Austin Cameron

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Austin Cameron
Born (1977-01-24) January 24, 1977 (age 40)
El Cajon, California, U.S.
Awards 1998 NASCAR Winston West Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 83rd (2002)
First race 2002 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Last race 2004 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 2 years
Best finish 94th (2000)
First race 2000 Econo Lodge 200 (Nazareth)
Last race 2002 Auto Club 300 (Fontana)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Best finish 56th (1999)
First race 1999 goracing.com 200 (Michigan)
Last race 1999 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 lung cancer;[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]

Busch Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

* 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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