Brandon Ash

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Brandon Ash
Born (1977-07-13) July 13, 1977 (age 39)
Umpqua, Oregon
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
5 races run over 9 years
Best finish 64th (2006)
First race 2004 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Last race 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of January 11, 2011.

Brandon Ash (born July 17, 1977) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

Ash's career began in racing karts. After Ash won the Late Model Sportsman track championship at Coos Bay (Ore.) International Speedway, he decided to start racing in the NASCAR Winston West Series. He raced a limited number of events in 1996 and 1997. He ran full-time in 1998 when he was one of three rookies to win a pole position. He nearly won his first series event at Sears Point that year, but his car ran out of fuel just short of the finish line. He has recorded one win in the series, a 2002 victory in Kansas.[1]

He made his Nextel Cup debut at Infineon Raceway in 2004, where he finished 41st. In 2005, he raised eyebrows by qualifying eighteenth at Kansas Speedway, and ran well in the opening laps before he was spun by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

In 2006, Ash made two races, finishing 43rd in the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, and qualifying 43rd for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. He led one lap at Phoenix.

In 2007, Ash attempted to qualify for the race at Infineon Raceway. His qualifying speed was 40th of 52 cars, but he did not qualify fast enough to make the race. All teams outside of the top 35 in points qualify for eight starting positions, and Ash's speed was too slow. Ash failed to qualify for the 2009 Sprint Cup event in Phoenix, which made it his 15th DNQ in 20 career Sprint Cup attempts.

In 2009, he attempted to make Sonoma with sponsorship from Efusjon Energy Club, and made the race, starting 43rd, ran 25th most of the day, and finished 41st after he was wrecked.

In 2010, Ash attempted to qualify for two races: Phoenix International Raceway and Infineon Raceway, failing to qualifying for both of them. He was the slowest out of the go or go homers at Phoenix but barely missed the race at Infineon missing it by three one-hundredths of a second.

Personal life[edit]

Ash is a graduate of Oakland High School in Oakland, Oregon. He is married to Tiffany, and the couple has one child.[2]

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.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RacingWest Profile Archived September 1, 2005, at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved November 6, 2007
  2. ^ Biography at Ash's Official website Archived January 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved November 6, 2007
  3. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 

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