October 1, 1959 |
Highland Park, Illinois
|Achievements||2000 Trans-Am Series champion|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|7 race(s) run over 6 year(s)|
|Best finish||49th - 2011|
|First race||2000 Save Mart/Kragen 350 (Sonoma)|
|Last race||2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|6 race(s) run over 4 year(s)|
|Best finish||82nd - 2008|
|First race||1997 Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen)|
|Last race||2008 Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen)|
|Statistics current as of December 2, 2011.|
Brian Simo (born October 1, 1959) is a race car driver from Carlsbad, California, USA. On the NASCAR circuits, he is a road course ringer who races selected road course races. He drove the #33 Korbel Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing at Infineon Raceway in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2005, recording a top ten finish. He is a veteran of Trans-Am racing and he also created the No Fear clothing line.
Sprint Cup Series
Simo attempted his first NASCAR Cup Series races in 2000 with Donlavey Racing. He raced the #90 Hills Brothers Coffee Ford to a 36th place finish and failed to qualify the #90 car at Watkins Glen. For the 2001 season, Simo again returned to run the road courses for Donlavey Racing. He earned a 15th place starting spot at Infineon, but unfortunately finished 42nd after transmission failure. At Watkins Glen, Simo qualified 42nd and ended up finishing the race in 37th after a crash. Simo did not return to the Sprint Cup Series until 2005 when he raced the #33 Korbel California Champagnes Chevrolet at Infineon. He started the race in 22nd and worked his way up to 10th place to finish the race with his first top ten. In 2006, Simo was selected to run the road course events for Front Row Motorsports. He was unable to qualify the #61 Chevrolet at Infineon, however he did qualify the #34 Chevrolet for Watkins Glen. Unfortunately, his race at Watkins Glen would end early with a crash and he finished in the 41st position. For 2007, Simo attempted both road courses for Front Row Motorsports in the #37 Dodge, however he was unable to qualify. In the 2008 season, Simo again drove for FRM in the #34 Ford at Infineon, finishing 43rd.
Simo's first start in the Nationwide would come in the #03 400 Auto Wreckers Chevrolet. He started the race in the 20th position, but had a driveshaft failure after eight laps and ended the race in the 40th position. In 2008, he failed to qualify for the Gumout Long Life Formula 200. Simo returned to the series in 2006 with Frank Cicci Racing and raced the #34 Sobe No Fear Chevrolet at Watkins Glen to a 22nd place finish. In 2007, he returned to race for Frank Cicci Racing in the #34 Chevrolet at Mexico City. Simo started the race in 39th and provided another 22nd place finish for Frank Cicci Racing. For the 2008 season, Simo has been selected to run the road courses for Front Row Motorsports. His first start came at Mexico City in the #24 Hefty Chevrolet and he finished the race in the 28th position. He competed at two more road courses, finishing 30th at Montreal and 20th at Watkins Glen.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Sprint Cup Series
- "NASCAR results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 27 March 2010.