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Eyes on Xfinity: Noah Gragson Rising with Luke Lambert

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When a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver graduates to the Cup Series that offseason, the question is always: Who will step up? If you haven’t watched an Xfinity race this season, you missed some great racing. But you’ve also missed watching Noah Gragson put his name alongside some elite company. At the season opener at Daytona …

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Noah Gragson Picks Up Luke Lambert as Crew Chief

2021 Xfinity Phoenix Noah Gragson, No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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Noah Gragson will have a new crew chief in Luke Lambert in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, JR Motorsports announced Jan. 4. Lambert replaces Dave Elenz, who announced last year that he was moving to Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series. Lambert joins Gragson and the No. 9 from RFK Racing. “I’m …

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Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric Added to 2nd Kaulig Cup Car

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Noah Gragson and Daniel Hemric will run part time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022 for Kaulig Racing, Kaulig announced Dec. 14. Gragson and Hemric join the previously announced AJ Allmendinger in the team’s newly formed second Cup car, which will debut in the Daytona 500 with Allmendinger. “We think our roster for the …

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Noah Gragson Attempting Daytona 500 With Beard Motorsports

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Noah Gragson will attempt to make the Daytona 500 with Beard Motorsports for the second year in a row, the team announced Nov. 16. Gragson will attempt to qualify Beard’s part-time No. 62 in the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series race next year. He also did so in 2021, failing to get the car into the …

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Noah Gragson Falls Short at Phoenix: ‘We just missed it as a whole’

2021 Xfinity Phoenix Noah Gragson, No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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Noah Gragson didn’t have the speed to contend for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race win and championship on Saturday (Nov. 6) at Phoenix Raceway, but he wound up having a shot at the end, restarting inside the top five.

That’s when the No. 9 slid up and smacked the outside wall in turns 1 and 2. Miraculously, he stayed out and was able to salvage a 12th-place finish, falling short of the championship and finishing third in the overall standings.

Noah Gragson Wins Martinsville, Clinches Championship 4 Berth

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Noah Gragson had to win to advance to the Championship 4 Saturday night (Oct. 30) at Martinsville Speedway, and was willing to do anything to win the Dead On Tools 250. After driving and willing his way to the lead, he faced challenges from Daniel Hemric passing him late and battled to retake the lead …

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Noah Gragson Grabs Pole for Bristol Xfinity Race

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ regular season finale is Friday night (Sept. 18) at Bristol Motor Speedway. Noah Gragson will wheel his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole in Thunder Valley. Gragson is on a two-race win streak, taking the checkered flag at both Darlington Raceway and Richmond Raceway. His JR Motorsports teammate Justin …

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