Brian Simo

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Brian Simo
Born (1959-10-01) October 1, 1959 (age 57)
Highland Park, Illinois
Achievements 2000 Trans-Am Series champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
7 races run over 6 years
2011 position 49th
Best finish 49th (2011)
First race 2000 Save Mart/Kragen 350 (Sonoma)
Last race 2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
6 races run over 4 years
2008 position 82nd
Best finish 82nd (2008)
First race 1997 Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen)
Last race 2008 Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of December 2, 2011.

Brian Simo (born October 1, 1959) is a race car driver from Carlsbad, California, USA. On the NASCAR circuits, he is a road course ringer who races selected road course races.[1] He drove the #33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing at Infineon Raceway in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2005, recording a top ten finish.[1] He is a veteran of Trans-Am racing and he also created the No Fear clothing line.

Racing career[edit]


Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Simo attempted his first NASCAR Cup Series races in 2000 with Donlavey Racing. He raced the #90 Ford to a 36th-place finish and failed to qualify the #90 car at Watkins Glen. For the 2001 season, Simo again returned to run the road courses for Donlavey Racing. He earned a 15th place starting spot at Infineon, but unfortunately finished 42nd after transmission failure. At Watkins Glen, Simo qualified 42nd and ended up finishing the race in 37th after a crash. Simo did not return to the Sprint Cup Series until 2005 when he raced the #33 Chevrolet at Infineon. He started the race in 22nd and worked his way up to 10th place to finish the race with his first top ten. In 2006, Simo was selected to run the road course events for Front Row Motorsports. He was unable to qualify the #61 Chevrolet at Infineon, however he did qualify the #34 Chevrolet for Watkins Glen. Unfortunately, his race at Watkins Glen would end early with a crash and he finished in the 41st position. For 2007, Simo attempted both road courses for Front Row Motorsports in the #37 Dodge, however he was unable to qualify. In the 2008 season, Simo again drove for FRM in the #34 Ford at Infineon, finishing 43rd.[1]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Simo's first start in the Nationwide would come in the #03 Chevrolet. He started the race in the 20th position, but had a driveshaft failure after eight laps and ended the race in the 40th position. In 2008, he failed to qualify for the Gumout Long Life Formula 200. Simo returned to the series in 2006 with Frank Cicci Racing and raced the #34 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen to a 22nd-place finish. In 2007, he returned to race for Frank Cicci Racing in the #34 Chevrolet at Mexico City. Simo started the race in 39th and provided another 22nd-place finish for Frank Cicci Racing. For the 2008 season, Simo has been selected to run the road courses for Front Row Motorsports. His first start came at Mexico City in the #24 Chevrolet and he finished the race in the 28th position. He competed at two more road courses, finishing 30th at Montreal and 20th at Watkins Glen.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1990 Road Atlanta Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Showroom Stock GT 24 23 Retired
1991 Road Atlanta Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Showroom Stock GT 30 12 Retired


(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]

Nationwide Series[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "NASCAR results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Brian Simo driver statistics at Racing-Reference