Gragson set to run full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series
Noah Gragson will drive the No. 42 car full-time for Petty GMS Racing in 2023.
“To be able to finally announce my plans for next season and officially say I will be competing full time in the NASCAR Cup Series is a dream come true,” said Gragson.
The 24-year-old added, “This is what we all dream of when we start racing at a young age, to be able to compete at the top level with the best in the world. I’m excited to join Petty GMS and drive a car that has so much history in our sport, the No. 42.”
Gragson has driven full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports since 2019. He has 8 wins in 123 starts.
Petty GMS comments
“Noah (Gragson) has shown tremendous talent throughout his career,” said Petty GMS Owner Maury Gallagher.
Gallagher added, “I’ve watched Noah from a young age competing on the West Coast to now competing at NASCAR’s top level and he’s shown the commitment, desire and ability to win at every level. As we move in to our second year of competition in the Cup Series, Noah is a great fit for our organization and I think with Erik (Jones) and his experience, the two will prove to be contenders each week.”
Gragson replaces Ty Dillon who announced a few weeks ago that he wouldn’t return to the team.
“We’re excited to have Noah join the Petty GMS family and climb in the No. 42 next season,” said Petty GMS Chairman Richard Petty. “Noah’s proven he can win in the Truck and Xfinity Series and compete for championships, and we know he will bring that same fire with him to Petty GMS next season.”
JR Motorsports comments
JR Motorosports commented via twitter, “We’re proud of you Noah Gragson. Another JRM alum racing on Sundays. But first, let’s get that NXS championship.”
Kelley Earnhardt stated, “Excited for Noah Gragson and his next chapter! Go get ‘em kiddo!”