STATESVILLE, N.C. — Petty-GMS announced Noah Gragson will drive their No. 42 Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, beginning in 2023.
Noah Gragson will replace Ty Dillon, who announced last month he would be departing the ride at the end of 2022. Gragson, a Las Vegas native, will race for the team co-owned by fellow Las Vegas native Maury Gallagher and seven-time Cup champion Richard Petty.
“It’s a pretty historic name and there’s a lot of history within the building. It’s one of the biggest-named owners I’ve ever raced for but it’s all positives and I’m ready for it,” Gragson commented.
Driving for the JR Motorsports No. 9 NASCAR Xfinity Series entry this year, Gragson has earned three wins, 11 top-5 finishes, 15 top-10s, two poles and a series-leading 10 stage wins. He has eight NASCAR Cup Series starts for Kaulig Racing this season, with his best finish being 18th at Kansas in May.
Ty Dillon’s 2023 plans are yet TBD. Dillon is currently 30th of 32 full-time drivers in the points standings, with one lap led and one top-10 finish – a 10th-place finish at Bristol dirt in April.