LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A corrective technical glitch that would have left Lupton with no practice before his Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway debut in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300, a joint decision has been made between RSS Racing and Lupton to withdraw him from competition and concentrate on next Saturday’s XFINITY Series Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 race at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway.
RSS Racing and Lupton have also tentatively agreed to compete in the Apr. 8 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway to fulfill their original three race agreement announced earlier this week.
“While I’m disappointed that I won’t be competing in Saturday’s XFINITY race at Las Vegas, everything happens for a reason,” Lupton said. “I want to thank RSS Racing for their support and hard work today at Las Vegas and we’ve already turned our attention to Phoenix next weekend and Auto Club after that. I want to thank the fans for all their support and I’ll be back at the racetrack Saturday to support my RSS Racing teammate Ryan Sieg.”