Gragson, a 25-year-old Las Vegas native, is a 13-time winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series – the stepping-stone division to the Cup Series – and has made 39 Cup Series starts over the course of the last two years.
His best Cup finish of fifth came in the 2022 regular-season finale at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway.
“Noah deserves to be in the NASCAR Cup Series and we’re very happy to have him as the driver of our No. 10 Ford Mustang,” said NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart, who co-owns SHR with Haas Automation founder Gene Haas. “Noah has performed at every level where he’s competed and has regularly been in championship contention. That’s the kind of driver we need at Stewart-Haas and that’s why Noah is a part of our team.”
In four full-time seasons in the Xfinity Series (2019-‘22), Gragson finished among the top-10 in points each year and made it to the Championship 4 twice, finishing third in 2021 and second in 2022, a year during which he posted a series-high eight victories.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity with Stewart-Haas Racing, and while most people in the industry are happy that the offseason is here, I want to get started on 2024 and go racing as soon as I can,” Gragson said. “Stewart-Haas is filled with racers and I saw that and felt it as soon as I walked onto the shop floor.
“There are high expectations here and a strong desire to compete and win races. I have high expectations for myself, and I want to deliver for Tony and Gene and everyone at Stewart-Haas.”
Before joining the Xfinity Series full time in 2019, Gragson competed in the NASCAR Truck Series in 2017 and 2018. He won twice and finished second in the 2018 championship. Those Truck Series results were a continuation of the kind of talent Gragson showcased in the regional ARCA Menard Series.
In 2015 and 2016, Gragson raced in the developmental league, then known as the K&N Pro Series and split into two divisions – K&N Pro Series East and K&N Pro Series West. Gragson won six races between the two divisions and narrowly missed out on the 2015 West title by just seven points.
Gragson also owns victories in two of the United States’ most prestigious late model races – the 2017 Winchester 400 at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway and the 2018 Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.
“I race to win and winning at the Cup level is what I’ve been working toward since I started racing Bandoleros as a 13-year-old at the Bullring in Las Vegas,” Gragson said. “To be with an established team with a history of winning is what every driver wants. I’ve got exactly that here at Stewart-Haas and I aim to make the most of it.”
Paired with crew chief Drew Blickensderfer, Gragson will make his debut in the No. 10 Ford Mustang during the non-points Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum on Feb. 4 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
His first full season in the NASCAR Cup Series will begin with the 66th Daytona 500 on Feb. 18.
Both events will be broadcast live on FOX, the Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
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