Danny Efland

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Danny Efland
Born (1988-10-04) October 4, 1988 (age 29)
Irmo, South Carolina
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
63 races run over 6 years
2013 position 50th
Best finish 21st (2012)
First race 2007 Camping World 200 (Loudon)
Last race 2013 5-hour Energy 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
10 races run over 2 years
2013 position 102nd
Best finish 102nd (2013)
First race 2009 Toyota Tundra 200 (Nashville)
Last race 2013 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (Joliet)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Daniel "Danny" Efland (born October 4, 1988 in Irmo, South Carolina)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver and racing engineer. He currently works as an engineer for Richard Childress Racing's No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He formerly also competed in USAR Pro Cup, the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series.

Personal life[edit]

Efland graduated with honors from Dutch Fork High School and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in engineering.

Racing career[edit]

From 1999–2002, Efland won 7 state championships as well as 5 National World Karting Association championships. Moving on to the Pro 4 Mod class at Florence Motor Speedway in 2002, he won the track championship as well as rookie of the year honors.[2] He won his first late model race in 2005, and went on to win 8 more races in 2006.

In 2007, Efland made his Busch Series debut at New Hampshire International Speedway. Driving the #01 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports, he started 36th and finished 40th after retiring due to handling problems. He ran two more races that season and failed to finish either of them. In 2008, he returned to JD and competed in 18 races. Success was hard to find and he only managed a best finish of 23rd at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Efland made two start and park efforts for Corrie Stott Racing in the Camping World Truck Series in 2009, finishing 33rd and 31st. Efland returned to the Nationwide Series to run a limited schedule in 2010 and 2011, scoring a best career finish of 16th at Darlington Raceway.

Efland planned to run a partial 2012 schedule in the No. 4 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports.[3]

To date in 2012, Danny has finished both Nationwide Daytona races in 13th position. He also picked up a strong finish at Talladega in 16th position.

It was announced on January 21, 2013 that Efland would return to the No. 4 JD Motorsports Chevrolet in 27 of the 33 races for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season,[4] but he was released from the team in late March. He also returned to the Truck Series at Kansas Speedway, driving the No. 6 for Eddie Sharp Racing.[5]

In March 2014, Efland joined Richard Childress Racing, working as an engineer for the team's No. 33 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series.

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.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
2007 D.D.L. Motorsports 01 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
DNQ
NHA
40
DAY CHI GTY
43
IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
36
KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 122nd 132
2008 JD Motorsports 0 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH
37
TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH
41
DAR
35
CLT
43
DOV NSH
39
KEN
42
MLW NHA DAY PHO
DNQ
43rd 1152
01 CHI
33
GTY
38
IRP
31
CGV GLN MCH
28
BRI
30
CAL
27
RCH
37
DOV
26
KAN
26
CLT
23
MEM TEX
33
HOM
25
2010 Corrie Stott Racing 02 Chevy DAY
21
63rd 628
Danny Efland Racing 07 Chevy CAL
41
LVS
23
BRI NSH PHO TEX
38
TAL RCH DAR
26
DOV CLT
31
NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY
33
CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH
41
BRI CGV ATL RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN CAL
39
CLT GTY TEX
41
PHO HOM
2011 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL
21
NSH RCH 34th 144
Go Green Racing 39 Ford DAR
16
DOV
23
IOW CLT
19
CHI MCH
33
ROA NSH
26
IRP IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM
Danny Efland Racing 07 Chevy DAY
30
Key Motorsports 47 Chevy KEN
DNQ
Go Green Racing 04 Ford NHA
40
2012 JD Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY
13
PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX
31
RCH TAL
16
DAR
20
IOW CLT
35
DOV MCH
27
ROA KEN
34
DAY
13
NHA
29
CHI
32
IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL
19
RCH CHI
27
KEN
30
CLT
31
KAN
14
TEX
28
PHO HOM
31
21st 327
Randy Hill Racing 08 Ford DOV
35
2013 JD Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY
25
PHO LVS BRI
DNQ
CAL TEX RCH TAL 50th 78
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy DAR
27
CLT DOV
27
IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND
MAKE Motorsports 50 Chevy IOW
34
GLN MOH BRI ATL
35
RCH
DNQ
CHI KEN
DNQ
DOV
39
KAN CLT
DNQ
TEX PHO HOM

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 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2009 Corrie Stott Racing 02 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH
33
BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS
31
MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 115th 0
2013 MAKE Motorsports 6 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN
28
102nd 01
50 CLT
20
DOV
33
MCH
33
BRI MSP IOW CHI
33
LVS TAL
DNQ
MAR TEX PHO HOM
84 TEX
31
KEN
33
IOW
33
ELD POC

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danny Efland Career Statistics
  2. ^ Danny Efland Biography
  3. ^ "JD Motorsports To Field Second Series Team In 2012". SPEEDtv.com. Fox Sports. February 8, 2012. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Danny Efland Returns to JD Motorsports for 2013 NNS Season". Catchfence. Danny Efland Press Release. January 21, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Danny Efland Picks Up New Sponsor For Eddie Sharp Racing / MAKE Motorsports Entry At Kansas Speedway". Catchfence.com. April 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 

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