Kaz Grala announced on social media Tuesday night that he’s no longer with JGL Racing.
A team spokesperson told NBC Sports that the team is shutting down the No. 24 ride for the time being because of lack of sponsorship.
The 19-year-old Grala is a rookie in the Xfinity Series. He finished fourth in his Xfinity debut at Daytona. Grala’s best finish after that was 12th at Phoenix. He is 19th in the points standings.
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The final round of the Dash 4 Cash takes place today at Dover International Superspeedway. That means no Cup regulars will be in this race. Battling for the $100,000 bonus will be Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones and Ryan Sieg.
Here are the details for today’s race.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Bob Hurzeler, chief operating officer of OneMain Financial, will give the command to start engines at 12:39 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 12:46 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 6 a.m. Qualifying is at 9:35 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 10:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 12:05 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Dave Bray, U.S. Navy veteran and national recording artist, will perform the anthem at 12:31 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 12:30 p.m. Coverage begins at noon. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at noon and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for cloudy skies with a high of 69 degrees and zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won this event last year (held in June). Ryan Blaney was second. Daniel Suarez finished third. In the September race, Blaney won, Justin Allgaier was second and William Byron placed third.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.
Christopher Bell posted the fastest lap in final practice for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Dover International Speedway.
His lap of 152.665 mph was .221 seconds better than Elliott Sadler (151.248 mph).
Tyler Reddick (150.981), Austin Cindric (150.584) and Matt Tifft rounded out the top five.
On his first lap of final practice, John Hunter Nemechek spun in turn four and hit the inside wall on the front straightaway. He rolled out a backup car and posted the 19th fastest lap of 148.429 mph.
Noah Gragson ran the most laps at 48.
Tyler Reddick had the quickest 10-lap average with a speed of 149.434 mph.
Gragson was second on this chart at 148.931 mph.
Click here for complete final practice results.
Gragson recorded the fastest lap in Friday’s opening Xfinity practice.
Gragson led the way with a lap of 153.420 mph. He was followed by Cole Custer (153.244 mph), Dash 4 Cash driver Brandon Jones (153.191), Nemechek (153.042) and Reddick (153.003).
Cody Ware struck the wall late in the session in Mike Harmon‘s car.
Kaz Grala and Nemechek ran the most laps at 35.
Nemechek had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 152.121 mph. He was one of four drivers to run 10 consecutive laps as most drivers focused on qualifying setups.
Click here for practice report
Round three of the Dash 4 Cash takes place today at Talladega Superspeedway. That means no Cup regulars will be in this race. Battling for the $100,000 bonus will be Elliott Sadler, Christopher Bell, Matt Tifft and Austin Cindric.
Here is all the info for today’s race.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Wayne Sternbergh will give the command to start engines at 3:02 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:14 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 113 laps (300.58 miles) around the 2.66-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 25. Stage 2 ends on Lap 50.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 9 a.m. Qualifying is at 11 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 12:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Calah Delaney, a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Bethesda, Maryland, will perform the anthem at 2:56 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race beginning at 3 p.m. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for sunny skies with a high of 75 degrees and zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST TIME: Aric Almirola won this race a year ago. Elliott Sadler was second. Joey Logano placed third.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the lineup.
Today’s action at Auto Club Speedway will feature two Cup practices, Xfinity Series qualifying and the Xfinity race to cap off the day.
Here’s how the day’s schedule shapes up (all times Eastern):
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
10 a.m. — Xfinity garage opens
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. — Cup garage open
12:35 – 1:25 p.m. — Cup practice (Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network)
1:35 p.m. — Xfinity qualifying; single vehicle/two rounds (FS1)
3:15 p.m. — Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting
3:30 – 4:20 p.m. — Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)
4:30 p.m. — Xfinity driver introductions
5 p.m. — Roseanne 300 Xfinity race; 150 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)