SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt | NASCAR Xfinity Series
Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway | Sparks 300
No. 07 SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt Team:
Driver: Joe Graf Jr. (@JoeGrafJr)
Primary Partner(s): G-Coin
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:
Welcome Back: This weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt and Joe Graf Jr. welcome back G-Coin as the primary partner of the team’s No. 07 Ford Mustang for Saturday afternoon’s Sparks 300.
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Thanks For Your Support: With more than 81 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, Bucked Up Energy, CoverSeal, EAT SLEEP RACE Apparel, fgrACCEL, Gtechniq, HazHeart, Model Electronics and ShopRite for their continued support.
Catch Him On The Dial: Before Joe Graf Jr. straps into his No. 07 G-Coin 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 1, 2022 at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET.
Graf will also spotlight G-Coin in several commercial spots throughout the weekend, including the full four-hour program on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
Carolina Connection: Beginning this week and throughout the month of October, Joe Graf Jr. and SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt have partnered with Carolina Breast Friends to help spread breast cancer awareness during the month of October.
The vision of Carolina Breast Friends is to support, encourage, and empower those in our community who are affected by breast cancer.
The mission of Carolina Breast Friends is to embrace the breast cancer community in a positive environment. We provide resources and education through fellowship and mentoring during any stage of the journey.
From now until October 5, 2022 – you can donate a minimum of $25.00 and honor a breast cancer hero with their name on Graf’s racecar for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 250 race at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway ROVAL on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.
Please consider Donating Here.
Get Bucked Up at Homestead-Miami Speedway: With their traditional stop at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway later this year, Joe Graf Jr. and partner Bucked Up Energy Drink are giving a lucky fan and a guest an ALL-EXPENSES paid trip to Homestead-Miami Speedway in October, along with $1,000 in spending cash!
To enter, spend at least $10 at buckedup.com from now until Friday, September 30, 2022. Every $10 spent earns another entry.
Visit buckedup.com for additional information.
Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Talladega Superspeedway Starts: Joe Graf Jr. will make his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway on Saturday afternoon.
In his previous five starts, Graf has delivered a track-best of eighth earned earlier this year in the Ag-Pro 300 after starting 24th.
He also earned his first career top-10 Xfinity finish at Talladega last October with a top-10 finish in last October’s Sparks 300.
He is hunting for his third consecutive top-10 finish at Talladega this weekend.
While carrying an average finish of 23.2, he has also completed 491 of the 579 available laps available for an 89.8 percent lap completion.
Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Career Superspeedway Nuggets: In 10 career NASCAR Xfinity Series Superspeedway races, he has completed 1,029 of the 1,327 laps available. He holds an average starting position of 23.8 and an average result of 27.0 with a best finish of eighth at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April 2022.
Joe Graf Jr. ARCA Menards Series Career Superspeedway Nuggets: In three career ARCA superspeedway track races, Graf Jr. has two top-10 finishes. He has been running at the finish of all three races. He holds an average starting position of 15.3 and an average result of 11th with three (3) laps led.
In 2018, Graf Jr. was involved in the closest finish in ARCA Menards Series history at Talladega Superspeedway in a photo finish.
The margin was so narrow in the 69-year history of the series, it was a statistical dead heat, the margin of victory on the computerized scoring monitors showing 0.00 seconds. Only a video replay and the photo finish camera were able to determine Graf finished second by a matter of millimeters.
Texas Motor Speedway | Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 Race Recap: In his most recent NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, Graf and the SSGLRwJL team showcased the No. 07 Bucked Up Rocket Pop Energy Drink Ford Mustang for their second trip to “No Limits Texas” this season.
A strong 13th place practice position was backed up with a respectable 19th place qualifying effort with Graf maintaining his solid pace throughout the early running of the race.
Just past the halfway mark in the race, Graf was collected in a backstretch accident when several cars ahead of him collided.
Resilient work by the SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt team kept Graf who suffered heavy front-end damage from the incident on the track and in contention for a solid finish.
When the checkered flag waved, Graf finished 18th earning his first top-20 finish at the 1.5-mile speedway and a solid period to a strong weekend from the No. 07 SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt team.
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 93rd NASCAR Xfinity Series race as crew chief on Saturday afternoon and his sixth at the breathtaking 2.66-mile superspeedway.
In his previous 92 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 David Starr will drive the No. 08 Five Network Ford Mustang on Saturday afternoon for his 17th start of the 2022 season.
Starr is set to make his 251st career NASCAR Xfinity Series start and 11th at Talladega. His best Xfinity track finish occurred in the 2014 Aaron’s 312, where he finished ninth after starting 16th for TriStar Motorsports.
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Joe Graf Jr. Pre-Race Quotes:
On Talladega Superspeedway: “I am so ready for Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. Our SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt team is going for three straight top-10 finishes at the track on Saturday afternoon and I think we can better our prior finishes with a top-five run with our No. 07 G-Coin Ford Mustang.
“The team is very excited about the car that we are bringing which is a sister car to the one that we raced at Daytona in August before getting caught up in a mid-race accident.
“We are starting with a setup that we feel that will put us in a good place for the race and hopefully capture our second top-10 finish of the year at one of my favorite places.”
On Goals For Remainder of 2022: “There are about six weeks of racing left and we certainly want to make the best of it for everyone that supports our SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt team.
“Without question, I think it cannot be denied that our team has showcased speed throughout the season but we haven’t been able to execute on getting the finishes we think we deserved for a variety of reasons.
“The bigger picture is that we have continued to grow as a team and we have several race tracks over the next seven weeks that allow us to have the opportunity to put our best foot forward.
“From now until the end of the season at Phoenix, I am determined to nail the execution so we can carry some momentum into the off-season and to the 2023 season.”
The Sparks 300 (113 laps | 300.58 miles) is the 28th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2022 schedule. Single-car qualifying is set for Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. CT. The 38-car field will take the green flag on Saturday, October 1 shortly after 3:00 p.m. with live coverage on the USA Network, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (CT).
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.