Jerry Marquis

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Jerry Marquis
Born (1956-02-14) February 14, 1956 (age 61)
Broad Brook, Connecticut, United States
Achievements 2000 Featherlite Modified Series Champion
Awards 1994 Busch North Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
First race 1995 NE Chevy Dealers 250 (Loudon)
Last race 1995 Meridian Advantage 200 (Nazareth)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 119th (1997)
First race 1997 Virginia Is For Lovers 200 (Richmond)
Last race 1997 Virginia Is For Lovers 200 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 17, 2014.

Jerry Marquis (born February 14, 1956) is a former NASCAR Driver who competed in the NASCAR Busch Series the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, The NASCAR Busch North Series and The NASCAR Featherlight Modified Series. He is from Broad Brook, Connecticut.[1]

Marquis has won 7 NASCAR Busch North Series races putting him 16th on the all-time list in the Busch North Series. His home track was Stafford Motor Speedway. Jerry Marquis was also infamous for NASCAR's former commentator Bill Weber and the "bodyguard to the stars" incident. He spun out Tony Stewart who was racing a NASCAR Modified race car that day with five laps to go and when the race was over a personal friend was pulled away by Weber and was to do an interview. Marquis declined to comment.[2]

Marquis also raced in two Busch series races for Mike Greci in the number 51 Wheels Discount Auto Chevy at Loudon and at Nazareth. He also raced in the 18 DANA Corp Truck at Richmond in 1997 driving for Kurt Roehrig. He is most notable for winning the 2000 NASCAR Winston Modified Tour Championship with sponsorship from LongView RV and Teddy Bear Pools. He won at Riverhead, Seeknook, Thompson, Waterford, and Stafford Springs.