Brent Sherman

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Brent Sherman
Nationality American
Born (1974-05-24) May 24, 1974 (age 43)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Firestone Indy Lights Series
Years active 2008
Teams Panther Racing
Starts 16
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 11th in 2008
Previous series
2004–2007
2006
NASCAR Busch Series
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
ARCA RE/MAX Series
Barber Dodge Pro Series
Awards 2004 ARCA RE/MAX Series Bill France Triple Crown Honor
2004 ARCA RE/MAX Series Grant Adcox Sportsmanship Award
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
6 races run over 1 year
First race 2006 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 2006 Subway Fresh 500 (Phoenix
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
61 races run over 4 years
First race 2004 Mr. Goodcents 300 (Kansas)
Last race 2007 O'Reilly Challenge (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish 84th (2009)
First race 2009 MemphisTravel.com 200 (Memphis)
Last race 2009 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (Chicagoland)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of October 10, 2008.

Brent Sherman (born May 24, 1974), a resident of Wauconda, Illinois, is a former driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series who later competed in the Firestone Indy Lights Series.

Early career[edit]

Sherman’s route to NASCAR was not like that of most drivers. After high school, he completed a six-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Surveillance Technician on the E-3 AWACS. It was during his last year in the Air Force that racing caught Sherman’s attention. After a trip to the Jim Russell Racing School in Sonoma, California, Sherman was asked to compete for a racing scholarship in the Russell Champ Series. He won the scholarship and his racing career began.

During the next few years Sherman competed in several different racing series including the Barber Dodge Pro Series, Grand American Road Racing Association and the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

In 2003, driving a Ford sponsored by Serta Mattresses, he collected six top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes in ARCA competition and finished fourth in the final point standings. The following year he posted nine top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes, which placed him second in the series’ point standings. He also received the prestigious Bill France Triple Crown honor and the HG Adcox Sportsman of the Year Award.

NASCAR[edit]

Sherman competed in a handful of NASCAR Busch Series races in 2004 in the No. 58 Serta Dodge for Akins Motorsports and planned to run a full schedule with the team in 2005. Glynn Motorsports bought out his team and after 11 races and one top-10 finish between the two teams, Sherman and his sponsors parted ways with the team. In July 2005, Sherman signed on with ppc Racing, replacing Michel Jourdain Jr., and brought the Serta sponsorship with him (along with Hickory Farms and Consort hair spray).

Brent Sherman (middle) spins around during the 2006 Food City 500

In 2006, Sherman moved up to the NEXTEL Cup Series. He was signed to drive the No. 49 for BAM Racing as a replacement for Ken Schrader, with Serta once again his sponsor. His best finish was a 21st-place finish in the Daytona 500. After poor performance, BAM Racing asked Sherman to step aside while the team tested other drivers. He resigned from the team (taking the sponsorship with him) and raced in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for the remainder of the 2006 season. He drove the No. 36 Big Lots Chevy for McGill Motorsports in the 2007 Busch Series season before departing the team in September. He would spend the remainder of the season driving a limited schedule for Braun Racing. In 2009, he drove a few Camping World Truck Series races for Stringer Motorsports in the No. 90 Great Clips Toyota.

Sherman driving in the Firestone Freedom 100 in 2008.

Indy Lights[edit]

On February 19, 2008 it was announced that he had signed with Panther Racing to move to the Firestone Indy Lights Series for the 2008 season.[1] Sherman finished 11th in points with a best finish of 3rd which came in the first race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His best road course finish was 10th in a rain drenched attrition filled race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Complete motorsports 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]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2006 BAM Racing Dodge 29 21

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

Barber Dodge Pro Series[edit]

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1998 SEB
LRP
DET
WGI
CLE
GRA
MDO
ROA
LS1
ATL
16
HMS
16
LS2
20
40th -
1999 SEB
23
NAZ
19
LRP
16
POR
17
CLE
17
ROA
15
DET
11
MDO
16
GRA
17
LS
16
HMS
11
WGI
12
23rd 15
2000 SEB
13
MIA
13
NAZ
11
LRP
10
DET
8
CLE
25
MDO
13
ROA
24
VAN
20
LS
10
RAT
9
HMS
14
14th 43

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2008 Panther Racing HMS
3
STP1
17
STP2
13
KAN
8
INDY
16
MIL
11
IOW
4
WGL1
14
WGL2
14
NSH
11
MDO1
16
MDO2
10
KTY
5
SNM1
19
SNM2
21
CHI
19
11th 300

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