Noah Gragson Fastest in Cup Practice; Cindric Goes to Backup

UPDATE: After further evaluation, Austin Cindric will be going to a back-up Ford Mustang Dark Horse after his practice accident this afternoon.

Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 10 Bass Pro Shops/Winchester Ford Mustang Dark Horse, posted the fastest time in Friday’s NASCAR Cup Series practice session.

NOAH GRAGSON, No. 19 Bass Pro Shops/Winchester Ford Mustang Dark Horse – “With it being a new repave it definitely created some challenges and a guessing game coming into this race, but I felt good on the Ford Performance simulator and it felt really close to how we unloaded in real life. We were just a little loose and got better throughout the practice. I started pretty loose in, but once we got that under control it felt like the car had a lot of speed and then came into the garage. Obviously, it does have a lot of pace, so I’m really excited to see what we can do with it here for qualifying. There’s still a long way to go this weekend, but the car feels pretty good and everybody on this Bass Pro/Winchester team has been working hard. We’ve kind of been in a slump the last four or five weeks since Darlington, but we’ve got a really fast race car and continue to work well with each other and it’s a good place for us to try and turn it around.”

Ford Performance PR