Cory Kruseman

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Cory Kruseman
Born (1970-09-20) September 20, 1970 (age 43)
Ventura, California, U.S.
Achievements 2001 SCRA Champion
2002 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Champion
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish 96th (2002)
First race 2002 Chevy Silverado 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
IndyCar Series career
1 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish 48th (2002)
First race 2002 Chevy 500 (Texas)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of September 10, 2012.

Cory Kruseman (born September 20, 1970) is an American racing driver. A two-time Chili Bowl champion in midget car racing, he has also competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the Firestone Indy Racing League.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Ventura, California, Kruseman is married, to Carri, and has one daughter.[1] He currently operates the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car and Midget Driving School.[2] He is a graduate of Buena High School.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Kruseman has raced for most of his career in midget and sprint cars, racing in United States Auto Club (USAC) and Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) competition.[1] A serious accident in 1995 nearly ended Kruseman's career, but after six months of rehabiliation he returned to racing.[3]

Kruseman won the famous Chili Bowl midget car race in 2000; in 2004 he was champion of the event for a second time.[4] Kruseman was also the 2001 SCRA Champion,[2] and the 2002 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Championship champion.[5]

In 2002, Kruseman made one start each in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Phoenix International Raceway,[5] where he finished 31st,[6] and in the Firestone Indy Racing League at Texas Motor Speedway, finishing 26th.[7] Kruseman also attempted to qualify for Craftsman Truck Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2002,[6] and at Phoenix in 2003, but failed to qualify for either race.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c About Us. Cory Kruseman official website. Accessed 2012-09-10.
  2. ^ a b Walton, Chris. "Sprint Car School: Getting down 'n' dirty at Cory Kruseman's place". Motor Trend, May 2002. Accessed 2012-09-10
  3. ^ Glick, Shav (April 25, 1996). "After Flipping Out, He Tries To Get Rolling Again". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). Page 6. Accessed 2012-09-10
  4. ^ Rittenoure, John (January 14, 2012). "2-time champ gets Chili Bowl win". Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK). Accessed 2012-09-10
  5. ^ a b "Cory Kruseman to make NCTS debut at Phoenix". Motorsport.com, February 11, 2002. Accessed 2012-09-10
  6. ^ a b Cory Kruseman - 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2012-09-10.
  7. ^ Glick, Shav (November 1, 2002). "Right Price Draws Big Names to Perris". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). Page D5. Accessed 2012-09-10
  8. ^ Cory Kruseman - NASCAR Craftsman / Camping World Truck Series DNQs. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2012-09-10

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