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Noah Gragson to drive three Xfinity races for Joe Gibbs Racing


Robert Laberge

Noah Gragson will drive the Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 in the Xfinity series for three consecutive races beginning with his series debut April 20 at Richmond Raceway.

His other two starts will be at Talladega Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway. He has experience on all three tracks in the Camping World Truck Series where he is a full-time driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the No. 18 Toyota.

Primary sponsorship will come from Switch, a technology infrastructure company with headquarters in Las Vegas – Gragson’s hometown.

“I’m fortunate and very honored to make my NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for Joe Gibbs Racing at Richmond Raceway,” Gragson said in a press release. “JGR is known for building fast race cars and I’m excited to get behind the wheel of the No. 18 Switch Toyota Camry and prove to everyone that my skillset is ready for the next level.

“My plan is to not just make my NXS debut, but to also run up front in each race and make a name for myself.”

In four starts in Trucks this year, Gragson has earned two top fives while racing for KBM. He finished second at Atlanta Motor Speedway and fifth at Martinsville Speedway.

This is Gragson’s second season with KBM with one victory last year at Martinsville.