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Noah Gragson Signs With NASCAR Ford Team Front Row Racing

Noah Gragson will stick with The Blue Oval in the Cup Series for a while yet. He signed a multiyear deal to drive a NASCAR Ford Mustang Dark Horse for Front Row Motorsports (FRM) next year, which recently announced that it will expand to a three-car operation beginning in 2025.

Gragson currently drives the No. 10 Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), which will cease operations upon conclusion of the 2024 racing season. At this time, FRM has not announced what number will emblazon Gragson’s Mustang racer next year. His sponsors and crew chief will also be revealed at a later time.

Gragson will race alongside teammate Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 NASCAR Ford for FRM. The organization also fields the No. 34 Mustang, which is currently driven by Michael McDowell, but he is parting ways with FRM at the end of 2024.

“We feel that this is a great opportunity and the perfect time to bring Noah to our organization,” said Bob Jenkins, Front Row Motorsports owner, in a statement. “He has just the right amount of experience in the NASCAR Cup Series to break out and become a winner for years to come. This season, Noah has started to get the finishes, and race consistently up front, which was expected from him.”

So far this year, Gragson has one top-five finish, six top 10 finishes, and average finishing position of 18.3 through the first 20 races of the season. Gragson completed 21 races during the 2023 Cup campaign before he was sidelined due to an indefinite suspension. Prior to that, he raced 18 times in 2022, filling in for various Chevy racers while competing full-time in the Xfinity Series.

“I think a lot of people have seen the growth of Front Row Motorsports over the past several seasons in the NASCAR Cup Series,” Gragson stated. “This team, with Ford Performance, has shown it is capable of winning and wants to win more. Meeting Bob (Jenkins) and Jerry (Freeze), there is a determination and plan to continue to grow and compete against the absolute best. There is a strong commitment on their part, and I am ready to give it my best next season.”

So far, three of SHR’s four Cup Series drivers have a landing spot in 2025. Josh Berry will take over the No. 21 NASCAR Ford for Wood Brothers Racing, while Chase Briscoe will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing. Ryan Preece, who currently drives the No. 41 Mustang for SHR, is still a free agent, as are both of the organization’s Xfinity racers, Cole Custer and Riley Herbst.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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