C. J. Faison

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C. J. Faison
Born (1993-08-31) August 31, 1993 (age 26)
Felton, Delaware
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
2015 position67th
Best finish67th (2015)
First race2015 Buckle Up 200 (Dover)
Last race2015 Great Clips 250 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 2 years
2016 position67th
Best finish51st (2013)
First race2013 Lucas Oil 200 (Dover)
Last race2016 Jacob Companies 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

C. J. Faison (born August 31, 1993) is an American entrepreneur and former professional stock car racing driver. The Felton, Delaware native currently serves as general manager of auction company Delaware Auto Exchange[1] and has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, among other series.[2]

Business career[edit]

Faison's business career started at the age of seven, sweeping floors at his father Ronald's business, Delaware Auto Exchange. C. J. took over the auction company at age 22 from his father and saw growth due to connecting with a younger demographic.[3] Faison also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Public Auto Auctions.[4] Other business ventures include a mixed martial arts series and a sunglasses company.[5]

Racing career[edit]

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

In 2011, Faison attempted four races and made three in this series.[6] In his first attempt, at South Boston Speedway, Faison failed to qualify in Rich Rudolph's No. 02 Chevrolet.[7] For the next race, at Richmond International Raceway, Faison qualified 32nd and finished in that same place in what would be his last race for Rudolph.[8] Faison returned eight races later in a family-owned team. At New Hampshire Motor Speedway, he qualified 35th but finished 34th after engine problems ended his race 45 laps in.[9] In his final appearance of the season, again with his family-owned team, he qualified fourth at Dover International Speedway, a track only 14 miles away from his hometown.[10] Once again, however, mechanical issues ended his day, as a broken shock relegated him to a 24th-place finish.[11] In 2012, Faison logged a career-high nine starts, all for his family-owned team.[12] With backing from Generation Rescue and Little Caesars Pizza, he logged a pole,[13] two top-ten finishes,[14][15] and two crashes.[16][17] In 2013, Faison picked up backing from Sherwin-Williams, and recorded one top five finish and one crash in six starts.[18] He led the most laps at Dover International Speedway before blowing a tire in the late portion of the race.[19] After the race, Faison stated that winning at Dover is his "only goal in life".[20]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

In 2013, Faison made his Truck debut at Dover with SS-Green Light Racing, but a crash after 61 laps ended his day. His other start in that season was at Kentucky, in SS-Green Light's No. 81 truck. He finished 19th, one lap off the pace.[21] A deal to drive Premium Motorsports' No. 94 truck in 2015 fell through. In 2016, Faison returned to SS-Green Light Racing, piloting the No. 07 truck at Dover to a 25th-place finish, 10 laps down.[22]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Faison debuted in the Xfinity Series in 2015, driving JGL Racing's No. 26 Toyota Camry at Dover.[23] He started 37th and finished 23rd.[24]

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.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2015 JGL Racing 26 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV
23
MCH
40
CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 67th 25

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 NCWTC Pts
2013 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV
30
TEX 51st 39
81 Toyota KEN
19
IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2016 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV
25
CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 67th 8

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBB Business Profile | Delaware Auto Exchange". BBB.org. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  2. ^ "C.J. Faison Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ Canavan, Kathy. "Felton's Fast Lane: Auto Auction Draws Big Crowds". Delaware Business Times. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Directors". National Association of Public Auto Auctions. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ Finney, Mike. "Faison feels like a winner in Xfinity debut at Dover". Milford Beacon. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  6. ^ "C.J. Faison 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  7. ^ "2011 South Boston 150 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  8. ^ "2011 Blue Ox 100 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  9. ^ "2011 New Hampshire 125 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  10. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  11. ^ "2011 Dover 150 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  12. ^ "C.J. Faison 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  13. ^ "2012 Classic 3 Championship - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  14. ^ "2012 Slack Auto Parts 150 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  15. ^ "2012 American Real TV 150 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  16. ^ "2012 Widow Wax 125 Pres. by SealWrap Repair Tape - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  17. ^ "2012 G-Oil 100 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  18. ^ "C.J. Faison 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  19. ^ O'Hara, Ryan (1 August 2014). "C.J. Faison Talks Plans For Future After Taking NASCAR Break". Speedway Media. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  20. ^ Gabell, Marshall. "Q&A: NCWTS and KNPSE driver C.J. Faison". Race Chaser Online. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  21. ^ "C.J. Faison 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  22. ^ "C.J. Faison 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  23. ^ Wolkin, Joseph (2015-05-15). "CJ Faison to Make NASCAR XFINITY Series Debut at Dover". Frontstretch. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  24. ^ "C.J. Faison 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-19.

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