Bayley Currey

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Bayley Currey
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Currey in 2019
BornBayley A. Currey
(1996-10-29) October 29, 1996 (age 24)
Driftwood, Texas
NASCAR Cup Series career
11 races run over 2 years
2020 position54th
Best finish52nd (2019)
First race2019 TicketGuardian 500 (Phoenix)
Last race2020 Supermarket Heroes 500 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
50 races run over 3 years
Car no., teamNo. 74 (Mike Harmon Racing)
2020 position81st
Best finish81st (2020)
First race2018 My Bariatric Solutions 300 (Texas)
Last race2020 Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
25 races run over 4 years
Truck no., teamNo. 44 (Niece Motorsports)
2020 position41st
Best finish31st (2018)
First race2017 Texas Roadhouse 200 (Martinsville)
Last race2020 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of January 18, 2021.

Bayley A. Currey[1] (born October 29, 1996) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 74 Chevrolet Camaro for Mike Harmon Racing, as well as part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports. Currey has also previously made starts in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Racing career[edit]

Currey started his go-kart racing career in 2003, later moving up to Bandolero racing. After that, he competed at Central Texas Speedway, driving pro late models.[2][3]

Truck Series[edit]

Currey made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville at the Texas Roadhouse 200, driving the No. 50 truck for Beaver Motorsports. The offer was brought to him by a personal friend.[3] He started 27th and finished 25th. Currey returned in Phoenix, driving the No. 83 for Copp Motorsports. He started 21st, and finished 10th, surviving multiple wrecks in the process. He drove the No. 83 truck again at Homestead, starting 30th and finishing 28th after an engine failure.[4][5] Currey wound up running 13 Truck races in 2018.

On February 9, 2019, it was announced that Currey and Vizion Motorsports agreed to run a partial schedule in the No. 35 Toyota Tundra for 2019.[6] The announcement came after Currey tested an ARCA Racing Series car for Vizion. In July, he joined Niece Motorsports for the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway,[7] and later finished sixth with the team at Michigan International Speedway.[8]

In 2020, Currey joined CMI Motorsports for the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[9] He returned to Niece at Pocono after regular driver Natalie Decker was hospitalized with bile duct complications.[10]

On January 3, 2021, Currey revealed on the Talking in Circles podcast that he would return to Niece in 2021 for another part-time schedule, beginning at Circuit of the Americas.[11]

Xfinity Series[edit]

A few weeks after competing in the 2018 Stratosphere 200 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Currey made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway with B. J. McLeod Motorsports.[12][13] He qualified 23rd and finished 20th after falling back to 30th at the end of Stage 1 and 27th at the end of Stage 2.[14] Currey returned at Loudon in July with JP Motorsports in their No. 55 entry, and piloted the car for most of the remainder of the 2018 season.

On August 15, 2019, leading into the Food City 300 at Bristol, Currey was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR after failing a drug test;[8] Currey, in a statement, said that the failure was due to a banned ingredient (Octodrine) in a pre-workout supplement. He apologized publicly on the night the suspension was announced and asked NASCAR to enter him in to the Road to Recovery program, which is mandatory for members looking to be reinstated by NASCAR.[15] He was reinstated on September 18 after completing the Road to Recovery.[16] He made his racing return at the Charlotte Roval, where he finished 37th.[17]

Currey joined Mike Harmon Racing for the 2020 season, where he ran much of the schedule in the No. 74. He was elevated to a full-time seat with the team in 2021.[18]

Cup Series[edit]

In March 2019, Currey partnered with Rick Ware Racing for his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.[19] He was slated to run the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol with Ware until his suspension.[20][21]

Currey returned to Ware and the Cup Series in May 2020, driving the No. 53 in the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol.[22] In August, he replaced J. J. Yeley during the Go Bowling 235 on the Daytona road course when Yeley required medical attention due to a failed cooling system.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Currey's father was a race car driver.[3] Bayley attended Texas State University.[3]

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.)

Cup Series[edit]

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 NCSC Pts Ref
2019 Rick Ware Racing 52 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO
31
CAL MAR KAN
33
CLT
35
CHI
32
DAY 52nd 01 [24]
Chevy TEX
35
BRI
31
RCH
32
TAL DOV PHO
32
HOM
51 Ford POC
25
MCH SON KEN
33
NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX
2020 53 Chevy DAY LVS CAL PHO DAR DAR CLT CLT BRI
38
ATL MAR HOM TAL POC POC IND KEN TEX KAN NHA MCH MCH 54th 01 [25]
27 Ford DAY
RL
DOV DOV DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT KAN TEX MAR PHO
– Relieved J. J. Yeley

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 Ref
2018 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 8 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX
22
BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN 103rd 01 [26]
JP Motorsports 55 Toyota NHA
29
IOW GLN MOH BRI
27
ROA DAR
26
IND
39
LVS
24
RCH
29
CLT
35
DOV
29
KAN
DNQ
TEX
Wth
PHO
30
HOM
DNQ
45 TEX
21
2019 Rick Ware Racing 17 Chevy DAY ATL
22
LVS
34
PHO
37
CAL
35
TEX
DNQ
BRI RCH TAL DOV
34
CLT
33
POC MCH
33
IOW CHI
QL
DAY KEN NHA
35
IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH KAN
35
93rd 01 [17]
RSS Racing 38 Chevy CLT
37
DOV
33
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy TEX
20
RSS Racing 93 Chevy PHO
36
HOM
2020 Mike Harmon Racing 47 Chevy DAY LVS CAL
32
81st 01 [27]
74 PHO
DNQ
DAR
33
CLT
18
BRI
20
ATL
18
HOM
24
HOM
26
TAL POC
24
IND
34
KEN
22
KEN
25
TEX
19
KAN
23
ROA
37
DAY
14
DOV
35
DOV
33
DAY DAR
24
RCH
21
RCH
19
BRI
30
LVS
25
TAL CLT KAN
18
TEX
12
MAR
36
PHO
15
– Qualified but replaced by Josh Bilicki

Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors 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 NGTC Pts Ref
2017 Beaver Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
25
TEX 43rd 38 [28]
Copp Motorsports 83 Chevy PHO
10
HOM
28
2018 DAY ATL LVS
20
MAR DOV
26
CLT
25
TEX
29
IOW
24
GTW CHI
27
MCH
27
BRI
32
MSP LVS
16
TAL MAR TEX
23
PHO HOM 31st 141 [29]
36 KAN
29
63 KEN
30
ELD POC
32
2019 Beaver Motorsports 1 Toyota DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX
Wth
DOV KAN
29
CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN 48th 54 [30]
Niece Motorsports 44 Chevy POC
23
ELD MCH
6
BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM
2020 CMI Motorsports 49 Chevy DAY LVS
DNQ
CLT
28
ATL
32
HOM 41st 103 [31]
Niece Motorsports 44 Chevy POC
16
KEN TEX KAN KAN MCH DAY DOV
18
GTW DAR
12
RCH BRI LVS
40 TAL
15
KAN TEX MAR PHO

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Event Rosters – Texas Motor Speedway – Saturday, October 24, 2020" (PDF). NASCAR. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  2. ^ Hallas, JM (2016-04-24). "Bayley Currey wins Pro Late Model race at Budweiser 250". racedaysa.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
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