Joe Graf Jr. (@joegrafjr) is a 20-year-old rising star on the racing scene.
Joe Graf Jr. has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, NASCAR Modified Series, INEX Legends Car Series and INEX Bandolero Series.
Joe Graf Jr. began his racing career at the age of 9 in Elko Minnesota. He went on to earn over 70 victories while racing all types of race cars throughout the country. Before arriving at Richard Childress Racing, Graf was no stranger to winning. Joe won in the NASCAR ARCA Series and the NASCAR Modified Series and earned Rookie of the Year honors at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway. Joe has over 50 wins in the INEX Legend Series including several Track Championships and a prestigious win at the Battle of the Big Top at Texas Motor Speedway. Joe has also won Legendstock at Bethel Motor Speedway in White Lake N.Y.
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.
Joe Graf Jr. is a brand ambassador for the EAT SLEEP RACE lifestyle apparel company and has been sponsored by Shoprite grocery stores, Big Tine, and Alliance Shippers.
Outside of racing, Graf Jr. is also a student at New York University (NYU) in Manhattan. Currently, he has a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) and is focused on earning a degree, while also being a professional race car driver. Joe has also been very active in the Myface Foundation. Myface is a non-profit organization founded to address the all-too-visible plight of those with facial difference by assuring them access to the comprehensive and highly personalized team care at The myFace Center at the, NYU Langone Medical Center . The Center provides integrative, highly specialized and personalized team care to all those who request treatment, regardless of the type or severity of the anomaly, the length of treatment, or the family’s ability to afford care.