Casey Mears

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Casey Mears
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Mears at Sonoma Raceway in 2015
Born (1978-03-12) March 12, 1978 (age 39)
Bakersfield, California
Achievements 2007 Coca-Cola 600 winner
2006 24 Hours of Daytona overall co-winner
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
489 races run over 14 years
2016 position 28th
Best finish 14th (2006)
First race 2003 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
First win 2007 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 51 3
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
107 races run over 10 years
Car no., team No. 98 (Biagi-DenBeste Racing)
Best finish 20th (2007)
First race 2001 GNC Live Well 300 (Homestead)
Last race 2017 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
First win 2006 USG Durock 300 (Chicago)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 34 4
IndyCar Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Best finish 31st (2001)
First race 2001 Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2001 Atlanta 500 Classic (Atlanta)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Champ Car career
5 races run over 2 years
Best finish 23rd (2000)
First race 2000 Marlboro 500 (California)
Last race 2001 Marlboro 500 (California)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 18, 2017.

Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Biagi-DenBeste Racing. A former winner of the Coca-Cola 600, Mears is the nephew of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears and the son of IndyCar and off-road veteran Roger Mears.[1] He also works as a NASCAR analyst for Fox Sports 1.

Early career and open-wheel racing[edit]

After racing in go-karts for a season in 1991, Mears began competing in the SuperLites Off-Road Series in 1992 where he posted several top-three finishes. He moved to sprint cars in 1994 and finished third in the Jim Russell USAC Triple Crown Championship, with a win at Mesa Marin Raceway. The next season, he won the championship in the USAC series.

In 1996, Mears made his Dayton Indy Lights debut at the Cleveland Grand Prix and finished eighth. The following year, he competed full-time in the Indy Lights championship and in 1999 finished second, losing by 14 points. He was also just the fourth driver in Indy Lights series history to complete every lap in a single season. Mears continued to compete in the Indy Lights in 2000 and won his first race at the Grand Prix of Houston meeting in October.

After testing Indy Cars for multiple teams in 2000, Mears was offered a chance to drive a third entry for Team Rahal at California Speedway in October. After qualifying 15th and leading 10 laps, he posted a career-best fourth finish in his CART Series debut. He ran three IRL events at the start of the 2001 season, and attempted to qualify for the 2001 Indianapolis 500, but ultimately did not make it. He ended the season by filling in for injured Champ Car driver Alex Zanardi, posting one top-10 finish in four starts.

Mears had five CART starts, with one top-5 finish, and three IRL starts, with no top-5 finishes.

NASCAR[edit]

Mears made his NASCAR debut in the Busch Series in 2001 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the 66 car for Cicci-Welliver Racing. He started 21st and finished 28th. When the team was sold to Wayne Jesel the next season, Mears drove for them full-time, finishing 21st in points with two top-ten finishes. To the surprise of many, he was selected by Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 41 Target Dodge in 2003. In his rookie season, he finished 35th after failing to finish in the top-ten in any race. Throughout 2003, Mears drove a number of ARCA races for Ganassi, winning three times, once at Michigan, and sweeping both Pocono races. He drove the No. 41 Cup car for two additional seasons, and won two poles in 2004.

Mears came close to quite a lot of victories during this period. He led late in the 2004 Sirius at the Glen but got passed with 12 laps to go and finished 4th. At Homestead in 2005, Mears controlled the final 100 laps of the Ford 400, but after a yellow flag (with 19 laps to go) erased his 28-second lead, Mears had to make a pit stop thus forfeiting the lead and with it, the win.

During the 2005 season, it was announced Mears would move to a separate car for Ganassi with Home123 sponsorship, with the No. 41 to be piloted by Reed Sorenson. The Home123 sponsorship fell through and he instead moved to the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge for Ganassi, replacing the departing Jamie McMurray.

Mears started off 2006 with a then-best career finish of second, holding off Ryan Newman as Mears' future teammate Jimmie Johnson won the 2006 Daytona 500.

Mears' 2007 Cup car
Mears' 2008 Cup car

On June 6, 2006, Mears announced that he was leaving Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the season to join Hendrick Motorsports for the 2007 season, to replace the departing Brian Vickers. On July 8, he finally won his first NASCAR race, a Busch Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, coasting to the finish after running out of fuel.

