|Born||September 20, 1970|
Ventura, California, U.S.
|Achievements||2001 SCRA Champion|
2002 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Champion
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Best finish||96th (2002)|
|First race||2002 Chevy Silverado 150 (Phoenix)|
|IndyCar Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Best finish||48th (2002)|
|First race||2002 Chevy 500 (Texas)|
|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.
Born in Ventura, California, Kruseman is married, to Carri, and has one daughter. He currently operates the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car and Midget Driving School. He is a graduate of Buena High School.
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. A serious accident in 1995 nearly ended Kruseman's career, but after six months of rehabilitation he returned to racing.
Kruseman won the famous Chili Bowl midget car race in 2000; in 2004 he was champion of the event for a second time. Kruseman was also the 2001 SCRA Champion, and the 2002 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Championship champion.
In 2002, Kruseman made one start each in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Phoenix International Raceway, where he finished 31st, and in the Firestone Indy Racing League at Texas Motor Speedway, finishing 26th. Kruseman also attempted to qualify for Craftsman Truck Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2002, and at Phoenix in 2003, but failed to qualify for either race.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Craftsman Truck Series
|NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results|
American open–wheel racing results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)
|IndyCar Series results|
- About Us. Cory Kruseman official website. Accessed 2012-09-10.
- Walton, Chris. "Sprint Car School: Getting down 'n' dirty at Cory Kruseman's place". Motor Trend, May 2002. Accessed 2012-09-10
- 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
- Rittenoure, John (January 14, 2012). "2-time champ gets Chili Bowl win". Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK). Accessed 2012-09-10
- "Cory Kruseman to make NCTS debut at Phoenix". Motorsport.com, February 11, 2002. Accessed 2012-09-10
- Cory Kruseman - 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2012-09-10.
- Glick, Shav (November 1, 2002). "Right Price Draws Big Names to Perris". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). Page D5. Accessed 2012-09-10
- Cory Kruseman - NASCAR Craftsman / Camping World Truck Series DNQs. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2012-09-10