Friday night was a pretty good night for Noah Gragson.
The Camping World Truck Series rookie picked up his first career 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway en route to a seventh-place finish — the second-best result of his young career.
That alone constitutes a solid evening, but the 18-year-old Gragson also received his high school diploma from track president Eddie Gossage — a la Erik Jones — during driver intros. Pretty cool!
But Gragson wasn’t done.
Moments after receiving his diploma, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver decided to pull from the Michael “Squints” Palladorous book of tricks and Wendy Peffercorn (verb) a couple of unsuspecting Texas Motor Speedway girls, who were shocked at first but laughed and took it in stride.
This wins best graduation ever. Thanks Texas Motor Speedway. pic.twitter.com/NWuQ5mZWtP
— Noah Gragson (@NoahGragson) June 10, 2017
Bold move, young man.
(Hey — it worked for Squints. As you may recall, he and Peffercorn wound up getting married in “The Sandlot.”)
We’re not entirely sure who Gragson’s favorite musician is, but there’s a pretty solid chance it’s Ben Harper.