Dalton Sargeant

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Dalton Sargeant
Carneros 200 - Dalton Sargeant - 1 - Stierch.jpg
Sargeant at the 2015 Carneros 200
Born (1998-03-25) March 25, 1998 (age 20)
Boca Raton, Florida
Awards 2016 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
22 races run over 3 years
Truck no., team No. 25 (GMS Racing)
2017 position 50th
Best finish 35th (2015)
First race 2015 UNOH 200 (Bristol)
Last race 2018 UNOH 200 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 6 0
Statistics current as of August 16, 2018.

Dalton Sargeant (born March 25, 1998) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He last competed full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing. He was the 2016 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year, and finished second in the ARCA point standings in 2017.

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Sargeant began his career at age nine, racing karts as well as bandoleros, with dreams of pursuing both a stock car and open wheel career. In 2012 at the age of 13, Sargeant and his brother moved to Switzerland to compete in European open wheel series. He scored wins in the WSK Euro Series and the CIK-FIA European KF3 Championship, and tested a Formula Renault car.[1]

After returning to the United States in 2014, Sargeant competed in late models for Lee Pulliam Performance and Wauters Motorsports, scoring several victories including one at Orange County Speedway.[2] In 2014, he scored a victory in the IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites series at Sebring International Raceway.[3]

Sargeant racing in the 2015 Carneros 200

Sargeant finished second in the Snowball Derby in December 2014, placing runner up to John Hunter Nemechek.[4] In January 2015, Sargeant planned to compete in the 24 Hours of Daytona in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, but was declined his competition license by race organizers due to his age and inexperience with sports cars. The race requires that all drivers are 17 years old, while Sargeant was 16 at the time, though exceptions had been made in the past.[4]

Developmental series[edit]

For 2015, Sargeant signed with HScott Motorsports to drive the No. 51 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, with sponsorship from GALT.[2][5] He debuted in the series in February 2015 at New Smyrna Speedway with a second-place finish.[3] Sargeant also ran part-time in the K&N Pro Series West, where he scored a victory in the season's first race. In May, Sargeant was named to the 2015 NASCAR Next class.[6] On August 12, 2015, Sargeant announced he would make his Camping World Truck Series debut at the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway for Wauters Motorsports.[1][7]

Sargeant's 2017 ARCA car at Road America

Sargeant competed in the ARCA Racing Series during the 2016 season. He ran 15 races for Venturini Motorsports with one win, ten top five and twelve top ten finishes.[8] He was named the 2016 ARCA Rookie of the Year.[9]

He signed with Cunningham Motorsports to run the entire 2017 ARCA Racing Series schedule alongside Shane Lee.[10] In the third race of the season, he lapped the field en route to victory at Salem Speedway.[11] He also won at Iowa Speedway and beat Michael Self en route to victory at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.[12] Sargeant finished outside of the top ten only twice and finished second in the championship standings to Ken Schrader Racing driver Austin Theriault.[13]

National series[edit]

After sporadic appearances in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 and 2017, Sargeant signed with GMS Racing to drive the team's No. 25 truck for a full 2018 season on January 12, 2018.[14] He chose the No. 25 as a tribute to Tim Richmond.[15] Sargent was approached by Maurice J. Gallagher Jr., owner of GMS, midway through 2017 after winning races in the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season with Cunningham Motorsports.[16] On August 22, 2018 it was announced that he left the team and would be replaced by Spencer Gallagher starting at Mosport due to "unfortunate circumstances" regarding Sargeant Motorsports.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Sargeant was born in Boca Raton, Florida.[3] He has a brother Logan, who currently races in Europe.

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
2015 Wauters Motorsports 5 Toyota DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI
10
MSP CHI NHA
9
LVS TAL MAR
28
TEX PHO
19
HOM 35th 110
2017 MDM Motorsports 99 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
17
HOM
20
50th 37
2018 GMS Racing 25 Chevy DAY
8
ATL
14
LVS
6
MAR
11
DOV
13
KAN
11
CLT
19
TEX
11
IOW
19
GTW
30
CHI
20
KEN
9
ELD
27
POC
3
MCH
12
BRI
11
MSP LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts
2015 HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks 51 Chevy NSM
2
GRE
3
BRI
26
IOW
14
BGS
2
LGY
3
COL
6
NHA
12
IOW
9
GLN
2
MOT
11
VIR
9
RCH
3
DOV
11
4th 506

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NKNPSWC Pts
2015 Jefferson Pitts Racing 55 Chevy KCR
1
IRW
3
TUS 17th 173
HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks 52 IOW
23[a]
SHA SON
2
SLS IOW
13[a]
EVG CNS MER AAS PHO
4

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts
2016 Venturini Motorsports 55 Toyota DAY NSH SLM
3
TAL
7
TOL
2
NJE
3
POC
4
MCH
9
MAD WIN
2
IOW
4
IRP
20
POC
3
BLN
1
ISF DSF SLM
12
CHI
5
KEN
2
KAN
12
8th 3040
2017 Cunningham Motorsports 77 Ford DAY
4
NSH
9
SLM
1
TAL
27
TOL
2*
ELK
8
POC
6
MCH
3
MAD
6
IOW
1
IRP
1
POC
5
WIN
16
ISF
10
ROA
8
DSF
8
SLM
3
CHI
6
KEN
4
KAN
5
2nd 5030

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Race was held as a combined event, with competitors from the K&N Pro Series West competing along with competitors for the K&N Pro Series East. The race was run with a series-based point distribution, where drivers received points and statistical credit for their finish relative to other drivers in their series, not to the whole field in general.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Press Release (August 12, 2015). "Dalton Sargeant Set to Make his NCWTS Debut with Wauters Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway". Charlotte, North Carolina: Catchfence.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Press Release (February 5, 2015). "GALT Partners with Dalton Sargeant for 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Season". Catchfence.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Catchfence.omc. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Dalton Sargeant". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b Pennell, Jay. "Lack of experience, not age, kept Dalton Sargeant out of Rolex 24". NASCAR. FOX Sports. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. ^ Associated Press (December 11, 2014). "Ganassi and Harry Scott to field 1 Xfinity entry". USA Today. Charlotte, North Carolina. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  6. ^ McFadin, Daniel (May 5, 2015). "Twelve drivers announced as part of 2015-16 NASCAR Next class". NBC Sports. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Dalton Sargeant Set to Make his NCWTS Debut with Wauters Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway". Dalton Sargeant. August 12, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "2016 Driver Point Standings". ARCA Racing Series. October 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Briscoe wins Kansas, secures ARCA championship". WDUN. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "Dalton Sargeant Joins Cunningham Motorsports for 2017 Season". ARCA Racing Press Releases. 2016-12-10. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  11. ^ "Dalton Sargeant charges into ARCA Salem to win Kentuckiana Ford 200". Autoweek. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  12. ^ "Dalton Sargeant was lucky and good in Lucas Oil Indianapolis ARCA triumph". Autoweek. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  13. ^ "Driver Dalton Sargeant 2017 ARCA Racing Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  14. ^ "Dalton Sargeant joins GMS Racing for 2018 NASCAR Trucks campaign". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  15. ^ "Truck Series: Dalton Sargeant heads to GMS Racing in '18 | NASCAR.com". Official Site Of NASCAR. 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  16. ^ Lunkenheimer, Beth (2018-06-06). "Beyond the Cockpit: Dalton Sargeant on Settling In at GMS Racing". www.frontstretch.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  17. ^ Southers, Tim (August 22, 2018). "Dalton Sargeant out at GMS Racing". Motorsport.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.

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