For the 2007 season, Mears assumed driving duties for the No. 25 Hendrick Chevrolet, with co-primary sponsorship from the National Guard of the United States and GMAC. On May 27, he won the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte for his first career Nextel Cup victory. Once again, Mears secured the win with a fuel gamble, taking the lead with five laps remaining when most of the other lead lap cars stopped for fuel. Mears stretched his fuel to the finish, running out moments after his first checkered flag.

In 2008 Mears moved to the Alan Gustafson-led No. 5 Kellogg's/Carquest Chevrolet Impala formerly driven by Kyle Busch. After going winless, Mears was released by Hendrick and replaced by veteran Mark Martin.

On August 23, 2008, Mears was announced as the driver of Richard Childress Racing's No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet Impala SS. The previous driver of the car, Clint Bowyer, would drive the team's new No. 33 General Mills Chevrolet Impala SS. In his first season at RCR, Mears notched 2 top ten finishes. After Mears struggled during the first seven races of the year, Richard Childress switched the crew chiefs for Harvick and Mears' cars, hoping for a better performance from the two drivers. The switch seemed to work for both parties.

On October 21, 2009, it was announced Mears would be getting his 3rd crew chief of the season starting at Talladega. Todd Berrier would be moving to the No. 31 team in place of Scott Miller. Doug Randolph took over as the crew chief on the No. 07. This move was made primarily because the future of the 07 was uncertain and Childress wanted to keep Berrier in the family. After the switch, Mears struggled with his new crew chief and had a best finish of 19th at Homestead. Mears was released by Richard Childress Racing following the 2009 season.

It was announced on January 20, 2010 that Mears would drive the No. 90 Key Motorsports Chevrolet. Mears failed to qualify for the 2010 Daytona 500, ending a starting streak of 252 consecutive races; this was Mears' first DNQ of his career. Mears also failed to qualify for Fontana, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. After qualifying for Martinsville was rained out and the team did not qualify, Mears was released by the team. Following his release from Key Motorsports, Joe Gibbs announced that Mears would be on standby status while JGR driver, Denny Hamlin, recovered from ACL surgery; however, Hamlin did not require a replacement and therefore Mears did not drive in either of the two races. Beginning on April 27, 2010, Mears briefly became the driver for Tommy Baldwin's No. 36 team. On May 13, Mears was announced as the temporary replacement driver for the No. 83 Red Bull Racing Team at Dover, replacing a sick Brian Vickers.

During the June race at Michigan International Speedway, while racing near the back of the field, Mears wrecked his Red Bull Racing teammate, Scott Speed. Speed went on to finish 28th and Mears finished 36th. Following the race, Speed was critical of the incident, and Mears was soon replaced by Reed Sorenson. Mears returned to TBR beginning with the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 27, 2010, where he finished 29th, only 2 laps down.

Mears' 2013 Cup car

Mears stepped into his fourth car of the season at Atlanta in September, driving the No. 13 GEICO Toyota for Germain Racing. It was also announced in August 2010 that Mears would continue to drive this car for the remainder of the 2010 season and all of the 2011 season. Mears attempted to qualify for his initial Sprint Cup appearance with the team at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the September 5 Emory Healthcare 500.

The 2011 season started off with his 2nd DNQ at the Daytona 500. Due to 2 engines failing him during Speedweeks, Mears was unable to secure a position on the starting grid. Germain Racing secured sponsorship from GEICO and Hard Rock Vodka for a combined 29 races. Mears finished 31st in driver points.

GEICO announced on January 6, 2012 that they signed a two-year deal with Mears and Germain. Germain also announced that the team was switching to Ford from Toyota for the 2012 season, gaining technical support from Roush Fenway Racing and engines from Roush-Yates. On August 24, Mears won the pole for the Irwin Tools Night Race due to the Friday qualifying session being rained out. Mears finished 30th in the final point standings.

On February 21, 2013, GEICO announced that they were sponsoring Mears and Germain full-time for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Valvoline Next-Gen also sponsored Mears for two races. In the 2013 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Mears recorded the team's best finish at an oval track, 9th. Mears finished 24th in points, his best since driving for RCR in 2009.

