Kyle Krisiloff

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Kyle Krisiloff
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Born (1986-03-03) March 3, 1986 (age 28)
Trenton, New Jersey

14-time Quarter Midget Grand National Champion (Jr. Stock, Lt. Modified, Sr. Honda, Lt B, Heavy B, Heavy AA)

2001 SCCA Formula Ford National Champion
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
Best finish 18th - 2007
First race 2005 SBC 250 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
Best finish 33rd - 2006 (Craftsman Truck Series)
First race 2006 GM Flex Fuel 250 (Daytona)
Statistics current as of May 16, 2010.
Krisiloff's 2006 truck qualifying at Texas

Kyle Krisiloff (born March 3, 1986)[1] is an American race car driver. He is the son of former Champ Car racer, Steve Krisiloff, the nephew of Tony George, and the grandson of Mari Hulman George. He became the youngest BMX rider in the United States, when he began racing BMX bicycles at just three years old. He raced quarter midgets from 1995 to 1999, winning over 320 features and nine Grand National Championships.

Racing career[edit]

In 2000, Krisiloff raced in Superkarts USA competition, winning two races and two pole positions. In 2001, he competed in twenty-two SCCA Formula Ford events, winning six races, six poles, and national championship at the historic SCCA Runoffs(The youngest ever at 14 years of age). In 2002, he competed in Toyota Atlantic for the last six races of the year. He ran the full season in 2003, placing 10th in points. His best finish was a second at the Milwaukee Mile, which made him the youngest driver to score a podium finish in Toyota Atlantics as well as the fastest Toyota Atlantic driver ever setting a speed over 150 mph (240 km/h) at the Milwaukee Mile.

In 2004, Krisiloff signed a driver development contract with Hendrick Motorsports[2] and ran three ARCA races with Bobby Gerhart Racing and ten ASA races as part of the agreement. He started 3rd and finished 9th in his ARCA series debut at Lake Erie Speedway, and then finished 2nd at Nashville Superspeedway, before winning at Chicagoland Speedway in only his third series start. In ten ASA starts, he recorded a single top ten finish with a 4th at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He ran fourteen ARCA races in 2005, recording three top fives, five top tens, and two poles. He also competed in three NASCAR Busch Series races in the #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. After leaving Hendrick Motorsports in 2005, Krisiloff moved to the Craftsman Truck Series in 2006, driving for Billy Ballew Motorsports, before parting ways due to financial conflicts.

In January 2007, a partnership including Carl Haas, Travis Carter, Mari Hulman George, and Michael T. Lanigan announced that it was purchasing ppc Racing and would field the #14 Ford Fusion in the Nationwide Series with Krisiloff as the driver. The car was to be sponsored by Clabber Girl, which is part of the Hulman-George family holdings, but later gained sponsorship from Walgreens and Eli Lilly and Company. His best finishes were 5th at Talladega and 6th at Montreal. In 2008, he drove six races for Chip Ganassi Racing in the #41 Polaroid Dodge, earning a best finish of 24th at Phoenix.