Joe Graf Jr. Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Dead On Tools 250 Race Preview

SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt | NASCAR Xfinity Series

Martinsville (Va.) Speedway | Dead On Tools 250

Fast Facts

No. 07 SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt Team:

Driver: Joe Graf Jr. (@JoeGrafJr)

Primary Partner(s): Bucked Up Pump N’ Grind Energy Drink

Manufacturer: Ford Mustang

Crew Chief: Joe Williams

Spotter: Frankie Kimmel                         

2022 Driver Points Position: 27th | 2022 Owner Points Position: 21st

Engine: Roush Yates Engines (RYE)

Notes of Interest:

Full of Energy: Bucked Up Energy Drink and its sister products will continue their role as the primary partner of Graf’s No. 07 Ford Mustang this weekend.

Martinsville (Va.) Speedway is the 19th race of 2022 and 50th race overall in a multi-year, multi-race deal with the former ARCA Menards Series winner.

For the first time this year and in recognition of Halloween, the team will promote Bucked Up’s Pump N’ Grind flavor.

Whether you’re addicted to the pump or the grind, this flavor delivers your daily reminder the work doesn’t stop.

Pump N’ Grind is the flavor of juicy grapes fresh off the vine, combined with forbidden fruit — crisp sweet apple with aromatic notes of knowledge and conquering life. 

About Bucked Up Energy: Bucked Up started in 2013 when twin brothers Ryan and Jeff Gardner started marketing a product called Deer Antler Spray. After selling thousands of bottles to GNCs nationwide, the company morphed into what is now Bucked Up, a full-fledged vitamins and supplements manufacturer.

The company has gone from its humble beginnings to becoming the No. 1 best-selling pre-workout brand that’s available in over 10,000 stores worldwide.

Plenty Of Other Bucked Up Products Available Too: Don’t forget that Bucked Up Energy now offers more than 10 quenching options, but several of their popular flavors include Rocket Pop, Gym ‘N’ Juice, Mango Tango and Pink Lemonade now include low-stim options.

Low-stim has the same innovative ingredients that make their OG formula so powerful for focus, mood, motivation and energy. Bucked Up made just one small change and they have been surprised by the resulting epicness.

Boasting a modest of 100mg of caffeine, Bucked Up Low-Stim delivers the same energy, focus, mood, motivation – while reducing the common side effects that come from too-much caffeine, jitters, sleeplessness and anxiety.

Stay Tuned: For next weekend’s season finale at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway, Joe Graf Jr. and SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt will showcase a new partner for the 200-lap event.

The new partner will utilize the Xfinity Series Championship Race to debut their product to the NASCAR community on November 5, 2022.

Thanks For Your Support: With more than 93 percent of the 2022 Xfinity Series season complete, Joe Graf Jr. and SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt would like to thank their associate marketing partners: AVOID, Bass Reaper Bait Company, CoverSeal, EAT SLEEP RACE Apparel, fgrACCEL, G-Coin, Gtechniq, HazHeart, Model Electronics and ShopRite for their continued support.  

Catch Him On The Dial: Before Joe Graf Jr. straps into his No. 07 Bucked Up Pump N’ Grind Drink Ford Mustang on Saturday afternoon, the SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt driver will be featured on “The Frontstretch” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90 with host Pat Patterson LIVE on Saturday morning, October 29, 2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET.

Graf will also spotlight a new commercial featuring Bucked Up Energy’s Buck Shot in several spots throughout the weekend, including the full four-hour program on Sunday, October 30, 2022.  

Get It While It’s Hot!: Joe Graf Jr. and partner EAT SLEEP RACE are accepting pre-orders on new tee-shirt apparel from driver and partner Bucked Up Energy Drink and their Miami-vibe look from Homestead-Miami Speedway!

Available in sizes from small to 3XL and from $29.95 to $34.95.

Please note, this is a pre-order-only Listing. The pre-order period ends Monday, November 8, 2022. 

The expected ship date is approximately Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Click here for additional information and to place your order.

Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Martinsville Speedway Stats: Joe Graf Jr. will make his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series start at the 0.526-mile speedway on Saturday afternoon.

In his previous four starts, Graf has delivered a track-best of 15th earned in the October 30, 2020 running of the Dead On Tools 250 after starting 32nd.

Overall, he has an average finish of 25.0 at Martinsville.

He has also completed 946 of 1,018 laps for a 92.9 percent lap completion.

Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Career Short Tracks Stats: At tracks classified as a short track, Graf has competed in 14 NASCAR Xfinity Series races. He holds an average starting position of 26.6 and an average result of 22.8.

Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway | Contender Boats 300 Race Recap: In his most recent NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, Graf and the SSGLRwJL team showcased the No. 07 Bucked Up Miami Energy Drink Ford Mustang in the final intermediate race of the season.

After qualifying a solid 17th last Friday afternoon, Graf maintained a solid pace but with the track conditions constantly changing and the lack of yellow flags, it left little opportunity for the SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt team to make the necessary adjustments to vault back into the top-20.

However, a late race caution proved to be beneficial as Graf utilized the final restart of the race to his advantage climbing from 27th to 24th at the checkered flag.

Sneaker Mania: Along with the adrenaline of the Motorsports competition, Joe Graf Jr. also has a vogue for hype sneakers. In his current collection, he owns and wears at least 90 limited edition sneakers – and his collection continues to grow every month.

The current estimated value of his collection tops $100,000.

From the Pit Box: Industry veteran Joe Williams is Joe Graf Jr.’s crew chief.

He will crew chief his 97th NASCAR Xfinity Series race as crew chief on Saturday afternoon and his fifth at the famed paperclip race track.  

In his previous 96 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, he has collected one win (Auto Club Speedway | February 2022), seven top-five and 21 top-10 finishes.

Hello From The Other Side: Graf Jr. has a teammate at SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt. Veteran Brandon Brown will drive the No. 08 Solid Rock Carriers Ford Mustang on Saturday afternoon for his 30th start of the 2022 season.

Brown is set to make his 149th career Xfinity Series start overall and fifth at Martinsville. His best Xfinity Martinsville track finish occurred in the 2020 Draft Top 250, where he finished 18th after starting 12th for his family-owned Brandonbilt Motorsports team.

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Joe Graf Jr. Pre-Race Quote:

On Martinsville Speedway: “It’s hard to imagine that there are just two NASCAR Xfinity Series races left this season. It seems like just yesterday we were all preparing to go to Daytona in February.

“I like Martinsville. It’s one of my favorite short tracks. It is a very demanding race track and certainly one that relies on rhythm and hitting your marks every lap. If you don’t drive the track exactly how you are supposed to, it can make for a long race.

“Our simulator session went very well this week and I feel like we will continue to showcase the speed that we have over the last couple of months in practice and qualifying on Friday.

“Our No. 07 Bucked Up Pump N’ Grind Ford Mustang looks excellent with the Halloween scheme and I’m hoping we are able to spook some of the competition and duplicate our top-15 finish from last October.”

Race Information:

The Dead On Tools 250 (250 laps | 131.5 miles) is the 32nd of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2022 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, October 28th from 4:00 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Qualifying follows shortly after 4:35 p.m. The 38-car field will take the green flag on Saturday, October 29th shortly after 3:00 p.m. with live coverage on NBC, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).

About SS Green Light Racing with Jeff Lefcourt:

As one of the most tenured teams in all of NASCAR, SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt led by team owner and former driver Bobby Dotter and new partner Jeff Lefcourt has been a mainstay entry in the sport fielding entries in either the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series or Xfinity Series competition since 2001.

SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt will continue with a two-car program in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022.