For 2014, Germain Racing partnered with Richard Childress Racing to field Chevrolets. Mears began the season on a high note with a tenth-place finish at the Daytona 500. At Richmond, Mears ran in the top ten for part of the race, but got into a fist-fight with Marcos Ambrose who was furious over a late racing incident.[2] Two days later, Mears was fined $15,000 and put on probation for one month.[3] During the 2014 season, Mears recorded fourteen top-20 finishes, including three top-10s and a top-5. He finished 26th in points.

For 2015, Mears returned to Germain for what was to be the final year of both his and GEICO's contracts with the team. Mears finished sixth at Daytona and fifteenth at Atlanta to open the season.

On July 14, 2015, it was announced that Mears had signed a contract extension with Germain and GEICO for 2016.[4] On November 12, 2015, GEICO announced that it had extended its partnership with Mears and Germain Racing through the 2018 season. Team owner Bob Germain confirmed that Mears had extended his contract with the team through 2018 as well.[5]

Mears had a rough 2016 season, finishing 32nd at Daytona after caught speeding in the late of the race. Mears would finish better next week at Atlanta, finishing 14th. He was unlucky after being involved in a small accident which ended Mears in contention for the win at Talladega. On November 28, Germain announced Ty Dillon would replace Mears in the No. 13 starting in 2017.[6]

Mears racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017 at Road America

On February 20, Mears announced via Twitter that he would drive the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Biagi-DenBeste Racing in the Xfinity Series for 12 races. After Aric Almirola's injury, his schedule was increased with two more races (Pocono and Daytona 2).

Grand-Am[edit]

In 2005, Mears teamed with Scott Dixon and Darren Manning in the Chip Ganassi Lexus Riley. They finished in 6th place. The following season he teamed up with Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon on January 29, 2006 to win the 44th annual Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. They set a race record for the Daytona Prototype category, running 723 laps in 24 hours to score the win.

Mears became the first ever full-time NASCAR driver to win the Rolex 24 overall.

In 2009, Mears shared the No. 2 Gentleman Jack Pontiac-Crawford with Andy Wallace, Rob Finley and Danica Patrick. They suffered electrical and handling issues during the race and finished eighth.

Other racing[edit]

In January 2017, Mears tested a Speed Energy Formula Off-Road truck (popularly known as the Stadium Super Trucks), a series owned by former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon;[7] the Stadium Super Trucks are similar to the stadium trucks raced by Mears' father Roger, though they contain V8 engines instead of V6. In December, he made his series debut at the season-ending Lake Elsinore Diamond rounds.[8] Mears has also expressed interest in competing in Global Rallycross in addition to Stadium Super Trucks in 2018.[9]

Motorsports career results[edit]

American open-wheel racing[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Indy Lights[edit]

Indy Lights results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1996 Team Mears MIA LBH NAZ MIS MIL DET POR CLE
8
TOR TRO VAN LS 24th 5
1997 Team Mears MIA
9
LBH
17
NAZ
13
SAV
13
STL
13
MIL
10
DET
15
POR
11
TOR
20
TRO
17
VAN
16
LS
19
FON
15
23rd 9
1998 Team Mears MIA
10
LBH
13
NAZ
3
STL
7
MIL
16
DET
19
POR CLE
10
TOR MIS
11
TRO VAN LS
21
FON
8
17th 33
1999 Dorricott Racing MIA
5
LBH
5
NAZ
3
MIL
2
POR
4
CLE
8
TOR
8
MIS
2
DET
9
CHI
3
LS
5
FON
13
2nd 116
2000 Dorricott Racing LBH
5
MIL
5
DET
3
POR
7
MIS
2
CHI
10
MDO
5
VAN
8
LS
2
STL
2
HOU
1
FON
4
3rd 141

CART[edit]

Champ Car results
Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2000 Team Rahal Reynard 2Ki Ford XF United States
MIA
United States
LBH
Brazil
RIO
Japan
MOT
United States
NZR
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
CHI
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
LS
United States
STL
United States
HOU
Australia
SRF
United States
FON
4
23rd 12
2001 Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 01i Honda HR-1 Mexico
MTY
United States
LBH
United States
TXS
United States
NZR
Japan
MOT
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
CHI
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
Germany
LAU
United Kingdom
ROC
United States
HOU
17
United States
LS
11
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
FON
8
28th 7

