Noah Gragson released from Legacy Motor Club

NASCAR driver Noah Gragson has lost his ride with Legacy Motor Club

Last week, Noah Gragson was abruptly suspended by NASCAR as well as Legacy Motor Club. The NASCAR Cup Series driver liked an insensitive meme featuring George Floyd.

Gragson was also suspended by his team, Legacy Motor Club. The team is co-owned by 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.

The suspension from NASCAR as well as the team are both indefinite.

There’s a path back to the sport which includes sensitivity training. Elton Sawyer spoke on this earlier this week, “I’m sure that Noah will learn from this. That’s what we’re hoping. As well as the folks at Legacy Motor Club, will do everything to get him on the right path to get him in a good spot to come back and compete at a high level.”

NASCAR comments on the suspension of Noah Gragson

Mike Rockenfeller has signed to drive the No. 42 for the next two events. The 2-time 24 Hours of Lemans winner will race for the team this weekend at Indianapolis as well as Watkins Glen.

Rumors began to circulate that Legacy Motor Club released Gragson from the team. On Thursday, that was confirmed…

Noah Gragson Statement

“I have asked LEGACY MOTOR CLUB to release me from my contract so that I can take time to work through the NASCAR reinstatement process,” Noah Gragson stated on Thursday.

He added, “I love racing, and I am looking forward to a second chance to compete for wins at the highest level of NASCAR – and most importantly, make my family, my team and the fans proud of me once again.”

Gragson was in his rookie season of NASCAR Cup Series competition. He previously drove in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports.

Legacy Motor Club Statement

“Noah has a ton of talent and has a great personality. This is a difficult situation, but we are proud that Noah has taken ownership of his actions and are confident he will work through this process with NASCAR and come back stronger.” – Cal Wells III, CEO, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB

Click here to see the meme that brought the suspension


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