Noah Gragson

Learn more about the Driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet

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

In 2022, Noah Gragson will commence his fourth full season behind the wheel of JR Motorsports’ No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber®/Black Rifle Coffee Chevrolet, coming off a 2021 season which saw the Nevada native race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in the season finale at Phoenix Raceway. Crew chief Luke Lambert will guide Gragson and the No. 9 team this season after taking over for Dave Elenz atop the pit box.

The 23-year-old Gragson posted a career-high three victories in 2021, all of them coming in the season’s final 10 races, and competed for the NXS championship in the season finale at Phoenix Raceway.

The first two of those victories came on consecutive weekends late in the season. At Darlington Raceway in September, Gragson came out on top of a late-race scramble, keeping the lead on a pair of late-race restarts over the final 10 laps to post the win and earn a spot in the 12-car playoffs. The following week at Richmond Raceway, Gragson again controlled the late-race restarts and won for the second consecutive week to earn his fourth series triumph. It was also the third straight at Richmond for JR Motorsports and the third for a JRM driver in races run on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Gragson’s final victory—which put him in the Championship 4 for the first time—came in improbable style at Martinsville Speedway. Needing a victory to make his way into the championship race with a chance at the title, Gragson rallied in the late stages and held off several stiff challenges to earn both the win and the title opportunity.

In the championship race, Gragson was in the thick of the battle for the series title late in the going at Phoenix before sliding into the wall on a late-race restart. He finished 12th in the event and third in the championship standings. For the year, Gragson won the three races and added 13 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes while leading a total of 363 laps.

In his first three seasons with JRM, Gragson has improved his point position each year. He finished eighth as a rookie in 2019, fifth in 2020 and third in 2021.

In 2020, Gragson earned his first career victory in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway and followed up with a hard-fought triumph at Bristol Motor Speedway. By season’s end, Gragson tallied 17 top fives, 25 top 10s, and paced the field for 622 circuits on the way to a fifth-place effort in the championship battle.

In 2019, Gragson made his series debut as driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, finishing eighth in the championship standings and third in the Rookie-of-the-Year battle under the guidance of Elenz. Gragson finished the season with nine top-five and 22 top-10 finishes, leading 72 laps. He and the No. 9 team also made it to the Round of 8 in the NXS playoffs, eventually finishing eighth in the championship standings.

A 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, he 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.

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.

AUTOGRAPH REQUESTS

Noah Gragson

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JR Motorsports
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349 Cayuga Dr.
Mooresville, NC 28117

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