Noah Gragson Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, we took some time at Charlotte Motor Speedway to sit down with Noah Gragson, an 18-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver that drives the No. 18 Switch Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Gragson is competing for both the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship and Rookie of the Year honors. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in motorsports? Noah Gragson: Well, I’m 18-years-old now, and I started when I was 13-years-old. I’m fromRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The start of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season has not gone as planned for Kyle Busch Motorsports rookie Noah Gragson. After getting wiped out in a lap two melee at Daytona International Speedway and being involved in a lap two incident at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Gragson was looking for some redemption at Martinsville Speedway. Gragson and his No. 18 Switch Toyota Tundra team unloaded with speed. In the first and only practice session for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250, he was thirdRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Polesitter Chase Elliott held off defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter after a restart with 12 laps left and pulled away to win Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway by 1.865 seconds. Elliott grabbed the lead from third-place finisher Christopher Bell on Lap 234, when Bell’s Toyota tangled with Austin Cindric’s Ford through Turns 1 and 2. Bell lost the top spot, and Sauter charged past into the second position before NASCAR threw the 10th andRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor For many in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field on Friday night, the season-opening race was met with optimism and hopes of kicking the year off on the right foot as they all had their eyes on the championship prize at the end of the road. But after the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona turned into a wreckfest from beginning to end, drivers throughout the garage leave the World Center of Racing with mangled sheet metal and a hole to dig themselves outRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, and Raphaël Lessard will each compete in select races for Venturini Motorsports in the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season, the team announced on Monday. The trio of Toyota-backed drivers is the latest addition to a lineup already stacked with young talent. “Toyota Racing Development is proud of our relationship with Venturini Motorsports,” said Jack Irving, Director, Team & Support Services Toyota Racing Development. “Entering their 35th year of ARCA competition, Venturini has set a formidable driver roster across the board andRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Zane Smith began competing in BMX at the age of three, moving up to Karts and Legend cars before gaining national recognition in 2015 when he won the overall Super Late Model championship at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. Smith capped a fantastic 2015 season with a second-place finish in the Snowball Derby behind current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Chase Elliott. Smith will make the next step in his career in 2017, competing in 18 races inRead More