Darlington Xfinity Preview: Noah Gragson

(Photo: Harold Hinson Photography)

Notes:

– Noah Gragson will make his first NXS start at Darlington this weekend.

– To date, the Las Vegas native has recorded a top-10 finish in 11 of the last 13 NXS races, including five finishes inside the top five during that timeframe.

– Overall in 2019, Gragson has earned six top fives, 14 top 10s and sits seventh in the championship standings, 147 points ahead of the 12th and final playoff position with three races remaining in the NXS regular season.

– In 10 starts on tracks between one and two miles in the NXS, Gragson has scored two top fives and seven top 10s, with a best finish of third coming at Las Vegas earlier this season.

Quote:

“Darlington is so much fun. It’s a place where the groove that is the fastest is the complete opposite of what you would think it is. We tested here earlier this year and I just immediately understood what makes this place so awesome. Now hopefully we can have a nice, smooth day on Saturday and be there at the end. I can’t wait to see what we can do running up by the wall, especially since we have a new partner this weekend with Far Out Toys and Adventure Force. I really appreciate them coming on board our No. 9 Chevrolet and I hope they have a great time.”