Noah Gragson had 100,000 reasons to smile on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
With a second-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series EchoPark 250 at the 1.54-mile Georgia oval, the No. 9 JR Motorsports driver collected the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus by finishing ahead of the other eligible drivers – Harrison Burton (finished fifth), Brandon Jones (finished eighth) and Chase Briscoe (finished ninth).
The second-place finish for Gragson continues a strong run of momentum this season, which kicked off with a victory in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, which is crucial for the driver’s future after shedding light that he doesn’t have 2021 racing plans at this moment.
"I’m fighting for a job right now," Gragson said. "Don’t really know what I’m going to do next year. All I can do is focus on today. All I can do is focus on this race team and on myself to be better. It’s a cut-throat sport. … Definitely very grateful to be driving these race cars with such big-name logos on the hood. Right now, nothing’s given to you in this world, so you have to fight every single day, every minute to do the best job possible on and off the race track.
"At the end of the day, it’s me, I need to step up," Gragson added. "I feel like I’m doing everything I can right now, just trying to stay focused, stay positive and do everything I can. I feel like if I can do the best job I can do on and off the race track, I can’t do any better."
— NASCAR.com —