J. R. Patton

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J. R. Patton
Born (1983-09-12) September 12, 1983 (age 31)
Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.
Awards 2003 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
7 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
35th (2004)
First race 2004 Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)
Last race 2004 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of March 26, 2014.

J. R. Patton (born September 12, 1983 in Las Cruces, New Mexico) is an American stock car racing driver. He has competed in NASCAR competition in the Featherlite Southwest Tour and the Craftsman Truck Series.

Career[edit]

Educated at New Mexico State University, where he majored in business marketing, and a member of the Zia people,[1] Patton won the Rookie of the Year award in 2003 in the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour.[2]

Patton made seven starts late in the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season for Fiddleback Racing.[3] He was the first Native American to compete in the series.[1] In his debut, Patton ran a second Fiddleback truck (#66) to a fifteenth place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Patton drove for the rest of 2004, but the 15th at Vegas would prove to be Patton's best. He also finished all but one of his starts.[4]

In 2006, MB Motorsports announced Patton would take over its #63 Ford entry for a limited schedule, running for Rookie of the Year. Despite four attempts, Patton missed every race he tried to make.

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.)

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Press Snoop: Edwards takes flight for Vegas trucks". Crash.net. Bicester, Oxford, England: Crash Media Group. September 26, 2004. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  2. ^ "2003 Featherlite Southwest Series Rookie of the Year eyes inaugural Autozone Southwest Series crown". RacingWest. January 15, 2004. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  3. ^ Adamczyk, Jay (September 23, 2004). "Patton to drive for Fiddle Back at Vegas". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  4. ^ "J R Patton". NASCAR. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 

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