Front Row signs Gragson to multi-year deal

Noah Gragson will join Front Row Motorsports in 2025. The multiyear deal will see Gragson compete in the NASCAR Cup Series with the team. The car number, crew chief and partners for Gragson will be announced at a later date.

“We feel that this is a great opportunity and the perfect time to bring Noah to our organization,” said owner Bob Jenkins. “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.

“Joining our team, staying with Ford Performance, and welcoming him to our partners, we are only going to accelerate his opportunity to win races and compete in the playoffs. This is the driver that we want to help get us more wins.”


Gragson, 25, joins the organization from Stewart-Haas Racing, which is shutting down at the end of the year. He will be teammates with Todd Gilliland and a third driver still to be named. Front Row Motorsports is expanding to three cars next season with the addition of a third charter.

The 2025 season will be Gragson’s third full year in the Cup Series. By joining Front Row, he remains in the Ford camp.

“I think a lot of people have seen the growth of Front Row Motorsports over the past several seasons in the NASCAR Cup Series,” said Gragson. “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.

“Until that time, I want to say that I’m staying focused on the task at hand at Stewart-Haas Racing to finish the season with intentions of racing for wins with them.”

Gragson failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 in 2021 with Beard Motorsports but returned in 2022 to run a limited schedule with the team. He also ran races for Kaulig Racing and Hendrick Motorsports, serving as a substitute driver for the latter when Alex Bowman suffered a concussion. In 18 starts, Gragson earned one top-10 finish.

Legacy Motor Club hired Gragson for the 2023 season. However, a mid-season suspension for liking an insensitive meme on Instagram ended Gragson’s season and his tenure with Legacy Motor Club. Stewart-Haas Racing brought Gragson back into the Cup Series by hiring him to replace Aric Almirola in the No. 10 Ford Mustang.

Gragson has made 59 starts in the Cup Series to date with seven top-10 finishes.

Story originally appeared on Racer