Corey Heim

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Corey Heim
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Heim at Pocono Raceway in 2022
Born (2002-07-05) July 5, 2002 (age 20)
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Achievements2020 SpeedFest 200 Winner
Awards2018 CARS Super Late Model Tour Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
13 races run over 2 years
Truck no., teamNo. 51 (Kyle Busch Motorsports)
2021 position42nd
Best finish42nd (2021)
First race2021 LiftKits4Less.com 200 (Darlington)
Last race2022 Worldwide Express 250 (Richmond)
First win2022 Fr8Auctions 208 (Atlanta)
Last win2022 Toyota 200 (Gateway)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 6 2
ARCA Menards Series career
41 races run over 4 years
ARCA no., teamNo. 20 (Venturini Motorsports)
Best finish2nd (2021)
First race2019 ARCA Pensacola 200 (Pensacola)
Last race2022 Henry Ford Health System 200 (Michigan)
First win2020 Speediatrics 150 (Kansas)
Last win2022 Lucas Oil 200 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
8 39 6
ARCA Menards Series East career
6 races run over 2 years
Best finish9th (2020)
First race2019 New Smyrna 175 (New Smyrna)
Last race2021 Bush's Beans 200 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 6 0
ARCA Menards Series West career
3 races run over 3 years
Best finish24th (2020)
First race2019 Arizona Lottery 100 (Phoenix)
Last race2021 General Tire 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of July 29, 2022.

Corey Heim (born July 5, 2002) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports and part-time in the ARCA Menards Series, driving the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports. He has previously competed ARCA Menards Series East and West Series.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Heim raced in Legends cars, winning the 2016 Young Lions division and the 2017 Thursday Thunder Pro division championship at Atlanta Motor Speedway.[1] He later transitioned to running super late models, driving in events sanctioned by the CARS Tour, Southern Super Series, Pro All-Stars Series (PASS), and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.[1] Late in 2018, Heim crossed the finish line first in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, but lost the race on a rules procedure.[2] A short time later, he won his first super late model race, at South Boston Speedway.[3] Even after moving up to national touring series, Heim still raced at large late model events like Short Track Nationals,[4] and almost scored a PASS win at Richmond Raceway in March 2018 before being disqualified because of engine spacers.[5]

ARCA and NASCAR[edit]

Heim's 2019 ARCA car on pit road before the race at Madison

Heim began racing in the ARCA Menards Series in 2019. He joined Chad Bryant Racing to run 13 of 20 ARCA Menards Series events in the team's No. 22 car.[1] He scored a top-five finish in his series debut, which came at Five Flags Speedway in March.[6] Despite not running the full season, Heim ended up finishing 10th in the standings. Although he went winless, Heim never failed to finish any of his races, and scored a top 10 in all of them except for Nashville, where he finished 11th.

On January 12, 2020, Heim announced a full-season CARS Late Model Stock Tour schedule with Lee Pulliam Performance.[7] On January 16, it was announced that Heim would join Venturini Motorsports for seven total races: three in the ARCA Menards Series East, and two apiece in the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series West.[8] On January 25, Heim won the SpeedFest 200 late model race in Georgia.[9] On July 24, Heim placed fourth at Kansas Speedway in ARCA Menards Series competition after a flat tire dropped him from second on the final lap.[10] In his return to Kansas in October, Heim led the most laps and won the race.[11]

Heim doing burnouts after winning the ARCA race at Daytona in 2021

In 2021, Heim was promoted to a full-time deal with Venturini, driving the No. 20 in the main ARCA Menards Series, replacing Chandler Smith and Ryan Repko. Smith moved up to the Truck Series full-time in 2021 with Kyle Busch Motorsports. Repko's 2021 plans have yet to be announced. Heim's crew chief that year would be Shannon Rursch, who moved over from Venturini's No. 15 car of Drew Dollar.[12] Heim would start the season with a win in the season-opener at Daytona.

On April 19, Kyle Busch revealed in an interview that Heim would make his Truck Series debut in the No. 51 for his Kyle Busch Motorsports team at Darlington.[13] Heim made his NCWTS debut at Darlington Raceway on May 7, 2021 in the Kyle Busch Motorsports number 51 truck. He would finish 23rd after being wrecked from behind on a late race restart.

Heim rejoined KBM for a 15-race Truck schedule in 2022.[14] On March 19, 2022, Heim won his first NCWTS race at his home track of Atlanta Motor Speedway with a last lap pass of his teammate, Chandler Smith.

