Mason Mingus

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Mason Mingus
Born (1994-11-28) November 28, 1994 (age 20)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
27 races run over 3 years
Truck no., team No. 15 (Billy Boat Motorsports)
2014 position 11th
Best finish 11th (2014)
First race 2013 Fred's 250 (Talladega)
Last race 2015 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of March 28, 2015.

Mason Mingus (born November 28, 1994) is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes for Billy Boat Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Personal life[edit]

Mingus was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee.[1] He is a graduate of Franklin Road Academy, where he competed in wrestling, track,[2] and football.[3]

Early career[edit]

Mingus' 2013 ARCA car

Mingus began his racing career in 2002, competing in quarter midget competition,[2] moving up to the MMRA Mini Cup Series in 2005 and the MMRA Baby Grand Series in 2008,[4] winning the series championship.[2] In 2009 he joined the Ken-Ten Pro Late Model Series, finishing eighth in series points; he returned to the series in 2010 and won the circuit's championship.[2]

In 2011 he moved to the Champion Racing Association CRA Super Series,[2] competing in that series in 2011 and 2012; he also made his ARCA Racing Series debut in 2011, driving for Win-Tron Racing at Salem Speedway.[2] He returned with the team for a limited schedule in 2012 in addition to the full CRA Super Series schedule;[3] he shuffled his racing career with football obligations, qualifying for the All-American 400 in October on the same day as a playoff football game.[3]

For the 2013 season Mingus competed full-time in the ARCA Racing Series,[1] finishing second in series points behind champion Frank Kimmel.[5] In October, following the end of the ARCA season, Mingus made his debut in NASCAR competition, driving for Win-Tron Racing in the Camping World Truck Series Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway;[6] he also planned to compete in races later in the season at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.[7] He qualified 12th at Talladega in his debut,[8] but finished last in the race after early engine issues. He also competed in races at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, posting a best finish of 22nd at Phoenix.[9]

In January 2014, it was announced that Mingus would be competing in the Camping World Truck Series full-time in 2014, running for Rookie of the Year.[10]

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.)

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Winstead, Kenzie. "Mason Mingus, 18, model of consistency on ARCA circuit". September 14, 2013. Louisville, KY: The Courier-Journal. Accessed 2013-10-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Cirillo, Chip. "FRA's Mingus set to compete in ARCA race". September 15, 2011. Nashville, TN: The Tennessean. Accessed 2013-10-14.
  3. ^ a b c Pogue, Greg. "Racing phenom Mingus a multi-sport standout". February 20, 2013. Fox Sports Tennessee. Accessed 2013-10-14.
  4. ^ "Who is Mason Mingus". Mason Mingus official website. Accessed 2013-10-14.
  5. ^ Nugent, Joe. "Kimmel earns record-breaking 80th ARCA victory after securing record 10th ARCA title". October 6, 2013. Toledo, OH: WTVG. Accessed 2013-10-14.
  6. ^ "Mason Mingus set for NCWTS debut at Talladega". September 29, 2013. Rotoworld. NBC Sports. Accessed 2013-10-14.
  7. ^ "Mason Mingus heads home to compete in All American 400". Brentwood Life. Spring Hill, TN. October 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Mason Mingus best Talladega go-or-go-homer". Rotoworld. NBC Sports. October 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Mason Mingus - 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  10. ^ "Mingus & Win-Tron Heading To Truck Series". National Speed Sport News. January 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  11. ^ "Mason Mingus - 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-11-14. 

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