Justin Lofton

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Justin Lofton
Born (1986-02-18) February 18, 1986 (age 28)
Westmorland, California, United States
Achievements 2009 ARCA Re/MAX Series Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 2 years
Best finish 90th (2010)
First race 2009 Carfax 250 (Michigan)
Last race 2010 Dollar General 300 (Chicago)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
84 races run over 5 years
Truck no., team No. 20 (NTS Motorsports)
2014 position 33rd
Best finish 8th (2012)
First race 2010 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2014 Pocono Mountains 150 (Pocono)
First win 2012 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 29 2
Statistics current as of August 2, 2014.

Justin Lofton (born February 18, 1986 in Westmorland, California)[1] is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in Stadium Super Truck competition, and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Racing career[edit]

Lofton started his racing career in mountain bikes before moving to late models. He went on to run in both the NASCAR Camping World East and West Series, before landing in the ARCA Remax Series. In 2008, he began driving the No. 6 Toyota full-time for Eddie Sharp Racing. He earned his first career win in 2008 at Michigan International Speedway. Lofton narrowly won the 2009 ARCA Series championship over Parker Kligerman in his sophomore season. Throughout the season, he earned six wins, fifteen top 5s, nineteen top 10s, and five poles. In 2009, Lofton also made his Nationwide Series debut at Michigan. Driving the No. 14 Lofton Cattle Toyota for CJM Racing, he qualified 19th and finished 16th.

In 2010, Lofton drove the No.7 VisitPIT.com Toyota for Red Horse Racing. He also ran a partial schedule in the Nationwide Series, driving the No. 71 Weekend Warriors TV Toyota for the same team, and the No. 27 Ford for Baker Curb Racing.

In 2010, Lofton had a best qualifying effort of third in Darlington, a best finish of third at Dover, and earned four top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the Camping World Truck Series. He finished 12th in the driver point standings. For 2011, Lofton joined defending champion team Germain Racing to drive the 77 truck. However, after Texas, Lofton and Germain parted ways. On June 22, Lofton announced on Sirius NASCAR Radio that he would return to Eddie Sharp Racing for the remainder of the season. He debuted in the No. 46 CollegeComplete.com Toyota at Kentucky Speedway on July 7 with a 15th place finish. Starting July 22, 2011 in Nashville, Lofton returned to the No. 6 where he previously won the ARCA series in 2009 from the #46.

Lofton drove the full season for Eddie Sharp Racing in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 6 for the 2012 season.[2]

On May 18, 2012, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Lofton captured his first win, holding off Brad Keselowski and Todd Bodine.[3]

Off-road racing[edit]

Lofton's 2013 SST at Crandon

After the 2012 season, Lofton announced that he would be scaling back his NASCAR schedule in 2013, instead primarily competing in the new Stadium Super Truck Series being promoted by Robby Gordon.[4]

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.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Justin Lofton Career Statistics
  2. ^ "Skinner In Eddie Sharp Racing Entry At Daytona". SPEEDtv.com. Fox Sports. February 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Lofton holds on at Charlotte for first Truck win". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  4. ^ Weaver, Matt (December 29, 2012). "Justin Lofton reduces NASCAR schedule next season to focus on Stadium Truck Series championship". SBNation. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Justin Allgaier
ARCA Re/MAX Series Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Patrick Sheltra