Noah Gragson finished third in the Hooters 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday.
Gragson’s top five finish added 52 points to his season total.
Gragson started in second position and led 83 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of five times. The third-year driver has earned two career victories, with 16 top-five finishes and 31 results inside the top 10.
Gragson made his career debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Saturday’s race.
The Las Vegas, Nevada native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting seven spots higher than his career mark of 9.4 and completing the race four places ahead of his 6.9 career average finish.
Gragson raced against a field of 37 drivers on the way to his third-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 25 caution laps. There were 18 lead changes.
Harrison Burton took the checkered flag in the race, followed by Austin Cindric in the No. 2 spot. After Gragson’s third-place finish, Anthony Alfredo brought home fourth, and Dale Earnhardt Jr rounded out the top five.
After Ryan Sieg won Stage 1, Gragson drove the No. 9 car to victory in Stage 2.