‘Win and you’re in’ is the name of the game in NASCAR.
You win a race and you’re guaranteed to make the playoffs.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Noah Gragson will attempt to complete the process in Friday’s TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Currently 11th on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs grid, Gragson cannot make the postseason on points.
“I’ve practiced at the simulator at TRD (Toyota Racing Development) and have been working with my crew chief, Marcus Richmond, to prepare,” Gragson said. “Preparation is going to be key for this race so we’re going to be watching a lot of film, trying to stay focused all weekend and not make any mistakes. I’ve never been to Chicagoland so it will be tricky, but as long as I can do my job and be focused, that will be the main goal.”
On the season, Gragson owns three top fives, 10 top 10s and an 11.5 average finish in 15 starts. He has never won in the Camping World Truck Series, but does boast six career NASCAR K&N Pro Series victories.
“I definitely have one goal and that is to win races,” Gragson said. “Thankfully the team I’m with, Kyle Busch Motorsports, provides fast Toyota Tundras week in and week out.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!