Richmond Xfinity Series Preview: Noah Gragson

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Notes:

– Noah Gragson enters the opening round of the 2019 NXS Playoffs as the eighth seed, just 50 points shy of the series lead.

– Gragson will make his third NXS start at Richmond on Friday. In two previous NXS starts at the Virginia track, Gragson has earned a best finish of second (April 2018).

– In six career NXS starts on short tracks, Gragson has recorded two top fives and four top 10s.

– Superior Essex, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and supply of wire and cable products, serves as the primary partner for the No. 9 Chevrolet this weekend.

Quote:

“I’m ready to get the playoffs started this weekend in Richmond. I’ve always really enjoyed racing there and we came close to getting the win there last year and had good speed with our Superior Essex Chevrolet earlier this year. Hopefully we can unload with that same speed on Friday and keep this positive momentum going. We all know what’s on the line now so we just need to go out and execute and do our jobs.”