Chad Blount

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Chad Blount
Blount in 2009
Born (1979-09-04) September 4, 1979 (age 38)
Walkerton, Indiana
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
Best finish 65th (2006)
First race 2004 Tropicana 400 (Chicago)
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2009 position 99th
Best finish 33rd (2003)
First race 2003 Koolerz 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
Best finish 96th (2004)
First race 2004 Silverado 350K (Texas)
Statistics current as of May 24, 2010.

Chad Blount (born September 4, 1979)[1] is an American race car driver. He has raced in all three of NASCAR's major series and is currently a free agent.

NASCAR career[edit]

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

Blount made his debut in the then-Nextel Cup Series during the 2004 season. Driving the #37 R&J Racing Dodge, he attempted two races and was able to make the Tropicana 400, but finished 43rd after a mechanical failure. He also made one start in the #06 Mobil 1 Dodge for Penske-Jasper Racing at Talladega, however he finished 41st after an engine failure. Blount returned to the series in 2006 with plans to run the full season in the #37. After failing to qualify for the Daytona 500, he was released from the team. Beginning with the Golden Corral 500, he was hired by Front Row Motorsports to drive the #92 Dodge, which had previously been driven by Randy LaJoie. In 14 races between the team's #34, #61 and #92 cars, Blount was only able to qualify for two, finishing 42nd at both Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

Busch/Nationwide Series[edit]

Blount's #87 for one race in 2009

Blount began his Busch Series career with Braun Racing in 2003. He would drive the #19 APP Prepaid Gas Cards Dodge through the first 11 races, however sponsorship issues forced him to leave the car. During those 11 races for Braun Racing he would post a best finish of 5th at Texas and had a top ten finish at Nashville. He would return to the series five races later with Welliver-Jesel Motorsports. He would drove the #66 Miller High Life Dodge in a total of eight races with a best finish of 15th at Michigan. Blount would then drive one race during the 2004 season for Hirschfeld Motorsports, which was a joint venture with Braun Racing. The #78 Dodge finished in 34th place after an accident. In 2005, Blount would attempt three races, one with Braun Racing and two with ML Motorsports. He made the Meijer 300 at Kentucky in the #32 Winfuel Chevrolet and would finish that race in the 22nd position. His other two attempts with the #70 Foretravel Motorhomes Chevrolet were unable to get him in the field for race day. In 2009, he started and parked for Braun Racing in the #10 part-time and in the #87 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet for one race. Blount returned to the #10 again in the 2010 Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas.

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

Blount has one career Craftsman Truck Series start, which came in 2004 in the #2 Team ASE/Carquest Dodge for Ultra Motorsports. After starting 9th, he would finish 25th due to a crash.

ARCA career[edit]

Blount has won 8 ARCA races in his racing career. His best season came in 2002 in the #77 Dodge for Braun Racing. He finished 2nd in points with four wins, fourteen top 10s, and five poles. His most recent appearance in the series came in 2008 at Nashville Superspeedway in the #30 Dodge for Jones Group Racing.


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