Billy Boat Motorsports

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Billy Boat Motorsports
Owner(s)Billy Boat
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesXfinity Series
Camping World Truck Series
Race driversXfinity Series:
84. Chad Boat
Camping World Truck Series:
15. Mason Mingus
16. Chad Boat
SponsorsXfinity Series:
Camping World Truck Series:
15. 811 Call Before You Dig
DebutXfinity Series:
2014 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Camping World Truck Series:
2014 Rhino Linings 350 (Las Vegas)
Latest raceXfinity Series:
2015 Hisense 300 (Charlotte)
Camping World Truck Series:
2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Races competedTotal: 35
Xfinity Series: 16
Camping World Truck Series: 28
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0

Billy Boat Motorsports was an American professional stock car racing team that last competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. The team was owned by former IndyCar Series driver Billy Boat. Founded in 2014 and based in Mooresville, North Carolina,[1] the team fielded the No. 84 Chevrolet Camaro for Chad Boat part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the No. 15 811 Call Before You Dig Chevrolet Silverado for Mason Mingus full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.


The team began racing in the K&N Pro Series East and West in 2010 with Billy Boat's son Chad Boat, expanding to the ARCA Racing Series for 2012 and 2013.[2][3][4][5] The team expanded into the national series of NASCAR in 2014.[1][5]

The team receives engines from ECR Engines.[5]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Car No. 84 history[edit]

On January 7, 2014, team announced that driver Chad Boat, son of owner Billy Boat, would compete with the No. 84 Chevrolet Camaro in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, attempting 15 races in its debut season with sponsorship from Keen Parts/[1][6] Boat qualified for 13 of his 15 attempts, running the No. 17 for Vision Racing at Talladega after failing to qualify. Boat had a best finish of 24th at Daytona in February.[7]

Boat returned part-time in 2015, with sponsor Keen Parts renewing their partnership.[8]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Truck No. 15 history[edit]

The team announced on September 18, 2014 that it would field a No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado in the final six races of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule with rookie driver Mason Mingus, beginning with the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mingus had run the previous 16 races in Win-Tron Racing's No. 35 Toyota Tundra with sponsor 811 Call Before You Dig. Mingus would finish 11th in points, with three top 15 finishes under BBM.[5][9][10]

Mingus and 811 returned to the team in 2015.[10] Mingus failed to qualify at Daytona, but earned his first top 10 finish with the team at Kansas. Chad Boat replaced Mingus for one race at Eldora to make his Camping World Truck Series debut, finishing 31st.

The team's owner points were sold to Tommy Joe Martins and Martins Motorsports in 2016.[11]

Truck No. 16 history[edit]

In 2015, BBM ran a second truck numbered 16 part-time with Chad Boat.[8] They attempted four late season races beginning at Chicagoland in September. They made three races, with qualifying cancelled at Chicago, and Boat had a best finish of 9th at Talladega.


  1. ^ a b c "Billy Boat Motorsports Announces 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Program". PaddockTalk. January 7, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Chad Boat Career Statistics". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  3. ^ "CHAD BOAT, NEW CREW CHIEF SET FOR HOMETOWN WIN". Phoenix, Arizona: Racing West. November 8, 2010. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Boat 'Stepping Out 4 Hope' at Kentucky Speedway". Phoenix, Arizona: Automobile Racing Club of America. September 18, 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d Pokrefky, Kyle (September 18, 2014). "Mason Mingus to Close NCWTS Season with Billy Boat Motorsports". The Fourth Turn. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  6. ^ Press Release (February 11, 2014). "Billy Boat Motorsports Teams Up with Keen Parts for Daytona". Mooresville, North Carolina: Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Chad Boat:2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b Press Release (February 16, 2015). " Renews Partnership with Billy Boat Motorsports". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Billy Boat Motorsports to run trucks, Mingus to drive". Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 18, 2014. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Pennell, Jay (January 12, 2015). "Mason Mingus back with Billy Boat Motorsports for 2015 NCWTS season". Fox Sports. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  11. ^ Knight, Chris (January 21, 2016). "Tommy Joe Martins Returns To NASCAR With New Team". Catchfence. Retrieved January 21, 2016.