Kaz Grala
22-Year-Old Driver  
Richard Childress Racing
2021 Fantasy Outlook
This driver lineup is not confirmed at the time of this writing, but it is rumored that Alfredo and Grala will split this full-time team to some extent. Richard Childress Racing fielded this team in the 33-event schedule last season with both drivers and Myatt Snider as well. The trio collected five Top-5 and 15 Top-10 finishes. While the team led very few laps, and didn't challenge for wins, they did have good equipment and decent consistency. Much of the lack of performance is due to the inexperience of the young driver lineup. However, Alfredo and Grala are gaining that experience and should improve in 2021. We don't expect any wins, but the team should pile up the Top 10's and race competitively most weeks. Read Past Outlooks
Road Course with Young's
Gander Outdoors Truck
February 19, 2021
While Young's Motorsports primary driver Kris Wright is focusing on making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, former series' winner Grala will step in and drive the No. 02 Young's Building Systems | Randco Chevrolet Silverado, Young's Motorsports PR reports.
Grala will fill-in for Wright this weekend in the Camping World Truck Series' second event of the season at the Daytona road circuit. The young driver made an impressive start at this same track last summer in relief duty of Austin Dillon in the Cup Series. Grala finished an impressive seventh-place that afternoon and brings that potential to the table for Friday night's BrakeBest Brake Pads 159.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kaz Grala
DFS NASCAR Trucks: BrakeBest Brake Pads 159
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DFS NASCAR Trucks: NextEra Energy 250
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NASCAR Draft Kit: 2021 Xfinity Rankings
45 days ago
Mark Taylor ranks the Xfinity Series drivers for the 2021 season, as Austin Cindric returns to defend his title.
DFS NASCAR: Drive for the Cure 250
143 days ago
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DFS NASCAR: Go Bowling 235
198 days ago
Rounding out C.J. Radune’s Higher-Risk Lineup is Christopher Bell, who won a road course race once last season in the Xfinity series.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Made just 5 starts last season with Richard Childress Racing and earned one Top-5 finish across those starts. 2020 plans have not been announced as of mid-January.
This team raced part-time in 2018 with Grala to good effect. In just 12 starts they collected one Top-5, four Top-10 and eight Top-15 finishes. It was a very impressive effort given the small size of this team, and limited resources. They would wish to race full-time in the upcoming season if enough sponsorship can be found. That's the good news. Veteran crew chief, Shane Wilson, was a steadying presence atop the team's war wagon, and he will likely return in 2019. If sponsorship can be found, this is the team in the bottom end of the rankings that has the most upward potential. However, funding is just a big question mark heading into the new season.
Grala gets the promotion from the Camping World Truck Series and into the Xfinity Series this season. JGL Racing wasted no time nabbing the young talent at the end of last season and assembling a team to succeed. Grala will be paired with veteran crew chief, Shane Wilson, and the two will look to challenge for Rookie of the Year in this division of NASCAR. He posted good numbers last season in the trucks, nabbing his first-career win and 11 Top-10 finishes in the No. 33 truck. Grala would end the year a very impressive seventh in the final driver standings. He will face more challenges moving up a division this season, but Grala’s talent is undeniable and can take him a long way in his first Xfinity Series season.
Grala has climbed the NASCAR ranks pretty quickly. In just three short years he has gone from relative obscurity to having his first full-time ride in the Camping World Truck Series. The 18-year-old takes over the driver's seat of the strong No. 33 Chevrolet of GMS Racing. Grala competed part-time last season for GMSR and picked up three Top-10 finishes in just nine starts. Most of those good efforts were on the smaller ovals of Dover, Gateway and Loudon. Grala will now get a full 23-race slate to show what he can do with this very capable team. He'll be paired with crew chief Jerry Baxter who comes over from Kyle Busch Motorsports. There's some exciting potential possible in this team-driver-crew chief combination.
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Makes Daytona 500 on Lap Time
February 12, 2021
Grala finished 14th in the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Thursday night.
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Daytona 500 Attempt
January 14, 2021
Grala will attempt the 63rd annual Daytona 500 with Kaulig Racing to kick off the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, Kaulig Racing PR reports.
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Filling in Sunday on Short notice
August 15, 2020
Grala will be driving the No. 3 Chevrolet on Sunday at the Daytona International Speedway in place of Austin Dillon after it was revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 early Saturday morning, Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports reports.
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Leads Xfinity Happy Hour at Iowa
June 16, 2018
Grala was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Iowa 250 Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 130.052 mph.
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Loses Xfinity Series Ride
May 16, 2018
Kaz Grala announced on social media Tuesday night that he's no longer with JGL Racing. A team spokesperson told NBC Sports that the team is shutting down the No. 24 ride for the time being because of lack of sponsorship.
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