DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Restrictor plate racing is an art. Some drivers get it and some others don’t. After three starts on the Daytona International Speedway, one driver is showing that he could be on a path to be among the future greats on the high speed, high banked 2.5-mile oval.
Kaz Grala won his first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and that just so happened to be at Daytona in 2017. He did so with GMS Racing.
In 2018, he made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Daytona with JGL Racing. He’d finish an impressive fourth in February’s race. Then, in Friday night’s Coca Cola Firecracker 250, Grala driving for his third different team in as many Daytona starts once again came away with a top five finish.
The Massachusetts native brought his No. 61 Ford for Fury Race Cars home fifth for his second best result of the entire season. He’s now 14th in the XFINITY Series standings, 44 points out of the final cutoff spot.
That’s extremely impressive because he’s done so with an underfunded team for the first several races and now another team that made their NASCAR debut on Memorial Day weekend. Now, here he is shining. He’s showing that it doesn’t matter what team he’s driving for in any series, he’s going to bring his car home in one piece and vie for a win at the World Center of Racing.
Grala can hang his hat high on Friday night because he’s showing the racing world just how talented he is.
He raced a 10 year old car that was about to be a show car. He brought that said car home fifth. Need I say more?