Camden Murphy

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Camden Murphy
Camden Murphy (cropped).jpg
Murphy at Darlington Raceway in 2019
Born (1996-07-23) July 23, 1996 (age 23)
Itasca, Illinois
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
7 races run over 2 years
Car no., teamNo. 17 (Rick Ware Racing)
No. 74 (Mike Harmon Racing)
Nos. 38/93 (RSS Racing)
2019 position94th
Best finish72nd (2016)
First race2016 Food City 300 (Bristol)
Last race2019 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
25 races run over 6 years
Truck no., teamNos. 8/87 (NEMCO Motorsports)
2019 position109th
Best finish32nd (2017)
First race2014 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race2019 Corrigan Oil 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 18, 2019.

Camden Murphy (born July 23, 1996) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the Nos. 38/93 Chevrolet Camaro for RSS Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the Nos. 8/87 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports. The Itasca, Illinois native also participates in Monster Jam, driving the Bakugan Dragonoid truck.

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Murphy started racing at the age of ten, driving Super Cup cars with Central State Region, (CSR), racing at Grundy Speedway (Illinois), Wisconsin Dells, Anderson Speedway (Indiana), and other known asphalt ovals, winning several mains, as well as taking the championship over racers four times his age. Three years later, he moved up to 450 HP trucks.Due to the lack of racing opportunities and the large amount of racing pushback in his hometown Chicago area, Murphy often raced in southeastern Wisconsin at tracks like Madison International Speedway[1] and the Milwaukee Mile. Murphy gained substantial attention in 2012 when he won a Midwest Truck Series race at the Mile by way of a three-wide pass.[2] Starting in 2013, Murphy instructed drivers on road courses like Road America and the Daytona International Speedway road course.

NASCAR[edit]

Murphy made his NASCAR debut in 2014,[3] driving the No. 08 truck for SS-Green Light Racing in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway.[4] He finished on the lead lap in 21st[5] while donating sponsorship to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.[6] Murphy returned to Martinsville again in 2015, driving the No. 1 entry for MAKE Motorsports.[7] Again Murphy posted a lead lap finish, this time in 24th.[8] In 2016, Murphy moved up to the Xfinity Series, turning in a 26th-place finish in Rick Ware Racing's No. 25 entry at Bristol Motor Speedway.[9] Off the merits of that race, Truck team Contreras Motorsports signed Murphy to drive his first NASCAR road course race, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in summer 2016.[10] Murphy fell out with clutch problems after completing only three laps of the race in an unsponsored truck.[11] Murphy made his first intermediate track start in 2017, where he was a field-filler for Copp Motorsports in a Truck race at Kansas Speedway.[12] A week later, MB Motorsports named Murphy as the driver of their No. 63 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[13]

Monster Jam[edit]

Murphy has been driving Monster Jam trucks since 2017, transitioning to the Bakugan Dragonoid truck in 2019, where he finished second in the freestyle and high jump events at Monster Jam World Finals XX.[14]

Personal life[edit]

After donating sponsorship space to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for a race in 2014, Murphy became an ambassador for the group in the Chicago region. He has volunteered for the charity dating back to 2012.[15]

Murphy has taken up telling the story of another Illinois driver, Fred Lorenzen, to libraries around the state.[16]

Murphy is friends with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Josh Bilicki due to them both growing up in the same area and their interest of racing.[17]

A production company from North Carolina wanted to do a reality show on Murphy's life, but the opportunity hasn't panned out.[18]

Murphy also has a YouTube channel where he posts several vlogs every few months. It started in August 2016.

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
2016 Rick Ware Racing 25 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI
26
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 72nd 15
2019 Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT
29
CHI
31
DAY NHA
DNQ
94th 01
Rick Ware Racing 17 Chevy POC
32
MCH IOW KEN
33
RSS Racing 93 Chevy IOW
24
GLN MOH DAR
20
IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM
38 BRI
DNQ
ROA

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander Outdoors 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 NGOTC Pts
2014 SS-Green Light Racing 08 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
21
TEX PHO HOM 71st 20
2015 Rick Ware Racing 1 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
24
TEX PHO HOM 70th 20
2016 Contreras Motorsports 71 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP
31
CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 110th 01
2017 Copp Motorsports 36 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN
30
CLT POC
28
MCH
25
BRI HOM
27
32nd 124
63 DOV
32
TEX KEN
30
ELD NHA
27
83 GTW
23
IOW MSP
22
CHI
22
LVS
17
TAL MAR TEX PHO
2018 63 DAY ATL LVS MAR DOV
29
54th 40
TJL Motorsports 1 Chevy KAN
DNQ
CLT
JJC Racing 0 Chevy TEX
31
IOW
DNQ
GTW
DNQ
CHI
30
KEN
31
ELD POC
29
MCH
DNQ
BRI MSP LVS
Wth
TAL MAR TEX PHO
Beaver Motorsports 50 Chevy HOM
32
2019 NEMCO Motorsports 8 Chevy DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT
30
TEX IOW GTW
28
CHI
23
KEN
28
POC ELD 109th 01
87 MCH
31
BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM
DNQ

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Jones Wins Midwest Truck Feature | Madison International Speedway". misracing.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  2. ^ "NCWTS: Camden Murphy to Make Truck Debut for SS Green Light at Martinsville". Race Chaser Online. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  3. ^ "Driver Websites Creates New Website for Camden Murphy Racing - Inside Line Promotions | Shawn Miller - Racing Press Releases, Race Drivers, Tracks, Series, Businesses". www.insidelinepromotions.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  4. ^ "SS Racing - Green Light Racing". www.ssracingonline.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  5. ^ "Driver Camden Murphy 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  6. ^ "NASCAR...On the Road of Glory: Fred Lorenzen | LaSalle Public Library". www.lasalle.lib.il.us. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  7. ^ "TRUCKS: J.J. Haley Only Retiree From Martinsville Slugfest". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  8. ^ "Driver Camden Murphy 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  9. ^ "Driver Camden Murphy 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  10. ^ "MURPHY TO PILOT CONTRERAS MOTORSPORTS TRUCK IN CANADA - OFFICIAL Camden Murphy website | NASCAR Driver | Driving Coach | Public Speaker | Midwest Truck Tour| Itasca, IL". 11206.app.myracepass.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  11. ^ "Driver Camden Murphy 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  12. ^ "TRUCKS: Stewart Friesen scores first Truck Series last-place finish for #52 since 2005". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  13. ^ "Preliminary Entry List Storylines: All-Star Week". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  14. ^ Caruso III, Anthony. "Read wins Freestyle at World Finals XX". Capital Sports Report. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana". rmhccni.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  16. ^ Summerville, Community Contributor Roslyn. "Pinspiring crafternoon at the Bartlett Library". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  17. ^ "Josh Bilicki files Part 2 of his Blog".
  18. ^ "Beyond the Cockpit: Camden Murphy Balancing NASCAR Trucks & Monster Trucks in 2017". Frontstretch. 2017-05-23. Retrieved 2017-05-24.

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