Austin Cameron

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Austin Cameron
Born (1977-01-24) January 24, 1977 (age 42)
El Cajon, California, U.S.
Awards1998 NASCAR Winston West Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish83rd (2002)
First race2002 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Last race2004 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 2 years
Best finish94th (2000)
First race2000 Econo Lodge 200 (Nazareth)
Last race2002 Auto Club 300 (Fontana)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Best finish56th (1999)
First race1999 goracing.com 200 (Michigan)
Last race1999 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (California)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of March 10, 2014.

Austin Cameron (born January 24, 1977) is an American stock car racing driver. He competes mainly in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, formerly the Winston West Series, twice finishing second in series points.

Racing career[edit]

Born in El Cajon, California, Austin Cameron began racing go-karts at the age of 9.[1] He competed in various types of go-karts before eventually graduating to stockcars. He won the Rookie of the Year award in 1996 in the late model division at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California.[1] Despite not attending the first NASCAR Winston West Series race of the season in 1998, Cameron went on to win the Rookie-of-the-Year Award and finished fourth in the championship standings. He was among a contingent of NWWS drivers to participate in the NASCAR exhibition event in Japan at Twin Ring Motegi in November 1998. He collected his first series win in 1999 at Irwindale Speedway and finished the year second in the championship standings.

He made his Sprint Cup debut at Infineon Raceway in 2002, he finished 42nd due to a clutch failure on lap 24. He made his next start two years later at Infineon in 2004, finishing in 38th 32 laps down.

In 2003, Cameron was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma;[2] after three years of treatment that included open heart surgery, he returned to racing.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Cameron holds a business degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and acts as president of TC Construction, founded by his father.[4] He is married, to Rachelle,[5] and the couple have two children.[6]

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.)

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Nextel 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 NNCC Pts
1999 AC Motorsports 89 Chevy DAY CAR LVS
DNQ
ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON
DNQ
DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA -
2000 DAY CAR LVS
DNQ
ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA -
2002 Orleans Racing 62 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
42
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM 83rd 37
2004 Bill McAnally Racing 61 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
38
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM 84th 49

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch 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 NBGNC Pts
2000 Team SABCO 82 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH
38
PPR
35
GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 94th 107
2002 Danford Motorsports 41 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL
42
RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR PHO HOM 122nd 37

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman 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 26 27 NCTC Pts
1998 Vintage Motorsports 4 Chevy WDW HOM PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI MLW NZH CAL PPR IRP NHA FLM NSV HPT LVL RCH MEM GTY MAR SON MMR PHO LVS
DNQ
124th 31
1999 HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR MEM PPR I70 BRI TEX PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH
23
NHA IRP GTY HPT RCH LVS
15
LVL TEX CAL
34
56th 273

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Glick, Shav (June 18, 1999). "Cameron Is Young and Restless With a Bright Future in Sport". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  2. ^ Glick, Shav (April 24, 2003). "Cameron Has Cancer". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  3. ^ Center, Bill (January 12, 2006). "He's traveling in right direction". San Diego Union-Tribune. San Diego, CA. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  4. ^ "Welcome to TC Construction". TC Construction. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  5. ^ "News & Notes - Irwindale Speedway". RacingWest. Thousand Oaks, CA. May 22, 2006. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  6. ^ "New Baby for Austin Cameron". RacingWest. Thousand Oaks, CA. May 30, 2008. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10.

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