Personal life[edit]

Heim graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School.[15]

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 Ref
2021 Kyle Busch Motorsports 51 Toyota DAY DAY LVS ATL BRI RCH KAN DAR
23
COA CLT TEX NSH POC KNX GLN
18
GTW DAR BRI LVS TAL MAR
11
PHO 42nd 71 [16]
2022 DAY
32
LVS ATL
1
COA MAR BRI DAR
23
KAN
33
TEX
7
CLT GTW
1
SON KNO NSH
33
MOH
26
POC
4
IRP
5
RCH
5
KAN BRI TAL HOM PHO -* -* [17]

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

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

ARCA Menards 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 AMSC Pts Ref
2019 Chad Bryant Racing 22 Ford DAY FIF
5
SLM
5
TAL NSV
11
TOL
10
CLT POC MCH MAD
10
GTW
4
CHI IOW
5
POC
6
ELK
4
ISF
7
DSF
3
SLM
3
IRP
4
KAN 10th 2615 [18]
2020 Venturini Motorsports 12 Toyota DAY PHO TAL POC IRP KEN IOW KAN
4
TOL TOL MCH DAY GTW L44 TOL BRI WIN MEM 28th 123 [19]
20 ISF
8
10 KAN
1*
2021 20 DAY
1*
PHO
2
TAL
1
KAN
3
TOL
2
CLT
2
MOH
7
POC
1
ELK
1
BLN
3
IOW
4
WIN
3*
GLN
1*
MCH
2
ISF
1*
MLW
6
DSF
7
BRI
5
SLM
7
KAN
3
2nd 963 [20]
2022 DAY
1*
PHO TAL
3
KAN
16*
CLT
2
IOW BLN ELK MOH POC IRP MCH
2
GLN ISF MLW DSF KAN BRI SLM TOL [21]

ARCA Menards Series East[edit]

ARCA Menards Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 AMSEC Pts Ref
2020 Venturini Motorsports 20 Toyota NSM
7
TOL DOV
6
TOL BRI FIF
2
11th 117 [22]
2021 NSM FIF NSV DOV SNM IOW
4
MLW
6
BRI
5
13th 117 [23]

ARCA Menards Series West[edit]

ARCA Menards Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 AMSWC Pts Ref
2019 Chad Bryant Racing 22 Ford LVS IRW TUS TUS CNS SON DCS IOW EVG GTW MER AAS KCR PHO
25
65th 19 [24]
2020 Venturini Motorsports 20 Toyota LVS MMP MMP IRW EVG DCS CNS LVS AAS KCR PHO
8
24th 86 [25]
2021 PHO
2
SON IRW CNS IRW PIR LVS AAS PHO 36th 43 [26]

* Season still in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Corey Heim joins Chad Bryant Racing for 2019 ARCA season". Catchfence. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Marquis, Andy (September 30, 2018). "Corey Heim Dejected After Win Goes to Falk". Race22. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "Heim Shakes Off Tough Losses, Scores First SLM Victory". Speed51. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Geyer, Koty (May 21, 2019). "After Richmond Heartbreak, Heim Hungry for Bristol Win". Speed51. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  5. ^ Evans, Zach. "Disqualification Leads to Come-From-Behind Richmond Winner". Speed51. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  6. ^ Sullivan, Connor (November 21, 2019). "Busy Season Has Heim Ready to Tackle the Snowball Derby". Speed51. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  7. ^ Austin, Langley (January 12, 2020). "Corey Heim Takes Aim at CARS Late Model Stock Car Title with Lee Pulliam". Race22. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "Corey Heim Joins Venturini Motorsports". Speed Sport. January 16, 2020. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "Speedfest 200 Results" (PDF).
  10. ^ Koelle, Christian (July 25, 2020). "Flat Left Front Robs Corey Heim of Runner-Up ARCA Finish". Frontstretch. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  11. ^ Gillispie, Zach (October 16, 2020). "Corey Heim Wins Kansas, Bret Holmes Completes Dream Season to Claim 2020 ARCA Championship". Frontstretch. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  12. ^ Srigley, Joseph (January 11, 2021). "Corey Heim Running for ARCA Menards Series Championship with Venturini Motorsports". TobyChristie.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  13. ^ Koelle, Christian; Jordan, Jerry (April 19, 2021). "Corey Heim Set for Truck Series Debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports". Kickin' the Tires.
  14. ^ "Corey Heim Slated for 15 Races in the No. 51 Tundra TRD Pro in 2022". Kyle Busch Motorsports. December 21, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  15. ^ Allen, Richard (May 30, 2019). "Corey Heim ready for Short Track Nationals at Bristol". Inside Circle Track. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  16. ^ "Corey Heim – 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  17. ^ "Corey Heim – 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  18. ^ "Corey Heim – 2019 ARCA Menards Series results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  19. ^ "Corey Heim – 2020 ARCA Menards Series results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  20. ^ "Corey Heim – 2021 ARCA Menards Series results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  21. ^ "Corey Heim – 2022 ARCA Menards Series results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  22. ^ "Corey Heim – 2020 ARCA Menards Series East results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  23. ^ "Corey Heim – 2021 ARCA Menards Series East Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  24. ^ "Corey Heim – 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  25. ^ "Corey Heim – 2020 ARCA Menards Series West results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  26. ^ "Corey Heim – 2021 ARCA Menards Series West results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved March 13, 2021.

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