NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
UNOH 175 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Owner Points Position:16th
Kaz Records Career-Best Finish In Front of Hometown Crowd at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race in the ninth position on Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and finished seventh. In the beginning stages of the race Kaz Grala reported to crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz that he was experiencing a loose-handling condition in the center and exit of the corners. During several pit stops under yellow-flag conditions, the No. 24 crew made chassis and air pressure adjustments to help the handling around the track. Battling within the top 15, the Boston native radioed to Stankiewicz that the adjustments helped slightly but he was still battling with a loose-handling chassis. When the caution clock expired on lap 104, Kaz came to pit road for four tires, fuel, air pressure and chassis adjustment, restarting in the 13th position on lap 108. Kaz charged through the field and broke into the top 10 on lap 113. He reached the ninth position before the final caution of the day occurred on lap 129 and restarted in the eighth position on lap 135. Kaz claimed seventh on lap 136 and maintained that position until he crossed the start-finish line on lap 175. The seventh place finish marks Kaz’s third top-10 finish in seven NCWTS starts with GMS Racing.
KAZ GRALA QUOTE:
“This is one of the biggest races of the year for me and to bring home my best finish yet of seventh in the Truck series is really exciting and important. I was struggling with a loose-handling condition for majority of the race but Jeff (Stankiewicz, crew chief) made some really great calls and had a really great strategy to get us the track position that we needed to come home with this great finish. I can’t thank my GMS Racing crew enough; they built one fast No. 24 Descartes Chevrolet and I am looking forward to getting back in it at Martinsville.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track on October 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kaz Grala will return to the No. 24 at Martinsville Speedway.
ABOUT GMS RACING, LLC:
GMS Racing competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with drivers Johnny Sauter, Spencer Gallagher, Grant Enfinger, Ben Kennedy and Kaz Grala. GMS Racing also competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Spencer Gallagher. GMS Racing is housed in a 100,000 square-foot state-of-the-art campus in Statesville, North Carolina.
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