This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
It was a popular victory with Gragson driving for Junior Motorsports and coming from behind to get the close win in the final five laps.
It was his first major win in NASCAR. He made a big deal throwing his water bottle into the crowd. It took several tries! Then he slid across the hood of his race car Dukes of Hazard style and waved repeatedly at the crowd.
This was all after the usual burnouts and spinning in the grass.
The genuine glee at a win was refreshing. The sparse crowd must have appreciated the demonstration as well. They stayed and cheered for a driver who looked like he actually was satisfied with something.
Who knows if Gragson will win again. But he was happy with this one and that might bring fans back to buy a ticket or watch on television. And that would be a massive win for NASCAR.
February 16, 2020