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NASCAR Whelen All American Series Going Well for Honor Student

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Senior year is about to start in Hesperia, California for K&N Driver Kyle McGrady, but there is still a lot of racing left for the young driver in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. McGrady is ready to continue to balance his 3.8 average at school with his racing career.

High School Senior, National Honor Society Student and NASCAR Whelen All American Series Driver Kyle McGrady
High School Senior, National Honor Society Student and NASCAR Whelen All American Series Driver Kyle McGrady
He is currently 8th overall in the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale Auto Club Late Models Division. At 16, McGrady is also the youngest driver in the division. He received his NASCAR license before his state driver’s license.“It’s interesting because a lot of drivers have a lot of years on me,” said McGrady. “It’s also very competitive. There is still time for me to move up a few more points this season.”
Kyle McGrady received his NASCAR license before his California driver's license and competes in the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale's Auto Club Late Models Division
Kyle McGrady received his NASCAR license before his California driver's license and competes in the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale's Auto Club Late Models Division

The McGrady family uses K&N products on its racecars as well as tow vehicles and passenger cars
The McGrady family uses K&N products on its racecars as well as tow vehicles and passenger cars

2009 was his first season in his family owned K&N Products Late Model Stock car. “We go about 92 mph and about 110 mph at the end of the straightaway,” said McGrady. “I’m getting comfortable with the car. The set-up is still a little finicky but we’re working it out.” McGrady is also up for rookie of the year in the NASCAR Series.

He is also very familiar with several types of racing. He began racing Jr. Speedway Sprints on dirt when he was only 8-years-old. At 10, he graduated to Mini-Stock Cars and at 13 moved up to the Pro-4 Division. McGrady won Rookie of the Year in 2006 in the Pro-4 Division where the next youngest driver was in his late 20s. He also finished 6th overall in the points standings that year.

“We use K&N products on our race cars, tow vehicles and passenger cars,” said McGrady. “K&N protects our engines and gives us extra horsepower and acceleration on and off the track.”

McGrady will next race at Irwindale August 8 and 22.

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