Alex Kennedy (racing driver)

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Alex Kennedy
TSM350 2015 - Alex Kennedy - Stierch.jpg
Born (1992-02-02) February 2, 1992 (age 25)
Aztec, New Mexico
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
22 races run over 4 years
Car no., team No. 55 (Premium Motorsports)
2016 position 50th
Best finish 40th (2015)
First race 2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Last race 2016 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
16 races run over 5 years
Car no., team No. 25 (Rick Ware Racing)
2016 position 114th
Best finish 50th (2011)
First race 2010 Bucyrus 200 (Road America)
Last race 2016 Road America 180 (Road America)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 27, 2016.

Alex Kennedy (born February 2, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 55 Chevrolet SS for Premium Motorsports, and part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 25 Chevrolet Camaro for Rick Ware Racing.

Racing career[edit]

After starting in Legends car racing, Kennedy returned to win the 2009 Legends Road Course World Finals.[1]

NASCAR[edit]

As 16-year-old in 2008, he ran occasional races in a variety of national touring series; ARCA, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.[2] In 2009, he ran full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and finished tenth in the season points with three Top 10s and one Top 5 finish.[2] He made his first Nationwide Series start in 2010, racing in six races, primarily on road courses.[3] He raced in five Nationwide races in the following year with a top finish of 21st.[4] At Dover that year, Kennedy became involved in a controversial incident, where his car pulled across the track when attempting to rejoin the field after an accident and hit the car of Kevin Swindell.[5]

Kennedy made his Sprint Cup Series debut in the 2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway for Humphrey Smith Racing.[6] Kennedy is the first New Mexico native to compete in a Sprint Cup race since Al Unser, Jr. qualified for the 1993 Daytona 500.[citation needed] Kennedy also competed for Humphrey Smith Racing later in the year at Pocono Raceway and Watkins Glen International.

Kennedy ran a number of Cup races in 2014 for Circle Sport Racing. He returned to Circle Sport for 2015, also declaring for Rookie of the Year. With his team closing down due to the charter system, he left with no ride for the 2016 season. He was later picked up by Premium Motorsports to drove the No. 55 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen.

Images[edit]

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.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Xfinity Series[edit]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for championship points in this series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strong Run for Alex Kennedy at World Finals". Alex Kennedy. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "NASCAR, ARCA statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series". Racing Reference. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "2011 Nationwide results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Edwards escapes late wreck for Dover victory". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. May 14, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  6. ^ DiZinno, Tony (20 June 2013). "NASCAR's Sonoma 2013 road course ringers, analyzed". NBC Sports. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 

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