Dylan Lupton, No. 17 Crosley Brands F-150:
Dylan Lupton returns to DGR-Crosley for the second of his three-race NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series program this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
Lupton, a native of Wilton, Calif., invades Texas on the heels of a strong finish last weekend at Kansas Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series season finale. He started fifth in the Speediatrics 150 and after overcoming some handling issues early in the race, the NASCAR Next alumnus rebounded for a fourth-place finish. The effort was a career-best in two ARCA Menards Series starts. Kansas was his first time back in an ARCA car since Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in 2016.
Lupton, 26, has two prior starts at Texas Motor Speedway, both coming in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His most recent start in April 2018 earned him a respectable 17th-place finish.
In his first 2020 start for DGR-Crosley last month in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Lupton had a competitive showing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Starting deep in the field and without a lap of practice, he utilized the 134-lap race to pick up 20 positions from his 34th-place starting spot and finished a noteworthy 14th.
Lupton’s No. 17 Crosley Brands Ford F-150 this weekend will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a special pink ribbon on the truck for the 21st Truck Series race of the season.
Sunday’s race will mark Lupton’s 10th career Truck Series start, seven with DGR-Crosley.
The SpeedyCash.com 400 from Texas Motor Speedway will be run on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast live on FS1. The 147-lap race will be broken into three segments with stage-ending cautions on laps 35 and 70.
Lupton on Texas: “I’ve been hungry to get back behind the wheel since our strong finish at Kansas Speedway last Friday. Hopefully, we can go to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday and continue our good pace.
“The Truck Series fields are strong this year and that makes the races a lot more competitive, but the No. 17 DGR-Crosley team has been working hard to make sure we’re in a good spot for Sunday’s race. I like Texas. It doesn’t have a lot of room to race, but I feel we can go out there on Sunday and contend for a top-10 finish. We’ll be starting mid-pack based on the formula, so we’ll just have to follow the same formula we did at Las Vegas and hope for an even better outcome.”