Noah Gragson faced challenges due to past events. NASCAR fans recall Gragson being penalized for engaging with a meme associated with George Floyd's murder in 2020. Following his participation in the RISE program, Gragson underwent significant personal growth, acknowledging his previous error. In an interview with SiriusXM NASCAR, he discussed these developments in detail.
“It’s been a big learning opportunity and a growing-up moment. As I mentioned earlier there’s been a lot of people involved in my life over the past five months that have been working just as hard as me. I want to give thanks to NASCAR and the RISE organization for allowing me to listen and learn and ask questions about things I didn’t know about. Taking time to really work on myself and create balance and find balance in my life, create better habits."- Gragson said, as quoted by on3.com!
After a lot of hard work on himself, Gragson became a better person and learned something new about himself.
“With that being said, it’s been a lot of hard work, it’s been a lot of self-reflection and overall I feel more clear-minded when I’m strapped into a race car, I feel more clear-minded out of a race car.”
Noah Gragson: There’s hard times and challenges but you gotta overcome them
Gragson has joined Stewart-Haas Racing as a new member. Reflecting on his past, he acknowledges being self-centered and excessively focused on himself. The upcoming season presents an opportunity for him to correct those past mistakes.
“With all the learning over the past handful of months, it’s allowed me to be more self-aware and put myself in other people’s shoes, where I was pretty selfish before. … There’s hard times and challenges but you gotta overcome them that’s what I keep telling myself, you gotta overcome them and listen and learn either you win or you learn and I’ve done a lot of learning over the last several months.”