Curtis Markham

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Curtis Markham
Born (1959-09-21) September 21, 1959 (age 55)
United States Richmond, Virginia
Awards 1992 Busch North Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
4 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
78th (1994)
First race 1987 Budweiser 500 (Dover)
Last race 1994 Purolator 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
89 race(s) run over 12 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
11th (1996)
First race 1983 Miller Time 150 (Richmond)
Last race 2000 Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 18 1
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
11 race(s) run over 3 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
38th (1997)
First race 1996 Hanes 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 1998 Stevens Bell/Genuine Car Parts 200 (Flemington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 24, 2012.

Curtis Markham (born September 21, 1959) was a former NASCAR driver in all three top series.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Markham made his Busch debut in 1983 driving the #94 Frank Edwards Pontiac with a best finish of 18th in three starts. In 1984 he made one start in the #85 J.R. Racing Olds and finished 13th. In 1987, he made his Winston Cup debut with Wayne Beahr in his #37 Hanover Printing Ford and finished 38th. In 1989, he drove the #88 Buick in 2 Busch races. In 1991 he drove the #75 Food Country USA Olds owned by Charlie Henderson to an 8th-place finish at Watkins Glen (BGN). The next year he drove the #7 Skoal Bandit Pontiac to a 5th-place finish at Loudon (BGN). He was 1992 Rookie of the Year in the #7 Skoal car in the Busch North Series. He qualified on the pole in the Busch North Series several times. In 1994, he attempted four cup races, but only made one in the #02 T.W. Taylor Ford sponsored by Children's Miracle Network and got a DNF. In 1995, he drove the #63 Lysol Pontiac owned by Hubert Hensley in his first full BGN season and got his first pole. He finished 15th in the points with six top-ten finishes. In his second full season with the #63 he improved to 11th in the points with seven top tens. In 1997 he ran three races and came home fifth at Loudon; he also came in third at Phoenix in the #32 truck. The next year, he drove the #64 Schneider Chevy to three top-ten finishes. In 1999 he drove the #29 and #72 Chevys with a best finish of 12th. In 2000 he made his last start with the #4 Joe Gibbs Pontiac sponsored by Porter-Cable and ran 17th at the Glen.

He is currently the shop foreman for Joe Gibbs Racing. After hiring Denny Hamlin, he is also spotting for him and has spotted for several other NASCAR drivers.

Results[edit]

Winston Cup Series

Year Starts Avg Finish
1987 3 31.3
1994 1 39

Busch Grand National Series

Year 1983 1984 1989 1991 1992 1993 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Starts 3 1 2 3 2 4 26 26 3 8 10 1
Top 10 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 7 0 3 0 0
Rank 76 104 70 59 69 78 15 11 70 51 56 92

Craftsman Super Truck Series

Year Starts Avg Finish
1996 1 32
1997 6 20.8
1998 4 24.8

Sources[edit]

http://www.racing-reference.info/driver?id=markhcu01

http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/cmarkham00/bg/index.html