B. J. McLeod

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B. J. McLeod
B.J. McLeod 2016 Road America.jpg
McLeod at Road America in 2016
Born (1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 34)
Wauchula, Florida
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
20 races run over 3 years
Car no., team Nos. 51/52 (Rick Ware Racing)
2017 position 60th
Best finish 60th (2017)
First race 2015 Sylvania 300 (Loudon)
Last race 2018 South Point 400 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
90 races run over 4 years
Car no., team Nos. 78/99 (B. J. McLeod Motorsports)
No. 74 (Mike Harmon Racing)
No. 15 (JD Motorsports)
2017 position 26th
Best finish 20th (2016)
First race 2015 3M 250 (Iowa)
Last race 2018 DC Solar 300 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
37 races run over 8 years
Truck no., team No. 1 (TJL Motorsports)
No. 50 (Beaver Motorsports)
No. 74 (Mike Harmon Racing)
Nos. 33/34 (Reaume Brothers Racing)
2017 position 92nd
Best finish 32nd (2015)
First race 2010 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race 2018 Corrigan Oil 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of September 16, 2018.

B. J. McLeod (born November 17, 1983) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the Nos. 78 and 99 Chevrolet Camaros for B. J. McLeod Motorsports, the No. 74 Camaro for Mike Harmon Racing, and the No. 15 Camaro for JD Motorsports, part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the Nos. 51 and 52 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s and Ford Fusions for Rick Ware Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Silverado for TJL Motorsports, the No. 50 Silverado for Beaver Motorsports, the No. 74 Silverado for Mike Harmon Racing, and the Nos. 33 and 34 Silverados for Reaume Brothers Racing.

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Early in his career, McLeod was a super late model driver in the Southeast.[1] In 2000, McLeod competed in two Hooters Pro Cup races at Hickory Motor Speedway and USA International Speedway, with a best finish of 31st in the former.[2] The following year, he ran an American Speed Association National Tour race at Fairgrounds Speedway for Herzog Motorsports, finishing 15th.[3] In 2014, he ran an ARCA Racing Series event at Pocono Raceway for Venturini Motorsports, finishing 27th.[4]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

McLeod began racing in NASCAR's top three series in 2010, making his Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway in the No. 9 for Germain Racing; after qualifying 23rd, he finished 17th.[5] The following year he split time in a partial schedule with his own team, SS-Green Light Racing and RSS Racing.[6] In 2012, McLeod again ran a partial schedule, this time with RSS, Glenden Enterprises and Hillman Racing.[7] For 2013, he focused on his own team and only made one race, the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[8] The following year McLeod served as a part-time start and park driver for SS-Green Light.[9] In 2015, while doing a part-time Xfinity schedule, McLeod again started and parked, this time for his own team.[10] While running a 2016 full-time Xfinity schedule, McLeod came back to the Trucks for one race in 2016, turning in a top-fifteen, lead-lap finish for MB Motorsports at Kansas Speedway.[11]

Xfinity Series[edit]

In 2015, he joined Rick Ware Racing at Iowa Speedway for his Xfinity Series debut, retiring after 68 laps due to brake troubles, and was credited with a 36th-place finish.[12] McLeod then proceeded to bounce between different teams, starting and parking and running full races. McLeod in that season ran for RWR, a partnership between SS-Green Light Racing and Young's Motorsports, MBM Motorsports and King Autosport.[13]

2016 Xfinity Series car at Road America

McLeod took on a full-time Xfinity schedule in 2016, the first full-time schedule in a NASCAR national series. He ran the full schedule with his own B. J. McLeod Motorsports No. 78 car, scoring three top twenty finishes.[14]

In 2017, he has rotated between the Nos. 78 and 8 while taking some races off to give to pay drivers as he focuses on making his team better.[15]

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

McLeod made his Sprint Cup Series debut in the 2015 Sylvania 300, driving the No. 33 Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport.[16] Two years later, he returned to the Cup Series and Ware for the 2017 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky, driving the No. 51.[17] McLeod has continued to drive part-time in the No. 51 car, recording his first top 30 finish at Kansas Speedway.[18]

B. J. McLeod Motorsports[edit]

McLeod started a driver development program, known as B. J. McLeod Motorsports, running late model and K&N Pro Series East events,[1] and fielded rides for drivers like Matt Tifft[19] and Scott Heckert.[20] In 2014, McLeod partnered with Tommy Regan to field a Truck Series team, the No. 45, for Regan at Iowa Speedway; despite initially having to qualify faster than two other trucks to qualify, Wauters Motorsports and the start and park ride of MB Motorsports withdrew, guaranteeing the No. 45 a spot in the race. Regan finished last after ignition problems on lap one.[21]

The team made its Xfinity Series debut at Daytona in 2016, fielding two cars: the No. 78 and No. 99 Fords. McLeod ran the full season in the 78 and ran the 99 part-time with drivers like Todd Peck, Stanton Barrett and Jeff Green. He also ran a third part-time team, the No. 15, in an alliance with Rick Ware Racing, with Peck driving most of the races.

In 2017, McLeod expanded to two full-time teams; originally the plan was for McLeod to drive the 78 and for Jeff Green to drive the 8 car.[22] The team also entered a 99 car with last year's owner points; however, the team is operated by SS-Green Light Racing. McLeod took the first two races of the season off to put Clint King in the car.[23] Later in the season, at Talladega, Green led the team's first laps and scored its first top ten finish.[24] Green, however, would only drive one more race for the team,[25] as McLeod slotted to the 8 car and a rotation of drivers including Tommy Joe Martins, Jordan Anderson, Angela Ruch, Stephen Young, Josh Bilicki, John Graham and Jennifer Jo Cobb drove the 78.

