Andy Ponstein

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Andy Ponstein
AndyPonstein2010Bucyrus200RoadAmerica.jpg
Ponstein at Road America in 2010
BornAndrew Ponstein
(1976-05-02) May 2, 1976 (age 44)
Jenison, Michigan
Awards2002 CRA Sunoco Super Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
26 races run over 5 years
Best finish55th (2004)
First race2004 Goody's Headache Powder 200 (Rockingham)
Last race2011 Alliance Truck Parts 250 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
7 races run over 2 years
Best finish47th (2009)
First race2003 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)
Last race2009 Heluva Good! 200 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Andrew Ponstein (born May 2, 1976) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is a former competitor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Re/Max Series.

Racing career[edit]

Ponstein's 2010 Nationwide Series car at Road America

A graduate of Hope College,[1] Ponstein began his professional racing career in 1998, competing in the American Speed Association; moving to the CRA Super Series in 2001, he won his first race in the series in 2003.[2]

Ponstein got his feet wet in NASCAR beginning in 2003, when he ran two races in the No. 70 Ford for the J&J Motorsports team, owned by John Bailey. He started in his first 15th at IRP and finished that race in 24th. His next race came at Richmond, where he finished 22nd despite a blown engine. He also competed in five ARCA Re/Max Series races that year.[3]

Ponstein started 2004 off with a deal to drive the No. 39 Yahoo Ford for Jay Robinson Racing. After sitting out Daytona, Ponstein started 30th and would finish 25th in his debut at Rockingham. His debut would turn out to be his best run of the year, as he could only manage two other top-30s at Darlington (29th) and Nazareth (27th). Ponstein asked for his release from the team after nine races into 2004. He spent several years out of NASCAR, before returning in 2008 to drive for Corrie Stott Racing,[4] competing for the next four years in selected Nationwide Series races, as well as five Camping World Truck Series races in 2009. In 2010, he raced in the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.

In 2011, Ponstein returned to the CRA Super Series, as well as running Super Late Models at Berlin Raceway.[5]

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]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
2004 Jay Robinson Racing 39 Ford DAY CAR
25
LVS
DNQ
DAR BRI
29
TEX NSH
34
TAL CAL GTY
34
RCH
30
NZH
27
CLT
33
DOV
37
NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 55th 618 [6]
2008 Corrie Stott Racing 02 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH
40
DAR
39
CLT
40
DOV NSH
38
KEN
33
MLW
DNQ
NHA
37
DAY CHI
39
GTY
DNQ
IRP
DNQ
CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT
DNQ
MEM TEX PHO HOM 75th 343 [7]
2009 DAY CAL
DNQ
LVS
23
BRI
39
TEX
41
NSH
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP DOV
37
KAN
DNQ
CAL CLT
39
MEM
36
TEX
DNQ
PHO HOM 86th 287 [8]
K-Automotive Motorsports 96 Dodge IOW
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH
2010 Corrie Stott Racing 02 Chevy DAY CAL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
BRI
21
NSH
DNQ
PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN KAN
DNQ
CAL CLT 97th 186 [9]
K-Automotive Motorsports 92 Dodge ROA
42
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV GTY
38
TEX PHO HOM
2011 Rick Ware Racing 75 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH
38
ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 86th 6 [10]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts Ref
2003 J&J Motorsports 70 Ford DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP
24
NSH BRI RCH
22
NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM 83rd 188 [11]
2009 Corrie Stott Racing 02 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT
DNQ
DOV
28
TEX MCH
28
MLW MEM
DNQ
KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI
36
IOW
28
GTW NHA
35
LVS MAR TAL TEX
DNQ
PHO HOM 47th 350 [12]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ARMC Pts Ref
2003 J&J Motorsports 70 Chevy DAY ATL NSH SLM TOL
12
KEN CLT BLN
5
KAN WIN
8
DSF CHI SLM TAL 31st 875 [13]
Ford MCH
31
LER POC POC NSH ISF CLT
4
SBO

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaminski, Steve (March 21, 2009). "Hudsonville racer finishes 39th at Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race". The Grand Rapids Press. Grand Rapids, MI. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  2. ^ "Michigan man wins first Super Series event". The Star Press. Muncie, IN. September 15, 2003. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  3. ^ "CRA: Ponstein Racing season race plans". Motorsport.com. April 6, 2003. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Poole, David (March 17, 2009). "Stott perseveres in NASCAR's big shadow". That's Racin'. Charlotte, NC: The Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  5. ^ Chaney, Jeff (April 10, 2011). "Hastings' Lauren Bush joins big boys in Berlin Raceway's new Super Lates division". The Grand Rapids Press. Grand Rapids, MI: MLive.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  6. ^ "Andy Ponstein – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Andy Ponstein – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Andy Ponstein – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Andy Ponstein – 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Andy Ponstein – 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Andy Ponstein – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Andy Pontstein – 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Andy Ponstein – 2003 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.

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