Gragson Eyes Daytona Victory Lane in Xfinity Season Opener

January , 2019: Dale Earnhardt Jr and Mike Beam speak about a new driver development program with JRM and GMS at the Nascar Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC . . . (HHP/Andrew Coppley)

Notes:

– Noah Gragson will make his JRM debut this weekend in the season-opening NXS event at DIS.

– Gragson previously made three starts in the NXS in 2018, earning an overall average finish of 4.3.

– Prior to joining JRM, Gragson ran two full seasons in the NASCAR Truck Series, earning a combined two wins, 12 top fives, 30 top 10s and a second-place finish in the 2018 championship standings. Gragson was also named the 2018 Most Popular Driver in the Truck Series.

– Gragson has made four previous starts at Daytona across the Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series, earning a best finish of seventh in the 2018 ARCA event.

Quote:

“I’m really looking forward to getting my first season with JR Motorsports underway this weekend in Daytona. I know that I have a great group of guys behind me and a great crew chief in Dave (Elenz) that have worked tirelessly all winter to get our Switch Camaro ready to go, and I am extremely confident that we will unload with a really fast No. 9 Chevrolet. I can’t wait to get there and work with my other JRM teammates and see what we can do when it’s all said and done.”