Chad McCumbee

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Chad McCumbee
Born (1984-10-15) October 15, 1984 (age 33)
Supply, North Carolina, U.S.[1]
Achievements

2001, 2002 Allison Legacy Series National Champion

2015 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge ST Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
10 races run over 3 years
Best finish 52nd (2008)
First race 2007 Pocono 500 (Pocono)
Last race 2010 AMP Energy Juice 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 1 year
Best finish 85th (2010)
First race 2010 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Texas)
Last race 2010 TECH-NET Auto Service 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
105 races run over 8 years
2013 position 79th
Best finish 11th (2008)
First race 2006 racetickets.com 200 (California)
Last race 2013 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 17 0
Statistics current as of November 15, 2013.

Chad McCumbee (born October 15, 1984) is an American race car driver. He currently drives in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and has run four full seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He is also known for his portrayal of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story.

Early career[edit]

McCumbee began his career racing go-karts at the age of ten. He has more than 100 victories in local, regional and national World Karting Association Dirt Series events, all which he accomplished in the five-year span from 1995–2000. He was also Allison Legacy Series National and Regional championship along with Rookie of the Year in his very first full season in the series in 2001.[2] He also won the 2002 national title[2] becoming the first and so far only two-time champion of the series. In 2003, he started late model racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway, and became the youngest rookie winner at the track.[3]

McCumbee made his ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2004 at Michigan International Speedway for Hillenburg, but flipped the #10 Fast Track Driving School Chevy in spectacular fashion after 21 laps and finished 37th. He finished fourth in the point standings in 2005, his first full year of competition, continuing to drive for Hillenburg, winning one pole and gathering ten top-ten finishes.

NASCAR[edit]

McCumbee moved to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2006, initially as driver of the No. 06 Chevrolet Silverado for MRD Motorsports. After failing to qualify for the season opening event at Daytona International Speedway, he had two consecutive top-fifteen finishes before MRD closed, moving him to the No. 08 Green Light Racing Chevy owned by Bobby Dotter. He finished 9th in his first race with the team at Texas Motor Speedway, and split time in the next five races between Green Light's No. 07 and No. 08 entries with occasional sponsorship from U.S. Restoration, before moving to the No. 08 permanently with Garmin/The GPS Store as sponsor. He had two seventh-place finishes through the year and finished seventeenth in season points. During the season, he briefly was a member of Chevrolet's driver development program, but his contract was not renewed at the end of the season.

McCumbee drove first 15 Craftsman Truck Series races in the 2007 season for Green Light Racing. his best finish with Green Light was 13th twice at Daytona[4] and Dover.[5] On August 14, he left Green Light Racing,[6] and on the 20th announced he would drive for MRD Motorsports replacing Blake Bjorklund with The GPS Store and Garmin coming with him to sponsor the No. 8. With The No. 8 team, he scored his first top ten of the year at Las Vegas.[7] McCumbee took the truck to a near upset victory at Texas before spinning his tires on a restart which led to being wrecked while leading with two laps to go and he finished 13th.[8] On May 2, 2007, Petty Enterprises announced McCumbee would make his NEXTEL Cup debut, filling in for Kyle Petty while he was in the TNT broadcast booth, for one race at Pocono on June 10, 2007 in the Pocono 500.[9] Goody's Cool Orange Headache Powders sponsored the car, and McCumbee finished 25th in that race. Petty tabbed him again for Michigan in the 3M Performance 400 because of Petty's broken hand. Clutch problems after a spin and forced the team behind the wall for more than fifty laps resulting in a 41st-place finish. He also won his first two ARCA races, at Nashville Superspeedway and Pocono Raceway respectively, driving for Andy Belmont.

McCumbee started the 2008 season with a 7th at Daytona, and had a then career-best finish of 5th at Atlanta, before picking up his career best finish of 2nd place at Charlotte in the Malcomson Construction truck. He ended the season 11th in the points standings. He also continued to run part-time for Petty's No. 45 entry with Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil sponsoring, making a total of six starts but failing to qualify on three occasions. His best finish was 17th at Pocono. He was the top choice for Kyle Petty's replacement in the 45, and signed a contract to drive for Petty full-time in 2009. A deal was made to merge Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Petty Enterprises which formed Richard Petty Motorsports, and as a result, McCumbee lost his Sprint Cup ride.

