Noah Gregson tied NASCAR legend Sam Ard by winning four consecutive Xfinity Series races. Now the Hall of Famer has issued some huge praises to the JR Motorsports driver.
“This is historic,” Martin said during September 30th episode From the podcast “Mark, Mamba and Mayer”. “When you think of Sam Ard, you think of royalty, you know. Xfinity — or the Busch Grand National Series — is the property of the late Sportsman series. I mean, man, it was amazing.
“And to tie that record in, today we don’t realize what Noah just did. I mean, we just don’t realize it because it just happened. It’s been a long time since Sam set that record. But it’s a pretty cool job.”
Gregson, who racked up seven career wins in 2022, started his four-game winning streak at Darlington Raceway. He went on with a brief win at Kansas Speedway and a win in the regular season final at Bristol Motor Speedway. Gragson then began the playoffs with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, which sealed his ticket to the quarter-finals.
Gregson established talks in 2022
The Las Vegas native has established talks throughout the 2022 Xfinity Series season for good and bad reasons. They started with Gragson posting four consecutive top three positions with a new crew chief, a run that included a win at Phoenix Raceway.
Conversations continued with Gragson’s Cup Series preparation, intentionally destroying Sage Karam at Road America, and his tendency to vomit after winning the Xfinity Series races.
Gragson has a vocal fan base, as well as vocal critics. He’s a driver who hasn’t been shy about showing off his personality on live TV through his interviews and wearing the half-zip suit, something Martin appreciated.
“I want to comment a little bit on Noah,” Martin continued. “Because I’m really… not a big fan of Noah. However, I would say it’s a good thing for our sport to have someone who is just as good as Noah’s character. And to be able to showcase that by winning all of these races, winning four in a row, that’s cool “.
Gregson can make history at Talladega Superspeedway
Gragson’s focus remains on adding more trophies and playoff points to his collection, but he also has a chance to make history over the weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway.
If Gragson wins the Sparks 300 on October 1, he will become the first driver in Xfinity Series history to win five races in a row. He will break his bond with Ard and set a new flag for the other drivers to chase after her.
It is possible that Gregson would achieve this feat. He has racked up two super-fast wins in his career in the Xfinity Series. This includes the opening race of the 2020 season at Daytona International Speedway.
Gragson also won the Spring 2022 race at the Talladega Superspeedway after driving the last three laps and holding off Jeffrey Earnhardt and AJ Allmendinger. He crossed the finish line first and crowned the day the JR Motorsports drivers passed all three stages.
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