Burt Myers

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Burt Myers
Burt Myers and Capital Bank.JPG
Myers at Capital Bank
Born (1975-12-30) December 30, 1975 (age 43)
Walnut Cove, North Carolina
Achievements2010 & 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion
1999, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Champion
2014, 2015 Koma Unwind Modified Madness Series Champion
2016 Southern Modified Racing Series Champion
2006 ASA Modified Tour Champion
2004 Friendship Motor Speedway Modified Champion
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish86th (2009)
First race2009 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 22, 2014.

Burt Myers (born December 30, 1975) is a race car driver on NASCAR's Whelen Southern Modified Tour. In 1999, at the age of 23, he became the youngest Bowman Gray Stadium track champion in history. He has won more pole awards than any other driver in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour's history.[1][2][3] Myers has 19 career wins and won the 2010 and 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Championship.

History[edit]

In 1952 Bobby Myers, Burt's great uncle, set the record for the youngest driver ever to win a Stadium title at the age of 25. Bobby won 16 Races and 1 championship in 1952. Five years later, in 1957, Bobby was killed in a crash at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina while driving for Lee Petty. Billy Myers was Burt Myers grandpa and he ranks 20th with 22 victories on Bowman Gray Stadium's Modified All-Time Wins List, and he has won 3 championships ('51,'53,'55). Billy died at Bowman Gray Stadium. In 1999, at the age of 23, Burt Myers broke his great uncle's record.[4]

Burt's father, Gary Myers, is the second generation of Myers' to compete at Bowman Gray Stadium.[4] Gary ranks seventh on the stadium's all-time victory list with a total of thirty-eight (38) wins. In addition, he was the 1996 champion on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

In 2009 Myers made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway in the Kroger 200. He drove the No. 07 JRC Investments / Wyatt Winstead Foundation Chevrolet owned by Ken Smith. He would start 17th and finish 19th, one lap down.

Myers was put on probation by NASCAR for the 2009 racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium, along with fellow competitor Junior Miller, as result of his actions in 2008 final race.[5][6]

He was featured in Madhouse, a History Channel television documentary series that followed the drivers at Bowman Gray Stadium for a racing season.[7][8] He is also a ten-time champion at Bowman Gray Stadium.

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 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2009 Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR
19
TAL TEX PHO HOM 85th 106

Whelen Southern Modified Tour[edit]

Year Rank Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Avg. Start Avg. Finish Winnings
2005 2 12 3 7 9 3 4.7 5.5
2006 4 13 0 7 11 4 4.4 7.4
2007 3 12 1 5 10 6 4.8 6.5
2008 9 9 1 5 7 3 4.6 6.9
2009 3 14 1 8 12 4 4.0 5.9
2010 1 10 2 7 9 2 5.3 4.9
2011 9 12 0 7 11 1 3.7 5.6
2012 10 10 0 2 7 1 5.9 8.9
2013 3 12 3 5 10 2 5.0 6.2
2014 3 13 4 9 12 2 7.3 5.5
2015 4 10 1 6 8 8 6.8 6.1
2016 1 11 3 9 11 2 3.1 3.5
Totals 139 19 77 117 30 4.9 6.1

.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2009-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-01-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://capitalbank-us.com/
  4. ^ a b Tommy Bowman (2000-04-28). "Myers, Bowman Gray Are Linked; Racing Family Is Working Toward Another Stadium Championship". Winston-Salem Journal.
  5. ^ "Myers Hit With More Penalties". Winston-Salem Journal. 2008-09-27.
  6. ^ "NASCAR levels fines for drivers at Bowman Gray". Greensboro News and Record. 2008-08-21.
  7. ^ Mason Dunn (2010-01-12). "History Channel Strikes Gold with "Madhouse"". Bleacher Report.
  8. ^ Jesse Kiser (2010-02-03). "Track Record". Yes! weekly. Archived from the original on 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  9. ^ http://www.racing-reference.info/driver/Burt_Myers

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