Indy Racing League[edit]

Indy Racing League results
Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2000 Hemelgarn Racing Riley & Scott Oldsmobile United States
WDW
United States
PHX
United States
LVS
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
United States
PPI
United States
ATL
United States
KTY
United States
TX2
NC
2001 Galles Racing G-Force Oldsmobile United States
PHX
20
United States
HMS
11
United States
ATL
23
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
United States
PPI
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
KTY
United States
STL
United States
CHI
United States
TX2
31st 36

NASCAR[edit]

(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]

NASCAR Sprint Cup 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 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2003 Chip Ganassi Racing 41 Dodge DAY
27
CAR
30
LVS
15
ATL
23
DAR
34
BRI
32
TEX
27
TAL
40
MAR
36
CAL
34
RCH
28
CLT
35
DOV
40
POC
21
MCH
20
SON
26
DAY
25
CHI
34
NHA
16
POC
35
IND
29
GLN
32
MCH
41
BRI
21
DAR
35
RCH
41
NHA
17
DOV
36
TAL
37
KAN
24
CLT
42
MAR
17
ATL
28
PHO
42
CAR
33
HOM
27
35th 2638
2004 DAY
14
CAR
21
LVS
7
ATL
34
DAR
15
BRI
36
TEX
7
MAR
37
TAL
8
CAL
8
RCH
32
CLT
7
DOV
28
POC
10
MCH
31
SON
7
DAY
11
CHI
15
NHA
26
POC
18
IND
26
GLN
4
MCH
20
BRI
30
CAL
29
RCH
35
NHA
29
DOV
24
TAL
8
KAN
31
CLT
20
MAR
29
ATL
13
PHO
34
DAR
26
HOM
26
22nd 3690
2005 DAY
26
CAL
22
LVS
7
ATL
19
BRI
43
MAR
17
TEX
4
PHO
39
TAL
14
DAR
39
RCH
28
CLT
34
DOV
24
POC
18
MCH
21
SON
20
DAY
43
CHI
9
NHA
33
POC
21
IND
6
GLN
23
MCH
14
BRI
34
CAL
32
RCH
23
NHA
23
DOV
10
TAL
38
KAN
8
CLT
6
MAR
22
ATL
21
TEX
4
PHO
22
HOM
5
22nd 3637
2006 42 DAY
2
CAL
7
LVS
9
ATL
21
BRI
25
MAR
27
TEX
14
PHO
20
TAL
20
RCH
17
DAR
17
CLT
23
DOV
21
POC
43
MCH
7
SON
20
DAY
7
CHI
25
NHA
21
POC
23
IND
23
GLN
35
MCH
16
BRI
17
CAL
14
RCH
11
NHA
21
DOV
22
KAN
2
TAL
30
CLT
12
MAR
6
ATL
28
TEX
7
PHO
26
HOM
32
14th 3914
2007 Hendrick Motorsports 25 Chevy DAY
20
CAL
31
LVS
40
ATL
28
BRI
10
MAR
42
TEX
23
PHO
37
TAL
39
RCH
18
DAR
35
CLT
1
DOV
13
POC
4
MCH
4
SON
27
NHA
23
DAY
19
CHI
5
IND
35
POC
10
GLN
15
MCH
11
BRI
22
CAL
15
RCH
17
NHA
8
DOV
6
KAN
4
TAL
6
CLT
21
MAR
20
ATL
12
TEX
31
PHO
13
HOM
16
15th 3949
2008 5 DAY
35
CAL
42
LVS
13
ATL
17
BRI
42
MAR
7
TEX
22
PHO
11
TAL
7
RCH
36
DAR
35
CLT
29
DOV
17
POC
26
MCH
30
SON
5
NHA
7
DAY
34
CHI
33
IND
26
POC
22
GLN
19
MCH
18
BRI
41
CAL
26
RCH
11
NHA
37
DOV
15
KAN
14
TAL
14
CLT
29
MAR
6
ATL
12
TEX
14
PHO
36
HOM
8
20th 3527
2009 Richard Childress Racing 07 Chevy DAY
15
CAL
24
LVS
30
ATL
16
BRI
24
MAR
21
TEX
21
PHO
20
TAL
16
RCH
9
DAR
36
CLT
33
DOV
9
POC
14
MCH
24
SON
23
