May 24, 1974 |
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Firestone Indy Lights Series|
|Best finish||11th in 2008|
|NASCAR Busch Series
NASCAR Nextel Cup
ARCA RE/MAX Series
Barber Dodge Pro Series
|Awards||ARCA RE/MAX Series Grant Adcox Sportsmanship Award|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|61 race(s) run over 4 year(s)|
|First race||2004 Mr. Goodcents 300 (Kansas)|
|Last race||2007 O'Reilly Challenge (Texas)|
|Statistics current as of October 10, 2008.|
Sherman’s route to the NASCAR was not like that of most drivers. After high school, he completed a six-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Surveillance Technician on the E-3 AWACS. It was during his last year in the Air Force that racing caught Sherman’s attention. After a trip to the Jim Russell Racing School in Sonoma, California, Sherman was asked to compete for a racing scholarship in the Russell Champ Series. He won the scholarship and his racing career began.
In 2003, driving a Ford sponsored by Serta Mattresses, he collected six top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes in ARCA competition and finished fourth in the final point standings. The following year he posted nine top- 5 and 14 top-10 finishes, which placed him second in the series’ point standings. He also received the prestigious Bill France Triple Crown honor and the HG Adcox Sportsman of the Year Award.
Sherman competed in a handful of NASCAR Busch Series races in 2004 in the No. 58 Serta Dodge for Akins Motorsports and planned to run a full schedule with the team in 2005. Glynn Motorsports bought out his team and after 11 races and one top-10 finish between the two teams, Sherman and his sponsors parted ways with the team. In July 2005, Sherman signed on with ppc Racing, replacing Michel Jourdain, Jr., and brought the Serta sponsorship with him (along with Hickory Farms and Consort hair spray).
In 2006, Sherman moved up to the NEXTEL Cup Series. He was signed to drive the #49 for BAM Racing as a replacement for Ken Schrader, with Serta once again his sponsor. His best finish was a 21st place finish in the Daytona 500. After poor performance, BAM Racing asked Sherman to step aside while the team tested other drivers. He resigned from the team (taking the sponsorship with him) and raced in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for the remainder of the 2006 season. He drove the #36 Big Lots Chevy for McGill Motorsports in the 2007 Busch Series season before departing the team in September. He would spend the remainder of the season driving a limited schedule for Braun Racing. In 2009, he drove a few Camping World Truck Series races for Stringer Motorsports in the #90 Great Clips Toyota.
On February 19, 2008 it was announced that he had signed with Panther Racing to move to the Firestone Indy Lights Series for the 2008 season. Sherman finished 11th in points with a best finish of 3rd which came in the first race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His best road course finish was 10th in a rain drenched attrition filled race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
- Drivers statistics at racing-reference.info
- Substitutions frustrate rookie, Pioneer Press
- Sherman still chasing NASCAR's top drivers, Pioneer Press
- PANTHER SIGNS FORMER NASCAR DRIVER BRENT SHERMAN FOR 2008 INDY PRO SERIES SEASON. Panther Racing, February 19, 2008