B. A. Wilson

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B. A. Wilson
Born (1971-01-06) January 6, 1971 (age 47)
Bonham, Texas
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
39 races run over 4 years
Best finish 21st (2000)
First race 1997 Virginia Is For Lovers 200 (Richmond)
Last race 2000 Motorola 200 (Fontana)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

B. A. Wilson (born January 6, 1971) is a former NASCAR driver. He competed in the Craftsman Truck Series from 1997–2000.

1997[edit]

Wilson made his debut in 1997, when he drove a personally-owned vehicle into the show at Richmond with a solid qualifying effort of 17th. He drove a smart race and came home with a 14th-place finish. Wilson qualified 17th in his other 1997 race, which came at Martinsville. However, transmission troubles sidelined him this time to 31st position.

1998[edit]

Wilson ran eight more races in 1998, continuing to run his family-owned No. 85 Llumar Chevy. Wilson did a respectable job, putting the truck in the top-20 in half of his outings. His best run would end up being a 14th place at Richmond. Wilson also qualified well, getting a pair of ninth place starting positions, at Martinsville and Nashville. Bad news for Wilson was that he also did not finish half of the races and he would have to work on that to improve his 36th place in the point rankings.

1999[edit]

Wilson did improve in 1999, finishing 32nd in points after another eight-race schedule. Wilson, though, did not really have his results improve on paper as he only finished three races. However, he did set his career best finish to that point (12th at Las Vegas and career best qualifying effort (7th at Martinsville). In the season finale, at California, Wilson switched to Sonntag Racing. He finished 28th.

2000[edit]

Wilson stayed with Sonntag for the full 2000 season, he was involved in the big one at Daytona in which Geoff Bodine had the horrific crash as well. competing in twenty-one of twenty-four races and finishing 21st in points. Wilson got his first career top-10 at Texas, where he finished ninth. He later matched that effort at Chicago Motor Speedway. Other highlights included a career best qualifying effort at Pikes Peak (5th), first laps led (at Mesa Marin – 14) and then later at Chicago Motor (7 laps). However, it was not enough to keep Wilson's job and he was released following the season finale. He has not raced in NASCAR since.

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.)

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 Ref
1997 Viper Motorsports 85 Ford WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH
14
MAR
31
SON MMR CAL PHO LVS 81st 191 [1]
1998 WDW HOM
DNQ
PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX
34
BRI MLW
DNQ
NZH CAL PPR IRP
19
NHA FLM NSV
30
HPT LVL RCH
14
MEM
18
GTY MAR
26
SON 36th 820 [2]
65 MMR
28
PHO LVS
19
1999 85 HOM PHO EVG MMR
33
MAR
29
MEM
18
PPR I70 BRI TEX
27
PIR GLN MLW NSV
DNQ
NZH MCH NHA IRP
33
GTY HPT RCH
DNQ
LVS
12
LVL TEX
24
32nd 796 [3]
Sonntag Racing 73 Chevy CAL
28
2000 DAY
27
HOM
19
PHO
19
MMR
18
MAR
16
PIR GTY
13
MEM
14
PPR
14
EVG
21
TEX
9
KEN
14
GLN
33
MLW
33
NHA NZH MCH
32
IRP
14
NSV
27
CIC
9
RCH
27
DOV
34
TEX
27
21st 2047 [4]
Dodge CAL
22

ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series[edit]

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

ARCA Hooters SuperCar 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 AHSS Pts Ref
1993 Wilson Motor Co. 12 Pontiac DAY FIF TWS
19
TAL KIL CMS FRS TOL POC MCH
10
FRS POC KIL ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN ATL 97th - [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B.A. Wilson – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "B.A. Wilson – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "B.A. Wilson – 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ "B.A. Wilson – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ "B.A. Wilson – 1993 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 

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