Jason Bowles

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Jason Bowles
Jason Bowles 81 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Bowles at Road America in 2012
Born (1982-11-24) November 24, 1982 (age 34)
Ontario, California, U.S.
Achievements 2009 Camping World West Series Champion
2010 Toyota All-Star Showdown Winner
Awards 2007 NASCAR West Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
40 races run over 5 years
2013 position 88th
Best finish 13th (2012)
First race 2009 Able Body Labor 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2013 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
4 races run over 2 years
2013 position 106th
Best finish 65th (2010)
First race 2010 Smith's 350 (Las Vegas)
Last race 2013 Mudsummer Classic (Eldora)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
5 races run over 2 years
Best finish 26th (2010)
First race 2010 Vortex Brake Pads 200 (Mosport)
Last race 2011 NAPA Autopro 100 (Montreal)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 1
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Jason Bowles (born November 24, 1982 in Ontario, California), is an American stock car racing driver and the 2009 K&N Pro Series West series champion.

Early career[edit]

He made his NASCAR West Series debut in the No. 22 Sunrise Ford/Turbo Torq Ford in 2007, posting two wins – one at California Speedway and the other at Miller Motorsports Park – on his way to becoming Rookie of the Year. For 2008 he recorded four wins and five poles, finishing second in the points. In 2009 Bowles won at Phoenix International Raceway, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and Infineon Raceway, recorded 3 poles, on his way to winning the Camping World West Series championship.

Showdown and Nationwide[edit]

For 2010 he no longer had a full-time ride, instead running partial schedules in the K&N Pro Series West and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He entered the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale winning on a late race pass, the biggest win of his career.

2011 Nationwide car

He made his NASCAR Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway in 2009 for Specialty Racing crashing out and finishing 31st. In 2010 he finished 25th in the spring Phoenix race for RAB Racing. Bowles also ran in three truck races in 2010 with a best finish of 16th. He ran 3 Nationwide Series races with Rusty Wallace Racing in 2011 in the #64 Toyota. For 2012 he moved up to the Nationwide Series full-time with MacDonald Motorsports, competing for Rookie of the Year in the No. 81;[1] he finished 13th in season points.[2]

In qualifying for the 2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, Bowles substituted for Brian Vickers in the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota in qualifying and practice, as Vickers ran both the Sonoma race and the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America.[3]

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.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Canadian Tire Series[edit]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former NASCAR K&N West Series champion to race No. 81 for MacDonald Motorsports in 2012". MacDonald Motorsports PR. February 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ "NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Leaders, Race #33, 18th Annual Ford EcoBoost "300"" (PDF). NASCAR via Jayski.com (ESPN). November 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  3. ^ Albert, Zack (June 18, 2013). "Vickers ready for unique road racing double". NASCAR. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eric Holmes
NASCAR Camping World West Series Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Eric Holmes
Achievements
Preceded by
Joey Logano
Toyota All-Star Showdown Winner
2010
Succeeded by
Final event