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FURY Race Cars is an American race car manufacturer and professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.[1] The company was founded in 2016 by Darius Grala, Tony Eury Jr. and Jeff Fultz, all championship-winning veterans in various forms of motorsports.[2][3] [4] The team manufactures race cars and chassis for NASCAR, the ARCA Racing Series, CARS Tour, Pro All-Star Series and other late model and Modified racing series around the United States,[5] and currently fields the No. 61 Ford Mustang for Kaz Grala, the son of owner Darius Grala, part-time in the Xfinity Series.

FURY Race Cars
FURY Race Cars Logo 2019.png
Owner(s)Darius Grala
Tony Eury Jr.
Jeff Fultz
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Xfinity Series
Race driversKaz Grala
SponsorsNETTTS, IT Coalition, Kiklos, DMB Financial, Hot Scream
ManufacturerFord
Career
Debut2018 Alsco 300 (Charlotte)
Races competed12
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories0
Pole positions0
The main floor of the FURY Race Cars shop in Mooresville, NC.

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ManufacturingEdit

Formed in 2016, FURY Race Cars manufactures Pro and Super Late Models (called the Model L) and Modified race cars (Model M), as well as track-day road-course cars (Model R). The company sells race cars to customers across North America and Europe at any requested level of completion, from bare chassis to turn-key read-to-race vehicles. All race cars are built at the FURY shop in Mooresville, North Carolina. FURY also has several authorized dealers and repair facilities across the United States and Canada where customers can purchase new FURY cars, purchase parts or repair damaged race cars.

FURY Race Cars' first big win as a company came in December of 2016 when Christian Eckes won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway. FURY cars have also captured the 2016–2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships, as well as regional and track championships across the U.S. The company's vehicles have also finished first, second and third in both the 2018 Rattler 250 and 2018 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing and earned a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep in the 2018 Winchester 400.

NASCAREdit

 
Kaz Grala pilots the No. 61 Ford Mustang in FURY Race Cars' debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series

On May 15, 2018, it was announced that Kaz Grala was released by JGL Racing.[6] Three days later, it was announced that Grala would be driving in the next four races with FURY, which is owned in part by his father Darius.[7] Sponsorship came from New England Tractor Trailer Training School, which had supported Grala throughout his racing career, including in the Xfinity Series at JGL.[8] JGL also provided Kaz Grala with three cars when it terminated his contract, and many crew members from JGL, including crew chief Shane Wilson, came over to FURY to help with the No. 61, which was chosen in honor of Richie Evans.[9] In the team's debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway, they finished an impressive 10th. Two weeks later at Michigan International Speedway, Grala led his first ever laps for the team and finished 12th, Grala would then go onto finish 10th at Iowa Speedway in what many thought could be his last race of the season, but two weeks later it was announced that IT Coalition and longtime sponsor Kiklos would hop on board for the next race at Chicagoland Speedway. In just the team's sixth race at Daytona International Speedway, Grala would finish fifth in a borrowed 10-year-old race car, which had been retired as a show car,[10][11] earning the team's first top-five finish in their brief history. Grala and the team couldn’t find a sponsor to run at Kentucky, which meant he and the team were no longer eligible for the playoffs. With additional support from IT Coalition, DMB Financial and Hot Scream, Grala was able to run the four road-course races on the Xfinity Series schedule, his home-track event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the 2018 season finale at Homestead–Miami Speedway.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McFadin, Daniel (May 25, 2018). "Kaz Grala, father reveal how Fury Race Cars came to Xfinity Series". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Darius Grala". ashcom.homestead.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  3. ^ "Tony Eury, Jr. Crew Chief Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  4. ^ Weaver, Matt. "Jeff Fultz returns to CARS Tour with Walker Motorsports | Short Track Scene". Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  5. ^ McFadin, Daniel (May 18, 2018). "Kaz Grala to attempt next four Xfinity races with Fury Race Cars". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  6. ^ Long, Dustin (May 15, 2018). "Kaz Grala no longer with JGL Racing in Xfinity Series". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fury Race Cars Debuting Xfinity Effort With Kaz Grala". May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Baker, Tom (May 24, 2018). "Kaz Grala Making First NSX Start For Fury Race Cars In Charlotte Alsco 300". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  9. ^ McFadin, Daniel. "Kaz Grala, father reveal how Fury Race Cars came to Xfinity Series". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  10. ^ King, Alanis. "How a Decade-Old Car That Wasn't Supposed to Race Did Shockingly Well in NASCAR". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  11. ^ Eggert, Seth. "Grala Finishes Fifth in a Retired Showcar at Daytona". Motorsports Tribune. Retrieved 2019-01-21.

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