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Noah Gragson Gets Ready for Second NCWTS Start at Homestead-Miami Speedway

dsc_1430Homestead, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2016) — Noah Gragson will make his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start in the Nov. 18 EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the No. 18 SPEEDVEGAS / AlertID Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) Toyota Tundra entry, owned by Richie Wauters.

The 18-year-old Las Vegas native made his series debut at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) last week, posting a 16th place finish after starting 14th in the Lucas Oil 150.  The NASCAR NEXT driver had advanced to a highest running position of 12th place, finishing on the lead lap. He completed the entire event, gaining experience with each lap.  Additionally, according to NASCAR Loop Statistics, Gragson made the highest number of green flag passes (29) on the Avondale, Ariz. track.

This will be Gragson’s first start on the 1.5 oval track located in Homestead, Fla., where the inaugural  NCWTS Championship Chase will be finalized.

dsc_0986Noah Gragson: “I learned a tremendous amount last week in Phoenix. Learning the aero, the way the trucks handle and how to work around the field were all new to me. I have a lot to learn about racing in the NCWTS, but I am excited about the future. Richie (Wauters) and the team did an incredible job of giving me a great truck. I got myself in a little pinch early, but we were able to recover our Tundra well, thanks to the hard work of everyone at RWR, KBM and Toyota.”

dsc_0993The Ford EcoBoost 200 is slated to begin Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.  Fox Sports 1 will have live televised coverage of NCWTS practice at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., qualifying at 3:30 p.m. and pre-race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.

MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90 will also have live coverage of the race.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Noah Gragson on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @NoahGragson.

Noah Gragson Rebounds to 11th in Winchester 400 with Wauters Motorsports

Winchester, IN (October 10, 2016)-Noah Gragson piloting the No. 5 SpeedVegas Wauters Motorsports Toyota Camry posted an 11th place finish in the Winchester 400 Sunday afternoon.  Gragson’s car broke a upper control arm on lap 42 and the Wauters Motorsports team was able to fix the part and send the young driver back out on lap 88 of the 400 lap race at Winchester Speedway.

img_1560The Speed Vegas Camry was still run the times of the lead cars but was not able to advance into the top-10 due to being multiple laps down.

Noah Gragson:

“The Wauters Toyota Camry was really fast today. We broke a Control Arm on lap 42 and we had to come in for repair. When we got back out we were many laps behind, but still ended up with a P11 finish thanks to the hard work of the team and the preparation of the car.

speed-vegas“Our times were that if the leaders. Had we not had that early malfunction, I believe that we would’ve been up front with the leaders battling for the win. I’d like to thank Wauters, Toyota, SpeedVegas and Alert ID. Without everybody’s hard work and help, none of this would’ve been possible.”

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Noah Gragson on Facebook and twitter: @WautersMotors5, @NoahGragson.