The final lineup spot in Sunday night's NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway (8 ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be filled by Noah Gragson thanks to the votes of the fans.
Gragson, who drives the No. 42 Chevrolet for Legacy Motor Club, won the All-Star Fan Vote for the first time and will take part in his first All-Star Race.
Since 2004, when Ken Schrader won the first poll, there has been a fan vote. The only fan vote winner to go on to win the All-Star Race was Kasey Kahne in 2008.
"We've been voted most popular driver in the trucks and the Xfinity Series, and then to get the fan vote in the Cup Series for this All-Star Race, it means a lot," said Gragson to NASCAR.com.
I'm aware that the car is damaged, but you still have a chance to vote even though everyone has been working extremely hard to win the fan vote. … It greatly means to me.
If a driver attempted to qualify for the 2023 Daytona 500, had not yet won a 2023 NASCAR Cup Series race, or did not place in the top two of the NASCAR All-Star Open qualifying race, they were eligible for the fan vote.