After placing 28th at Kansas on May 12, the 19-year-old Las Vegas native has racked up seven straight top-10 finishes. He’s jumped from 13th in the points standings to ninth, where he sits eight points behind Ben Rhodes for the final playoff spot.
Gragson will attempt to continue his playoff push in Saturday’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver has never raced at Pocono, but will try to match William Byron, who won his first career start at the Tricky Triangle for KBM last year.
“I really think we are going to be good this weekend at Pocono,” Gragson said. “I am going to treat it like a road course and make the straightaways as long as possible. I was watching film this week and it just seems like there is a lot of drafting down the long straightaways, and with three different corners it seems more like a road course than a normal oval.”
Keep your eye on this young man, he could be a sleeper!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!