Danny Efland

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Danny Efland
Born (1988-10-04) October 4, 1988 (age 25)
Irmo, South Carolina, U.S.
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
63 race(s) run over 6 year(s)
2013 position 50th
Best champ.
finish
21st (2012)
First race 2007 Camping World 200 (Loudon)
Last race 2013 5-hour Energy 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
10 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
2013 position 102nd
Best champ.
finish
102nd (2013)
First race 2009 Toyota Tundra 200 (Nashville)
Last race 2013 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (Joliet)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Daniel "Danny" Efland (born October 4, 1988 in Irmo, South Carolina)[1] is an American stock car driver and racing engineer, who currently works as an engineer for Richard Childress Racing's No. 33 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He formerly also competed in USAR Pro Cup, the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series.

Personal life[edit]

Efland graduated with honors from Dutch Fork High School and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in engineering.

Racing career[edit]

From 1999–2002, Efland won 7 state championships as well as 5 National World Karting Association championships. Moving on to the Pro 4 Mod class at Florence Motor Speedway in 2002, he won the track championship as well as rookie of the year honors.[2] He won his first late model race in 2005, and went on to win 8 more races in 2006.

In 2007, Efland made his Busch Series debut at New Hampshire International Speedway. Driving the #01 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports, he started 36th and finished 40th after retiring due to handling problems. He ran two more races that season and failed to finish either of them. In 2008, he returned to JD and competed in 18 races. Success was hard to find and he only managed a best finish of 23rd at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Efland made two start and park efforts for Corrie Stott Racing in the Camping World Truck Series in 2009, finishing 33rd and 31st. Efland returned to the Nationwide Series to run a limited schedule in 2010 and 2011, scoring a best career finish of 16th at Darlington Raceway.

Efland planned to run a partial 2012 schedule in the No. 4 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports.[3]

To date in 2012, Danny has finished both Nationwide Daytona races in 13th position. He also picked up a strong finish at Talladega in 16th position.

It was announced on January 21, 2013 that Efland would return to the No. 4 JD Motorsports Chevrolet in 27 of the 33 races for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season,[4] but he was released from the team in late March. He also returned to the Truck Series at Kansas Speedway, driving the No. 6 for Eddie Sharp Racing.[5]

In March 2014, Efland joined Richard Childress Racing, working as an engineer for the team's No. 33 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danny Efland Career Statistics
  2. ^ Danny Efland Biography
  3. ^ "JD Motorsports To Field Second Series Team In 2012". SPEEDtv.com. Fox Sports. February 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Danny Efland Returns to JD Motorsports for 2013 NNS Season". Catchfence (Danny Efland Press Release). January 21, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Danny Efland Picks Up New Sponsor For Eddie Sharp Racing / MAKE Motorsports Entry At Kansas Speedway". Catchfence.com. April 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 

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