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
2015 Circle Sport 33 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA
34
DOV CLT KAN TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 69th 01
2017 Rick Ware Racing 51 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN
32
NHA IND
32
POC GLN MCH
36
BRI
32
DAR RCH
37
CHI NHA DOV
36
CLT
32
TAL KAN
30
MAR TEX PHO HOM 60th 01
2018 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN
35
CLT
33
POC MCH
37
SON CHI
35
DAY KEN
32
NHA
34
POC
40
GLN DAR
32
RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM -* 01*
Ford MCH
31
LVS
28
52 BRI
DNQ
IND
30

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 NXSC Pts
2015 Rick Ware Racing 15 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW
36
CLT
37
DOV
27
MCH CHI DAY KEN
34
CLT
35
104th 01
SS-Green Light Racing 90 Chevy NHA
24
MBM Motorsports 13 Dodge IND
32
IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA
Chevy DAR
31
RCH CHI KEN DOV
SS-Green Light Racing 15 Chevy KAN
33
TEX
King Autosport 92 Chevy PHO
37
HOM
38
2016 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 78 Ford DAY
24
ATL
26
LVS
27
PHO
29
CAL
33
TEX
29
BRI
28
RCH
28
TAL
36
DOV
19
CLT
25
POC
22
MCH
34
IOW
19
DAY
40
KEN
23
NHA
20
IND
26
IOW
23
GLN
26
MOH
27
BRI
19
ROA
28
DAR
37
RCH
32
CHI
24
KEN
21
DOV
33
CLT
30
KAN
22
TEX
28
PHO
25
HOM
31
20th 459
2017 Chevy DAY ATL LVS
37
PHO
25
CAL
23
TEX
27
BRI
29
RCH
37
HOM
33
26th 247
Toyota TAL
DNQ
DAY
11
8 Chevy CLT
29
DOV
22
POC
26
MCH
30
IOW
17
KEN
24
NHA
26
IND
33
IOW
22
GLN MOH BRI
26
ROA DAR
27
RCH CHI
35
KEN
28
DOV
27
CLT
28
KAN
32
TEX
26
PHO
2018 78 DAY ATL
30
LVS
26
PHO
26
CAL
22
TEX
29
BRI
20
RCH
32
DOV
23
POC
22
-* -*
Toyota TAL
19
99 Chevy CLT
40
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy MCH
28
JD Motorsports 15 Chevy IOW
29
CHI
25
DAY
36
KEN
21
NHA
35
IOW GLN MOH BRI
19
ROA DAR
23
IND
16
LVS
19
RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM

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
2010 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 9 Chevy DAY ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR
17
TAL TEX PHO HOM 95th 112
2011 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY PHO
35
DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW 37th 112
B. J. McLeod Motorsports 78 Chevy NSH
20
IRP POC MCH BRI ATL
30
CHI NHA
RSS Racing 93 Chevy KEN
26
LVS
23
TAL
27
MAR TEX
21
HOM
2012 38 DAY MAR
DNQ
CAR KAN 50th 50
93 CLT
DNQ
DOV
Glenden Enterprises 84 Chevy TEX
23
KEN IOW CHI POC MCH
Hillman Racing 27 Chevy BRI
15
ATL IOW KEN
25 LVS
32
TAL MAR TEX
33
PHO HOM
2013 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 78 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
19
62nd 25
2014 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX
25
GTW KEN IOW ELD POC
30
MCH BRI
34
NHA
26
LVS
27
TAL MAR TEX PHO
32
HOM 39th 107
08 MSP
27
CHI
2015 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 45 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN
28
CLT
31
DOV
27
TEX
27
GTW IOW KEN
29
ELD POC
29
MCH
30
BRI
DNQ
MSP
28
CHI
28
NHA LVS
28
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 32nd 138
2016 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN
15
DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 94th 01
2017 Norm Benning Racing 57 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN
31
ELD POC 92nd 01
Copp Motorsports 63 Chevy MCH
24
BRI MSP
36 CHI
30
NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2018 TJL Motorsports 1 Chevy DAY
DNQ
ATL 01* 01*
Beaver Motorsports 50 Chevy LVS
23
MAR DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy GTW
DNQ
CHI KEN ELD POC
24
Reaume Brothers Racing 34 Chevy MCH
29
33 BRI
DNQ
MSP LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts
2014 Venturini Motorsports 15 Toyota DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC
27
BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN 144th 70

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Driver Development Program". B. J. McLeod Motorsports. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2000 Hooters Pro Cup Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2001 Luxaire 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014 ModSpace 125". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2010 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  10. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  11. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  12. ^ "2015 3M 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  14. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  15. ^ "Beyond the Cockpit: BJ McLeod Planning to Move Ownership to Cup in 3-5 Years". www.frontstretch.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  16. ^ "New Hampshire Entry List". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Starting Line Up by Row: Kentucky Speedway: 7th Annual Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts" (PDF). Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Driver B.J. McLeod 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-10-24. 
  19. ^ "Matt returns with BJ McLeod Motorsports at DeSoto Speedway". Matt Tifft. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Scott Heckert". HScott Motorsports. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  21. ^ Beard, Brock (July 13, 2014). "TRUCKS: Debut For Tommy Regan and #45 Team Ends On Iowa's Opening Lap". LASTCAR. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Jeff Green Returns to Full Time Competition in NASCAR XFINITY Series". www.speedwaymedia.com. Retrieved 2017-10-24. 
  23. ^ "After ARCA Racing Top-Ten Clint King has Short Day in XFINITY Series Race at Daytona". Fan4Racing Blog and Radio. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-10-24. 
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