By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer
Las Vegas native and two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Noah Gragson will return to JR Motorsports and the No. 9 Chevrolet for the 2022 NXS season.
2022 will mark Gragson’s fourth season with the JR Motorsports organization. Also returning with the 23-year-old are partners Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber Camo and Black Rifle Coffee.
Gragson has 89 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts with JRM heading into this weekend’s race at Darlington Raceway. Currently, he has amassed two wins, 34 top-five and 61 top-10 finishes. In addition, the young driver has made the playoffs in each of his three seasons with the team.
Gragson’s first win with JRM came back in the 2020 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. That was the first time with Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber Camo and Black Rifle Coffee all adorning the No. 9 for the driver-sponsor combination.
He also went on to win that June at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second career win in the series.
“Johnny Morris believed in me enough to put Bass Pro Shops on my car to start the 2020 season, and it paid off with victory the first time out,” Gragson said in a team press release. “It was special to stand in Victory Lane at Daytona with Johnny right beside me. Bass Pro Shops, Rusty Sellers at TrueTimber and Evan and Mat at Black Rifle Coffee Company have been fantastic to work with. We still have [a lot] to accomplish this season but I’m looking forward to battling for a series championship again in 2022.”
Heading into this weekend’s Sports Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, Gragson sits eighth in the points standings with three races remaining in the regular season.
In four NASCAR Xfinity Series career starts at the track labeled ‘Too Tough To Tame’, Gragson has never finished outside of the top-10 with his best finish being fourth place this past May.
This season, Noah and his No. 9 Chevrolet have eight top-five, and 14 top-10 finishes. His current season-best finish is second at Martinsville Speedway in April.
Saturday’s race from Darlington Raceway can be seen on NBCSN at 3:30pm Eastern.
Feature Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography / NKP Photo