Brennan Newberry

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Brennan Newberry
Born (1990-02-09) February 9, 1990 (age 28)
Bakersfield, California
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East career
Debut season 2011
Starts 26
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 14th in 2014
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 1 year
2014 position 107th
Best finish 107th (2014)
First race 2014 Sta-Green 200 (Loudon)
Last race 2014 DAV 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
42 races run over 3 years
2014 position 24th
Best finish 19th (2013)
First race 2012 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2014 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 1
Statistics current as of November 8, 2014.

Brennan Newberry (born February 9, 1990 in Bakersfield, California) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

Personal life[edit]

The son of former Funny Car driver and current car owner Bob Newberry, Newberry is a graduate of Bakersfield College.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Newberry began his racing career in go-karts in 2000; later moving to full-bodied stock cars, he competed in the SRL Southwest Tour in 2007, then moved to USAC competition in 2008, racing in the Ford Focus Midget Car Series; he scored one win during the 2008 season, ending the year fourth in series points. In 2009 he returned to the Southwest Tour before moving to NASCAR competition in 2010, racing in the Toyota All-Star Showdown before running a limited schedule over the following three years in the K&N Pro Series West, scoring two poles in five races run in 2011. He finished 23rd in points that season, his best in the series.[2]

After failing to qualify for the season-ending race of 2011,[3] Newberry made his debut in the Camping World Truck Series in 2012, driving for his family-owned NTS Motorsports team in ten races starting at Martinsville Speedway; he posted a best finish of 19th at Michigan International Speedway,[4] ending the year 31st in series points.[5]

For 2013, NTS Motorsports merged with Joe Dennette Motorsports, planning to run Newberry full-time in the Camping World Truck Series as a teammate to Ron Hornaday, Jr.,[6] with veteran Eddie Pardue serving as crew chief.[7] Competing for Rookie of the Year, he won the pole for the first race of the season at Daytona International Speedway.[8] In July, Newberry won a last-chance qualifying race at Eldora Speedway for the Mudsummer Classic,[9] before scoring his first career top-10 finish in the series at Pocono Raceway in August.[10] At Chicagoland Speedway in September, Newberry was forced to sit out the race due to illness, with Austin Dillon substituting.[11] Dillon was able to finish 7th in the race; Newberry had never scored that good of a finish in his career in any race, despite driving the same equipment.

In 2014, Newberry stepped back to run full-time in the K&N Pro Series East as a teammate to Gray Gaulding, in addition to running selected Truck Series races.[12] On July 9, it was announced that Newberry made his Nationwide Series debut in the No. 55 Qore-24 Chevrolet Camaro for NTS Motorsports & SS-Green Light Racing in the Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, finishing 25th.[13] Newberry ran the #55 in two more races, finishing 19th at Watkins Glen and 23rd at Chicago. Newberry and NTS/SS-Green Light ran a fourth race at Newberry's favorite track Phoenix International Raceway in a #77 car, finishing 36th after an early crash.[14]

Motorsports career results[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]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points


  1. ^ "About Brennan Newberry". Brennan Newberry official site. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Brennan Newberry". Turner Sports. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Truck qualifying washed out at Homestead". Fox Sports. November 18, 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Brennan Newberry - 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  5. ^ "2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Standings". ESPN. November 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Newberry to compete full time in World Truck Series in 2013". The Bakersfield Californian. Bakersfield, CA. December 5, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  7. ^ "NTS Motorsports tabs veteran to lead Newberry". Yahoo! Sports. January 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  8. ^ Jensen, Tom (February 22, 2013). "Newberry Claims Pole". pp. SPEED Channel. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  9. ^ Gluck, Jeff (July 25, 2013). "Austin Dillon wins inaugural Truck race on dirt". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  10. ^ Wilson, Steven B. (August 8, 2013). "Newberry Earns Career-Best Finish and First Career Top-10 Finish at Pocono Raceway". Speedway Digest. Retrieved 2013-08-18. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Former champ Dillon to drive Truck". Fox Sports. September 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  12. ^ "Gaulding Teams With Newberry At NTS". February 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  13. ^ "Newberry set to make NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in Sta-Green 200". NTS Motorsports. July 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  14. ^ Press Release (November 5, 2014). "Fourth and Final Start of 2014 for Brennan Newberry in NASCAR Nationwide Series". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 

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