Blake Bjorklund

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Blake Bjorklund
Born (1985-09-08) September 8, 1985 (age 32)
Isanti, Minnesota, United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Best finish 109th (2007)
First race 2007 Camping World 300 Presented by RVs.com (Fontana)
Last race 2007 Arizona Travel 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
15 races run over 1 year
Best finish 29th (2007)
First race 2007 Chevy Silverado HD 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2007 Toyota Tundra 200 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 22, 2012.

Blake Bjorklund (born September 8, 1985)[1] is an American stock car racer. His parents are Craig and Diane Bjorklund. In addition to racing stock cars, he has also raced snowmobiles. He has also raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series in addition to the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

Career[edit]

ARCA RE/MAX Series[edit]

Before his venture into NASCAR, Bjorklund raced in the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2006. He made a run for Rookie of the Year with Country Joe Racing, a team well known for developing young talents such as Joey Miller and Ryan Hemphill. Although he failed to qualify for the season-opening Daytona and Nashville races, he bounced back with poles at Berlin and Milwaukee and earned his first career victory at Salem Speedway, passing ARCA legend Frank Kimmel with two laps to go. Bjorklund also earned the Bill France Triple Crown award for the three dirt tracks on the ARCA schedule. He finished the season 5th in points with one win, ten finishes in the top ten, and two poles.

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

In 2007, Bjorklund was signed by MRD Motorsports to run in the then-NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado, he earned a best finish of 13th place at Nashville Superspeedway.

Nationwide Series[edit]

After his release from his truck ride, Bjorklund was signed late in 2007 by Jay Robinson Racing to drive the No. 28 U.S. Border Patrol/Kibbles 'n Bits Chevrolet in three races. Two of his races were ended early by engine failures and he was only able to muster a best finish of 30th at California Speedway.

In 2009, Bjorklund returned to the Nationwide Series in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway, but failed to qualify the No. 96 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge.

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.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Career statistics for Blake Bjorklund". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 

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