Brandon Whitt

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Brandon Whitt
Born (1982-10-15) October 15, 1982 (age 36)
El Cajon, California, U.S.
Awards2002 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish76th (2006)
First race2006 Checker Auto Parts 500 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
31 races run over 2 years
Best finish40th (2009)
First race2008 Dollar General 300 (Chicago)
Last race2009 NorthernTool.com 250 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
58 races run over 4 years
Best finish18th (2005)
First race2003 Lucas Oil 250 (Mesa Marin)
Last race2007 EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 (Atlanta)
First win2005 O'Reilly 200 (Memphis)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 5 2
Statistics current as of September 19, 2012.

Brandon Whitt (born October 15, 1982, in El Cajon, California)[1] is an American stock car racing driver. A third-generation racer, he has run in all three of NASCAR's top divisions. He is the older cousin of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Cole Whitt.

Racing career[edit]

Whitt's #61 before his final race for Specialty Racing at Milwaukee

Whitt won the Rookie of the Year title in NASCAR's Southwest Touring division in 2002 while attending college,[2] and made his Craftsman Truck Series debut in 2003,[3] driving the #38 Chevrolet Silverado for Clean Line Motorsports, a team his father owned. He finished thirteenth in his debut, and ran six additional races that season, his best finish a thirteenth at California Speedway.[4]

In 2004, Whitt and his team ran the Truck Series full-time with sponsorship from McMillin Homes and running Ford F-150s. Despite not finishing any race higher than 12th in his rookie season, Whitt finished 19th in the final standings.[5]

During the 2005 season, his team was purchased by Jeff Hammond and Tom DeLoach, renamed Red Horse Racing and switched to Toyota.[6] He won his first race at Memphis Motorsports Park (from the pole) after taking the lead from a spinning Ron Hornaday on the last lap.[7][8] He was dismissed from the team at the end of the season, leaving him out of a ride. However, Whitt soon signed with ARCA Racing Series team CLR Racing.[9] In 2006, he attempted his first NEXTEL Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway with CJM Racing and qualified 37th, but finished 43rd.[10] He was scheduled to run with CJM for 12 races in 2007, but those plans changed when Whitt was released from the ride.[11] Whitt drove one race later that season for Red Horse at Atlanta, where he finished twenty-third.[12]

Midway through 2008, he signed to drive for Specialty Racing in the Nationwide Series. On June 22, 2009, Whitt announced that he has left Specialty Racing and the #61 team. He has not raced since.

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.)

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Nextel 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 NNCC Pts
2006 CJM Racing 72 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO
43
HOM
DNQ
76th 34
2007 DAY
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM N/A -
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2007 CJM Racing Chevrolet DNQ

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts
2008 Specialty Racing 61 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI
41
GTY
28
IRP
35
MCH
32
BRI
33
CAL
25
RCH
28
DOV
23
KAN
27
CLT
21
MEM
28
TEX
40
PHO
30
HOM
38
46th 1087
62 CGV
38
GLN
40
2009 61 DAY
37
CAL
23
LVS
24
BRI
24
TEX
23
NSH
30
PHO
26
TAL
30
RCH
30
DAR
25
CLT
29
DOV
20
NSH
20
KEN
24
MLW
30
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 40th 1260

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman 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 NCTC Pts
2003 Clean Line Motorsports 38 Ford DAY DAR MMR
19
MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN
26
KEN
30
GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL
13
LVS
26
SBO TEX
34
MAR PHO HOM
35
40th 592
2004 DAY
22
ATL
20
MAR
14
MFD
18
CLT
18
DOV
31
TEX
22
MEM
15
MLW
15
KAN
23
KEN
14
GTW
23
MCH
28
IRP
20
NSH
17
BRI
31
RCH
17
NHA
19
LVS
13
CAL
35
TEX
15
MAR
12
PHO
20
DAR
14
HOM
26
19th 2569
2005 Red Horse Racing Toyota DAY
28
CAL
23
ATL
15
MAR
29
GTY
33
MFD
30
CLT
23
DOV
32
TEX
15
MCH
34
MLW
13
KAN
16
KEN
6
MEM
1
IRP
24
NSH
23
BRI
20
RCH
33
NHA
27
LVS
9
MAR
3
ATL
8
TEX
15
PHO
19
HOM
29
18th 2602
2007 Red Horse Racing 1 Toyota DAY CAL ATL
23
MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 92nd 94
2008 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 47 Chevy DAY CAL
QL
ATL MAR NA -
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford KAN
QL
CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
- Qualified for A. J. Allmendinger · - Qualified for Jon Wood

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 ARSC Pts
2006 CLR Racing 57 Ford DAY
DNQ
NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW NSH MCH ISF MIL TOL DSF 144th 100
Brandon Whitt Racing 51 Dodge CHI
31
SLM TAL IOW
2007 Toyota DAY
34
USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW POC MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF CHI SLM TAL TOL 173rd 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brandon Whitt Career Statistics
  2. ^ "SWS: Brandon Whitt wins Rookie of the Year". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  3. ^ "CLR Racing Teams With Brandon Whitt For Daytona". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  4. ^ "Driver Brandon Whitt 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  5. ^ "Driver Brandon Whitt 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  6. ^ "Red Horse Racing buys Clean Line Motorsports". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  7. ^ Dutton, Monte (September 1, 2005). "Paitence Pays Off". The Bryan Times. Bryan, OH. p. 15. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  8. ^ Ryan, Nate (December 15, 2005). "Who's Next?: NASCAR champ Biffle sees potential in driver Brandon Whitt". Spirit of Jefferson Farmer's Advocate. Charles Town, WV. p. 13. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  9. ^ "Jayski's Silly Season Site - Truck Series Archives". www.jayski.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  10. ^ Beard, Brock. "11/12/06: The story of Brandon Whitt and his lone Cup start at Phoenix". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  11. ^ "Lagasse's Release A Short-Sighted Move, Long-Term Problem for NNS". Frontstretch. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  12. ^ "Driver Brandon Whitt 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-03-16.