Wayne Anderson

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Wayne Anderson
Born (1968-07-16) July 16, 1968 (age 45)
Wildwood, Florida
Achievements 1993 Triple Crown champion
1999, 2001 Slim Jim All Pro Series Champion
2010 Florida All Stars Tour Champion
Awards 2001 Slim Jim All Pro Series Most Popular Driver
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
1 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish 87th - 2005
First race 2005 Sylvania 300 (New Hampshire)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
23 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
Best finish 25th - 1998
First race 1997 Federated Auto Parts 250 (Nashville)
Last race 1998 Memphis 200 (Memphis)
Wins Top tens Poles
2
Statistics current as of March 14, 2013.

Wayne Anderson (born July 16, 1968) is an American late model race car driver. Born in Wildwood, Florida, Anderson graduated from high school in 1986. He has two championships in the NASCAR Pro-Series, which were in 1999 and 2001. Anderson also participated in the Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series, which in the Truck Series he was able to get two top-ten finishes. He also won a championship in the FASCAR. Along with his father and Alan Bruns, he created the Florida All Stars Tour. In 2001, he was able to win the Snowball Derby.

Early and personal life[edit]

Anderson, born on July 16, 1968 in Wildwood, Florida,[1] graduated high school in 1986.[2]

Career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

In 1987 Anderson received the Rookie of the Year award at Bronson Speedway, as well as Lakeland Speedway. Six years later, he became a FASCAR champion, by winning at Orlando Speedworld and New Smyrna Speedway. In 1994 he finished second in point standings in United Stock Car Alliance. One year later, he finished fifth in his first NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series at Nashville Superspeedway. In 1996, he competed in all the events in the series, and won a total of one race, five pole positions, and placed second in the Rookie of the Year standings.[2]

1997–2004[edit]

One year later, in 1997, he competed in two Truck Series events, the All-Pro Series, as well as in the NASCAR Busch North Series (now NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) and NASCAR Southwest Touring Series.[1] In 1998, Anderson began to race in most of the races in the Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series), while racing in the All-Pro Series. In the All-Pro Series, he won the first race of the season. On the other hand, his achievements in the Truck Series were only two top-tens. During 1999, Anderson became the Slim Jim All-Pro Series champion, as well as winning the All American 400 at Nasheville Superspeedway, the Governor's Cup, and he held the most wins in the series. One year later, he became Speedweeks Super Late Model champion, and had the most wins in the All-Pro Series.[2]

In 2001, he became the All-Pro Series champion for the second time, and voted the series Most Popular driver. He was also the 2001 Snowball Derby winner.[3] During 2002, he became the Texas Big Shot winner, as well as the Southern All Stars winner. He also participated in the American Speed Association (ASA). In 2003, he was the Speedweeks Super Late Model champion for the second time, as well as the Pete orr Memorial winner. He also participated in the ARCA Remax Series, where he recorded one top-five and two top-ten finishes after participating in fours races. He also became the Triple Crown Champion, the Governor's Cup winner, and the Florida Sunbelt Series champion. One year later, he won the Florida Sunbelt Series championship for the second time.[2]

2005–2010[edit]

In 2005, Anderson participated in one Nextel Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series) event. Two years later, in 2007, he returned to the ARCA Racing Series by participating in one race.[1] In 2010, he, along with his father and Alan Bruns created the Florida All Stars Tour.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wayne Anderson Career Statistics". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About Wayne". wayneandersonracing.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  3. ^ Vanhoose, Joe (December 3, 2008). "Wildwood's Anderson carving own racing legend". Ocala Star-Banner. Ocala, FL. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  4. ^ "2010 is bringing lots of changes.". wayneandersonracing.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Gary St. Amant
Snowball Derby Winner
2001
Succeeded by
Ricky Turner