Noah Gragson
JR Motorsports
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 21-year-old prospect had a good inaugural season with JRM and racing in the Xfinity Series. Although Gragson didn't find victory lane, he found a pretty good consistency that showed up on the track and in the finishes each week. He piloted the No. 9 JRM Chevrolet Camaro to nine Top-5 and 22 Top-10 finishes and wound up eighth in the overall driver standings. It would result in Gragson finishing eighth overall in the championship standings. It was a good rookie campaign, and one to build on for Gragson. It is expected that all parts of this team will return intact for the 2020 season. Dave Elenz will continue to call the shots from the crew chief position, and continue building a rapport with Gragson. This young driver has a lot of upside and more room to grow than most of the drivers in the top tier of these rankings. Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up Finish at Phoenix
November 7, 2020
Gragson finished second in the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway Saturday night,
The JR Motorsports youngster raced among the Top 5 all night at the Arizona short track. However, Gragson really didn't become a threat to win until the late caution extended the race into NASCAR overtime. The driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet would be thrust into contention with good track position and good speed. However, Gragson could not catch the No. 22 Ford of Austin Cindric. The two would come to the line in a door-to-door battle and Gragson would fall just 0.162-seconds short. The runner-up finish was his 17th Top 5 of the season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The up-and-coming Gragson moves from full-time competition in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and into the Xfinity Series in 2019. He has been brought in to replace the retired Elliott Sadler in the No. 9 JRM Chevrolet. Gragson has some big shoes to fill there as Sadler nabbed three victories and 78 Top-10 finishes over his last three seasons of racing in the JRM No. 9 machine. This has been a Top-5 team for each of the last three years. Gragson will be challenged to hit those levels in season one. He's a two-time truck series winner, and finished runner-up in the final standings of that racing series last year. The 20-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada still has much to learn behind the wheel, and this will be a season of progression and learning.
Gragson returns for season two at Kyle Busch Motorsports and the No. 18 Toyota. He tore the series up in his 2017 rookie campaign that saw the 19-year-old win his first-career victory and collect 13 Top 10's. With the promotion of Christopher Bell, Gragson now carries the banner as the point man for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He'll be paired with crew chief Rudy Fugle, and the duo will set their sights on winning more races and challenging for the championship. Given the change in the talent pool and the obvious excellence of this driver and team, it's all on them to step up and win right away as the top team for manufacturer Toyota. Gragson should take some big steps in the upcoming season, and become the next big prospect driver to come out of the KBM camp, like Erik Jones and Bell.
The next up-and-coming prodigy for KBM and Toyota is Gragson. He'll take over the No. 18 Toyota Tundra this season. Gragson replaces the now-departed William Byron as this stable's new budding star. This young driver has been tearing up the K&N Pro Series East and West the last two years. With a combined six victories and 32 Top-10 finishes in just 42 starts, Gragson has been opening eyes at this level of NASCAR. The 18-year-old Las Vegas native also sneaked in a couple truck series starts last year for KBM in this truck, so he's not completely unfamiliar with these chassis. Gragson will face a sharp learning curve, but it appears he'll be a quick study. Teaming him with crew chief Marcus Richmond should yield pretty good results. Gragson will be a top contender for Rookie of the Year in the truck series.
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Third at Martinsville Speedway
October 31, 2020
Gragson finished third in the Draft Top 250 Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Runner-up Finish at Texas
October 24, 2020
Gragson finished second in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night.
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Awarded Xfinity Pole at Kansas
October 14, 2020
Gragson will start from the pole for the Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway Saturday night.
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Runner-up Finish at the Roval
October 10, 2020
Gragson finished second in the Drive for the Cure 250 Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval Saturday afternoon.
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Xfinity Pole at Charlotte
October 7, 2020
Gragson will start from the pole for the Drive for the Cure 250 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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