Aric Almirola

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Aric Almirola
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BornAric Michael Almirola
(1984-03-14) March 14, 1984 (age 35)
Eglin Air Force Base
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg)
Achievements2014 Coke Zero 400 winner
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
312 races run over 12 years
Car no., teamNo. 10 (Stewart-Haas Racing)
2018 position5th
Best finish5th (2018)
First race2007 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 (Las Vegas)
Last race2019 Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas)
First win2014 Coke Zero 400 (Daytona)
Last win2018 1000Bulbs.com 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 61 2
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
102 races run over 11 years
2018 position98th
Best finish4th (2011)
First race2006 Circuit City 250 (Richmond)
Last race2018 Zippo 200 at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
First win2007 AT&T 250 (Milwaukee)
Last win2017 Sparks Energy 300 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 38 5
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
78 races run over 8 years
2012 position90th
Best finish2nd (2010)
First race2005 O'Reilly 200 (Memphis)
Last race2012 WinStar World Casino 350K (Texas)
First win2010 Dover 200 (Dover)
Last win2010 VFW 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 38 0
Statistics current as of October 20, 2019.

Aric Michael Almirola (born March 14, 1984) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 10 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing. A graduate of Hillsborough High School in Tampa,[1] Almirola attended the University of Central Florida to work on a degree in mechanical engineering before leaving to pursue a career in racing. His nickname is The Cuban Missile because of his Cuban heritage.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Almirola was born on Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, of Cuban descent. He began racing go-karts when he was eight years old. At 14, he began racing nationally. He won the pole position in his debut in the World Karting Association race and finished fourth in the standings that year. Two years later, he moved up into modifieds and won several Rookie of the Year awards.

NASCAR[edit]

In 2002, Almirola moved to the NASCAR Sun Belt Weekly Racing Division and finished second in the Rookie of the Year standings. He followed that up with five pole positions in 2003. In 2004, he became one of the first drivers to participate in NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program.[3] He also signed with Joe Gibbs Racing as a development driver under a partnership with former NFL player Reggie White. Almirola ran the season at Ace Speedway, and won two races before finishing 11th in the points standings. He won five more races at the track in 2005, and made his Truck Series debut with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports and had two top-tens in four races.

2006–07[edit]

For 2006, Almirola drove the No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Chevy for Spears Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series, as part of the JGR development program. He started every race and had three top-ten finishes, including a best finish of ninth, ending the season 18th. That season, he also drove nine races in the Busch Series for Gibbs in the No. 19 Husqvarna/Banquet Foods Chevrolet Monte Carlo. His best finish was eleventh at Dover International Speedway. He also served as a test driver for Gibbs teammates J. J. Yeley and Denny Hamlin when their Nextel Cup and Busch Series schedules conflicted. He also scored his first career pole at the Milwaukee Mile,[4] qualifying the No. 20 car for Denny Hamlin, who competed in the race.

Almirola moved up to the Busch series on a regular basis in 2007, driving the No. 18 and No. 20 Chevys for Joe Gibbs, driving each car in ten races apiece. He won his second career pole award for the Orbitz 300 at Daytona. He won the pole again, for the second straight year, at the AT&T 250 at the Milwaukee Mile, but thought he was going to give up driving duties to Hamlin again; Hamlin's helicopter was unable to land in time for Hamlin to make it to the track, so Almirola started the race, leading the first 43 laps of the race.[5] On lap 59, during a caution period, because of sponsor commitments, Hamlin took over for Almirola while he was running in the third place. Hamlin went on to win the race, but Almirola was credited with his first NASCAR Busch Series win because he was the driver who started the race. Almirola did not participate in team victory celebrations after the race as he had already left the track.[5] He soon joined Dale Earnhardt, Inc. following the sale of Ginn Racing. He drove the No. 01 Chevrolet in five races in 2007, and had the best finish of thirtieth.

