Joe Graf Jr. | SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt Charlotte ROVAL October Event Preview


Driver: Joe Graf Jr. (@JoeGrafJr)


Primary Partner(s): Bucked Up Pink Lemonade Energy Drink


Manufacturer: Ford Mustang


Crew Chief: Joe Williams


Spotter: Frankie Kimmel


2022 Driver Points Position: 27th | 2022 Owner Points Position: 22nd


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.


The Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Road Course is the 17th race of 2022 and 48th 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 Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the team will promote Bucked Up’s Pink Lemonade flavor.


Pink lemonade tastes like childhood over-achievement on the neighborhood corner.


Amateurs make regular lemonade — for 10-cent sales. Prodigies innovate, fusing an otherwise basic beverage with refreshing cranberry, and thinly sliced lemons, for garnish — earning their dollar.


Sweet, refreshing, and jubilant. And yet, miraculously sugar-free.



That’s Pink Lemonade Bucked Up style!


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.


Carolina Connection: This weekend at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Road Course, Joe Graf Jr. and SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt will showcase their partnership with Carolina Breast Friends to help spread breast cancer awareness not only during Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250, but also 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.


Breast cancer heroes will be featured on the No. 07 Bucked Up Pink Lemonade Energy Drink Ford Mustang during Saturday’s 67-lap race.


Stay Tuned: In two of the remaining five NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season, Graf and the SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt team will showcase two new Bucked Up Energy Drink flavors at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Oct. 22 and the penultimate race of the season at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 29, 2022.


The Dead On Tools 250 at Martinsville will also feature a limited edition Bucked Up Energy Drink Halloween hero card to consign its spooktacular livery.


Thanks For Your Support: With more than 84 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 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 8, 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 9, 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 G-Coin!


And guess what?!? Joe Graf Jr. is featured as a cartoon!


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, October 10, 2022. 


The expected ship date is approximately Thursday, November 10, 2022.


Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course Starts: Joe Graf Jr. will make his third NASCAR Xfinity Series start at the 2.280-mile road course on Saturday afternoon.


In his previous two starts, Graf has delivered a track-best of 15th earned in the October 10, 2020 running of the Drive for the Cure 250 after starting 31st.


Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Career Road Course Nuggets: At tracks classified as a road course, Graf has competed in 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series races. He holds an average starting position of 28.5 and an average result of 26.5.


Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway | Sparks 300 Race Recap: In his most recent NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Graf and the SSGLRwJL team showcased the No. 07 G-Coin Ford Mustang in the final superspeedway race of the season.


A strong 19th-place qualifying effort transitioned into a competitive race for Graf at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.


While contending for a strong finish, a series of green flag pit stops separated the two lead packs and with no caution flag since the race’s final pit stop, Graf drafted from 28th to a lead lap 22nd place finish.


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 94th NASCAR Xfinity Series race as crew chief on Saturday afternoon and his third at the defining Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway ROVAL.


In his previous 93 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 Andy Lally will drive the No. 08 Engine Parts Plus | Ford Mustang on Saturday afternoon for his fifth Xfinity start of the 2022 season.


Lally is set to make his 23rd career NASCAR Xfinity Series start and second at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Road Course. His best Xfinity track finish occurred in the 2018 Drive for the Cure 200, where he finished 37th after starting 20th for DGM Racing.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Joe Graf Jr. visit, like him on Facebook (Joe Graf Jr.), follow him on TikTok (@JoeGrafJr), Twitter (@JoeGrafJr) and Instagram (@joegrafjr).


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Joe Graf Jr. Pre-Race Quotes:

On Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL: “I am very optimistic about the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL this weekend. With the growth of my competitiveness on the road courses this season, I’m determined to continue to showcase that not only am I improving on my road course craft, but we continue to have speed in our No. 07 Ford Mustangs on all types of race tracks.



“We are excited to promote Bucked Up Pink Lemonade Energy Drink this weekend to extend our support to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as show our support to Carolina Breast Friends too.


“Our No. 07 Bucked Up Pink Lemonade Energy Drink Ford Mustang looks pretty in pink and I hope for a great performance on Saturday afternoon.”


On Goals For Remainder of 2022: “There are about five 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 month or 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.” 

Race Information:


The Drive for the Cure 250 (67 laps | 155.44 miles) is the 29th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2022 schedule. Practice begins on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Qualifying follows shortly after 10:30 a.m. The 38-car field will take the green flag later in the day shortly after 3:00 p.m. with live coverage on the NBC, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).

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