Michael Massie of Frontstretch talked to Noah Gragson and, among other issues, asked him about his future with the #62 Beard Motorsports team.
Massie: Do you plan on doing any more races in the Beard car?
Gragson: No, I don’t. I only have this one on my schedule. So it’s kind of like the old saying, ‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.’
I’m grateful for the opportunity with the Beard family, allowing me to drive their race car and thinking highly enough of me to be able to compete for one [spot in] the Daytona 500. … So right now my focus is on just trying to make the Daytona 500 and race our way into try to win the race. … We haven’t said anything about other races. I don’t know what their plan is moving forward.
Last thing I heard is that Brendan [Gaughan] said that this was their last race when he initially called me the first time, and they asked him to do it but he said, ‘No, I’m retired. I’m not gonna do a Brett Favre here.’ So he said [to me], ‘I want you to run it.’ And that’s what’s even more special is, from what I know, what Brendan has told me, this could be their last race, so I don’t know.
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