Brian Ickler

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Brian Ickler
Brian Ickler and Bobby Allison.jpg
Brian Ickler (left) with Bobby Allison
Born (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 29)
San Diego, California, U.S.
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
8 race(s) run over 3 year(s)
Best finish 66th (2010)
First race 2008 Hefty Odor Block 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2010 Food City 250 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
27 race(s) run over 4 year(s)
Truck no., team No. 7 (Red Horse Racing
Best finish 24th (2009)
First race 2009 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)
Last race 2014 Rhino Linings 350 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 12 2
Statistics current as of September 27, 2014.

Brian Ickler (born September 17, 1985 in San Diego, California) is an American stock car racing driver. He competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 7 Toyota for Red Horse Racing.

Early life[edit]

Ickler started in off-road racing when he was 14 years old. At 17, he was SCORE rookie of the year, Lite champion, and the winner of the SCORE Baja 1000, Baja 500, and San Felipe 250. In 2005, Ickler raced his first year on an oval track at Irwindale Speedway in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Super Late Model Division. In his rookie season, he earned his first win in the NASCAR Hot Wheels 200. In 2006, Ickler signed with Bill McAnally Racing to drive the #20 NAPA Filters Chevrolet in the NASCAR AutoZone West Series. He recorded a first place finish in the qualifying race at the Toyota All-Star Showdown and finished 5th. Ickler drove the #16 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet for the 2007 West Series season. He finished the season 4th in the championship standings and led the series with three wins. Ickler was awarded the NASCAR GNW Driver Achievement award two years in a row (2006, 2007) for his accomplishments in the series. In 2008, he relocated to Mooresville, North Carolina and ran the full NASCAR Camping World East Series schedule, where he earned three wins, two poles, and two track records. He led the series in laps led, leading 26% of total laps raced. He also made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut, finishing 34th at Phoenix International Raceway in the #55 Dodge for Robby Gordon Motorsports.

Career[edit]

In 2009, Ickler made 11 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Billy Ballew Motorsports. He also had two starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Braun Racing and 6 starts in the ARCA Remax Series in his own Ickler Motorsports entry. In the Truck Series, he has two top fives, three top tens, and one pole. He also had two DNFs. In his two Nationwide Series starts, he finished 32nd and 26th at Iowa Speedway and Memphis Motorsports Park, respectively.

In the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Ickler was scheduled to share the #18 Toyota Tundra with team owner Kyle Busch. The truck was to be sponsored by Miccosukee Indian Gaming, but the tribe pulled out of all NASCAR sponsorship.[1]

Ickler ran four races for the team in 2011, before taking two years off from NASCAR competition; he returned to the Camping World Truck Series in 2014, driving the No. 7 Toyota for Red Horse Racing.[2] However, on May 20, the team was shut down.[3]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phoenix Racing, Kyle Busch truck teams lose Miccosukee sponsorships
  2. ^ "Ickler Returning To Red Horse No. 7". National Speed Sport News. January 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Red Horse suspends Ickler's Truck program". NASCAR.com. May 20, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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