Noah Gragson Hits Xfinity Series Record of All Time


Noah Gregson celebrates his victory at Texas Motor Speedway.

JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson won the Texas Motor Speedway on September 24 after surviving a battle of attrition and taking a big lead over Austin Hill. This victory broke his ticket to the quarter-finals and tied an Xfinity Series record.

Gregson’s win at Texas Motor Speedway was his fourth consecutive win. This race also included victories at Darlington, Kansas Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway. Gragson became the second driver ever to win four consecutive races of the Xfinity Series. He joined Sam Ard, who broke the record in the 1983 season.

The Ard race took place near the end of 1983. He started it at South Boston Speedway before returning to Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway. Ard’s streak went on to win at Orange County Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, it ended when Jack Ingram won at Hickory Speedway.

The four victories streak wasn’t a sign of Ard’s only trips to Victory Lane. He turned in a dominant season at Oldsmobile #00. He won 10 races, twice the number of Ingram, and made 30 top 10 races in 35 races. Ard finished the year as champion after finishing second behind Ingram during the inaugural 1982 season.

Gragson expands his JR Motorsports record

Noah Gregson

GTNoah Gregson is running out after his fourth straight win.

The fourth straight win set an all-time Xfinity Series record, and set Gragson to break the tie with Ard. He will now head to the Talladega Superspeedway and try to sweep the season after winning the spring race at the Alabama circuit.

While Gragson still has another week before he can attempt the all-time record for back-to-back Xfinity Series wins, he can enjoy other historic achievements. He cemented JR Motorsports’ record for the most wins in a season, the most times by a single driver in the history of the organization, and scored the most consecutive wins.

Gragson entered the 2022 season with five career wins. He earned two during the 2020 season and then set a new benchmark in 2021 with three trips to Victory Lane. He has since more than doubled that career mark with wins at Phoenix Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Pocono Raceway, Darlington Raceway, Kansas Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

There is another record from JR Motorsports that Gragson can chase during the remaining six Xfinity Series races. His teammate Justin Algaer holds the record for most laps in a season, which he set in 2020 with 1,008.

Gragson now has 736 laps after driving 85 laps at Texas Motor Speedway, which puts him behind the #7 driver. That’s not a small mark, but Gragson could realistically outperform him considering he’s driven more than 50 laps in five races. . He also drove over 100 during the trip to Phoenix.

The split arrangement took an exciting turn

Records are important when considering the legacy of NASCAR’s drivers, but Gragson’s focus remains on something else. His goal is to reach the finish at Phoenix Raceway and fight for the championship.

He took a huge step toward that goal by defeating Texas Motor Speedway and securing his place in the quarter-finals. It was a tough day while some of the other contenders dealt with major setbacks.

Jeremy Clements was the first to run into trouble. The #51 Chevrolet lost its power, which drove him into the garage and ended his day. Sam Mayer had a problem of his own after hitting a wall, but he saved for eighth.

The biggest problem was huge debris during the final stage. This accident brought together the other playoff drivers of Justin Algaer, Daniel Hemrick and Brandon Jones. All three had to head to an inpatient care center for evaluation, and they all finished outside the top 25.

AJ Allmendinger, the regular season champion, had problems of his own. He was caught in a shipwreck, forcing him to go to the pit stall several times to get it fixed. He also had a tire that started to fall apart with two rounds left in the race, but held fourth place overall. This was his 24th finish on this year’s top ten list.

There are two races left in the Round of 12, and several drivers are at risk of disqualification. Mayer and Ryan Sieg are both one point above the cut-off line. Riley Herbst is one point below the cut-off line after taking fifth while Hemric is eight points below. Jones is 13 points behind the cut line while Clements is in the worst position at 29 points below.

Multiple race winners sit in the best position. Gragson is safe in the eighth round while Allmendinger sits 47 points above the cut-off line. Ty Gibbs (+46), Austin Hill (+30), Josh Berry (+20) and Allgaier (+20) rounded out the drivers with some solid point totals.


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