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

Stock Car Racing Topics:  Dylan Lupton, Owens Corning AttiCat 300

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

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
June 19, 2015

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

The NASCAR XFINITY Series held their first 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.

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 2.5-mile paved oval and will make his intermediate debut in the 14th race of the 2015 season.


Team: Athenian Motorsports

Practice Time: 31.729 seconds at 170.191 MPH.

Practice Position: 26th

Fastest Lap: 29th

Number of Laps Completed: 43

Qualifying Draw: 7 / 40

“This track is a lot of fun and obviously something I’ve never had to deal with before. We started out the session just working to get me comfortable with the track. I was able to get up to speed rather quickly, then we shifted our focus to our No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet Camaro.

“I’m having to work on my arch and entry off the corner, which may be the reason that my car is a little tight on throttle in the corners, but I’m going to work on it and we’ll be better for the second practice. I plan to spend some time on top of my hauler and watch the ARCA cars practice and see if I can pick up anything from some of the veterans there.

“Mike (Ford, crew chief) and the Athenian Motorsports guys have a few ideas for the final practice session, so I’m eager to get back in our No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet Camaro and get into conditions that will be closer to the race tomorrow night.”

The Owens Corning AttiCat 300 (150 laps / 300 miles) is the 14 of 34 events on the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule. The second and final practice session of the weekend has been etched in closer to race conditions later in the day from 6:00 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. 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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