Joe Graf Jr. | No. 19 CoverSeal Toyota GR Supra Auto Club Speedway Preview

Joe Graf Jr. | No. 19 CoverSeal Toyota GR Supra Preview

Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway

No. 19 CoverSeal Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • GRAF AT AUTO CLUB: Joe Graf Jr. will be making his third NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start at Auto Club Speedway in his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) debut this weekend. In 2022, Graf finished 15th for his best finish at the track.
  • DAYTONA RECAP: Graf finished a career-best seventh place in the 2023 NXS season opener last weekend at Daytona. Graf finished 20th in Stage 1 and 27th in Stage 2 before making his way into the top-10 during Stage 3. He was running eighth before the final caution and came away with the third top-10 finish of his career.
  • JGR DEBUT: This weekend’s race at Auto Club will be Graf’ first race in a JGR Toyota GR Supra. He is scheduled for four more races throughout the 2023 season – Las Vegas, Richmond, New Hampshire, and Kansas.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Crew Chief Jason Ratcliff will oversee the No. 19 team and its driver rotation in 2023. Ratcliff is in year 18 under the JGR banner. He won the 2009 NXS Championship in tandem with Kyle Busch after an eight-win season. The championship-winning crew chief has 54 NXS wins across five different drivers, including current JGR NCS driver, Christopher Bell. He has 15 NASCAR Cup Series wins as crew chief between two former JGR drivers – Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano.
  • NO. 19 IN 2023: The JGR No. 19 will have a rotating schedule of drivers throughout the 2023 season. Drivers on the schedule as of Auto Club are Myatt Snider, Graf, Connor Mosack, and Ryan Truex.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Graf’s 2023 NXS/ARCA Seasons.

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  • RACE INFO: The NXS Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club is scheduled for 5:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 25. The race will be Broadcast on Fox Sports 1, MRN, Sirius XM and available to stream on the Fox Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

JOE GRAF JR.: “I’m really excited about the opportunity to run with Joe Gibbs Racing for some races this year. This week we have CoverSeal supporting us in our first race together – and it looks like it’s going to be a great opportunity to show off their car covers with the forecast.

“I am looking forward to getting on the track and getting some laps in with Jason and the No. 19 team. I know they will bring a fast No. 19 CoverSeal Toyota GR Supra to Auto Club and I’m hoping for a solid first run with JGR.”

Graf’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Auto Club Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
2 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 23.0


Graf’s 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
1 0 0 1 0 0 19.0 7.0


Graf’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
94 0 0 3 0 8 26.0 25.7


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About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, three NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise.

JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning five Cup Series championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championships, along with more than 350 NASCAR races, including four Brickyard 400s and four Daytona 500s.