Noah Gragson All Set for the ‘Too Tough to Tame’ Darlington Race with a New Look

Published 09/01/2020, 10:46 AM EDT


NASCAR‘s upcoming throwback Cup Series weekend at Darlington Raceway has all drivers sporting new paint schemes on their cars. The drivers and their teams came up with some interesting themes to honor past champions. However, one driver in the Xfinity Series – Noah Gragson – will sport a new look himself.

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Noah Gragson revealed on social media that he is all set for the ‘Too tough to tame’ race at Darlington Raceway. He has grown a new peculiar mustache that gives him a very different look than normal.

His JR Motorsports team co-owner Kelley Earnhardt then poked fun at him, tweeting, “Who are you?”

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Eventful week for Noah Gragson

Noah Gragson has been quite active on Twitter in the last week. Before the race at Daytona International Speedway, he teased fans with a series of posts regarding a big announcement or a big signing. Gragson and JR Motorsports then revealed that the young driver will continue with the team for the 2021 season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

They made the announcement through a video that featured Earnhardt and Gragson having a conversation about the same. The co-owner also said that they would “have him buttoned right up” when he is ready for Cup Series racing one day.

Looking back at Gragson’s rookie Xfinity Series season

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Gragson is already locked into the playoffs with two race wins this season. He won the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. He then secured another win at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

The 22-year-old suffered a wreck during his return to Daytona last week and finished in 31st place. That ended a run of four straight top-10 finishes for him in the Xfinity Series. Two of those finishes were in the top-five finishes.

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Gragson is in his rookie Xfinity Series season, and is a contender for ‘Rookie of the Year’. Previously, he drove full-time in the Truck Series for two years for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

For this weekend’s race at Darlington, the drivers who will run throwback schemes are – Jeffrey Earnhardt, Michael Annett, Ryan Vargas, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, Chad Finchum, Tommy Joe Martins, Kyle Weatherman, Jeremy Clements, Brandon Brown, and Chase Briscoe.

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Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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