Eddie MacDonald

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Eddie MacDonald
Born (1980-07-07) July 7, 1980 (age 34)
Rowley, Massachusetts, U.S.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Car no., team No. 32 (Go FAS Racing)
2014 position 54th
Best finish 54th (2014)
First race 2014 Camping World RV Sales 301 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 132nd (2009)
First race 2007 Camping World 200 presented by RVs.com (Loudon)
Last race 2009 Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 (Memphis)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 110th (2010)
First race 2010 TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of July 13, 2014.

Eddie MacDonald (born July 7, 1980) is an American stock car racing driver. He has primarily competed in the K&N Pro Series East, but has also raced on the Whelen Modified Tour and all three NASCAR national touring series.

Racing career[edit]

Touring series[edit]

MacDonald first ran in the Busch East Series in 2001, finishing 19th in points, and claimed his first series win the following season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. After going winless in 2003 and 2004, MacDonald won at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; two years later, he would win at Stafford Speedway, and in 2008, won both races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In 2009, he won at Loudon again,[1] finishing second in the championship to Ryan Truex.[2] During the season, MacDonald won the Oxford 250 late model race at Oxford Plains Speedway; after electing to replace four tires on a pit stop with the threat of being lapped,[3] MacDonald passed Brian Hoar on lap 167 to win.[4] In 2014, MacDonald won his first Pro Series East race in five seasons and his seventh series win at Bristol Motor Speedway after holding off Gray Gaulding and Ben Rhodes on the green–white–checker finish.[5]

In 2005, MacDonald made his debut in the Whelen Modified Tour at Loudon, finishing 37th.[6] He returned to the Modifieds in 2009 at Loudon, replacing Andy Seuss, who was racing at Caraway Speedway in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.[7]

MacDonald ran and won the inaugural American Canadian Tour invitational race at Loudon in 2009, and repeated in 2011.[8] In 2014, MacDonald won the ACT season-opener at Lee USA Speedway.[9]

MacDonald is the last active K&N East driver to have competed when the series was running under the Busch North name.

National series[edit]

In 2010, MacDonald made his Camping World Truck Series debut in the TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at Loudon[10] for Grimm Racing, finishing 30th after crashing on lap 86.[11] In early 2014, Blue Vase Marketing owner Michael Alden requested Go FAS Racing owner Archie St. Hilaire to place a New England-based driver in the No. 32 car for the Camping World RV Sales 301 at Loudon, with the team hiring MacDonald, making MacDonald the only active driver to race in all five NASCAR touring series at the track (K&N East, Modified, and the three national series), and the first since Steve Park in 1996. To support MacDonald, the track offered an "Eddie Mac Pack" ticket package worth $32.[12] In his first Cup race, MacDonald started 40th and finished 35th, five laps down.[13]

Personal life[edit]

MacDonald's parents Red and Judy own Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire.[9]

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]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eddie MacDonald". NASCAR Home Tracks. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NASCAR Camping World East Series standings for 2009". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Crew chief relishes Oxford 250 win". Bangor Daily News. July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Courchesne, Shawn (July 19, 2009). "Dragged To Victory: Eddie MacDonald And Chief Rollie LaChance Get Their Long Awaited TD Banknorth Oxford 250 Win". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Eddie MacDonald breaks 5-year NASCAR K&N Pro Series East winless drought with victory at Bristol". The Republican. March 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2005 Sylvania 100 Presented by Lowe's". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Courchesne, Shawn (September 16, 2009). "Eddie MacDonald Adds Whelen Modified Tour Event To Already Busy Schedule This Weekend In New Hampshire". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Courchesne, Shawn (September 24, 2011). "Charging: Last Lap Pass Gives Eddie MacDonald Second American-Canadian Tour Invitational Victory At NHMS". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b St. Louis, Justin (April 13, 2014). "VT Speed: Finally, MacDonald wins at home". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Courchesne, Shawn (September 14, 2010). "Triple Duty Awaits Eddie MacDonald This Weekend At New Hampshire Motor Speedway". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "2010 TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ Vega, Michael (July 9, 2014). "Mass. native Eddie MacDonald set for NASCAR splash". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ Wiernasz, Mark (July 14, 2014). "Keselowski double domination at NHMS". WWLP. Springfield, MA. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 

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