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Kaz Grala

Birth Date
December 29, 1998
Hometown
Boston, Massachusetts
Twitter
@KazGrala
Instagram
@kazgrala
Car
No. 16 Camaro ZL1 1LE
Crew Chief
Matt Swiderski

Kaz Grala’s stock-car racing career kicked off in 2013, when the then 14-year-old driver competed in the UARA-STARS Series, becoming the youngest winner in series history at Hickory Motor Speedway.

The following year, Grala became the youngest driver ever to compete in an IMSA event, when he competed in the Michelin Pilot Challenge. That same year, he competed in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and won events at Martinsville Speedway and Caraway Speedway, where he became the youngest NASCAR winner in track history.

In 2015, Grala drove for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Super Late Models and became the youngest winner in KBM’s history, leading 131 of 150 laps en route to victory from the pole at South Boston Speedway.

In 2016, Grala competed in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and was the youngest driver in the field at 17. Later that season, Grala made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Martinsville Speedway, running a part-time schedule throughout the year.

The following season, Grala made his first full-time effort in the NCWTS, kicking off 2017 with a win from the pole in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, making him the youngest NASCAR winner in history at the historic track. Grala capped off his stellar, rookie season as the youngest driver ever to make the NASCAR Playoffs.

In 2018, Grala made his NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) debut with JGL Racing, scoring a fourth-place finish in the season opener. During the 2019 and 2020 season, Grala drove part-time in the No. 21 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in the NXS and made one NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start for the team in 2020 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, where he finished seventh.

Grala will make his first-ever Daytona 500 start with Kaulig Racing, also competing in a limited, part-time schedule together in the 2021 NCS season.

Date/Time
Race
Start
Finish
Points

Race Information:

Location
Daytona, FL
Track Length
2.50
Laps
200
Tune-In
MRN
Start
40
Finish
28
Points

Race Information:

Location
Talladega, AL
Track Length
2.66
Laps
188
Tune-In
FOX MRN Sirius XM
Start
38
Finish
6
Points