MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Fury Race Cars will debut their own NASCAR Xfinity Series program beginning on May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The team has hired Kaz Grala to drive the No. 61 Ford Mustang in the next four Xfinity Series events, beginning with the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Shane Wilson will serve as Grala’s crew chief for those four events.
Fury Race Cars, owned by Darius Grala, Tony Eury Jr. and Jeff Fultz, has fielded cars in several regional NASCAR late model and modified divisions, but this is the first time the company has fielded a car in one of NASCAR’s three national divisions.
“We are all really proud of what we’ve been able to put together in such a short amount of time,” said Eury. “Of course we would do whatever we can to help Kaz. He is literally part of the family here at Fury. And with all the help we’ve received from the racing community, how could we not do it?
“While competing at this level will be new for our company, Jeff Fultz and I have plenty of experience in the Xfinity garage,” Eury noted. “In the last year we’ve added Mike Fritts and Rick Viers to the Fury family, as well, so our national series experience is actually pretty recent.”
Grala opened the year driving for JGL Racing, but announced earlier this week via his Twitter account that he had parted ways with the team.
Several of the team members that worked with Grala at JGL Racing, including Wilson, will join him at Fury Race Cars for the next four events.
“I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” said Grala. “I had a great relationship with Shane [crew chief], Yerges [engineer] and the rest of our crew, and I believe that we only scratched the surface of that potential in the limited time we had together.
“I am amazed with all the outreach I’ve received and the help that everyone has been willing to lend, and that is really what has made this all possible,” Grala added. “I began the 2018 season with the intent of running full time, and we hope to find the sponsorship to still make that a reality. That would be a dream come true.”