Legacy Motor Club said Thursday they received a request from Noah Gragson to be released from his NASCAR Cup Series contract.
Noah Gragson issued the following statement Thursday:
“I have asked Legacy Motor Club to release me from my contract so that I can take time to work through the NASCAR reinstatement process. I love racing and I am looking forward to a second chance to compete for wins at the highest level of NASCAR – and most importantly, make my family, my team and the fans proud of me once again.”
LMC CEO Cal Wells III affirmed confidence in Gragson in this statement issued Thursday:
“Noah has a ton of talent and has a great personality. This is a difficult situation but we are proud that Noah has taken ownership of his actions and are confident he will work through the process with NASCAR and come back stronger.”
A day before the Cup Series race at Michigan, LMC suspended Gragson for a controversial social media interaction. Then, NASCAR backed up the organization’s decision and indefinitely suspended him.
On Tuesday, a report indicated Gragson and Legacy Motor Club parted ways. However, the organization confirmed to TRE that hadn’t happened yet. They also confirmed they were working with Gragson through the process.
Mike Rockenfeller will fill in for Noah Gragson this weekend in Indianapolis and next weekend at Watkins Glen.
The organization said they’re working through finding interim drivers. More details will follow in the coming weeks.