For the past three seasons, lack of sponsorship limited Kaz Grala to only occasional NASCAR starts. By the time Christmas arrived last month, Grala had engaged in numerous conversations with sponsors and teams, but he had no Cup, Xfinity or Camping World Truck Series races "set in stone" on his schedule. After a flurry of calls and correspondences this month, the 23-year-old could run more races in NASCAR this year than the 15 he raced the past two seasons combined. Announcements are likely later this month. "It's never ideal to be trying to put your season together in January, certainly not February," Grala told NBC Sports. "You're in big trouble if it comes down to (February). That's been the position I've been in the last few years. Unfortunately, I'm used to it at this point." While fans count the days to the start of the NASCAR season next month, Grala, Garrett Smithley and many other drivers furiously seek to complete deals with sponsors and teams. It can turn January into an anxiety-inducing month of promises and pitfalls for competitors trying to secure as many races as possible this year. "I hope one day … I'm secure in my rides and… Read full this story
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