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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Shocking Consequences Needed to Deter Out of Bounds Behavior in NASCAR

Now under the spotlight for another L-1 penalty this season, the No. 4 team should not be eligible to win the Cup Series title this season. Photo – Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Let’s face the fact, that the ‘pushing the envelope’ practice in NASCAR is so ingrained in the sport that people actually believe that it’s their job to outfox the officiating body to gain an advantage over their competitors. For many years we’ve heard …

“If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying hard enough.”

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