MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Dylan Lupton has become the second driver in a month to depart JGL Racing.

Lupton, 22, confirmed via Twitter on Thursday that he will not race for JGL Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Michigan Int’l Speedway and he will not return to the team for the remainder of the year.


“Due to unfortunate circumstances, I will not be competing in this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan Int’l Speedway nor will I be returning to JGL Racing for the remainder of the 2018 season,” Lupton said in his statement. “I appreciate the opportunity I had to drive for James Whitener and I wish him and JGL Racing the best in their future endeavors.

“I’m re-focusing my efforts to secure a competitive ride in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and look forward to announcing my plans for the rest of the 2018 season when appropriate. I’d like to thank all of my marketing partners, family, friends and the fans for their continued support.”

Lupton is the second competitor to leave JGL Racing in recent weeks. Kaz Grala departed JGL Racing prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Grala has since partnered with Fury Race Cars to compete in at least four events, garnering a 10th-place finish at Charlotte.

Lupton joined JGL Racing in 2017, competing in 25 events for the team in the last two years. He has a best Xfinity Series finish of ninth at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2015 while driving for Tony Townley.

JGL Racing is owned by James Whitener, who was diagnosed with liver failure in January and is currently awaiting a transplant.