Joey Clanton

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Joey Clanton
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Clanton after a wreck at Martinsville in 2007.
Born (1972-11-01) November 1, 1972 (age 41)
Stockbridge, Georgia
Achievements 2002 American Speed Association Champion
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
18 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
30th - 2003
First race 2003 Hardee's 250 (Richmond)
Last race 2003 Stacker 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
1
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
19 race(s) run over year(s)
Best champ.
finish
20th - 2007
First race 2004 Florida Dodge Dealers 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2008 Chevy Silverado HD 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
5
Statistics current as of February 10, 2012.

Joseph Clanton (born November 1, 1972)[1] is an American race car driver and businessman. He was the 2002 champion in the now-defunct American Speed Association stock car series. He is also the owner of two Zaxby's franchises.

Busch Series[edit]

Clanton made his debut in the then-NASCAR Busch Series in the 2003 Hardee's 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Driving the #27 Trim Spa Pontiac for Brewco Motorsports, he started and finished 22nd. Clanton would drive in seventeen more races and earn one top 10 finish, a career-best 5th at Pikes Peak. After the Stacker 200 Presented by YJ Stinger, Clanton was replaced in the car by Chase Montgomery, whom he had replaced earlier in the season. He has not returned to the series since then.

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

In 2004, Clanton made his debut in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the #40 Chevrolet for Key Motorsports. In his first race at Daytona International Speedway, he crashed and finished 32nd. He also crashed the next race, finishing 31st at Atlanta. Clanton would not return to the series until 2007, when he brought Zaxby's sponsorship to the #09 Ford of JTG Racing. Sharing the ride with Stacy Compton, he ran in 16 of the 25 series events and earned five top 10s, including a career best of 6th at both Daytona and Atlanta.

During the offseason, it was announced that Clanton would take the sponsorship and number and run full-time for Roush Fenway Racing in 2008.[2] After crashing out of the season-opening race at Daytona, he was released and replaced by Travis Kvapil effective immediately.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Johnny Sauter
ASA National Tour Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Kevin Cywinski