Noah Gragson Vows to ‘Get Even’ With Riley Herbst After Incident at Charlotte

Published 10/11/2020, 10:41 AM EDT
Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Noah Gragson (9) hits the wall after being spun by NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Riley Herbst (18) during the Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


When the NASCAR Xfinity race at the Charlotte Roval concluded, AJ Allmendinger won from Noah Gragson and Daniel Hemric. Afterward, Gragson spoke about his race and his rivalry with Riley Herbst. Sometime during the race, Herbst tagged Gragson into a spin and the latter went nose-first into the wall.

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Luckily, Noah Gragson recovered and was able to claw his way back to a well-deserved 2nd. Speaking about Herbst, he said, “I don’t even waste my time on people like that. I get frustrated because it is not even worth it. My focus is on guys who can win races and come here and compete to win, so I don’t really have a comment.”

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What did Noah Gragson say about the collision?

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Interestingly, Gragson confessed that he was not angry about the incident. However, he did declare that he would ‘get even’ with Herbst. As it happened, Herbst tried to dive down the inside of Gragson, but he out-braked himself. Owing to that, he slid into the #9 car and tagged him into a spin.

Oct 10, 2020; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver AJ Allmendinger (16) leads Noah Gragson (9) and Daniel Hemric (8) during the Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Gragson did a full 360° spin, before going nose-first into the wall. Obviously, Herbst never meant to do it intentionally, but the slippery nature of the track worked against him. In the end, everything worked out just fine for the 22-year old as he went on to grab 2nd place.

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Truthfully speaking, the driver will be thankful that he has nothing to lose, as he has already qualified. This explains why he declared that he does not want to bother himself with the likes of Riley. Herbst and other drivers are battling for a playoff berth, so they have everything to lose.

When the race concluded, Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Herbst, and Michael Annett were all eliminated. In the end, it was all for naught for Herbst.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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