Blake Feese

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Blake Feese
Blake Feese.jpg
Feese in 2005
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1982-02-08) February 8, 1982 (age 39)
Saybrook, Illinois
ARCA Re/Max Series career
Debut season2003
Former teamsFitzBradshaw Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Sadler Brothers Racing, Baker Curb Racing
Starts10
Wins2
Poles0
Best finish30th in 2004
Finished last season163rd (2008)
Previous series
2003X-1R Pro Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
13 races run over 3 years
Best finish62nd (2004)
First race2004 Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo (Kentucky)
Last race2005 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
12 races run over 3 years
Best finish74th (2005)
First race2005 Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers (Kentucky)
Last race2011 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Last updated on: June 13, 2020.

Blake Feese (born February 8, 1982) is a second-generation[citation needed] American auto racing driver. He competed in USAC before joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2004 and 2005 as a development driver, racing in ARCA and the NASCAR Busch Series for the team. After being released from that deal, he drove in those two series as well as the NASCAR Truck Series part-time with a number of other teams through 2011.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Feese began racing at the age of ten in quarter midgets, where he won his first two starts, moving up to Mini-sprints two years later. He won the 600cc track championship at Jacksonville Raceway in the mini-sprint division in 1998, before moving up to main Sprint Cars, where he won once, and was named Rookie of the Year.

In 2000, he drove in the International Racing Association, winning three races. In 2001, he competed in his first World of Outlaws race at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing ninth. Later, he won a WoO sanctioned event at Knoxville Raceway, then won again at the All-Star sprint at Eldora Speedway the following season.

NASCAR[edit]

Late in the season, he met NASCAR winner Jimmy Spencer, who would help Feese get a NASCAR driving contract.[citation needed]

After going through 2003 without a major ride, Feese met Rick Hendrick and signed to drive two races for him that season in the ARCA series. In his second start at Nashville Superspeedway, Feese qualified 3rd and won the race. After posting two more top-tens that season, he won his second career ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway. He made his Busch Series debut at Kentucky Speedway in the No. 87 ditech Chevrolet Monte Carlo for NEMCO Motorsports, starting sixteenth but finishing 41st after an early crash. After running two more races for NEMCO, he finished the year running the No. 00 Chevy for Haas CNC Racing, posting his best finish of the year, a 25th at the Aaron's 312.

In 2005, Feese moved up to the Busch Series to share the No. 5 Lowe's Chevy with fellow Hendrick development driver Boston Reid. Feese struggled during the season however, his best finish being a 23rd at Atlanta out of six starts. He also made his Craftsman Truck Series debut at Kentucky for Billy Ballew Motorsports, starting 30th and finishing 15th.

At the end of 2005, Feese was released from his contract at Hendrick, and went back to racing sprint cars in Indiana during his time without a ride, of which he would not find one until 2007, where he ran a limited ARCA and Busch Series schedule with Sadler Brothers Racing. He also attempted to qualify for the ARCA season-opener at Daytona for Baker Curb Racing using Norm Benning Racing's owner points, but failed to qualify. Feese did not run any NASCAR or ARCA races until August 2009, where he competed in the Truck Series race at Nashville in the No. 15 Toyota Tundra for Billy Ballew Motorsports, starting 18th and finishing 12th.

In 2011, Feese would join Turner Motorsports, competing in most of the second half of the Truck Series season in their No. 32 truck, replacing Brad Sweet,[1] who only ran the first eight races of the season in the truck.

Feese was replaced by Miguel Paludo, who moved over from the No. 7 Red Horse Racing truck, in the Turner No. 32 for 2012, which left him without a ride. He ended up not finding a ride for that year or any year after that.

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.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch 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 NBSC Pts Ref
2004 NEMCO Motorsports 87 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN
41
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP
33
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
34
62nd 469 [2]
Haas CNC Racing 00 Chevy KAN
24
CLT
27
MEM
40
ATL
25
PHO DAR HOM
2005 Hendrick Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL
23
NSH BRI
28
TEX
37
PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN
34
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR
37
GTY IRP
29
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 73rd 414 [3]
2007 Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT
DNQ
DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM N/A 0 [4]

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 Ref
2005 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN
15
KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 74th 118 [5]
2009 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH
12
BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 79th 127 [6]
2011 Turner Motorsports 32 Chevy DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH
18
IRP POC MCH BRI
18
ATL
4
CHI NHA
21
KEN
12
LVS
13
TAL
19
MAR
32
TEX
27
HOM
23
24th 253 [7]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARMC Pts Ref
2003 FitzBradshaw Racing 14 Dodge DAY ATL NSH SLM TOL KEN CLT BLN KAN MCH LER POC POC NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT SBO
11
126th 175 [8]
2004 Hendrick Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY NSH
1
SLM KEN
8
TOL CLT
7
KAN POC MCH SBO BLN KEN GTW POC LER NSH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM 30th 885 [9]
94 TAL
1*
2005 DAY
36
NSH SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL 163rd 60 [10]
2007 Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Dodge DAY USA NSH
DNQ
SLM KAN
3
WIN KEN TOL IOW POC MCH BLN KEN
6
POC NSH
9
ISF MIL GTW DSF 41st 815 [11]
8 CHI
9
SLM TAL TOL
2008 Baker Curb Racing 8 Ford DAY
DNQ
SLM IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL N/A 0 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turner Motorsports Hires Blake Feese". Speed Sport. April 21, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "Blake Feese – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Blake Feese – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "Blake Feese – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Blake Feese – 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "Blake Feese – 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Blake Feese – 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Blake Feese – 2003 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "Blake Feese – 2004 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  10. ^ "Blake Feese – 2005 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  11. ^ "Blake Feese – 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  12. ^ "Blake Feese – 2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2020.

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