|Born||August 20, 1983|
Charlotte, North Carolina
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|4 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||101st (2014)|
|First race||2006 Goody's 250 (Martinsville)|
|Last race||2014 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (Kentucky)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|6 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||30th (2014)|
|First race||2005 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)|
|Last race||2014 Mudsummer Classic (Eldora)|
|Statistics current as of September 20, 2014.|
Chase Pistone (born August 20, 1983) is an American professional stock car racing driver who has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity, Truck, and ARCA Series. He is the grandson of 2-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner "Tiger" Tom Pistone. Pistone is also a car builder of Legends Cars and Super Late Models.
Pistone began racing at age six. He won the Summer Shootout Championship Legends four times as a driver (2 Semi-Pro, 2 Pro) between 1999 and 2005. He has over 80 feature event wins in Legends, Late Model, and USAR competition.
Prior to 2014, Pistone had only run 2 races in any of NASCAR's top three touring divisions. He made one Truck start in the No. 07 for Green Light Racing at Martinsville Speedway in 2005, finishing 35th. In 2006, Pistone returned to Martinsville for the Goody's 250 Busch race in the No. 32 for Braun Racing, finishing 37th after mechanical failure. He also has a top ten in his only ARCA start at Iowa Speedway in 2006 in the No. 50 Dodge for Bobby Jones Racing. He did try to make another ARCA start with the same team in 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series at the Daytona season-opener, but failed to qualify. This was his last attempt in NASCAR or ARCA until 2014.
In March 2014, Pistone returned to racing after being without a ride for seven years. Now at age 30, Pistone signed to drive the No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado of NTS Motorsports for 14 races. He finished 13th in his debut in the second race of the season, also at Martinsville, where Pistone had tested earlier in the month. Pistone finished a strong 9th in his next start at Gateway after qualifying 5th. In his return to Iowa Speedway, he moved up from the 17th starting spot to finish 12th.
Pistone also drove the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro for Turner Scott Motorsports (the successor to Braun Racing) in the Nationwide Series in standalone oval races, while regular driver Dylan Kwasniewski takes over Kyle Larson's usual No. 42 Target car. Pistone's first two Nationwide starts in 2014 have both been at Iowa Speedway where he finished 14th and 18th. Pistone also drove the No. 31 at Kentucky Speedway in the fall.
Pistone did not return to either team in 2015 and was without a ride in any series. His return in 2014 ended up being for that one year only, and he has not raced since then.
Team owner career
In addition to his driving career, Pistone also owns CP Inc, building Legends and Late Model stock cars, and offering leasing programs that include cars, crews, and transportation. The company also provides setup tuning, repair services, and camber cut tires. As an owner/builder, Chase has won several championships with various drivers, former NTS Motorsports teammate Gray Gaulding.
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 Nationwide Series results|
|2014||Turner Scott Motorsports||31||Chevy||DAY||PHO||LVS||BRI||CAL||TEX||DAR||RCH||TAL||IOW
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
Camping World Truck Series
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|2005||Green Light Racing||07||Chevy||DAY||CAL||ATL||MAR||GTY||MFD||CLT||DOV||TEX||MCH||MLW||KAN||KEN||MEM||IRP||NSH||BRI||RCH||NHA||LVS||MAR
ARCA Re/Max Series
|ARCA Re/Max Series results|
|2006||Bobby Jones Racing||50||Dodge||DAY||NSH||SLM||WIN||KEN||TOL||POC||MCH||KAN||KEN||BLN||POC||GTW||NSH||MCH||ISF||MIL||TOL||DSF||CHI||SLM||TAL||IOW
- "About Chase Pistone Inc". chasepistoneinc.com/. Chase Pistone Inc. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- Staff Report. "CHASE PISTONE LANDS RIDE WITH NTS MOTORSPORTS". NASCAR.com. NASCAR. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Chase Pistone Makes 2014 Debut with NTS Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway". NTSMotorsports.com. NTS Motorsports. March 26, 2014. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Chase Pistone Tops First Practice and Scores Top Ten in the Shadow of the Show Me State". ntsmotorsports.com. Kernersville, N.C.: NTS Motorsports. June 16, 2014. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "Chase Pistone Marks First Career Truck Start at Iowa Speedway with a 12th Place Finish". ntsmotorsports.com. Kernersville, N.C.: NTS Motorsports. July 14, 2014. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "KWASNIEWSKI TO DRIVE TSM'S NO. 42 CAR AT STANDALONE NATIONWIDE RACESCHASE PISTONE BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE NO. 31 AT IOWA SPEEDWAY". TurnerScottMotorsports.com. Mooresville, N.C.: Turner Scott Motorsports. May 12, 2014. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE PREVIEWS: IOWA SPEEDWAY". TurnerScottMotorsports.com. Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa: Turner Scott Motorsports. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Chase Pistone Inc". chasepistoneinc.com. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "Chase Pistone – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "Chase Pistone – 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "Chase Pistone – 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "Chase Pistone – 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "Chase Pistone – 2006 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
- "Chase Pistone – 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2020.