2008–09[edit]

Almirola's No. 8 Cup car in 2009
Almirola's No. 40 Nationwide car in 2009

Almirola was named co-driver of the No. 8 United States Army Chevrolet for the 2008 Sprint Cup Series, sharing the ride with Mark Martin. His best finish during the season was an 8th-place finish in the 2008 Food City 500 at Bristol, and his best start in Sprint Cup was a 3rd place start at the 2008 Goody's Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville. Almirola was named the full-time driver of the No. 8 for the 2009 season.[6] Seven races into the 2009 season, Almirola lost his ride to a lack of sponsorship and horrendous performance. He later signed a five-race deal with Key Motorsports to drive their No. 40 Chevrolet Impala SS in the Nationwide Series. He returned to the Truck Series, driving part-time in the No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Tundra for Billy Ballew Motorsports, and had a seven-race streak of finishes eighth or better. He also made one attempt and one race in the No. 09 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series. In October 2009, he filed paperwork in North Carolina Superior Court indicating that he has a breach-of-contract dispute with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. Almirola competed in seven Sprint Cup races in 2009 for the team before his No. 8 Chevy car was parked because of a lack of sponsorship. The lawsuit was dropped a month later after being settled out of court.

2010–2012: Resurgence in Truck and Nationwide[edit]

Almirola's No. 88 Nationwide car in 2011

For 2010, he was to drive full-time for Phoenix Racing's No. 09 Cup series Chevrolet Impala.[7] He also drove the No. 51 Graceway Pharmaceuticals / AK Awareness Toyota Tundra for Billy Ballew in the Camping World Truck Series. In April, Almirola parted ways with Phoenix Racing to focus on his Truck Series ride. Almirola attempted the Aarons 499 at Talladega in No. 35 Tommy Baldwin Racing/Mohawk Chevrolet but failed to qualify after qualifying was rained out by NASCAR. Almirola won his first race in the Camping World Truck Series at Dover International Speedway and won again at Michigan International Speedway, holding off Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch. Almirola would finish second in points to Bodine.

Hendrick Motorsports named Almirola a standby driver for the No. 48 team in case Jimmie Johnson needed to leave for the birth of his daughter.[8] Almirola was not needed. In July 2010, Almirola was again a standby driver for Hendrick Motorsports at Pocono in case Jeff Gordon had to leave or miss the race due to the birth of Gordon's son. At Loudon, he was standby for a sick Scott Speed. He drove the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford at Martinsville Speedway in Fall 2010 after Kasey Kahne was released from his contract.[9] Almirola had his first Sprint Cup Top five finish at Homestead. At Talladega in the fall, he ended up in the closest finish in truck series history by ending up second to Kyle Busch in 0.002 of a second, who passed underneath Almirola below the yellow line. The 1-2 finish was the same as the previous race in 2009 but the finish was controversial because of the yellow line rules (as NASCAR rules state that a driver must not advance his position by going below the yellow line even if he is forced down there). But officials determined that Busch had the lead before going below the yellow line thus making Busch's winning move legal. In 2011, Almirola drove the No. 88 Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports. He won two poles and had 18 top-10s to finish fourth in points. He was released from his contract after the season when he accepted a full-time Sprint Cup ride, driving for Richard Petty Motorsports in the No. 43 Ford.[10]

2012–2017: Return to Cup in the No. 43[edit]

Almirola's 2013 Sprint Cup car, in the same Air Force scheme he took to victory lane at Daytona in 2014

After only running one year's worth of Sprint Cup Series races in his career, Richard Petty Motorsports signed Almirola to a one-year contract, replacing the departing A. J. Allmendinger in the legendary 43 car.[11] Almirola earned a Pole start at Charlotte in May, and collected one top 5 and four top 10s en route to a 20th-place finish in points. Aric's best run of the year may have been at Kansas in October, where he qualified fifth and lead 69 laps after taking the top spot on lap 6. But on lap 121, Almirola blew a tire, sending his Farmland Ford into the wall. He spun on lap 172 racing for the lead and lost a lap on pit road. After getting his lap back and working his way up to 13th, Almirola hit the wall once again, setting the front of the car ablaze and ending the promising run.[12] Almirola also returned to the Truck Series in 2012 on a part-time basis driving for his old crew chief Richie Wauters' No. 5 Ford.

