Noah Gragson drives No. 9 Chevrolet to third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
Noah Gragson finished third in the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course on Saturday.
Gragson’s top five finish, the eighth time he has achieved that result this year, added 39 points to his season total.
Gragson started in eighth position. The third-year driver has tallied two career victories, with 18 top-five finishes and 34 results inside the top 10.
The Las Vegas, Nevada native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting one spot higher than his career mark of 9.4 and completing the race four places ahead of his 7.2 career average finish.
Gragson’s third-place finish was against 38 other drivers. The race endured five cautions and 15 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 13 lead changes.
Chase Briscoe earned the win in the race, followed by Justin Haley in second place. Behind Gragson’s third-place finish, AJ Allmendinger brought home fourth, and Austin Cindric took the No. 5 spot.
After Cindric won Stage 1, Briscoe grabbed control and won Stage 2 before taking the checkered flag.