On Tuesday, Dylan Lupton announced on SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody that he has reached a deal that will see the former K&N Pro Series West competitor drive the No. 93 Chevrolet for RSS Racing at Las Vegas, Phoenix and Auto Club (Fontana) as a teammate to Ryan Sieg. Mike Ford, a former crew chief for Denny Hamlin in the Sprint Cup Series who worked with Lupton last season at Athenian Motorsports, will serve as Lupton’s crew chief.
Lupton is very happy about the opportunity to get back into a car.
“I’m incredibly thankful for this opportunity to partner with RSS Racing,” Lupton said in a press release. “I met with the Sieg family on several occasions last year and we’ve been working ever since to partner for some races. Hopefully, we can do well on this three-race stretch and do more this season.”
“Having Mike [Ford] with us during this stretch should be very beneficial,” Lupton continued. “Mike and I worked together last season, so we are very comfortable with each other and he knows what I’m looking for in a racecar. We know that performance is going to be important for these three races and I feel like with Mike’s addition, our chances are as good as any to meet our goals.”
Last season, Lupton made eight starts in the No. 25 Chevrolet for Athenian Motorsports. In those races, Lupton’s best runs came on the road courses. His best finish was a ninth at Mid-Ohio. Two weeks later, Lupton finished 13th at Road America. Of the three tracks that he is signed to drive at, Lupton only competed at Phoenix last year, where he made his XFINITY Series debut. There, Lupton started 23rd and finished 19th.
The No. 93 that Lupton will be driving was last fielded for Scott Lagasse, Jr. at Daytona. Lagasse finished 29th there after starting in 30th. However, since 42 cars are entered for Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 and the fact that the XFINITY Series is currently using 2015 points for provisionals, Lupton would need to qualify in the top 33 in order to make the field.
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