Noah Gragson, a two-time winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports, will contest the 2022 NXS season with JRM, the team announced today. It marks the third straight season for the driver with Dale Earnhardt Jr.â€™s organization. Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimberÂ® Camo and Black Rifle Coffee will return to back the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro for the third straight season.
Gragson, 23, a native of Las Vegas, has made 89 starts with JRM since the 2019 season, his first full-time foray in the series. Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimberÂ® Camo and Black Rifle Coffee have supported Gragson in 44Â of those starts since 2020. The first start with the driver-sponsor combination, at Daytona International Speedway in 2020â€™s season opener, resulted in Gragsonâ€™s first career series victory.
â€œJohnny Morris believed in me enough to put Bass Pro Shops on my car to start the 2020 season, and it paid off with victory the first time out,â€ Gragson said. â€œIt was special to stand in Victory Lane at Daytona with Johnny right beside me. Bass Pro Shops, Rusty Sellers at TrueTimber and Evan and Mat at Black Rifle Coffee Company have been fantastic to work with. We still have a lot to accomplish this season but Iâ€™m looking forward to battling for a series championship again in 2022.â€
During his career at JRM, Gragson won at Daytona in 2020 and again that same season at Bristol Motor Speedway. The young driver has amassed 34 top-five and 61 top-10 finishes in that span and has made the playoffs in each of his three seasons with the team.
Gragson currently sits eighth in NXS points with three races remaining in the regular season, firmly inside the playoff field. So far this season, Gragson has earned eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, with his best result a second-place finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in April. Gragson also won three of the four Xfinity Dash 4 Cash payouts this season, pushing his career total to four after taking the $100,000 bonus at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2020. JRM has won 17 of the bonus prizes over its history.
Additional details surrounding Gragsonâ€™s paint scheme will be announced at a later date.