Joe Graf Jr. (@joegrafjr) is a 21-year-old rising star on the racing scene.
Joe Graf Jr. has competed in the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Modified Series, INEX Legends Car Series and INEX Bandolero Series.
While grooming his path like most young drivers across the northeast, Graf stormed onto the ARCA Racing Series in 2018. What was supposed to be just a six-race trial blossomed into a full-time job aboard the No. 77 for Chad Bryant Racing.
Receiving unprecedented attention and quickly becoming a fan favorite, Graf honed his skills which led to one win, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes – even though the rookie lacked stock car experience.
Graf Jr. also went into the record books during the 2018 ARCA season by being apart of the series’ closest finish in history at the famed Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway where Graf Jr. and Zane Smith finished in a statistical tie. Smith was granted the win only after review the photo at the finish line.
In 2019, Graf Jr. competed in the ARCA Menards Series for a sophomore season of competition driving the No. 77 EAT SLEEP RACE car for Chad Bryant Racing. Throughout a 20-race schedule, Graf Jr. earned one top-five and 13 top-10 finishes and claiming a fifth-place finish in the championship standings.
Aside from his responsibilities in the ARCA Menards Series, Graf Jr. also held an New York University approved internship at Richard Childress Racing through their communications and marketing department.
While spending some time inside the walls of one of NASCAR’s most recognizable teams, Graf Jr. also competed in three NASCAR Xfinity Series races for the powerhouse at Iowa Speedway, Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and Richmond (Va.) Raceway respectively. He earned a career-best 14th place finish with RCR at Richmond.
Before arriving on the stock car scene, Graf was no stranger to winning. Before ARCA, he won in the NASCAR Modified Series and earned Rookie of the Year honors at Stafford (Ct.) Motor Speedway.
Furthermore, he has over 50 wins in the INEX Legends Car Series, including several track championships and a prestigious win at the Battle of the Big Top at Texas Motor Speedway and Legendstock at Bethel Motor Speedway in White Lake, NY.
Graf Jr., a native of Mahwah, New Jersey began his racing career competing in the bandolero cars at the age of 9 in Shakopee, Minn. He went on to earn over 40 victories while racing throughout the country.
This season, Graf Jr. will contest Rookie of the Year honors aboard the No. 08 Chevrolet Camaro SS for SS GreenLight Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series under the veteran leadership of team owner Bobby Dotter and crew chief Patrick Donahue.
Outside of racing, Graf Jr. is also a sophomore student at New York University (NYU) in Manhattan. Currently, he has a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) and is pursuing a degree in business, media and sports management, while also being a professional race car driver.
Graf Jr. is also a brand ambassador for the EAT SLEEP RACE campaign.
Please send your item along with proper self-addressed return packaging, including return address, to:SS Greenlight Racing
Attn: Joe Graf, Jr.
160 Wilkinson Rd
Mooresville, NC 28115