In 2013 Almirola returned to Richard Petty Motorsports' No. 43 in the Sprint Cup Series; at Martinsville Speedway in October, the team ran the No. 41 to honor Maurice Petty's induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.[13] During the 2013 season from Martinsville to Darlington, he had the most consecutive Top 10s in the 43 car since Bobby Hamilton in 1996. After being fastest in practice in Talladega, his crew chief Todd Parrott was suspended for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy.[14] Almirola finished a career high 18th in points. In 2014, he received crew chief Trent Owens who is Richard Petty's nephew.

In January 2014, RPM announced a three-year contract extension with Almirola after working on one year deals the previous two seasons. This coincided with sponsor Smithfield Foods stepping up to fund 29 races in each the next three seasons with brands Smithfield, Farmland, Eckrich, and Gwaltney.[15] Almirola had a rather slow start to 2014, being involved in a 12 car wreck in the 2014 Daytona 500. At Bristol, Almirola posted his best cup finish to date, finishing 3rd.

The next week at Auto Club Speedway during the 2014 Auto Club 400, Almirola got involved in an accident with Brian Scott. Almirola made a pass on Scott for 4th place. Scott controversially moved into the back of Almirola to wreck himself and Almirola. In a post-race interview, an angry Almirola retorted "The 33 was obviously a dart without feathers and coming across the race track. He ran right into me. Man, he came from all the way at the bottom of the race track and ran into me. He's not even racing this series for points. He's out there having fun because his daddy gets to pay for it and he wrecked us. That's frustrating."

At the 2014 Coke Zero 400, Almirola would earn his first career win in the Sprint Cup Series after avoiding two major wrecks, and leading the field when the race was called off after 112 laps due to rain. His win also marked the first victory by the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 since 1999, and 30 years to the day Richard Petty won his 200th race.[16][17] On his big victory Almirola said "The good Lord was watching out for us today and we were meant to win. It's real special for me to win here. This is not only the 30th anniversary of this team's last win at Daytona, it is my hometown and I remember growing up watching Daytona 500s and Firecracker 400s here. To win is real special."

Despite only scoring better than 20th only four times in the next few races, Almirola's win clinched a berth in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup, his first Chase appearance and the first for a Cuban driver. Almirola was eliminated from the championship chase after round 1 of the Chase.

Almirola racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2015

Almirola had a more successful year in 2015 despite missing the Chase barely. He had only six Top 10s but he was mainly in the Top 15 and was consistent all year long. he barely missed the chase by almost winning the Fall Richmond race with a strategy call and finished 4th. He finished 17th in the standings, the highest for a non-chaser.

He returned to the No. 43 in 2016 with Brian Scott as his new teammate.

In July 2016, Almirola, in the No. 98 car, won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona, for his first Xfinity Series win since 2007. He barely beat Justin Allgaier by 0.003 seconds to win the race. A final lap caution came out, with Almirola being declared the winner on review. In victory lane, an ecstatic Almirola said that he considered the race to be his first Xfinity Series win as he had won the 2007 Milwaukee race while Denny Hamlin drove 75% of the race. Almirola had a dismal 2016 season with just only collecting a top ten finish.

Almirola started the 2017 season without a teammate and finished 4th at the 2017 Daytona 500. Almirola was hit with a 35-point penalty loss after the Talladega race. During the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, Almirola was involved in a violent crash along with Joey Logano and Danica Patrick. After Logano's brake rotor exploded, he collided with Patrick, sending both straight into the wall. Almirola attempted to avoid the wreck but instead slammed into Logano. Although he was conscious, Almirola was cut out of his car, placed onto a stretcher and airlifted to the University of Kansas Hospital.[18] Almirola was diagnosed with a compression fracture of his T5 vertebrae, released from the University of Kansas Hospital after overnight observation and traveled back to North Carolina, where he had a follow-up consultation with his doctors in Charlotte. Almirola was also reported to have the ability to walk the day after his violent wreck. It was expected that he would miss 8–12 weeks.[19] He was replaced by Regan Smith for the Monster Energy Open, which led up to the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600, and the AAA 400 Drive for Autism.[20] Darrell Wallace Jr.[21] and Billy Johnson also substituted for Almirola.[22] On June 29, Almirola stated he would undergo track tests in Charlotte or Darlington before being medically cleared to race in low-banking tracks like Indianapolis or New Hampshire to decrease stress on his back.[23] On July 12, he announced he had been cleared to return to racing at Loudon's Overton's 301.[24]

In September 2017, after sponsor Smithfield Foods announced that they would be leaving the team at season's end, Almirola announced his departure from Richard Petty Motorsports.

