Donnie Neuenberger

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Donnie Neuenberger
Born (1962-08-10) August 10, 1962 (age 57)
Brandywine, Maryland, U.S.
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
40 races run over 11 years
2013 position64th
Best finish48th (2011)
First race2002 Little Trees 300 (Charlotte)
Last race2013 5-hour Energy 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
25 races run over 9 years
2015 position61st
Best finish46th (2010)
First race2000 Daytona 250 (Daytona)
Last race2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of May 5, 2015.

Donnie Neuenberger (born August 10, 1962 in Brandywine, Maryland)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver. Neuenberger is a cancer survivor. During the 2004 season, he was diagnosed after nerves were pinched by the tumor during a race.

Racing career[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Neuenberger made his Busch Series debut at Lowe's Motor Speedway in fall 2002. With his alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park on the No. 77 Moy Racing Ford, he started in 41st and finished 26th.

Neuenberger was then able to run more races in 2003, as most of his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule emptied out. Driving Moy Racing and Means Racing (No. 52), he improved on his debut with a 20th place in the season opener at Daytona. He was 21st at Talladega, 42nd at Dover Downs and 30th at Daytona in the July race for Moy. In two races for Means Racing, he finished 41st at Texas and 36th at Dover Downs.

Neuenberger planned to compete in a full season run in 2004. With sponsorship from BG Products, Neuenberger made and ran the first five races of 2004. However, it did not go too well. His best finish in that span was 33rd at Rockingham and that race was the only one he finished. After not qualifying for two races with the team, Neuenberger made his final race of the season at Talladega, where he matched his best finish of the year, 33rd and had his best start, 30th. In 2005, Neuenberger flipped at Dover International Speedway, but was uninjured. Surprisingly, he became more popular among fans.

After Talladega, Neuenberger was diagnosed with cancer. The chemotherapy and the recovery forced Neuenberger out for the rest of the year.

However, Neuenberger was able to return to the track made in what many consider a feel-good story. MacDonald Motorsports No. 72 team invited him back to Daytona to drive the P4OT.com Chevy. Neuenberger jumped at the chance and enjoyed brief media limelight for his jump back to the track. After qualifying 37th, Neuenberger was running mid-pack before engine problems showed and finished 38th. Means Racing wanted Neuenberger back as well. He would drive both races at Dover Downs for the team. He finished 39th in both races. Notably, in the fall, Neuenberger was involved in a 13-car pileup on lap 2. His No. 52 Plan B Technologies Ford flipped twice before landing on all four wheels, allowing Neuenberger to drive away.

In 2008, Neuenberger finished 14th position at Talladega sponsored by Royal Farms Gas Stations, his highest finishing Nationwide spot ever following a top 25 in Dover last fall with planbtech.net on board.

In 2009, he ran three more races for Means Racing, earning a best finish of 28th.

For 2010, Neuenberger drove part-time in the No. 52 IHOP Chevrolet for Means in one race at Talladega.

Neuenberger has not raced in the series since 2013 at Dover.

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Neuenberger made his NASCAR debut in the inaugural Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona in 2000. He started the race in 26th position in the No. 84 eBay Ford. However, Neuenberger was able to avoid a large wreck and drove home in 9th position. In addition to the season opener, Nueunberger drove in the 2000 season finale. After starting 34th, Neuenberger took the No. 51 Line-X Chevy to a 30th-place position.

His runs in 2000 earned him a part-time ride in 2001. He returned to Daytona, driving the No. 51 Baltimore Ravens Chevy, finishing 15th. That would be his best finish in 2001. He ran 5 other races with sponsorship from IHOP. He was 28th at Darlington Speedway, 30th at Dover Downs, 19th at Texas, 26th at Richmond and 36th in the fall race at Texas. His best qualifying effort came in the spring race at Texas, where he started 19th.

Neuenberger and IHOP would also return for two races in 2002. He was 25th at Daytona and 29th at Texas, where he had his best qualifying effort of 29th for 2002. He did not finish either race due to crashes.

Neuenberger drove two races in 2003 for Rodney Smith, owner of the No. 66 Dodge. At Charlotte and at Texas, Neuenberger finished in the 25th position. His better qualifying effort came at Texas, where he started 23rd.

Neuenberger finished 14th position at Talladega sponsored by Royal Farms Gas Stations, his highest finishing Nationwide spot ever following a top 25 in Dover last fall with planbtech.net on board. In 2010, he finished 9th in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 6 EZ-Slider Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing. It was his first in 10 years at the same circuit along with the same finish. Neuenberger is scheduled to drive the No. 6 in select races throughout the season.

Other series[edit]

Since 2001, Neuenberger has run four races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, all at Dover International Speedway. His best finish was 20th in 2006.

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.)

