines them to form a product that can only be described as 'HotScream The Spicy Ice Cream'. By taking ice cream with its cool creaminess and incorporating a spicy swirl, HotScream has created a new taste sensation, one that almost defies one's own senses. At first, you taste the pureness of the vanilla, followed quickly by the sweetness of one of seven flavor swirls. As you continue to enjoy HotScream, things change: You feel a warming sensation that starts in the back of your mouth, creating a rush that only can come from spicy foods. The warming continues to linger but doesn't engulf your mouth with fire. Taking another bite, you again taste the cool, creamy vanilla and the respective flavor profile while the heat dissipates, only to come back time and time again. HotScream is currently available at ACME Markets, Big Y, select ShopRites, Stop & Shop and 400 Walmart locations from Maine to Texas. For more information, visit HotScream.com.
Meet Grala ... Grala will be available for fans to meet during Saturday's Xfinity Series autograph session, taking place in Victory Lane at 11:45 a.m. local time.
KAZ GRALA QUOTE:
How do you think your background in road course racing will help you prepare for this weekend's race at Road America?
"I'm ready and eager to get back behind the wheel of the No. 21 HotScream Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Road America. I grew up racing on road courses, so the month of August is always my favorite month of the NASCAR season. Even though the rest of the field is already warmed up with Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio under their belt, I'm hoping my road course background will help me get up to speed quickly and contend for the win this weekend. I don't have a ton of experience at Road America, but I felt pretty competitive there last year, so I have a lot of confidence that our RCR team will have a strong showing."