2018–present: Stewart-Haas Racing[edit]

On November 8, 2017, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Almirola as the driver of the No. 10 Ford Fusion for the 2018 season.[25] Almirola was leading the 2018 Daytona 500 when on the race's last lap Almirola and eventual race winner Austin Dillon collided, resulting in Almirola crashing into the outside wall and finishing 11th.[26] His consistency throughout the regular season brought him to the playoffs. At the inaugural Charlotte Roval race, Almirola was barely able to advance to the Round of 12 with a 19th place finish after slamming the outside wall while avoiding William Byron, who cut a tire in front of him. He had a strong running at the fall Dover race until he got loose exiting the turn and collided with Brad Keselowski, which caused a multi-car pileup on a that took out Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., and Alex Bowman. One week later, Almirola and Stewart-Haas Racing dominated the fall Talladega race. On the final lap, Almirola was running 2nd until his teammate Kurt Busch ran out of gas. Almirola scored his second career cup win, locking him into the Round of 8.[27] Despite finishing fourth at Phoenix, Almirola was eliminated in the Round of 8. He finished the season fifth in the points standings, the highest finish of his career.

In the 2019 season, Almirola once again made the playoffs, but was eliminated in the Round of 16 after finishing 14th at the Charlotte Roval.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Aric Almirola was born as the youngest of four boys at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and raised in Tampa.[29] His family members are Cuban and Almirola is a US citizen. His grandfather Sam Rodriguez was a dirt sprint car driver. Almirola is married to Janice Almirola, with whom he has two children: a son named Alex (born September 2012) and a daughter named Abby (born November 2013).[30]

