Jack Pennington

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Jack Pennington
Born (1953-09-03) September 3, 1953 (age 63)
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Awards National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame (2006)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
16 races run over 2 years
Best finish 34th (1990)
First race 1989 AC Delco 500 (Rockingham)
Last race 1990 Atlanta Journal 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
6 races run over 1 year
Best finish 47th (1989)
First race 1989 Goodwrench 200 (Rockingham)
Last race 1989 All Pro 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of April 20, 2013.

Jack Pennington (born September 3, 1953), is a dirt Late Model driver from Augusta, Georgia.

He was an ace in late model dirt track racing before he moved up to the Busch Series in 1989 making six starts, finishing with 2 top tens. He made his Winston Cup debut late in 1989, driving two races that year. He then ran fourteen races in 1990 in the #47 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme for Close Racing, he led in the 1990 Daytona 500 at one point with leading 6 laps in that race. He was second in the 1990 Rookie of the Year standings in controversial fashion (because the winner was posthumously awarded after being killed in a drunken driving incident after a race). He never raced in NASCAR again after that year, returning to the Georgia dirt Late Model circuit, winning often over 20 features each year for the next decade.[1]

Career award[edit]

He was inducted in the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in 2006.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NASCAR driving Stats, Retrieved March 19, 2007
  2. ^ Inductees in the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, Retrieved March 19, 2007