– Noah Gragson will make his first NXS start at Kentucky on Friday night.
– In two previous starts in the NGOTS at Kentucky, Gragson has earned one top five, two top 10s and one pole.
– In eight previous NXS starts on tracks between one and two miles in length, Gragson has recorded two top fives and five top 10s with a best finish of third coming earlier this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
– Through 16 events, Gragson currently sits sixth in the championship standings, 91 points ahead of the 12th and final Playoff position.
“This weekend in Kentucky is going to be a special one with our No. 9 carrying the Nationwide Children’s Hospital colors. Hopefully we can give them and the Patient Champions that will be with us a great night on Friday and end up in Victory Lane when it’s all said and done. We’ve had a lot of speed lately and I am very confident that we will continue that this weekend and be in contention when it counts on Friday.”