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.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup 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 36 MENCC Pts Ref
2007 Joe Gibbs Racing 80 Chevy DAY CAL LVS
41
ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL 52nd 357 [31]
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 01 Chevy RCH
36
NHA
31
DOV KAN TAL
30
CLT MAR
43
ATL TEX PHO
26
HOM
2008 8 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI
8
MAR
42
TEX PHO TAL
33
RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
25
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN
35
MCH BRI
13
CAL
30
RCH NHA
18
DOV KAN TAL
13
CLT MAR
20
ATL TEX PHO HOM
35
42nd 1075 [32]
2009 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing DAY
30
CAL
35
LVS
39
ATL
21
BRI
35
MAR
37
TEX
33
PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH 46th 527 [33]
Phoenix Racing 09 Dodge BRI
DNQ
ATL RCH NHA
29
DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM
2010 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
43
LVS
43
ATL
DNQ
BRI
39
MAR
41
PHO
DNQ
TEX 48th 704 [34]
Tommy Baldwin Racing 35 Chevy TAL
DNQ
RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT
Richard Petty Motorsports 9 Ford MAR
21
TAL
20
TEX
21
PHO
27
HOM
4
2012 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 Ford DAY
33
PHO
12
LVS
24
BRI
19
CAL
25
MAR
8
TEX
22
KAN
23
RCH
26
TAL
12
DAR
19
CLT
16
DOV
6
POC
28
MCH
17
SON
28
KEN
26
DAY
19
NHA
28
IND
19
POC
19
GLN
18
MCH
20
BRI
35
ATL
32
RCH
26
CHI
17
NHA
23
DOV
19
TAL
19
CLT
12
KAN
29
MAR
4
TEX
15
PHO
16
HOM
7
20th 868 [35]
2013 DAY
13
PHO
15
LVS
16
BRI
37
CAL
14
MAR
20
TEX
7
KAN
8
RCH
8
TAL
10
DAR
20
CLT
33
DOV
18
POC
21
MCH
17
SON
20
KEN
15
DAY
38
NHA
5
IND
17
POC
20
GLN
37
MCH
18
BRI
15
ATL
20
RCH
20
CHI
13
NHA
21
DOV
22
KAN
10
CLT
23
TAL
22
TEX
27
PHO
19
HOM
16
18th 913 [36]
41 MAR
20
2014 43 DAY
39
PHO
15
LVS
25
BRI
3
CAL
43
MAR
8
TEX
12
DAR
24
RCH
17
TAL
13
KAN
8
CLT
11
DOV
12
POC
22
MCH
31
SON
23
KEN
39
DAY
1
NHA
23
IND
21
POC
35
GLN
18
MCH
20
BRI
41
ATL
9
RCH
10
CHI
41
NHA
6
DOV
28
KAN
31
CLT
22
TAL
39
MAR
21
TEX
24
PHO
18
HOM
19
16th 2195 [37]
2015 DAY
15
ATL
11
LVS
26
PHO
19
CAL
11
MAR
12
TEX
19
BRI
13
RCH
20
TAL
15
KAN
11
CLT
17
DOV
5
POC
43
MCH
22
SON
14
DAY
34
KEN
12
NHA
15
IND
38
POC
18
GLN
16
MCH
14
BRI
17
DAR
11
RCH
4
CHI
10
NHA
43
DOV
5
CLT
10
KAN
24
TAL
16
MAR
16
TEX
18
PHO
10
HOM
41
17th 940 [38]
2016 DAY
12
ATL
15
LVS
24
PHO
13
CAL
21
MAR
40
TEX
24
BRI
34
RCH
21
TAL
27
KAN
18
DOV
31
CLT
26
POC
20
MCH
26
SON
27
DAY
15
KEN
20
NHA
19
IND
25
POC
39
GLN
27
BRI
14
MCH
24
DAR
32
RCH
17
CHI
32
NHA
17
DOV
16
CLT
15
KAN
40
TAL
8
MAR
15
TEX
22
PHO
22
HOM
40
26th 638 [39]
2017 DAY
4
ATL
27
LVS
14
PHO
17
CAL
19
MAR
18
TEX
18
BRI
22
RCH
9
TAL
4
KAN
38
CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA
24
IND
13
POC
38
GLN
21
MCH
12
BRI
37
DAR
20
RCH
17
CHI
24
NHA
26
DOV
25
CLT
24
TAL
5
KAN
9
MAR
18
TEX
15
PHO
9
HOM
18
29th 502 [40]
2018 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 Ford DAY
11
ATL
13
LVS
10
PHO
7
CAL
12
MAR
14
TEX
32
BRI
6
RCH
17
TAL
7
DOV
11
KAN
9
CLT
13
POC
7
MCH
11
SON
8
CHI
25*
DAY
27
KEN
8
NHA
3
POC
25
GLN
22
MCH
7
BRI
31
DAR
14
IND
23
LVS
6
RCH
5
CLT
19
DOV
13
TAL
1
KAN
10
MAR
11
TEX
8
PHO
4
HOM
9
5th 2354 [41]
2019 DAY
32
ATL
8
LVS
7
PHO
4
CAL
9
MAR
9
TEX
7
BRI
37
RCH
23
TAL
9
DOV
16
KAN
12
CLT
11
POC
10
MCH
17
SON
9
CHI
16
DAY
7
KEN
14
NHA
11
POC
12
GLN
12
MCH
33
BRI
29
DAR
17
IND
14
LVS
13
RCH
16
CLT
14
DOV
17
TAL
4
KAN
23
MAR
TEX PHO HOM 14th* 674* [42]
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2009 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 11 30
2010 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet DNQ
2012 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 27 33
2013 26 13
2014 13 39
2015 33 15
2016 34 12
2017 13 4
2018 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 37 11
2019 8 32

