Dylan Lupton will return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series this week as DGR-Crosley travels to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for the UNOH 200. Lupton will pilot the team’s No. 15 Crosley Brands Tundra in his third Truck Series race this season.
Thursday’s race will be the first time that Lupton has competed on the half-mile track in a Tundra. He does have one previous start at Bristol Motor Speedway which occurred last season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Lupton has over 30 career short-track starts across the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s picked up two wins on tracks less than 0.5-mile in length in the K&N Pro Series West.
On a part-time schedule with DGR-Crosley, Lupton has raced for the team at Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway and Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky so far this season. The Wilton, Calif. native was able to race his way to a top-10 finish in his first race with the team. He then followed that with a top-five finish after driving up from his 20th place starting position.
The UNOH 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 beginning at 8:30 p.m., ET on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Lupton on Bristol:
“I can’t wait to get back to the track this week with my DGR-Crosley team. I’ve been eager to get back racing since our top-five finish at Kentucky Speedway last month. I’m excited to go to Bristol and see if we can put ourselves in Victory Lane. I don’t have a lot of experience at Bristol, so I’m not sure what to really expect, especially in a truck, but I know these DGR-Crosley guys are going to bring me a fast truck and I look forward to the opportunity to make some more noise for our team on Thursday night. I’m having a blast in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series right now and can’t thank DGR-Crosley enough for the opportunity.”
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