Noah Gragson, driver of the #9 Switch Chevrolet, stands by his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Circle K Fire

JMV and his son Blake interview NASCAR driver Noah Gragson

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NASCAR driver joins The Ride with JMV to discuss his racing career and what got him into the sport. JMV’s son Blake is a Noah Gragson super fan and he joins the show to ask Blake what inspired him to get into racing and what tracks is he excited for/afraid of potentially. Blake also asks Noah about his take on Indy cars and how he feels about that form of racing. 

Blake is asking the following questions.

“What, in your opinion, is going to be or was the most challenging track in the XFintity Series?”

“Going into the season I thought that the Super Speedways are going to be my achilles heel or my weakest tracks for me but I feel like I adapted really well. I think Junior Motorsports has a really good Super Speedway program. We have fast cars all the time. Over all I thought that was going to be my weakest track. We have kind of struggled on speed a little bit on some of these mile and a halfs but we have kept our heads up during the race. I’ve tried not to make mistakes and just keep us in contention during the race and try to maximize our point day. “

“What inspired you to be a racecar driver?”

“I actually started racing when I was thirteen, like you. I started racing small cars called bandoloro which is basically a go kart with a body and a roll cage. I kind of worked my way up. Nobody in my family, I am from Vegas, and nobody in my family ever raced so I am a first generation racer. I was liked mountain biking, snowboarding, dirt bike racing, all of those kind of action sports. I always liked racing and I liked to watch it on TV. I guess the thing that inspired me the most was all of the action and I would say the speed is probably the biggest thing.”

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