Noah Gragson Enters Saturday's Glass City 200
Noah Gragson Enters Saturday's Glass City 200
(September 13, 2023) -- NASCAR national series driver Noah Gragson has filed an entry for Saturday’s ASA STARS National Tour Glass City 200 presented by DTS Drive Train Specialists and Courtyard by Marriott at Toledo Speedway.
Gragson will team up with Rette Jones Racing, co-owned by Terry Jones, a former ARCA Late Model Sportsman champion at Toledo Speedway, along with 2009 ARCA Menards Series championship crew chief Mark Rette.
Gragson started his climb to the NASCAR Cup Series by racing in what is now the ARCA Menards Series West in 2015, winning two races on his way to second in the series championship standings.
In 2016, he competed for the ARCA Menards Series East and West championships, winning two races in each series and finishing fifth in the East standings and third in the West.
He made the leap into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2017, winning at Martinsville Speedway as a rookie. In 2018, he won at Kansas Speedway to lock into the Truck Series playoffs, and he reached the final four to compete for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gragson finished third in the finale which was good for second in the championship standings behind Brett Moffitt.
Gragson then made the leap into the NASCAR Xfinity Series, racing his first full-time season for JR Motorsports in 2019. After a winless rookie season, Gragson found his stride the next season when he won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the first of two 2020 victories.
In 2021, he won three more times and raced for the championship at Phoenix Raceway, eventually finishing third in the standings. Then, in 2022, Gragson exploded with eight wins and over 1,000 laps led. He finished second at Phoenix, missing out on the series championship by just 0.397 seconds to winner Ty Gibbs.
Gragson has started 39 NASCAR Cup Series races for Beard Motorsports, Kaulig Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, and most recently LEGACY Motor Club. His best career Cup Series finish is fifth at Daytona in August, 2022.
Gragson has teamed with Rette Jones Racing’s super late model program previously, most notably for the 2022 Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.
The ASA STARS National Tour Glass City 200 is set for Saturday, September 16 at Toledo Speedway. The 200-lap super late model headliner will be preceded by championship events for the ARCA Salenbein Excavating Late Model Sportsman and ARCA R&M Recycling Factory Stock divisions.
The 200-lap main event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm. For ticket information, click here, or visit the link below.
About the Glass City 200
The 35th Running of the Glass City 200 Presented by DTS Drive Train Specialists and Courtyard by Marriott roars to life under the ASA STARS National Tour banner in Toledo on Saturday, September 16th. Built in 1960, Toledo Speedway first hosted its signature event in 1968, providing some of the most memorable moments in Ohio pavement short track racing history. Local and national stars alike have raced in this historic event at Toledo Speedway, with a deep wins list that includes Joy Fair, Bob Senneker, Joe Ruttman, Danny Byrd, John Anderson, Brian Campbell, Junior Hanley, Harold Fair, Augie Grill, Johnny Van Doorn, J.R. and Tyler Roahrig, Tyler Ankrum, Carson Hocevar and many others. Click
here for a full list of Glass City 200 winners. New in 2023, the return to the 200-lap main event will prove to be a new endurance test for many of the top drivers in the country. You can get your tickets now for this race by clicking the link.
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.