Gragson Joining Front Row In Multi-Year Deal


Noah Gragson (HHP/David Graham photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Noah Gragson has found his next landing spot in the NASCAR Cup Series, as the Las Vegas native will join Front Row Motorsports starting in 2025 in a multi-year agreement.

The news was revealed in a press conference Wednesday afternoon at NASCAR Studios.

Gragson, 25, currently competes for Stewart-Haas Racing, which is downsizing its current four-car lineup to a single-car team for next year and rebranding as Haas Factory Team.

He is in the midst of his second season in NASCAR’s premier division and will remain under the Ford Performance banner as he transitions to the Bob Jenkins-owned organization, looking to continue his growth and contend for a series championship.

“I think a lot of people have seen the growth of Front Row Motorsports over the past several seasons in the NASCAR Cup Series,” said Gragson. “This team, with Ford Performance, has shown it is capable of winning and wants to win more. Meeting Bob (Jenkins) and Jerry (Freeze, general manager), there is a determination and plan to continue to grow and compete against the absolute best. There is a strong commitment on their part, and I am ready to give it my best next season.

“Until that time, I want to say that I’m staying focused on the task at hand at Stewart-Haas Racing to finish the season with intentions of racing for wins with them.”

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Gragson climbed the NASCAR ladder through what was the K&N Pro Series West (now the ARCA Menards Series West), earning five wins and finishing in the top three in the championship standings twice before launching into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series.

In two full-time seasons with Kyle Busch Motorsports at the Truck Series level, Gragson earned two wins, nine poles, 12 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes in 47 starts from 2017-’18.

He later added 13 wins, 63 top-five and 98 top-10 finishes over four years with JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series from 2019-’22, including back-to-back Championship 4 appearances in 2021 and 2022.

Gragson’s 59 starts in the Cup Series to date have yielded two top fives and seven top 10s, including a run of three straight finishes of ninth or better between late April and early May.

His career-best mark of third came at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April, and Jenkins believes Gragson is only beginning to scratch the surface of his potential.

“We feel that this is a great opportunity and the perfect time to bring Noah to our organization,” said Jenkins. “He has just the right amount of experience in the NASCAR Cup Series to breakout and become a winner for years to come. This season, Noah has started to get the finishes, and race consistently up front, which was expected from him.

“Joining our team, staying with Ford Performance, and welcoming him to our partners, we are only going to accelerate his opportunity to win races and compete in the playoffs. This is the driver that we want to help get us more wins.”

Gragson’s crew chief, car number, and partners for next year will be announced at a later date.

He’ll team with Todd Gilliland as part of an expanded three-car Front Row lineup, reuniting the duo after they were Truck Series teammates in 2019 at KBM.

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