Kaz Grala Debuted At Martinsvile CWTS Race And Survived!

Spencer Gallagher

Kaz Grala
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Alpha Energy Solutions 250 – Martinsville Speedway
Start: 19th
Finish: 31st
Laps Led: 0

Owner Points Position: 18th

Grala Gains Experience in Martinsville Debut

Kaz Grala, driver of the No. 33 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado, brought home a 31st-place finish in Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Grala started the 250-lap event from the 19th position for his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut.

Grala reported to crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz that he was experiencing loose chassis conditions to start the event. When the first caution occurred on lap 42, Grala came to pit road, where the Gallagher Motorsports Racing crew provided four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment to help tighten the loose-handling conditions and restarted in the 15th position. Grala made his way up to the 12th position but on lap 93, the heat radiating off the brakes caused the right front tire to go down, sending Grala into the wall. The No. 33 Allegiant Travel team was unable to make repairs that would enable Grala to rejoin the race resulting in a 31st-place finish.

“I had a really fast Chevy this weekend. Unfortunately it didn’t end the way that we all wanted it to. I was battling a loose condition at the beginning of the race. Jeff (Stankiewicz, crew chief) made a great call with the wedge adjustment during the first stop, but not long after that the right front tire went down. This was a great opportunity to gain experience and I’m looking forward to working with the team again.”


GMS Racing competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with drivers Johnny Sauter, Spencer Gallagher, Grant Enfinger and Kaz Grala. GMS Racing also competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Spencer Gallagher. Formerly based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, GMS Racing is now housed in a 100,000 square-foot state-of-the-art campus in Statesville, North Carolina.

For all you die hard CWTS fans this young man has a lot of potential and could be one of the future stars of the Truck Series.


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