Noah Gregson has made history in JR Motorsports history. He became the first driver to win three races in a row for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Team.
The Chevrolet Camaro’s No. 9 driver achieved the feat at Bristol Motor Speedway, a track he expected to struggle with. He bet on late caution with more than 20 laps remaining, and stayed off the track as race leader Justin Algaer headed to the pits for new tyres. Gregson then outlasted both Austin Hill and Brandon Jones in the final round to the checkered flag.
It was Gregson’s sixth win of the season, and his third in a row. This streak started at Darlington Raceway when he performed as a dominant. Gragson then won the rain-shortening race at Kansas Speedway after taking the lead at the end of Stage 2. The trip to Bristol Motor Speedway continued that streak and was a historic moment for JR Motorsports.
JRM has multiple lines to win 3 different drivers
The streak of three wins is historic for JR Motorsports, but it’s not the first time the company has celebrated multiple weeks in a row. Gragson is the first driver to achieve this feat on his own.
The first time the JRM team had three wins in a row was in 2014. Chase Elliott won Texas Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway. Kevin Harvick then took JRM to Victory Lane at Richmond Raceway. Elliot Sadler cut the race streak in three races by defeating Talladega Superspeedway.
The second winning streak occurred earlier in the 2022 season. Gragson started that streak at the Talladega Superspeedway and then Josh Berry took over the race at Dover Motor Speedway. Allgaier made it third in a row at Darlington Raceway over the weekend.
JR Motorsports nearly set a new record at Texas Motor Speedway. William Byron was on the verge of winning his fourth race in a row while driving for the former Xfinity Series team, but Tyler Reddick took Big Machine Racing to Victory Lane after driving the last 31 laps.
The 2022 season was historic for several reasons
The win at Bristol Motor Speedway was historic for JR Motorsports and Gragson. That wasn’t the only reason why this was the best season – statistically speaking – in the organisation’s history.
Another reason is the number of wins. Three full-time drivers at JR Motorsports – Gragson, Allgaier and Josh Berry – combined to win 11 Xfinity Series races. Cup Series driver Kyle Larson added another over the weekend at the Watkins Glen International Race.
This brand set a new record for JR motorsport. The organization’s best previous season was 2014 when Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Reagan Smith and Casey Kahn combined to win nine races. Harvick had the most trips to Victory Lane in the fourth during his part-time campaign, but Elliott finished the season as Xfinity Series Champion.
The current JR Motorsports lineup crossed that mark earlier in the 2022 season. Now they keep pushing it more and more with each passing week. The only question left is whether one of the four drivers can finish the year by winning their fourth JRM Championship.
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