Noah Gragson
JR Motorsports
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The up-and-coming Gragson moves from full-time competition in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and into the Xfinity Series in 2019. He has been brought in to replace the retired Elliott Sadler in the No. 9 JRM Chevrolet. Gragson has some big shoes to fill there as Sadler nabbed three victories and 78 Top-10 finishes over his last three seasons of racing in the JRM No. 9 machine. This has been a Top-5 team for each of the last three years. Gragson will be challenged to hit those levels in season one. He's a two-time truck series winner, and finished runner-up in the final standings of that racing series last year. The 20-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada still has much to learn behind the wheel, and this will be a season of progression and learning. Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up Finish at Michigan
June 8, 2019
Gragson finished second in the LTi Printing 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.
The JR Motorsports youngster turned in one of his best performances of the season. Gragson qualified fourth on the starting grid and raced among the Top 10 all afternoon at the Michigan oval. When the race turned into a fuel mileage affair, Gragson and the No. 9 team were prepared. He would race hard to the end and pass Michael Annett on the last lap for the season-best runner-up finish. It was Gragson's third Top-5 of the season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Gragson returns for season two at Kyle Busch Motorsports and the No. 18 Toyota. He tore the series up in his 2017 rookie campaign that saw the 19-year-old win his first-career victory and collect 13 Top 10's. With the promotion of Christopher Bell, Gragson now carries the banner as the point man for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He'll be paired with crew chief Rudy Fugle, and the duo will set their sights on winning more races and challenging for the championship. Given the change in the talent pool and the obvious excellence of this driver and team, it's all on them to step up and win right away as the top team for manufacturer Toyota. Gragson should take some big steps in the upcoming season, and become the next big prospect driver to come out of the KBM camp, like Erik Jones and Bell.
The next up-and-coming prodigy for KBM and Toyota is Gragson. He'll take over the No. 18 Toyota Tundra this season. Gragson replaces the now-departed William Byron as this stable's new budding star. This young driver has been tearing up the K&N Pro Series East and West the last two years. With a combined six victories and 32 Top-10 finishes in just 42 starts, Gragson has been opening eyes at this level of NASCAR. The 18-year-old Las Vegas native also sneaked in a couple truck series starts last year for KBM in this truck, so he's not completely unfamiliar with these chassis. Gragson will face a sharp learning curve, but it appears he'll be a quick study. Teaming him with crew chief Marcus Richmond should yield pretty good results. Gragson will be a top contender for Rookie of the Year in the truck series.
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Leads Xfinity Series Happy Hour
April 12, 2019
Gragson was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Toyota Care 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway Friday morning. He turned a fast lap of 119.776 mph.
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Third at Las Vegas
March 2, 2019
Gragson finished third in the Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Atlanta Motor Speedway Test
January 29, 2019
Several rookie drivers got some valuable track time and experience during a test session at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Xfinity Series drivers Gragson and Justin Haley, drivers of the No. 9 for JR Motorsports and No. 11 for Kaulig Racing, respectively, were both taking their first laps around the 1.54-mile oval since making the jump from trucks to Xfinity cars, reports.
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Wins 51st Snowball Derby
Camping World Truck
December 3, 2018
Gragson continued the recent trend of prodigy champions and took the victory in the 51st Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, the Pensacola New Journal reports.
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Truck Series Most Popular Driver
Camping World Truck
November 30, 2018
Gragson has been voted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver in his second full-time season, reports.
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