Brian Brown (racing driver)

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Brian Brown
NationalityAmerican
BornBrian K. Brown
(1978-10-19) October 19, 1978 (age 43)
Higginsville, Missouri
Related toDanny Lasoski (uncle)
World of Outlaws career
Current teamBrian Brown Racing
Car number21
Previous series
Superstar Racing Experience2021
Championship titles
2007, 2010, 2019–2020
2002
Knoxville 410 Sprints
Knoxville 360 Sprints
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2021 position59th
Best finish59th (2021)
First race2021 Corn Belt 150 (Knoxville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of December 30, 2021.

Brian K. Brown (born October 19, 1978) is an American professional dirt track racing driver who primarily competes in sprint car racing such as the World of Outlaws for his team Brian Brown Racing. He is a five-time track champion at Knoxville Raceway with four in the 410 sprint car class and one in the 360 division.

Brown has also competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Superstar Racing Experience.

Racing career[edit]

In 1999, Brown won Rookie of the Year honors at Missouri State Fair Speedway while driving for his uncle Danny Lasoski. The following year, he claimed the Missouri State Fair's Winged Outlaw Warrior championship with 11 feature race wins.[1]

Brown began racing at Knoxville in 2002 for Lasoski, a seven-time champion at the track.[2] Competing in the 360-cubic-inch sprint car division, he won six races, including three in a row, en route to the championship.[1][2] He moved up to the 410 class in 2003 with new car owner Lonny Parsons, with whom he won his first 410 race and Rookie of the Year as he placed seventh in points.[3][1] After one year with Parsons, Brown joined Tim and Gina Doogs.[1] After finishing second in the 2006 410 standings by five points, Brown won the next season's championship. He was also awarded the Hard Charger in the 2007 Knoxville Nationals.[4]

He formed Brian Brown Racing in 2008.[1] A second Knoxville 410 title came in 2010 as he won 12 races;[5] he also started on the pole position in that year's Nationals.[1] From 2012 to 2014, he finished second three consecutive times in the Nationals.[3] In 2014, he won his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[6]

Brown won a fourth Knoxville 410 championship in 2019, and also scored his first World of Outlaws victory at the track.[7] He repeated as champion the next year, a campaign that saw him win his 50th career race at Knoxville.[8][9]

In May 2021, Brown set the fastest lap time in Knoxville history at 14.351 seconds to surpass the record set by Brooke Tatnell of 14.407 in 2006.[10] A month later, he joined the Superstar Racing Experience for the Knoxville race, where he drove a multi-driver local track champions car;[11] he finished eighth in the feature.[12] In July, he made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Knoxville in the No. 51 for Kyle Busch Motorsports.[13]

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.)

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 NCWTC Pts Ref
2021 Kyle Busch Motorsports 51 Toyota DAY DAY LVS ATL BRI RCH KAN DAR COA CLT TEX NSH POC KNX
8
GLN GTW DAR BRI LVS TAL MAR PHO 59th 29 [14]

Superstar Racing Experience[edit]

(key* – Most laps led. 1 – Heat 1 winner. 2 – Heat 2 winner.

Superstar Racing Experience results
Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 SRXC Pts
2021 21 STA KNX
8
ELD IRP SLG NSV 19th 21

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Brian Brown Racing Off To Quick Start in 2017 360 and 410 Winged Sprint Car Season". K&N Engineering. June 11, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Olson, Jeff (August 5, 2002). "California driver upstages Knoxville regulars in race". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved June 30, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b "Brian Brown". Knoxville Raceway. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Wilson, Bob (September 1, 2007). "Brown and Higday are Knoxville Champs; Landis and Selvage win Features". Heartland Motorsports. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  5. ^ Wright, Bill (December 2, 2010). "Brian Brown – Fine Finish!". Heartland Motorsports. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  6. ^ Elliott, Jeremy (November 9, 2014). "Brian Brown shakes off past disappointments, makes late charge to first career World of Outlaws victory to close the World Finals". The Patriot-News. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "BIG GUN: Brown remains undefeated at Knoxville". World of Outlaws. June 15, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  8. ^ Wright, Bill (June 1, 2021). "Brian Brown Ties Sammy Swindell with 50th Career Win at Knoxville!". STL Racing. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Brian Brown Secures Second Straight Knoxville Title With World of Outlaws Doubleheader on Tap". Racin' Boys. August 27, 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  10. ^ Wright, Bill (May 22, 2021). "Brian Brown Sweeps Dual Features, Sets New One-Lap Record at Knoxville!". STL Racing. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  11. ^ Geyer, Koty (April 13, 2021). "Knoxville Track Champion Excited About SRX Opportunity". Speed51. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  12. ^ Wright, Bill (June 21, 2021). "Tony Stewart wins first SRX feature ever at Knoxville". The Oskaloosa Herald. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  13. ^ "Five-Time Track Champion Brian Brown to Pilot No. 51 Casey's General Stores/Rowdy Energy Tundra at Knoxville". Kyle Busch Motorsports. April 16, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "Brian Brown – 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2021.

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