Noah Gragson, Legacy Motor Club, Wendy's, NASCAR - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Wendy’s had a little fun with their NASCAR Cup Series driver, Legacy Motor Club’s Noah Gragson, on National Roast Day.
The Wendy’s social media team is known for being relentless (and hilarious) sometimes, and rarely is anybody safe. That was especially the case on National Roast Day, which runs for three days, from April 12 until April 14.
Rookie Legacy Motor Club driver Noah Gragson, whom the major fast food chain sponsors in the NASCAR Cup Series, was among those who were anything but safe this time around.
After telling the brand to “roast me”, Gragson got to experience the full wrath of everyone’s favorite redhead when the brand posted a nine-second TikTok clip on Wednesday afternoon.
Wendy stated the following:
“Bummer! I don’t know why you cut off the mullet. But it really doesn’t make a difference. No one’s ever behind you anyway!”
Their dig at Gragson’s “less than speedy skillset” comes amid a rough start to the 24-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada native’s first full season behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet.
He sits in 30th place in the point standings, ahead of only two drivers who have competed in all eight races so far — but one of those drivers, Kaulig Racing’s Justin Haley, is only behind him because of the fact that he was docked 75 points as a result of a post-race penalty.
The only other one happens to be the driver he replaced at Legacy Motor Club this year, Spire Motorsports’ Ty Dillon.
Gragson, who won a series-high eight races in the Xfinity Series last year, has just two top 20 finishes in eight Cup Series races this season, including a top finish of 12th place at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Noah Gragson already sits 92 points behind the NASCAR Cup Series playoff cut line.
But Legacy Motor Club, which were known as Petty GMS Motorsports before rebranding upon Jimmie Johnson’s arrival as a co-owner before this season, have struggled as a whole this year, despite showing serious signs of progression and improvement in the latter half of 2022.
Erik Jones, who finished last year’s regular season in the top 16 in points, won the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway to open up the playoffs, despite not being a playoff driver. He is only in 26th place in the standings through eight races, 54 points behind the playoff cut line.
Johnson has admitted that the organization is not where it needs to be, and that certainly doesn’t help Gragson’s case in his first year as a full-time driver.