Noah Gragson

Learn more about the Driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet

Name
Noah Gragson
Birth Date
July 15, 1998
Hometown
Las Vegas, Nev.

The 2021 season marks Noah Gragson’s third full-time campaign in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, all behind the wheel of the No. 9 Camaro with JR Motorsports. Gragson comes off a record-setting 2020 in which the 22-year-old captured his first-career NXS victory at the coveted Daytona International Speedway and followed suit by winning at the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway. By season’s end, Gragson tallied 17 top fives, 25 top 10s, and paced the field for 622 circuits en route to a fifth-place effort in the championship battle.

In 2020, Gragson entered his second full-time season of NASCAR Xfinity Series racing with the same championship-caliber team from 2019, where he finished eighth in the championship standings and third in the Rookie-of-the-Year battle under the guidance of crew chief Dave Elenz. Gragson improved upon his 2019 numbers during the 2020 season as he nearly doubled his top-five finishes (17) along with increasing his top-10 finishes (25), including a finish of third or better in six of the last seven races of the season.

A 22-year-old Las Vegas native, Gragson’s racing career began at just 13 years of age in Bandolero cars before progressing to the INEX Legends Car Racing Series where he won the 2014 Young Lion Road Course Championship. Following the 2014 campaign, Gragson competed full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2015 and 2016, earning four wins and Rookie of the Year honors before moving to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series full-time in 2017. Overall, Gragson has earned nine NASCAR victories across the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West and the NCWTS.  

In 2017, Gragson’s first full-time season as a NCWTS regular, the Las Vegas native finished 10th in the championship standings and earned an impressive victory at the famed Martinsville Speedway after outdueling two-time champion Matt Crafton on a late-race restart. Gragson followed up his rookie campaign with a dominating victory at Kansas Speedway in May of 2018, eight top-five and 17 top-10 finishes and a berth in the 2018 NCWTS Playoffs. To cap it off, he qualified for the Championship 4 and won the 2018 NCWTS Most Popular Driver Award. Gragson also made his NXS debut in 2018, making a total of three starts and recording a best finish of second at Richmond Raceway and an average finish of 4.3.

At the start of the 2019 season, JRM welcomed Gragson to the team. During his rookie campaign in the NXS, the then-20-year-old racked up nine top-five and 22 top-10 finishes while advancing to the Round of 8 in the NXS Playoffs.

During his down time, Gragson enjoys anything that is packed full of adrenaline. You can catch him on a mountain bike, dirt bike or fishing when not at the track. Gragson also enjoys attending Las Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders games when possible.

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