Petty GMS Motorsports reveals NASCAR’s newest driver


Noah Gregson will replace Ty Dillon (front) for 42nd.

Petty GMS Motorsports has just provided a large piece of information about the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. The team has revealed that Noah Gregson will be the next driver for the #42 Chevrolet Camaro.

Petty GMS Motorsports held a special press conference at the team store on August 10 to announce the news. Chairman Richard Petty, Petty GMS and GMS Racing Chairman Mike Beam and Gregson met with members of the media and confirmed that the JR Motorsports driver will leave the Xfinity series after the 2022 season. He will move to the Cup and take 42nd place.

Gragson made it clear while pressing that the whole deal came together very quickly and that he was humbly given the opportunity. He also noted that he sees the same vibe at Petty GMS Motorsports that he sees weekly at JR Motorsports.

Gragson acknowledged that there will be a learning curve for him as he transitions to the Cup Series car. He made it clear that he had complete confidence in his abilities when he entered the Xfinity Series. The Cup Series is a different story as he continues to learn how next-generation systems work.

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Gragson continues to make the Cup Series begin in 2022

Noah Gregson

GTNoah Gragson started several cups series in 2022.

Petty GMS Motorsports is announced amid Gragson’s part-time Cup Series season. The Las Vegas-born player has racked up nine games between Kaulig Racing and Beard Motorsports, and scored a season’s best finish of 18th at Kansas Speedway.

The numbers don’t tell the full story. Gragson’s best performance actually happened at Michigan International Speedway. Although the wreck cut his day short. He’s already qualified for 12th overall and got his best start at the start of the season. He then ran in the top ten and top five at certain points of the race.

Gregson’s day ended early after a single car crash on lap 109. He missed and hit a wall, which ended his day early. Gregson moved back to the pit road, but had to take the car to the garage with some serious mechanical problems.

“We are excited to have Noah join the Petty GMS family and climb to 42nd place next season,” said Richard Petty, President of Petty GMS. “Noah has proven that he can win the Truck and Xfinity series and compete for championships, and we know he will carry the same fire with him at Petty GMS next season.”

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