When you’re a NASCAR driver, blowing a tire on the track happens occasionally. When it does, and you don’t crash, you go to pit road and about 15 seconds later, have four new tires. When out on a highway, a NASCAR driver is pretty much like us, either stuck to changing the tire ourselves or relying on someone like AAA to do it for us.

Xfinity Series driver Noah Gragson needed to get to Charlotte Motor Speedway for qualifying but blew a tire on his personal car on the way to the track. Gragson explained that he knew how to change a tire but the time it took to do that or wait for someone else to, he probably wouldn’t be able to get to the track to qualify in time. Gragson posted what might be considered an S.O.S. for anyone who followed him that might be near the area to pick him up and take him to the track.

Thankfully, Gragson was saved by Joe from JR Motorsports and he was able to get to the track in time.

Gragson hasn’t had that great of a weekend on the Roval. He crashed in practice yesterday and had to go to a backup car. He qualified 12th which doesn’t mean much since he’s gotta start at the rear but it is important in regards to pit selection at Dover next weekend. Gragson sits on the last spot to advance in the next round of the Playoffs, just 15 points ahead.

Now let’s just hope somebody got to Gragson’s vehicle.

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