Gragson snags first 2021 victory with robust run at Darlington
Contemporary from the announcement of his return to JR Motorsports subsequent yr, Noah Gragson sped to victory at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, clinching a spot within the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence Playoffs.
After pre-race favourite Denny Hamlin was despatched to the rear underneath penalty for an gear violation throughout a pit cease underneath warning on lap 139, Gragson grabbed the lead from Daniel Hemric on lap 143 and held it the remainder of the way in which.
Gragson’s victory within the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Assist a Hero 200 on the 1.366-mile speedway was his first of the season, his first at Darlington and the third of his profession.
After particles from a Hemric spin on lap 144 brought about the eighth warning of the afternoon and despatched the race to extra time, Gragson surged forward on the ultimate restart and completed 0.218 seconds forward of runner-up Harrison Burton.
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