NHA
11
DAY
34
CHI
28
IND
19
POC
25
GLN
15
MCH
6
BRI
13
ATL
25
RCH
30
NHA
13
DOV
17
KAN
15
CAL
11
CLT
7
MAR
18
TAL
25
TEX
21
PHO
27
HOM
19
21st 3759
2010 Keyed-Up Motorsports 90 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
BRI
30
MAR
DNQ
PHO TEX TAL 36th 1573
Tommy Baldwin Racing 36 Chevy RCH
26
DAR
DNQ
NHA
29
DAY CHI
40
IND
DNQ
POC
36
GLN MCH
DNQ
Red Bull Racing Team 83 Toyota DOV
22
CLT
29
POC
23
MCH
36
SON
Germain Racing 13 Toyota BRI
39
ATL
26
RCH
21
NHA
38
DOV
29
KAN
24
CAL
25
CLT
DNQ
MAR
40
TAL
24
TEX
26
PHO
24
HOM
33
2011 DAY
DNQ
PHO
18
LVS
25
BRI
37
CAL
29
MAR
36
TEX
26
TAL
22
RCH
28
DAR
30
DOV
23
CLT
23
KAN
37
POC
30
MCH
38
SON
34
DAY
32
KEN
25
NHA
38
IND
29
POC
36
GLN
20
MCH
37
BRI
23
ATL
28
RCH
17
CHI
29
NHA
42
DOV
35
KAN
42
CLT
32
TAL
17
MAR
12
TEX
25
PHO
26
HOM
26
31st 541
2012 Ford DAY
25
PHO
39
LVS
27
BRI
25
CAL
23
MAR
25
TEX
25
KAN
26
RCH
21
TAL
18
DAR
22
CLT
22
DOV
41
POC
35
MCH
20
SON
15
KEN
18
DAY
18
NHA
36
IND
34
POC
35
GLN
16
MCH
37
BRI
21
ATL
33
RCH
29
CHI
36
NHA
36
DOV
31
TAL
26
CLT
29
KAN
37
MAR
25
TEX
21
PHO
22
HOM
29
29th 612
2013 DAY
29
PHO
14
LVS
29
BRI
15
CAL
15
MAR
16
TEX
31
KAN
34
RCH
30
TAL
24
DAR
37
CLT
23
DOV
16
POC
22
MCH
21
SON
16
KEN
18
DAY
9
NHA
36
IND
27
POC
24
GLN
12
MCH
25
BRI
33
ATL
22
RCH
26
CHI
30
NHA
25
DOV
24
KAN
21
CLT
31
TAL
27
MAR
21
TEX
33
PHO
27
HOM
28
24th 719
2014 Chevy DAY
10
PHO
14
LVS
28
BRI
27
CAL
15
MAR
24
TEX
28
DAR
18
RCH
19
TAL
14
KAN
26
CLT
24
DOV
25
POC
23
MCH
24
SON
13
KEN
20
DAY
4
NHA
38
IND
33
POC
12
GLN
15
MCH
17
BRI
26
ATL
22
RCH
31
CHI
26
NHA
22
DOV
27
KAN
28
CLT
31
TAL
10
MAR
37
TEX
18
PHO
35
HOM
20
26th 782
2015 DAY
6
ATL
15
LVS
25
PHO
20
CAL
23
MAR
15
TEX
27
BRI
36
RCH
30
TAL
28
KAN
19
CLT
24
DOV
27
POC
16
MCH
13
SON
38
DAY
11
KEN
23
NHA
16
IND
20
POC
28
GLN
18
MCH
42
BRI
23
DAR
29
RCH
21
CHI
20
NHA
18
DOV
24
CLT
18
KAN
23
TAL
31
MAR
17
TEX
26
PHO
22
HOM
42
23rd 754
2016 DAY
32
ATL
14
LVS
23
PHO
35
CAL
17
MAR
31
TEX
23
BRI
24
RCH
29
TAL
33
KAN
21
DOV
26
CLT
30
POC
24
MCH
32
SON
24
DAY
12
KEN
30
NHA
27
IND
24
POC
21
GLN
12
BRI
25
MCH
22
DAR
25
RCH
21
CHI
34
NHA
27
DOV
26
CLT
40
KAN
23
TAL
39
MAR
21
TEX
39
PHO
18
HOM
18
28th 556
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2003 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 29 27
2004 25 14
2005 29 26
2006 14 2
2007 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 17 20
2008 9 35
2009 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 25 15
2010 Keyed-Up Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ
2011 Germain Racing Toyota DNQ
2012 Ford 36 25
2013 17 29
2014 Chevrolet 28 10
2015 41 6
2016 32 32

