Jake Crum

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Jake Crum
Born (1991-09-25) September 25, 1991 (age 23)
Newport, Tennessee, United States
Achievements 2008 UARA-Stars Champion
Awards 2005 Allison Legacy Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 1 year
2014 position 111th
Best finish 111th (2014)
First race 2014 John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 (Kentucky)
Last race 2014 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
16 races run over 5 years
2014 position 51st
Best finish 37th (2012)
First race 2010 O'Reilly 200 (Bristol)
Last race 2014 UNOH 200 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 15, 2014.

Christopher Jake Crum (born September 25, 1991)[1] is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Racing career[edit]

Through 2006, Crum captured multiple National Championships through the WKA, IKF, and INEX organizations. In 2007, Crum became the youngest driver to win a UARA-Stars Late Model Touring Series event at the age of 15. In 2008, Crum set the bar one notch higher by clinching the UARA-Stars Championship driving for the family-owned operation.

Economic pressures forced Crum to run a partial schedule in 2009. The mixed schedule included Crum's ARCA Racing Series debut, which resulted in a 6th place finish at Mansfield Motorsports Park. Crum also debuted in the Pro All Star Series South division with a 2nd place finish at Newport Speedway.

On October 4, 2009, Crum became the youngest winner in the history of the annual Bailey's 300 held at the iconic Martinsville Speedway. The victory served as a crowning achievement for the aspiring driver, who turned 18 just nine days prior to the event. Competing against some of the most well-funded Late Model Stock Car operations in the country, Crum overcame the odds by pulling off an impressive victory by dominating the second half of the event. There were 83 cars that took to the track in an attempt to make the 43 car field.[2]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East[edit]

Crum entered two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events in 2010. The season opener at Greenville-Pickens Speedway ended in disappointment, as a fuel line broke on a lap 49 restart while Crum was running in the 7th position. During the Martinsville event, Crum led 18 laps in an impressive showing before falling victim to a late-race caution prior to rain bring a halt to the event.[3]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Crum made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2010 during the O'Reilly 200.[4] Crum drove the #21 SS-Green Light Racing entry and was featured as a SPEED Spotlight driver. Crum qualified 13th for the event and was running as high as 7th when contact with his teammate sent him to the pits for repair. After working on the truck, Crum was making his way back through the field when the fuel pump gave out, ending his night.

In 2012, Crum drove the JJC Racing No. 0 Dodge with sponsorship from Bandit Chippers in the series' season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.[5]

In the 2014 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Crum and Ryan Ellis were involved in an incident, and later in the race, Crum turned Ellis into the wall. On May 22, NASCAR downgraded Crum's license, banning him from driving at tracks longer than 1.25 miles (2.01 km), but is allowed to race on road courses.[6] His license was restored June 20.

Charity[edit]

Crum has partnered with the Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee for the 2010 season to help promote the adoption of retired racing greyhounds. The GRFT organization is based in Knoxville, Tennessee and operates throughout Northeast Tennessee.

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 championship points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jake Crum Career Statistics
  2. ^ McLaughlin Jr., Tucker (2009-10-07). "Crum wins Bailey’s 300 wreckfest at Martinsville". The News Record. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ Christley, Jason (2010-06-06). "Rain Comes At Perfect Time For Moffitt". NASCAR. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "2009 Bailey’s 300 Champion Jake Crum to SS Green Light Truck". SS-Green Light Racing. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Bandit Returns to NASCAR with Crum at Daytona". Bandit Chippers. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (May 22, 2014). "Jake Crum disciplined by NASCAR". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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