Driver for the Daytona 500 has been named by Beard Motorsports.
In mid-February, Beard Motorsports will return to the NASCAR Cup Series and attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500, which kicks off the season.
The team will start No. 1 on the field.
For the second year in a row, Noah Gragson is driving a 62 Chevrolet Camaro.
On Tuesday, November 16, Beard Motorsports issued a press release announcing the news.
The team stated that it will have to compete in The Great American Race as a non-chartered team, and that the Next Gen car and its partnership with Richard Childress Racing will assist them in accomplishing this goal.
Beard Motorsports will compete in the 2022 (hashtag)Daytona500. pic.twitter.comrR7nqA9juZ
September 7, 2021, by Beard Motorsports (@BeardOil62)
In a statement, Amie Beard, executive vice president of Beard Motorsports, said, “To say we can’t wait to get back to Daytona is an enormous understatement.”
“We all took a tremendous amount of pride in showing up and performing right alongside the established teams in the sport from the moment my father founded this race team.”
Last year didn’t go as planned, but that only fuels our desire to return.”
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We gave it our all and were on the verge of securing a starting spot in the (hashtag)DAYTONA500.
We appreciate @NoahGragson’s drive, our crew’s work ethic, and our fans’ support.
It is for this reason that we race. pic.twitter.comT8TKmmpPpE
— February 12, 2021, Beard Motorsports (@BeardOil62)
In 2021, Gragson debuted in the Cup Series, attempting to qualify for the Daytona 500.
He got into the No.
Brendan Gaughan, vice president of racing operations, hand-picked him for the position at the age of 62.
During the second Bluegreen Vacation Duel, Gragson came close to qualifying for the Daytona 500.
But, due to an incident, his night was cut short and he was assigned to No.
Back to the hauler, number 62.
Garrett Smithley tried to squeeze between Brad Keselowski and Gragson, but the No. 1 driver turned the No.
In the No. 2 Team Penske Ford
Chevrolet 62 Beard Motorsports
This maneuver sparked a large crash that also involved William Byron and Ross Chastain’s stock cars.
“I’m overjoyed to be able to return to Daytona with Beard Motorsports,” the 23-year-old Gragson said.
“Getting a taste of Cup racing in last year’s Duel was great, but it left us all wanting more.”
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