Commentary: Noah Gragson, “Just Hard Racing”

Commentary: Noah Gragson: “It’s Just Hard Racing.”  Two-thirds of the way through the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season it is hard to find a more polarizing figure than the driver of the JR Motorsports No. 9, Noah Gragson.
SPARTA, KENTUCKY – JULY 10: Noah Gragson, driver of the #9 Switch Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway on July 10, 2020, in Sparta, Kentucky. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Commentary: Noah Gragson, “Just Hard Racing.” Two-thirds of the way through the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season it’s hard to find a more polarizing figure than the driver of the JR Motorsports No. 9, Noah Gragson. 

Gragson has success this season but also has become the source of controversy.  According to an NBCSN graphic displayed during the July 18th Xfinity Series race at Texas, Gragson has been involved in an on-track incident in 12 of the 16 races so far this season. 

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Part Five No. 48 Series: Brad Keselowski

Part Five No. 48 Series explores the last candidate to potentially make a move to Hendrick Motorsports in 2021. Is it Brad Keselowski to the No. 48? Will he or won't he make the move?
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Part Five No. 48 Series explores the last candidate to potentially make a move to Hendrick Motorsports in 2021. Is it Brad Keselowski to the No. 48? Will he or won’t he make the move?

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Since seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, let everyone know he’s leaving Hendrick Motorsports at the close of this season, there’s been a lot of speculation about who will ultimately drive the No. 48 Chevrolet.  There are several not-so viable candidates and several quite possible ones.  Given the youth and inexperience that currently occupies the secure teams at the organization, there is a very real chance that team owners Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon will look for a more seasoned driver to provide mentorship to their otherwise young driver lineup.

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Part Four No. 48 Series: Matt DiBenedetto in Line for Chance of a Lifetime

Part Four No. 48 Series pose answers to two questions, can Matt DiBenedetto get the opportunity of a lifetime?  And, what are his chances of falling upward one more time?
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – JUNE 14: Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford, stands on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 14, 2020 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Part Four No. 48 Series pose answers to two questions, can Matt DiBenedetto get the opportunity of a lifetime? And, what are his chances of falling upward one more time?

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Matt DiBenedetto is arguably one of the biggest feel-good stories in recent NASCAR memory.  The former NASCAR-Next driver and Joe Gibbs Racing prospect has worked himself from the near bottom to the top of the sport. 

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