Clay Rogers

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Clay Rogers
Born (1980-11-06) November 6, 1980 (age 34)
Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
Achievements

2004 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion
2006 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion
2009 USA Racing Pro Cup Series Champion
2010 USA Racing Pro Cup Series Champion
2013 CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series Champion

2006 Snowball Derby Winner
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Car no., team No. 75 (Beard Motorsports)
No. 93 (BK Racing)
First race 2014 Sylvania 300 (Loudon)
Last race 2014 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
12 races run over 2 years
Best finish 49th (2001)
First race 2001 Alltel 200 (Rockingham)
Last race 2005 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
36 races run over 5 years
2013 position 67th
Best finish 20th (2011)
First race 2005 Quaker Steak and Lube 200 (Charlotte)
Last race 2013 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (The Rock)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
Statistics current as of October 26, 2014.

Clayton Rogers (born November 6, 1980, in Mooresville, North Carolina) is an American stock car driver. He has competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series, and is the 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010 champion in the USARacing Pro Cup Series series. He currently drives the No. 93 Dr Pepper Camry for BK Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Early career[edit]

He began racing at the age of eight in go-karts. When he was ten years old, he won his first race at Two Flags Speedway. The next season, he won his first of two championships in the World Karting Association. He then competed in the Allison Legacy Series in 1997. In 1998, Rogers began racing at Concord Motorsports Park in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series. He finished second in the overall championship standings and was named Rookie of the Year. He first competed in USAR in 2000, winning once and finishing in the top-ten eleven times. In 2006 he won one of the most pestigous short track races in the country, The Snowball Derby. Rogers returned to the USAR for 2009 and won back to back championships.

NASCAR career[edit]

Rogers made his NASCAR debut in the Busch Series in 2001. He drove the No. 17 Visine Chevrolet Monte Carlo owned by Robbie Reiser for nine races, sharing the ride with Matt Kenseth. His best finish that season came at Memphis Motorsports Park, where he finished twelfth.

After a four-year absence from NASCAR, Rogers returned to series competition in 2005 in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He began in the Truck Series, driving the No. 44 Ford F-150 for Tom Baird. He made one start for Baird at Lowe's Motor Speedway, where he finished 14th. He then signed to drive the No. 65 Glynn Motorsports Dodge Ram, where he finished eighth in his first start with the team. He drove four more races for the team that season, his best finish coming in his last race at New Hampshire International Speedway, where he finished fourth.

Rogers competed in three Busch Series races in 2005 as well. He made his season debut at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 43rd after wrecking his No. 91 Speed Zone Energy Drink Dodge. He completed the season driving in a pair of races for Glynn, his best finish coming at the season-ending Ford 300, where he drove the No. 58 Who's Your Daddy? to a fourteenth place finish. After Glynn ceased operations at the end of the year, Rogers returned to USAR and won the Southern Division championship. He returned return to the Truck Series to race the No. 40 Key Motorsports truck on a part-time basis.

Rogers competed in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup in 2006, and he won the series championship.

After a 3-year absence from NASCAR Rogers returned to the Camping World Truck Series. Rogers ran the majority of the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in the No. 92 RBR Enterprises Chevy with sponsorship from BTS Tire & Wheel/ Fleet HQ. Rogers finished a surprise 3rd in the season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona to Michael Waltrip and Elliott Sadler and was the points leader after Daytona, winding up finishing 20th in series points for the season.

In 2014, Rogers was possibly set to attempt to qualify for his Sprint Cup Series debut at New Hampshire driving the #75 Beard Oil Chevrolet for Beard Motorsports, but the team withdrew at the last second from the entry list. Rogers attempted to qualify at the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond.[1] However, Rogers failed to qualify.[2] Rogers later joined BK Racing in the No. 93 for the Sylvania 300 at Loudon.[3] Rogers ran the 93 again at Martinsville. He and Beard reunited at Phoenix to attempt the No. 75 a second time, but failed to qualify again.

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.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clay Rogers Will Attempt to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Richmond August 26, 2014, Motorsports 101
  2. ^ "Richmond Qualifying and Starting Lineup". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 19, 2014). "Have it your way: Truex out, Kvapil and Rogers in". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Shane Huffman
USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Benny Gordon
Preceded by
Benny Gordon
USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Bobby Gill
Preceded by
Benny Gordon
USA Racing Pro Cup Series Champion
2009, 2010
Succeeded by
Jeff Agnew
Achievements
Preceded by
Eddie Mercer
Snowball Derby Winner
2007
Succeeded by
Augie Gill