Jeff Krogh

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Jeff Krogh
Born (1972-03-21) March 21, 1972 (age 45)
Kamiah, Idaho, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish 59th (1996)
First race 1996 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (Sonoma)
Last race 1996 Dura Lube 500 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
56 races run over 3 years
Best finish 25th (1998)
First race 1997 Hardee's Fried Chicken 250 (Richmond)
Last race 1999 DieHard 250 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of December 12, 2012.

Jeff Krogh (born March 21, 1972 in Kamiah, Idaho) is a former American professional race car driver, who competed in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series and the NASCAR Winston West Series. He was seriously injured in a crash during the 1999 Busch Grand National season and never returned to competition.

Personal life[edit]

Krogh was born in Kamiah, Idaho in 1972. Brother of fellow NASCAR driver Mark Krogh, he is married to Karla and has one child.[1]

Career[edit]

Winston West and Winston Cup Series[edit]

After starting his career at local tracks in the western United States, Krogh moved up to the NASCAR Winston West Series (now the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Western Division) in 1996. Competing full-time in the series, he competed in 14 of the 15 events that season, finishing second in both the championship chase and the Rookie-of-the-Year competition to Lance Hooper.[2]

Krogh was credited as scoring a single victory over the course of the season. This was in the first of two races the Winston West Series ran during the season at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, California; the event was a combination event with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Save Mart Supermarkets 300.[3] Krogh qualified 28th for the race;[4] he finished 35th overall in the event, but first among Winston West competitors;[3][5] a second combination race later that year at Phoenix International Raceway saw Krogh finishing 41st overall and second among Winston West Series drivers to eventual champion Hooper;[3][6] these were the only Winston Cup events he would compete in.[7]

Busch Series[edit]

Following the 1996 season, Krogh, along with his brother, moved to the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, still competing for his family's race team. Over the next three years, he competed in 57 events, with a best finish of fifth at Texas Motor Speedway in 1998.[7]

In July 1999, during final practice for an event at The Milwaukee Mile, Krogh's car was involved in an accident; he suffered severe head injuries, placing Krogh into a coma for a month.[7] Moved to a specialist hospital in Colorado for treatment before returning home that December,[8][9] Krogh spent over a year in recovery and rehabiliation. He was able to return to normal life, but has no memory of the accident, and never competed in racing competition again.[7][10]

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]

Busch Series[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Krogh continues to improve". NASCAR Online. September 1, 1999. Archived from the original on 2000-08-21. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ Preview & Press Guide 1997, p.395
  3. ^ a b c Preview & Press Guide 1997, p.396
  4. ^ "Krogh Pushes Way Into Race". The Fresno Bee. Fresno, CA. May 5, 1996. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ Preview & Press Guide 1997, p.266
  6. ^ Preview & Press Guide 1997, p.250
  7. ^ a b c d Aumann, Mark (January 11, 2006). "Countdown: Idaho". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  8. ^ Utter, Jim (July 30, 1999). "Krogh makes progress in rehabilitation". ThatsRacin.com. The Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on 2001-11-12. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  9. ^ "Jeff Krogh Condition Update". RacingWest. January 12, 2000. Archived from the original on May 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  10. ^ Kallmann, Dave (June 29, 2000). "Krogh making lots of progress after crash at 'Mile'". Racing Beat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2001-03-08. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
Bibliography
  • Bob Kelly, ed. (1997). The Official NASCAR Preview and Press Guide 1997. Charlotte, NC: UMI Publications. ASIN B002I7L7UU. 

External links[edit]

  • Jeff Krogh driver statistics at Racing-Reference