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Dylan Lupton, Chicagoland Speedway AttiCat 300 FINAL Practice Notes And Quotes

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Dylan Lupton, Chicagoland Speedway AttiCat 300 FINAL Practice Notes And Quotes

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
June 20, 2015


Dylan Lupton
NASCAR XFINITY Series, 5th Annual Owens Corning AttiCat 300
Event No. 14, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois
Final Practice Notes And Quotes
Friday, June 19, 2015


The NASCAR XFINITY Series held their final practice session of the day at Chicagoland Speedway for Saturday night’s Owens Corning AttiCat 300. Dylan Lupton will make his third XFINTIY Series start driving the No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet Camaro for Athenian Motorsports.

Lupton, 21, made significant gains from the first practice session to the final 55-minute practice Friday night bolting to seventh quickest overall, improving from his 26th place position in the first practice earlier in the day.

In April, he made his second series start at Richmond (Va.) International Speedway. In March, the Wilton, California native made his XFINIY debut at Phoenix (Ariz.) International, finishing 19th after starting 23rd.

Lupton, a member of the NASCAR Next program has no prior NASCAR experience at the 1.5-mile paved oval and will make his intermediate debut in the 14th race of the 2015 season.

DYLAN LUPTON, NO. 25 ZAXBY’S CHEVROLET CAMARO

Team: Athenian Motorsports

Practice Time: 31.058 seconds at 173.868 MPH.

Practice Position: Seventh (7th)

Fastest Lap: 29th

Number of Laps Completed: 32

Qualifying Draw: 7 / 40

“I’m really proud of the Athenian Motorsports team. We made a lot of gains from first practice to our final run. The (tire) pressures were not high enough. They came to optimum grip level in the last run and that’s when we ran our fast time.

“We know this is going to be a competitive race Saturday night, so we need to keep our goals in check and know that as the race transitions from daylight to nightfall that we bump up our pressures for race runs.

“I think track position will be critical for the race, so if we can make it through the first two rounds of qualifying and put our No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet Camaro inside the top-12 to start, I think we’ll be in a great spot for the race. I’m really excited. We made some gains and that’s what we need to do to get a top-10.”

The Owens Corning AttiCat 300 (150 laps / 300 miles) is the 14 of 34 events on the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, June 20 scheduled to lift off at 4:15 p.m. The 40-car starting field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90. All times are local.

Fast Links:

Driver: Dylan Lupton on Twitter @LuptonDylan or visit LuptonRacing.com.

Team: Follow Athenian Motorsports on Twitter @AthenianMotors.

Marketing Partner: Zaxby’s: Zaxbys.com.

Sanction: NASCAR XFINITY Series: NASCAR.com.

About Zaxby’s Racing:

Zaxby’s has been a fixture in NASCAR since 2007 with driver John Wes Townley. In July 2014, Zaxby’s joined forces with Athenian Motorsports. AMS will operate out of a new, state-of-the-art, 43,000 square foot facility in Concord, N.C. in 2015. The team will carry the Zaxby’s colors as it fields full-time entries in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

About Zaxby’s:

An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. The company ranked number seven in the 2012 Top 10 Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains With 500 or More U.S. Units Quick-Track study published by Sandelman & Associates.

The chain also ranked number five in the nation for total sales and number one in the chicken segment in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report published by Technomic. In honor of the thousands of children the restaurant chain serves every year, Zaxby’s is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish. The company operates more than 595 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

PHOTO CREDIT: Dylan Lupton, driver of the No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) for Athenian Motorsports. (Photo Credit: Grace Wyant Krenrich for Lupton Racing).

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