This NASCAR season didn’t look great from a sponsorship standpoint for Noah Gragson, but a new leaked photo shows otherwise. We know that Gragson is sponsored by Rush Truck Centers. He will apparently be sponsored by Ranger Boats and Winchester.
Over the years, Gragson has had sponsorship from Bass Pro Shops. Ranger Boats is owned by Bass Pro which shows the company is still lending him some support. Winchester also appears on the car in the leaked photo on Reddit.
Is Stewart-Haas Racing hiding their hand better than we think? If Noah Gragson has more sponsorship coming for Daytona or Atlanta, then we will likely see it over the next few weeks officially.
I will say this, the Ranger Boats/Winchester car looks much better than the Rush car. It looks a little bit like his Xfinity Series cars with Bass Pro. Credit to SHR for getting a deal together and diversifying the season for Gragson. More support is only a good thing.
At the Busch Light Clash, the second-year Cup driver was able to make the main event. He finished P20 at the LA Coliseum. Not a terrible showing, especially when you consider that Chris Buescher and Christopher Bell didn’t make the finale. Gragson also outperformed Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney in qualifying.
Will he have a shot at winning the Daytona 500?
Noah Gragson a longshot to win Daytona 500
Now, not surprisingly, Noah Gragson is not among the favorites for next week’s Daytona 500. In fact, he has the longest odds of any Stewart-Haas Racing driver. He still ranks ahead of drivers like Daniel Hemric, Corey LaJoie, Justin Haley, and even Jimmie Johnson.
Gragson is at +6000 odds to capture the Harley J. Earl trophy. He is right in the same group with John Hunter Nemechek, Carson Hocevar, and AJ Allmendinger, all at +6000. That is a far cry from the favorite, Ryan Blaney, at +900 odds to win his first Daytona 500.
Last year, Gragson had solid showings in the superspeedway races. At the spring Talladega race, he was in the mix for much of the event until getting wrecked. With three teammates on the track to help him draft and push. Dega isn’t Dayonta, but my point is, that Gragson isn’t a bad superspeedway racer.
His rookie season was abysmal. On the track and off the track, things did not go how many imagined them to go for Noah Gragson. It was supposed to be a Rookie of the Year battle with his bitter rival, Ty Gibbs. Instead, it was a lost season. With a little extra sponsorship this year and support from SHR, can Gragson redeem himself in year two?