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity 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 NXSC Pts Ref
2005 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
QL
TEX PHO HOM N/A [43]
2006 19 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH
32
DAR CLT DOV
11
NSH KEN IRP
38
GLN MCH
27
BRI
20
CAL RCH
18
DOV KAN
39
CLT
15
MEM TEX PHO
13
HOM 51st 833 [44]
20 MLW
QL
DAY CHI NHA MAR
QL
GTY
2007 18 DAY
19
CAL MXC LVS ATL
27
PHO
43
DAR
41
CLT
14
DOV CHI
38
GTY CLT
4
MEM TEX PHO HOM
18
29th 1959 [45]
20 BRI
32
NSH
19
TEX TAL
20
RCH NSH
10
KEN
6
MLW
1
NHA DAY
28
IRP
6
CGV
11
GLN MCH BRI
10
CAL RCH DOV KAN
2009 Key Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
11
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP
14
IOW
34
GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL 76th 394 [46]
Smith-Ganassi Racing 42 Dodge CLT
27
MEM TEX PHO HOM
2010 JR Motorsports 88 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP
3
IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL KAN
22
CAL
6
CLT
8
GTY TEX
16
PHO
6
HOM
32
44th 1021 [47]
7 RCH
11
DOV
2011 88 DAY
19
PHO
13
LVS
15
BRI
10
CAL
9
TEX
12
TAL
8
NSH
10
RCH
14
DAR
28
DOV
9
IOW
17
CLT
9
CHI
4
MCH
15
ROA
22
DAY
9
KEN
20
NHA
5
NSH
5
IRP
4
IOW
5
GLN
8
CGV
20
BRI
5
ATL
8
RCH
7
CHI
4
DOV
15
KAN
12
CLT
15
TEX
19
PHO
25
HOM
8
4th 1095 [48]
2013 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 Ford DAY PHO
9
LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 111th 01 [49]
2014 Biagi-DenBeste Racing 98 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI
14
KEN DOV
13
KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 99th 01 [50]
2015 DAY
7
ATL LVS
11
PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH
15
TAL
10
IOW CLT
19
DOV MCH
8
CHI DAY
35
KEN NHA IND
14
IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
12
93rd 01 [51]
2016 DAY
11
ATL LVS
12
PHO CAL
11
TEX
17
BRI
10
RCH TAL
10
DOV CLT POC
11
MCH IOW DAY
1
KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO
12
HOM
10
92nd 01 [52]
2017 DAY
23
ATL
19
LVS
17
PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL
1
CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI
38
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 93rd 01 [53]
2018 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste DAY
35
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN
5
MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM 98th 01 [54]
– Qualified for Denny Hamlin

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
2005 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 47 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM
30
IRP
10
NSH BRI RCH NHA
8
LVS MAR ATL TEX
34
PHO HOM 48th 410 [55]
2006 Spears Motorsports 75 Chevy DAY
32
CAL
21
ATL
18
MAR
18
GTY
10
CLT
9
MFD
30
DOV
12
TEX
32
MCH
36
MLW
13
KAN
18
KEN
22
MEM
18
IRP
21
NSH
22
BRI
32
NHA
29
LVS
10
TAL
22
MAR
16
ATL
30
TEX
20
PHO
22
HOM
23
18th 2471 [56]
2007 Billy Ballew Motorsports 51 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM
17
KEN IRP 60th 273 [57]
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 47 Chevy NSH
23
BRI GTW NHA
32
LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2008 46 DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX
17
MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 78th 112 [58]
2009 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX
16
MCH MLW
20
MEM
4
KEN
5
IRP
3
NSH BRI
6
CHI
8
IOW
2
NHA
21
MAR
12
TAL
2
TEX
14
PHO
3
HOM
14
20th 2301 [59]
51 GTW
4
LVS
8
2010 DAY
12
ATL
3
MAR
6
NSH
8
KAN
7
DOV
1
CLT
7
TEX
12
MCH
1
IOW
28
GTY
8
IRP
31
POC
4
NSH
3
DAR
9
BRI
2
CHI
6
KEN
3
NHA
8
LVS
6
MAR
5
TAL
2
TEX
7
PHO
5
HOM
5
2nd 3730 [60]
2011 Vision Aviation Racing DAY
22
PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM 104th 01 [61]
2012 Wauters Motorsports 5 Ford DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL
5
IOW KEN LVS TAL
26
MAR TEX
9
PHO HOM 90th 01 [62]

Camping World East Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World East Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NCWEC Pts Ref
2008 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 8 Chevy GRE IOW SBO GLN NHA TMP NSH ADI LRP MFD NHA DOV
1
STA 149th 185 [63]

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2018 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 Ford KCR TUS TUS OSS CNS SON
2
DCS IOW EVG GTW LVS MER AAS KCR 30th 43 [64]

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 23 ARSC Pts Ref
2005 Joe Gibbs Racing 2 Chevy DAY NSH SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
37
171st 45 [65]
2008 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 29 Chevy DAY SLM IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC
34
NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL 143rd 70 [66]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

See also[edit]

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