Gary Bradberry

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Gary Bradberry
Born (1961-01-27) January 27, 1961 (age 58)
Chelsea, Alabama, United States
Awards1994 ARCA Hooters Cup Super Car Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
47 races run over 8 years
Best finish44th (1997)
First race1994 Hooters 500 (Atlanta)
Last race2002 Sirius Satellite Radio 400 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 3 years
Best finish76th (1999)
First race1999 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (Darlington)
Last race1999 NAPA 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of May 3, 2013.

Gary Arnold Bradberry (born January 27, 1961) is an American stock car racing driver. He raced in the NASCAR All-Pro Series, and had top-ten points finishes from 1990–1993. After that, Bradberry made the jump to major NASCAR leagues. His younger brother was fellow NASCAR driver Charlie Bradberry, who died in an automobile accident in 2006.

Racing career[edit]

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Bradberry made his Winston Cup debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1994, starting 12th and finishing 30th in a Ford owned by Jimmy Means.

Bradberry ran four races in 1995, with the first two for his own team. However, he struggled, with a 41st at Michigan and 43rd at Charlotte. Then, for the other two races, Bradberry replaced Ward Burton in the No. 31 Hardee's Chevy, with finishes of 35th and 29th.

Bradberry's next job was at Sadler Brothers Racing, driving the No. 95 Shoney's Chevy in nine 1996 races, with a 23rd-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway being his best finish, albeit his best career finish to that point.

The No. 19 car at Pocono in 1997

Bradberry's largest season was in 1997, when he ran a career-high 16 races. At first, he was running for Tri-Star Motorsports. However, in eight races, all Bradberry could manage was a 31st at Charlotte, causing him to lose his ride Bradberry moved to Triad Motorsports and the No. 78 Hanes Ford. His best finish in that ride was a 25th at Darlington being the best run. His 44th in points would prove to be his best career year.

He began 1998 with backing from Pilot Corporation starting the year. However, Bradberry only qualified for 13 races and only had two top-25 finishes, his best run a 23rd at California Speedway, matching Bradberry's best career finish. He also qualified 8th at Charlotte, his first career top-10 start. In addition to twelve races for Triad, Bradberry drove the No. 35 Pontiac for ISM Racing at New Hampshire,[1] after Triad chose to skip that race, finishing fortieth. He went on to a 48th-place finish in points.

In 1999, Bradberry's new associate sponsor PHARB Hangover Relief did not fulfill their obligations, and Pilot left soon after, causing the team to close its doors, before even running a race. Bradberry's lone start in 1999 was the at the season finale for Larry Hedrick Motorsports operation. He started 9th but engine problems relegated him to 35th.

Bradberry made two more starts for Hedrick in 2000, with 41st at Texas and 33rd at Martinsville Speedway, and a DNQ at Talladega Superspeedway. After those races, Hedrick closed its doors and Bradberry was left without a ride.

Bradberry was unemployed until 2002, when he ran at Michigan with Donlavey Racing, where he finished 43rd due to handling problems.

Busch Series[edit]

Bradberry made four races in his Busch career, all coming in 1999. His debut came at Darlington, where he started 23rd and finished 32nd. Bradberry tacked on a 21st at Charlotte (best career start of 15th), 20th at Pikes Peak before having a hard crash at Michigan, finishing 43rd.

