Noah Gragson Returning to JR Motorsports in 2022

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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

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Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah currently attends Southern New Hampshire University and is slated to graduate in October of this year. At that time, she will have earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog not to much avail, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also in charge of Marketing Outreach for NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series driver, Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends. .

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