Brennan Newberry

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Brennan Newberry
Born (1990-02-09) February 9, 1990 (age 24)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
Car no., team No. 55 (NTS Motorsports)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
35 race(s) run over 3 year(s)
Truck no., team No. 9 (NTS Motorsports)
2013 position 19th
Best finish 19th (2013)
First race 2012 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2014 WinStar World Casino 400K (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 1
Statistics current as of June 21, 2014.
2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Debut season 2011
Current team NTS Motorsports
Car no. 24
Starts 10
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 61st in 2011

Brennan Newberry (born February 9, 1990 in Bakersfield, California) is an American stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and part-time in the Camping World Truck Series for NTS Motorsports.

Personal life[edit]

The son of former Funny Car driver Bob Newberry, Newberry is a graduate of Bakersfield College.[1]

Career[edit]

Newberry began his racing career in go-karts in 2000; later moving to full-bodied stock cars, he competed in the SRL Southwest Tour in 2007, then moved to USAC competition in 2008, racing in the Ford Focus Midget Car Series; he scored one win during the 2008 season, ending the year fourth in series points. In 2009 he returned to the Southwest Tour before moving to NASCAR competition in 2010, racing in the Toyota All-Star Showdown before running a limited schedule over the following three years in the K&N Pro Series West, scoring two poles in five races run in 2011. He finished 23rd in points that season, his best in the series.[2]

After failing to qualify for the season-ending race of 2011,[3] Newberry made his debut in the Camping World Truck Series in 2012, driving for his family-owned NTS Motorsports team in ten races starting at Martinsville Speedway; he posted a best finish of 19th at Michigan International Speedway,[4] ending the year 31st in series points.[5]

For 2013, NTS Motorsports merged with Joe Dennette Motorsports, planning to run Newberry full-time in the Camping World Truck Series as a teammate to Ron Hornaday, Jr.,[6] with veteran Eddie Pardue serving as crew chief.[7] Competing for Rookie of the Year, he won the pole for the first race of the season at Daytona International Speedway.[8] In July, Newberry won a last-chance qualifying race at Eldora Speedway for the Mudsummer Classic,[9] before scoring his first career top-10 finish in the series at Pocono Raceway in August.[10] At Chicagoland Speedway in September, Newberry was forced to sit out the race due to illness, with Austin Dillon substituting.[11]

In 2014, Newberry stepped back to run full-time in the K&N Pro Series East as a teammate to Gray Gaulding, in addition to running selected Truck Series races.[12] On July 9, it was announced that Newberry will make his Nationwide Series debut in the No. 55 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet in the Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.[13]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Brennan Newberry". Brennan Newberry official site. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Brennan Newberry". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Truck qualifying washed out at Homestead". Fox Sports. November 18, 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Brennan Newberry - 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  5. ^ "2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Standings". ESPN. November 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Newberry to compete full time in World Truck Series in 2013". The Bakersfield Californian. Bakersfield, CA. December 5, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  7. ^ "NTS Motorsports tabs veteran to lead Newberry". Yahoo! Sports. January 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  8. ^ Jensen, Tom (February 22, 2013). "Newberry Claims Pole" (in Fox Sports). pp. SPEED Channel. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  9. ^ Gluck, Jeff (July 25, 2013). "Austin Dillon wins inaugural Truck race on dirt". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  10. ^ Wilson, Steven B. (August 8, 2013). "Newberry Earns Career-Best Finish and First Career Top-10 Finish at Pocono Raceway". Speedway Digest. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  11. ^ "Former champ Dillon to drive Truck". Fox Sports. September 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  12. ^ "Gaulding Teams With Newberry At NTS". NASCAR.com. February 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  13. ^ "Newberry set to make NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in Sta-Green 200". NTS Motorsports. July 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 

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