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Kaz Grala on His Impressive Debut, Getting the Call from Richard Childress and His Daytona Success

Few have had more of a whirlwind week than Kaz Grala.

From getting the call from Hall of Famer and team owner Richard Childress, to leading laps in the famed No. 3 car at Daytona International Speedway and everything in between, the 21-year-old became the first driver since Carl Edwards in 2004 to score a top-10 finish in his NASCAR Cup Series debut.

Frontstretch chatted with Grala following his impressive Daytona International Speedway road course showing.

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Davey is in his fifth season with Frontstretch and currently serves as a multimedia editor and reporter. He authors the "NASCAR Mailbox" column, spearheads the site's video content and hosts the Frontstretch Podcast weekly. He's covered the K&N Pro Series and ARCA extensively for NASCAR.com and currently serves as an associate producer for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and production assistant for NBC Sports Washington. Follow him on Twitter @DaveyCenter.

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