D. J. Kennington

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D. J. Kennington
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Born (1977-07-15) July 15, 1977 (age 37)
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Achievements 2010, 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
Awards 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Most Popular Driver
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
48 races run over 6 years
Best finish 24th (2008)
First race 2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Last race 2011 WYPALL 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
3 races run over 2 years
Truck no., team No. 84 (Chris Fontaine Racing)
2013 position 61st
Best finish 61st (2013)
First race 2010 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2013 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series career
159 races run over 13 years
Car no., team No. 17 (DJK Racing)
2013 position 2nd
Best finish 1st (2010, 2012)
First race 2001 Mopar 250 (Delaware)
Last race 2014 Pinty's Presents the Clarington 200 (Mosport)
First win 2001 Blue Streak Presents the Mosport 250 (Bowmanville)
Last win 2013 JuliaWine.com 100 (Trois-Rivieres)
Wins Top tens Poles
26 126 16
Statistics current as of May 18, 2014.

Daniel Joseph "D. J." Kennington (born July 15, 1977) is a Canadian stock car racing driver. He currently competes in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, winning the 2010 and 2012 series championships.

Canadian Tire Series[edit]

Kennington's 2010 NCTS championship car

During this time he drove #17 Castrol sponsored car in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He won both the Barrie Speedway races in 2007 plus D. J. got a pole and ended up Second in the points. Kennington struggled in the 2008 season with no wins. In 2009, he won at Delaware from pole and had a solid season including the pole at Riverside International Speedway and won the season finale at Kawartha Speedway, lead to him finishing second in points. He started off the 2010 season by defending his win at Delaware Speedway and picking up the pole for that event. Kennington won the third race of the year after leading only the last lap passing both Kerry Micks and Scott Steckly en route to victory at Autodrome Saint-Eustache.[1] At Motoplex Speedway he started on the pole and lead the majority of the race but lost to Scott Steckly in the last few laps. D. J. picked up his third win from the pole at Saskatoon but after problems in Montreal D. J. fell back in the points. He won at Barrie Speedway and Riverside Speedway, retaking the points lead. A pole and a third-place finish at the final race at Kawartha Speedway would clinch his first ever NASCAR Championship and a spot in the Toyota Showdown. He would finish second to Jason Bowles, the highest finish for anyone from the Canadian Tire Series. During the 2011 Season D. J. won the events at Kawartha and Auto Clearing Speedway to finish Second in the Points standings. In the 2012 Canadian Tire Season Kennington went to win a NASCAR touring record of 5 consecutive races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Delaware Speedway, Motoplex Speedway, Edmonton Indy and Auto Clearing Motor Speedway; he won seven total races during the season on his way to the 2012 series championship.[2]

American Racing[edit]

Kennington in 2010 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

In 2007–2009 he ran the NASCAR Nationwide Series part-time for MacDonald Motorsports in a Dodge Charger. He has over 30 starts but has never cracked the Top 10.[3] His career best NASCAR Nationwide Series finish was an 11th place finish driving for Rensi-Hamilton in the Del Monte Ford in the 2010 race in Montreal.[4] In 2010, he ran some races with Rick Ware Racing and finished seventeenth in his first Camping World Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway. In 2004 and 2005 he ran a partial schedule in the USAR Hooters Procup Series. Kennington has also raced for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2011 Montreal event.

In 2013, Kennington returned to the Camping World Truck Series at Phoenix International Raceway, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing; he finished last after an early accident.[5]

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. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ McNulty, Dean (September 22, 2012). "Kennington wins race, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series title". Welland Tribune. Welland, ONT. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  3. ^ Jayski's® Silly Season Site - 2008 Nationwide Series Drivers/Team Table
  4. ^ D.J. Kennington Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info
  5. ^ "2013 Lucas Oil 150". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andrew Ranger
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Scott Steckly
Preceded by
Scott Steckly
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Scott Steckly