Andrew Ranger

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Andrew Ranger
Andrew Ranger Road America 2013.jpg
Ranger in 2013 at Road America
Born (1986-11-20) November 20, 1986 (age 27)
Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada
Achievements 2007, 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2003 North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Champion
Awards 2009, 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Most Popular Driver
2004 Toyota Atlantic Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
1 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish 71st (2011)
First race 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
17 race(s) run over 6 year(s)
Car no., team No. 53 (NDS Racing)
2013 position 75th
Best finish 49th (2011)
First race 2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)
Last race 2013 Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 (Mid-Ohio)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series career
63 race(s) run over 9 year(s)
2013 position 23rd
Best finish 1st (2007, 2009)
First race 2006 St. Eustache 200 (Saint-Eustache)
Last race 2014 Pinty's Presents the Clarington 200 (Mosport)
First win 2007 Dickies 200 (Mosport)
Last win 2012 JuliaWine.com 100 (Trois-Rivières)
Wins Top tens Poles
17 53 13
Statistics current as of May 18, 2014.
Ranger at Long Beach, 2005

Andrew Ranger (born November 20, 1986 in Roxton Pond, Quebec) is a Canadian professional racing driver.

Champ Car[edit]

The 2002 Canadian Formula A Karting Champion and 2003 North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Champion raced in the Toyota Atlantic series in 2004, scoring six podiums (top 3 finishes) and winning rookie of the year.

Ranger made his debut in the Champ Car World Series in 2005 and became the youngest driver in the series' history to finish on the podium. (2nd place, Monterrey, Mexico.) After a few solid finishes at the beginning of the season, Ranger's year went downhill as he mostly struggled in the second half of the season, but held on to 10th in the points championship. [1] In 2006, he remained with the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing team, finishing 10th in the standings with a best finish of 5th at the 2006 Lexmark Indy 300.[1]

NASCAR career[edit]

With no sponsorship and Champ Car merging with the Indy Racing League, Andrew Ranger changed to stock car racing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.[2] He won the second race in the series at Mosport International Raceway, and the season points championship.[1] He has also won at Montreal and Trois-Rivières during 2008. He has four poles to go along with his wins at, Mosport Int’l Raceway, Edmonton (2007); Edmonton (2008).

In 2009, he was the class of the field for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series winning the Dickies 200 at Mosport International Raceway, the A&W 300 at SunValley Speedway (his first ever oval), The Rexal Edmonton Indy, Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Mosport International Raceway, the GP3R 300 at Circuit Trois-Rivières and the Komatsu 300 At Riverside Speedway. On top of all of this he has 2 poles and many podium finishes. Ranger ended up winning the title by 167 points for his 2nd Championship in 3 years.

Ranger's 2009 Championship winning car
Racing in Nationwide at Road America in 2011

He drove for Fitz Motorsports at the August 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and he also drove for the team in four of the remaining 10 races of the 2008 with a best finish of 19th at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2009, he drove the number 11 Tide/Ridemakerz.com /Toyota Camry to a 3rd place finish after leading many laps in the 2009 Napa Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. For 2010 he will drive for the #27 Baker-Curb Racing Nationwide team with sponsorship from Dodge including Montreal.

For 2010, he did not run for the Canadian Tire series title but will only run part-time as he diversified his career. He ran some races for the #35 Waste Management Chevy in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West series. He won the race at Infineon Raceway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West on June 20. He picked up the win from pole in Lime Rock Park in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East series. On July 17, he won from the pole at the Toronto Indy Jumpstart 100 being the first driver to win all 3 NASCAR regional touring series in one year. His 3rd win of the year was at Trois-Rivières and at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where he bumped Jason Bowles from the last turn for the win both times from the pole. In 2011 he again won at Montreal and Toronto on a limited basis schedule.

Ranger raced in the K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series again in 2011. On May 22, 2011, Andrew won the ARCA race on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. On June 25, 2011, Andrew competed the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America finishing sixth. Ranger made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen finishing 35th for FAS Lane Racing.[1]

For 2012, Ranger ran in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and Nationwide Series for GC Motorsports. He won two Canadian Tire events in his home province of Quebec at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Circuit ICAR along with the ARCA event at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

In 2013 Ranger ran a partial schedule in the Canadian Tire Series. He also ran the road coarses in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and in the ARCA Racing Series. He won at New Jersey Motorsports Park in the Arca Racing Series for the third year in a row.

Motorsports career results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Champ Car[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Career statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Ranger gives up on ride. SPEED Channel. March 29, 2007

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bruno Spengler
North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Colin Braun
Preceded by
J. R. Fitzpatrick
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Scott Steckly
Preceded by
Scott Steckly
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2009
Succeeded by
D. J. Kennington