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Nextel Cup 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 36 NNCC Pts Ref
2006 Rick Ware Racing 52 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
DNQ
POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV
DNQ
KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [2]

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 Ref
2002 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
DNQ
KAN 104th 85 [3]
Moy Racing 77 Ford CLT
26
MEM ATL CAR PHO HOM
2003 DAY
20
CAR LVS DAR BRI TAL
21
NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV
42
NSH KEN MLW DAY
30
CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH 74th 408 [4]
Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford TEX
41
DOV
36
KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM
2004 Moy Racing 77 Ford DAY
38
CAR
33
LVS
41
DAR
38
BRI
43
TEX
DNQ
NSH TAL
33
CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 75th 300 [5]
2005 MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy DAY
38
CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO 101st 129 [6]
Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford TAL
DNQ
DAR RCH CLT DOV
39
NSH KEN MLW DAY
DNQ
CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
43
KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2006 Glynn Motorsports 58 Chevy DAY
23
CAL
39
MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO 96th 180 [7]
MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy TAL
41
RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH
Donnie Neuenberger 52 Ford DOV
34
KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2007 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL
38
RCH DAR CLT DOV
39
NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY
41
CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
25
KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 99th 228 [8]
2008 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TAL
14
RCH DAR CLT DAY
34
CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH
31
BRI CAL RCH TEX
38
PHO HOM 70th 396 [9]
JD Motorsports 0 Chevy TEX
DNQ
PHO MXC
Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford DOV
34
NSH KEN MLW NHA
Dodge DOV
43
KAN CLT MEM
2009 Chevy DAY
36
CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL
28
RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY
42
CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 103rd 171 [10]
2010 DAY
Wth
CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL
38
RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV
DNQ
KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 139th 49 [11]
2011 MacDonald Motorsports 81 Dodge DAY
23
PHO LVS
26
BRI CAL TEX TAL
20
NSH RCH DAR DOV
33
IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 48th 74 [12]
2012 Ray Hackett Racing 76 Ford DAY
DNQ
PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM NA - [13]
2013 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL
19
DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN 64th 35 [14]
Rick Ware Racing 23 Ford DOV
34
KAN CLT 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 Ref
2000 Long Brothers Racing 84 Ford DAY
9
HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV 60th 291 [15]
DGN Racing 21 Ford CIC
DNQ
RCH DOV
DNQ
TEX
Ware Racing Enterprises 51 Chevy CAL
30
2001 DAY
15
HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR
28
PPR DOV
30
TEX
19
MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH 50th 516 [16]
81 RCH
26
SBO TEX
36
LVS PHO CAL
2002 Dodge DAY
25
DAR MAR GTY PPR TEX
29
MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM 71st 164 [17]
Team Racing 86 Chevy DOV
DNQ
2003 MLB Motorsports 66 Dodge DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT
25
DOV TEX
25
MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM 86th 176 [18]
2009 GunBroker Racing 21 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT
35
DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 108th 58 [19]
2010 Rick Ware Racing 6 Chevy DAY
9
ATL
24
MAR NSH KAN DOV
35
CLT MCH
25
IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN 46th 609 [20]
16 TEX
33
6 Dodge NHA
35
LVS MAR
47 Chevy TAL
17
TEX PHO HOM
2011 07 Chevy DAY
33
PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS 104th 01 [21]
16 Chevy TAL
32
MAR TEX HOM
2012 1 DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL
30
MAR TEX PHO HOM 99th 01 [22]
2015 MAKE Motorsports 1 Chevy DAY
31
ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV 61st 29 [23]
50 TEX
28
GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM

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 21 22 23 ARSC Pts Ref
1999 14 Ford DAY
DNQ
ATL SLM AND CLT MCH POC TOL SBS BLN POC KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL NA - [24]
2005 67 Ford DAY NSH SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
DNQ
201st 25 [25]
2012 Carter 2 Motorsports 40 Dodge DAY
DNQ
MOB SLM 103rd 165 [26]
97 Chevy TAL
18
TOL ELK POC MCH WIN NJE IOW CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD SLM DSF KAN
2013 Donnie Neuenberger 19 Chevy DAY
18
MOB SLM TAL
32
TOL ELK POC MCH ROA WIN CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD DSF IOW SLM KEN KAN 98th 210 [27]
2014 Carter 2 Motorsports 40 Dodge DAY MOB SLM TAL
30
TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN 141st 80 [28]
2015 DAY
QL
MOB NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH CHI WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM KEN KAN NA - [29]
- Qualified for Roger Carter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donnie Neuenberger Career Statistics
  2. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  11. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  12. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  13. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  14. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  15. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  16. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  18. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  19. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  20. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  21. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  22. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  23. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  24. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  25. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2005 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  26. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2012 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  27. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2013 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  28. ^ "Donnie Neuenberger – 2014 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  29. ^ "2015 Lucas Oil 200 Presented by Autozone qualifying results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 22, 2015.

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