MOORESVILLE, N.C. – David Gilliland Racing and CROSLEY Sports Group have hired Noah Gragson to drive the No. 54 Switch Toyota in select NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA Racing Series events.
Gragson is the defending winner of the Winchester 400 and also captured his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory last fall at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Gragson will make his first start for the DGR-CROSLEY steam during the ARCA Racing Series season opener on Feb. 10 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Gragson has two top-five and three top-10 finishes in eight previous ARCA starts.
“I’m really looking forward to racing for DGR-Crosley in a few races this season,” said Gragson. “Racing at Daytona in the ARCA race will give me valuable experience and more confidence going into the Daytona truck series race. I don’t have a ton of experience when it comes to drafting. So, this opportunity will be extremely beneficial. I’m also excited to work hand in hand with David Gilliland, who is one of the best drivers when it comes to superspeedway races.”
In addition to his schedule with DGR-CROSLEY, the 19-year-old Gragson will also embark on his second full season in the Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
“Racing is my top priority and being able to race as much as I can will only make me a better driver,” said Gragson. “The more seat time I get, the more confident I can become. Our goal this year is to win races and compete for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. However, I think adding these four races to my current schedule will only help achieve that goal.”
The 2015 K&N Series West Rookie of the Year collected six wins, 19 top five and 32 top-10 finishes in his past 42 starts in the K&N Series’ combined. He will make his first start in the No. 54 Switch Toyota in the K&N East race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in April.
“We can’t wait to have Noah jump in our car at Daytona,” David Gilliland, team owner at DGR said. “He is full of energy and willing to drive the wheels off of anything. We look forward to having him in our DGR-CROSLEY Toyotas a few times this year.”