RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 08: Dylan Lupton, driver of the #24 Nut Up Toyota, walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

JGL Racing adds driver to its team and looks to expand his role


Dylan Lupton will have an expanded role in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season for JGL Racing.

The 24-year-old will compete in at least 21 races for JGL Racing next season, and the team is currently looking for more funding so he can race in more next year.

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Lupton will switch from a Toyota to Ford, and he said in a statement via Auto Week that he's confident he will compete at a high level next season.

"We continued to improve throughout the 2017 season, and I was able to gain valuable experience that will help tremendously in the new season," Lupton said. "With the switch to Ford over the offseason and our new alliance with Roush Fenway Racing, I am confident that we will be competitive right out of the gate.

"I would like to thank (team owner) James Whitener and the whole JGL Racing organization for this opportunity."

Lupton will drive the No. 28 Ford for JGL Racing, and it's possible he could race the whole season for the team.


He will definitely race the first five races of the season at Daytona, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana.