It’s up, it’s up, and it’s…no good!
After his big win at the 51st annual Snowball Derby at Pensacola’s Five Flags Speedway on December 2, Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Noah Gragson thought he’d go in for a big kiss on a Snowball Derby model to celebrate the moment. Well, the big attempt turned out to be a big fail, as the model dodged the smooch with an absolute quickness.
Naturally, a few of Gragson’s fellow drivers couldn’t help but roast him on Twitter following the epic rejection on live television.
Now, to be fair, second time did prove to be the charm for Gragson, who will leave Kyle Busch Motorsports to race for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports next season. The model did end up giving him a quick peck on the lips, though she didn’t seem to be all that much into it. But, hey, at least everyone was able to laugh it off in the end.
While Gragson may not have had the best post-race finish, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver raced to one hell of a victory on the track.
After taking the lead with six laps remaining, Gragson held off Ty Majeski and Jeff Choquette in the final laps to win the Super Late Model showcase that featured drivers from 15 different states and two other countries.
One of those drivers was French-Canadian Raphael Lessard, 17, of Quebec, Canada, the other KBM driver in this race, who led for for a sizable portion in the middle of the race.
Gragson’s new boss seemed pretty pumped about the win, but who knows if he saw what happened afterwards.
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