For the 2009 Camping World Truck Series Season, McCumbee rejoined SS-Green Light Racing to be driver of the No. 07 Chevy [10] with sponsorship from ASI Limited and The GPS Store. He had two top-ten finishes early in the season, and despite funding from Tiwi and Valvoline, he was replaced for four races during the season by other drivers bringing funding, and fell to nineteenth in points. He reunited with Hillenburg to drive the No. 49 Fast Track Racing truck for two races in 2010. In April 2010, McCumbee made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway.[11] Driving the No. 09 Ford for RAB Racing, he finished 31st after starting 20th. Also in April, it was announced that McCumbee had signed with Andy Belmont to run the remainder of the 2010 ARCA Remax Series season in the No. 1 Ford.[12]

McCumbee then moved to sports cars, driving in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for C.J. Wilson. He won the 2015 championship in the ST division with co-driver Stevan McAleer.

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.)

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
2007 Petty Enterprises 45 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC
25
MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH
41
BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 61st 128
2008 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX
DNQ
PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
DNQ
POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC
17
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA
42
DOV KAN TAL CLT
35
MAR
25
ATL
35
TEX
DNQ
PHO HOM
36
52nd 396
2010 Gunselman Motorsports 64 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT POC
42
MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAR CLT MAR 61st 134
TRG Motorsports 71 Chevy TAL
22
TEX PHO HOM

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts
2010 RAB Racing 09 Ford DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX
31
TAL RCH DAR
28
DOV
32
CLT
27
NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 85th 298

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 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2006 MRD Motorsports 06 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
25
ATL
27
MAR
21
GTY
11
CLT
15
MFD
31
DOV
23
17th 2515
Green Light Racing 08 Chevy TEX
9
MCH
18
KAN
13
KEN
18
IRP
17
NSH
7
BRI
25
NHA
20
LVS
34
TAL
30
MAR
27
ATL
7
TEX
13
PHO
29
HOM
13
07 MLW
14
MEM
22
2007 08 DAY
13
CAL
27
ATL
18
MAR
24
KAN
27
CLT
18
MFD
14
DOV
13
TEX MCH
19
MLW
23
MEM
26
KEN
20
IRP
34
NSH
32
18th 2172
MRD Motorsports 8 Chevy BRI
35
GTW
15
NHA
26
LVS
10
TAL
24
MAR ATL
27
TEX
13
PHO HOM
22
2008 DAY
7
CAL
18
ATL
5
MAR
32
KAN
7
CLT
2
MFD
24
DOV
12
TEX
6
MCH
9
MLW
27
MEM
15
KEN
30
IRP
31
NSH
10
BRI
11
GTW
11
NHA
11
LVS
11
TAL
10
MAR
24
ATL
15
TEX
23
PHO
12
HOM
13
11th 2999
2009 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY
19
CAL
3
ATL
6
MAR
28
KAN
8
CLT
15
DOV
7
TEX
13
MCH
24
MLW
25
MEM KEN
11
IRP
32
NSH BRI
27
CHI
7
IOW
15
GTW NHA
29
LVS
16
MAR TAL
24
TEX
20
PHO
15
HOM
11
19th 2410
2010 Fast Track Racing 49 Chevy DAY
33
ATL
35
MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX 60th 340
SS-Green Light Racing 21 Dodge MCH
30
Fast Track Racing 48 Chevy IOW
31
GTY IRP
FDNY Racing 28 Chevy POC
31
NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM
2011 Chase Mattioli Racing 99 Ford DAY
35
PHO 62nd 27
Eddie Sharp Racing 45 Toyota DAR
DNQ
MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP
SS-Green Light Racing 07 Toyota POC
26
MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM
2012 Turn One Racing 60 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN
30
CLT
31
DOV TEX KEN IOW 42nd 92
RBR Enterprises 92 Chevy CHI
20
POC MCH BRI
23
ATL
25
IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2013 T3R2 99 Ford DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
33
79th 11

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