Cory Kruseman

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Cory Kruseman
Born (1970-09-20) September 20, 1970 (age 47)
Ventura, California, U.S.
Achievements 2001 SCRA Champion
2002 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Champion
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 96th (2002)
First race 2002 Chevy Silverado 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
IndyCar Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 48th (2002)
First race 2002 Chevy 500 (Texas)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of September 10, 2012.

Cory Kruseman (born September 20, 1970) is an American racing driver. A two-time Chili Bowl champion in midget car racing, he has also competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the Firestone Indy Racing League.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Ventura, California, Kruseman is married, to Carri, and has one daughter.[1] He currently operates the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car and Midget Driving School.[2] He is a graduate of Buena High School.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Kruseman has raced for most of his career in midget and sprint cars, racing in United States Auto Club (USAC) and Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) competition.[1] A serious accident in 1995 nearly ended Kruseman's career, but after six months of rehabiliation he returned to racing.[3]

Kruseman won the famous Chili Bowl midget car race in 2000; in 2004 he was champion of the event for a second time.[4] Kruseman was also the 2001 SCRA Champion,[2] and the 2002 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Championship champion.[5]

In 2002, Kruseman made one start each in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Phoenix International Raceway,[5] where he finished 31st,[6] and in the Firestone Indy Racing League at Texas Motor Speedway, finishing 26th.[7] Kruseman also attempted to qualify for Craftsman Truck Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2002,[6] and at Phoenix in 2003, but failed to qualify for either race.[8]

A frequent visitor to Australia to race Midgets (known as Speedcars down under), Kruseman won the 2002/03 Australian Speedcar Championship at the Speedway City in Adelaide.

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.)

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman 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 NCTC Pts
2002 SealMaster Racing 98 Chevy DAY DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO
31
HOM
DNQ
96th 70
2003 DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM
DNQ
NA -

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCar Series[edit]

IndyCar Series results
Year Team No. Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2002 Paul Diatlovic 18 Dallara Chevrolet HMS PHX FON NZR INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MIS KTY STL CHI
DNP
TX2
26
48th 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c About Us. Cory Kruseman official website. Accessed 2012-09-10.
  2. ^ a b Walton, Chris. "Sprint Car School: Getting down 'n' dirty at Cory Kruseman's place". Motor Trend, May 2002. Accessed 2012-09-10
  3. ^ Glick, Shav (April 25, 1996). "After Flipping Out, He Tries To Get Rolling Again". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). Page 6. Accessed 2012-09-10
  4. ^ Rittenoure, John (January 14, 2012). "2-time champ gets Chili Bowl win". Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK). Accessed 2012-09-10
  5. ^ a b "Cory Kruseman to make NCTS debut at Phoenix". Motorsport.com, February 11, 2002. Accessed 2012-09-10
  6. ^ a b Cory Kruseman - 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2012-09-10.
  7. ^ Glick, Shav (November 1, 2002). "Right Price Draws Big Names to Perris". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). Page D5. Accessed 2012-09-10
  8. ^ Cory Kruseman - NASCAR Craftsman / Camping World Truck Series DNQs. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2012-09-10

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