Noah Gragson

Learn more about the Driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet

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

An alumnus of the 2016 NASCAR Next class, Noah Gragson returns to the seat of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet for 2020 after posting a career-high in both top-five (nine) and top-10 finishes (22). Gragson enters his second full-time season of NASCAR Xfinity Series racing with the same championship-caliber team from the 2019 season, 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’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 Gander RV & Outdoors 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 NGROTS.

In 2017, Gragson’s first full-time season as a NGROTS 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 NGROTS Playoffs. To cap it off, he qualified for the Championship 4 and won the 2018 NGROTS 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 the Las Vegas, Nev. native to the team. The then-20-year old joined the organization fresh off his strong 2018 NGROTS campaign.

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