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 34 35 NXSC Pts
2001 Cicci-Welliver Racing 66 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM
28
116th 79
2002 Team Jesel Dodge DAY
23
CAR
23
LVS
18
DAR
39
BRI
23
TEX
38
NSH
23
TAL
5
CAL
29
RCH
23
NHA
17
NZH
15
CLT
23
DOV
36
NSH
10
KEN
20
MLW
19
DAY
16
CHI
38
GTY
15
PPR
25
IRP
25
MCH
34
BRI
40
DAR
12
RCH
30
DOV
22
KAN
29
CLT
27
MEM
23
ATL
23
CAR
34
PHO
15
HOM
12
21st 3148
2003 Braun Racing 19 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT
15
DOV
28
NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
4
NHA PPR IRP MCH
7
BRI
41
DAR
9
RCH
31
DOV
28
KAN
12
CLT
15
MEM ATL
20
PHO
21
CAR
21
HOM
8
34th 1525
2004 Phoenix Racing 1 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY
7
CHI NHA
20
PPR IRP MCH
4
BRI
35
RCH
31
DOV
19
KAN
8
MEM ATL
42
PHO
20
DAR
6
HOM
26
34th 1511
Chip Ganassi Racing 41 Dodge CAL
2
CLT
7*
2005 Akins Motorsports 38 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL
26
DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 116th 85
2006 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 Dodge DAY CAL
40
MXC LVS ATL
16
BRI TEX
3
NSH PHO
8
TAL RCH DAR CLT
4
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
1
NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH
2
BRI CAL
16
RCH DOV KAN CLT
26
MEM TEX PHO HOM 38th 1200
2007 Hendrick Motorsports 24 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
2
MXC LVS
42
ATL
5
BRI NSH TEX
4
PHO
7
TAL
3*
RCH
7
DAR
9
CLT
2
DOV
4
NSH KEN MLW NHA
10
DAY
8
CHI
13
GTY IRP CGV MCH
9
BRI
19
CAL RCH DOV KAN
3
CLT MEM TEX
15
PHO HOM
22
20th 2633
5 GLN
8
2009 Richard Childress Racing 29 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX
2
PHO HOM 104th 170
2010 Braun Racing 10 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO
31
TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 127th 70
2017 Biagi-DenBeste Racing 98 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL
14
TEX
38
BRI RCH
9
TAL CLT
21
DOV POC
21
MCH IOW DAY
34
KEN
15
NHA IND IOW GLN
25
MOH
32
BRI ROA
9
DAR RCH
25
CHI KEN DOV
18
CLT KAN TEX PHO
12
HOM
11
-* -*

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARSC Pts
2001 LJ Racing 91 Pontiac DAY NSH WIN SLM GTY KEN CLT KAN MCH POC MEM GLN KEN MCH POC NSH ISF CHI DSF SLM TOL BLN CLT TAL
9
ATL 122nd 185
2002 Team Jesel 36 Pontiac DAY
30
ATL NSH SLM KEN CLT KAN POC MCH TOL SBO KEN BLN POC NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT 159th 80
2003 Chip Ganassi Racing 77 Dodge DAY ATL NSH SLM TOL KEN CLT
4
BLN KAN MCH
1*
LER POC
1*
POC
1
NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT SBO 26th 1005

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2005 DP 03 United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley DP New Zealand Scott Dixon
United Kingdom Darren Manning
694 6 6
2006 DP 02 United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley DP New Zealand Scott Dixon
United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
734 1 1
2009 DP 2 United States Childress-Howard Motorsports Pontiac Crawford DP08 United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United States Rob Finlay
United States Danica Patrick
702 8 8

References[edit]

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