Cassie Gannis

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Cassie Gannis
Born (1991-04-07) April 7, 1991 (age 27)
Phoenix, Arizona
Awards2012 K&N Pro Series West Most Popular Driver Award
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
Truck no., teamNo. 49 (Mike Harmon Racing)
2015 position116th
Best finish116th (2015)

Cassie Gannis (born April 7, 1991) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

Gannis started racing in quarter midgets in 1999; from 1999–2003, she recorded 15 top fives in 18 races.[1] In 2005, she started Legends car racing, and two years later, began racing super late models. At Tucson Raceway Park, she was the youngest female driver to race at the track.[2]

From 2009–2011, Gannis was named a member of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program.[3] In 2010, she ran a USAR Pro Cup Series race at Langley Speedway, suffering mechanical problems and failing to complete a lap.[4] A year later, she started racing in the K&N Pro Series West for Greg Rayl, recording a best finish of 16th at Colorado National Speedway and Spokane County Raceway.[5] The following year, she raced for Rayl, Nancy Cano and John Gomez, with her best finish being 15th at Havasu 95 Speedway.[6] She eventually won the series' Most Popular Driver Award.[3]

In 2013, Gannis auditioned for a spot in the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge, a contest with the prize being a ride with Michael Waltrip Racing, and was named a finalist.[7]

In 2015, Gannis tested for Carter 2 Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series at Daytona International Speedway,[8] and eventually joined the team to make her series debut at the season-opening Lucas Oil 200. Despite being 33rd fastest in a field of 49 drivers, she failed to qualify for the race.[9] On November 6, Gannis announced that she would make her Camping World Truck Series debut in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway for Mike Harmon Racing, but once again, she failed to qualify.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gannis works as a veterinarian technician at a Phoenix-based animal hospital.[1] A spokesman for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arizona, she is a speaker on teen driving safety; she also works as a host for HopeKids of AZ and a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Arizona branch board. She often visits military bases, being awarded the Safety Chesty Award Certificate of Commendation. Asides from racing, she works as a ride-along driver for the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.[2] Her sister played college basketball at the University of Portland.

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 NCWTC Pts
2015 Mike Harmon Racing 49 Ram DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
DNQ
HOM 116th -

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2011 Greg Rayl 07 Ford PHO AAS MMP IOW LVS SON IRW
23
EVG PIR CNS
16
MRP SRP
16
AAS 39th 358 [10]
70 PHO
DNQ
2012 Nancy Cano 01 Ford PHO
DNQ
LHC
15
MMP
23
S99
19
IOW BIR 22nd 130 [11]
Greg Rayl 07 Ford LVS
24
SON EVG CNS IOW PIR SMP AAS
John Gomez 22 Chevy PHO
22
2018 Patriot Motorsports Group 08 Chevy KCR TUS
16
TUS
15
OSS 24th 86 [12]
36 CNS
15
SON DCS IOW EVG GTW LVS MER AAS KCR

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts
2015 Carter 2 Motorsports 95 Dodge DAY
DNQ
MOB NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH CHI WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM KEN KAN NA -

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cassie Gannis to Race in Camping World Truck Series at PIR Nov 13". Cassie Gannis Racing. November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Phoenix NASCAR Driver Cassie Gannis Wins Coveted Spot in the Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge with Michael Waltrip and Danica Patrick". RPM Media. July 2, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "2010 Hampton VA 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "PEAK® Motor Oil And Michael Waltrip Racing Announce "Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge" Finalists". PR Newswire. July 8, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Daytona open testing on the way; entries mounting". ARCA Racing Series. December 9, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Lucas Oil 200 Presented by Autozone qualifying results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Cassie Gannis – 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Cassie Gannis – 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cassie Gannis – 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2018.

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