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.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston 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 NWCC Pts Ref
1994 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
30
70th 73 [2]
1995 DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC 52nd 208 [3]
Bradberry Racing 88 Chevy MCH
DNQ
DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH
41
BRI DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV MAR NWS
93 CLT
43
A.G. Dillard Motorsports 31 Chevy CAR
35
PHO ATL
29
1996 Bradberry Racing 93 Chevy DAY CAR
DNQ
RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT 46th 591 [4]
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Ford DOV
38
POC MCH DAY
35
NHA POC TAL
23
IND
29
GLN MCH BRI
30
DAR
35
RCH
DNQ
DOV
37
MAR
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
CAR
27
PHO ATL
38
1997 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
44th 868 [5]
TriStar Motorsports 19 Ford RCH
38
ATL
40
DAR
38
TEX
DNQ
BRI
37
MAR
DNQ
SON
43
TAL
DNQ
CLT
31
DOV
35
POC
33
MCH
DNQ
CAL DAY NHA POC IND GLN
Triad Motorsports 78 Ford MCH
37
BRI
37
DAR
25
RCH
DNQ
NHA
34
DOV
35
MAR
DNQ
CLT
34
TAL
DNQ
CAR
41
PHO
DNQ
ATL
42
1998 DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL
43
DAR
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
TEX
24
MAR
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
CAL
23
CLT
37
DOV
34
RCH MCH
34
POC SON POC
DNQ
IND
DNQ
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
NHA DAR
37
RCH
DNQ
DOV
28
MAR
DNQ
CLT
42
TAL
DNQ
DAY
DNQ
PHO
41
CAR
28
ATL
33
48th 787 [6]
ISM Racing 35 Pontiac NHA
40
1999 Triad Motorsports 78 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC 66th 58 [7]
Hover Motorsports 80 Ford IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
TAL CAR PHO HOM
Larry Hedrick Motorsports 41 Chevy ATL
35
2000 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX
41
MAR
33
TAL
DNQ
CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL 63rd 104 [8]
2002 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH
43
SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM 86th 34 [9]
Daytona 500 results[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1995 Jimmy Means Racing Ford DNQ
1997 Sadler Brothers Racing Chevrolet DNQ
1998 Triad Motorsports Ford DNQ
1999 DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch 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 NBGNC Pts Ref
1998 Marcrum Motorsports 86 Chevy DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL
DNQ
HOM NA - [10]
1999 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR
32
TEX NSV BRI
DNQ
TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT
21
DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB MCH
43
BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
DNQ
CAR MEM PHO HOM 76th 304 [11]
LAR Motorsports 28 Chevy PPR
20
GTY
DNQ
IRP
2000 Marcrum Motorsports 86 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL
DNQ
DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM NA - [12]

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 NCTC Pts Ref
2000 Hover Motorsports 80 Ford DAY
DNQ
HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV CIC RCH DOV TEX CAL NA - [13]

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series[edit]

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

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde 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 ABSC Pts Ref
1992 Bradberry Racing 78 Chevy DAY FIF TWS TAL
23
TOL KIL POC MCH FRS KIL NSH DEL POC HPT FRS ISF TOL DSF TWS SLM ATL 114th - [14]
1993 DAY
38
FIF TWS TAL KIL CMS FRS TOL POC MCH FRS POC KIL ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN ATL 102nd - [15]
1994 DAY
41
TAL
8
MCH
2
ATL
24
3rd 4895 [16]
Buick FIF
1*
LVL
5
KIL
9
TOL
19
FRS
1
DMS
5
POC
14
KIL
20
FRS
19
I70
5
ISF
25
DSF
26
TOL
14
SLM
30
WIN
1*
Pontiac POC
23
Ford INF
23
1995 Chevy DAY
2*
ATL
22
TAL
11
FIF KIL FRS MCH I80 OWO FRS POC POC
30
KIL FRS SBS LVL ISF DSF SLM WIN 37th 925 [17]
Roulo Brothers Racing 39 Chevy ATL
41
1996 Buick DAY ATL SLM TAL FIF
15
LVL CLT CLT KIL FRS POC MCH FRS TOL POC MCH INF SBS ISF DSF KIL SLM WIN CLT ATL 128th - [18]
1997 Hover Motorsports 80 Ford DAY
7
ATL SLM CLT CLT POC MCH SBS TOL KIL FRS MIN POC MCH DSF GTW SLM WIN CLT TAL ISF ATL 122nd - [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bodine fired by ISM Racing". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, KS. July 10, 1998. p. 7C. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  2. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  13. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  14. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1992 ARCA SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  15. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1993 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  16. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1994 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  17. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1995 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  18. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1996 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  19. ^ "Gary Bradberry – 1997 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2015.

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