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Noah Gragson Eligible to Return to NASCAR-Sanctioned Competition After Reinstatement

After his indefinite suspension by the sanctioning body on August 5th, Noah Gragson is now reinstated and eligible to return to NASCAR-sanctioned competition.


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Following his indefinite suspension by NASCAR just over one month ago, Noah Gragson has been reinstated by the sanctioning body, and effective immediately, will be eligible to compete in any NASCAR-sanctioned events.

Gragson was suspended from his post as a full-time driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, after it was discovered that the Las Vegas, Nevada native had interacted with an inappropriate meme on social media.

Within hours, Gragson had been suspended by NASCAR for the same reasoning, which according to the sanctioning body's policy, would require him to work through the reinstatement process, which included sensitivity training.

Less than one week later, the 25-year-old driver was released from his contract - at his request - with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, which left the two-car organization to find interim drivers for the No. 42 Chevrolet, which they've accomplished with Mike Rockenfeller, Josh Berry, and Carson Hocevar.

"I want to express my sincere gratitude to NASCAR for reinstatement me. Over the past several weeks, I have dedicated myself to personal growth and reflection, and I believe I have become a better person because of it. I couldn't have done it without the support of my family and the NASCAR industry," Gragson said in a statement.

"I am now more focused and committed than ever to representing my future team in the best way possible. I'm eager to get back behind the wheel and compete at the highest level, giving it my all on and off the track. Thank you to everyone that has been part of this journey, and I can't wait to make the most of this second chance."

At this time, Gragson has yet to disclose any plans to compete in any NASCAR National Series events either this season, or next season.

Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

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