Murphy at Darlington Raceway in 2019
|Born||July 23, 1996|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|7 races run over 2 years|
|Car no., team||No. 17 (Rick Ware Racing)|
No. 74 (Mike Harmon Racing)
Nos. 38/93 (RSS Racing)
|Best finish||72nd (2016)|
|First race||2016 Food City 300 (Bristol)|
|Last race||2019 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 (Darlington)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|25 races run over 6 years|
|Truck no., team||Nos. 8/87 (NEMCO Motorsports)|
|Best finish||32nd (2017)|
|First race||2014 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)|
|Last race||2019 Corrigan Oil 200 (Michigan)|
|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.
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 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. Starting in 2013, Murphy instructed drivers on road courses like Road America and the Daytona International Speedway road course.
Murphy made his NASCAR debut in 2014, driving the No. 08 truck for SS-Green Light Racing in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway. He finished on the lead lap in 21st while donating sponsorship to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Murphy returned to Martinsville again in 2015, driving the No. 1 entry for MAKE Motorsports. Again Murphy posted a lead lap finish, this time in 24th. 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. 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. Murphy fell out with clutch problems after completing only three laps of the race in an unsponsored truck. 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. A week later, MB Motorsports named Murphy as the driver of their No. 63 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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.
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.
Murphy also has a YouTube channel where he posts several vlogs every few months. It started in August 2016.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Xfinity Series results|
|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
|2019||Mike Harmon Racing||74||Chevy||DAY||ATL||LVS||PHO||CAL||TEX||BRI||RCH||TAL||DOV||CLT
|Rick Ware Racing||17||Chevy||POC
Gander Outdoors Truck Series
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
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- "Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana". rmhccni.org. Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
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- "Josh Bilicki files Part 2 of his Blog".
- "Beyond the Cockpit: Camden Murphy Balancing NASCAR Trucks & Monster Trucks in 2017". Frontstretch. 2017-05-23. Retrieved 2017-05-24.