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Noah Gragson To Join Front Row Motorsports For 2025 NASCAR Cup Season

Noah Gragson To Join Front Row Motorsports For 2025 NASCAR Cup Season

Noah Gragson announced his future plans to join Front Row Motorsports for the 2025 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Jul 10, 2024 by Rob Blount
Noah Gragson To Join Front Row Motorsports For 2025 NASCAR Cup Season

Since the news broke in late May of Stewart-Haas Racing’s closure, we’ve all been waiting to see how the dominoes would fall. Well, as of Wednesday afternoon we’ve now seen four of the five major dominoes find landing places with Noah Gragson announcing that he has signed a multi-year contract with Front Row Motorsports for 2025 and beyond.

Gragson, who is in his first and only season with Stewart-Haas Racing, will take over the seat vacated by veteran Michael McDowell, who is headed to Spire Motorsports in 2025. Gragson and Mooresville, North Carolina-based Front Row Motorsports made the signing official in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The Las Vegas, Nevada driver is in his first full season in the Cup Series. 2023 was supposed to be Gragson’s rookie campaign with Legacy Motor Club, but Gragson was released after 21 races following being suspended for liking an offensive post on Instagram. Gragson then signed on with Stewart-Haas Racing for the start of the 2024 season to replace the retiring Aric Almirola. Since then, Gragson has posted one top five and six top-10 finishes this season and currently sits 23rd in points.

The 2018 Snowball Derby champion is the latest member of Stewart-Haas Racing to have their future determined following the team’s closure announcement in May. Chase Briscoe was the first domino to fall when he announced that he is heading to Joe Gibbs Racing to take over for the retiring Martin Truex Jr. Josh Berry soon after announced that he will take over the legendary No. 21 for Wood Brothers Racing, and Berry’s crew chief, Rodney Childers, announced on Tuesday this week that he will head to Spire Motorsports to work with Corey LaJoie.

Now with Gragson, Berry, Briscoe, and Childers off the board, only Ryan Preece’s future remains undetermined. The 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion is in his second season at SHR and fifth full season in the Cup Series.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Gragson’s car number, crew chief, and sponsors for 2025 are all to-be-determined. Gragson will be one of two teammates to current FRM driver, Todd Gilliland. FRM announced earlier this summer that it would be expanding to three cars in 2025 after acquiring one of the charters from Stewart-Haas Racing, but the third driver is still to be announced.