Jimmy Kitchens

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Jimmy Kitchens
Born (1962-04-26) April 26, 1962 (age 58)
Hueytown, Alabama
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
47 races run over 8 years
2005 position104th
Best finish43rd (2002, 2004)
First race1994 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Last race2005 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish97th (2000)
First race2000 Daytona 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of February 25, 2012.

Jimmy Kitchens (born April 26, 1962) is an American former stock car racing driver. He participated in both the Busch Series as well as the Craftsman Truck Series. In 1998, he became part of the famed Alabama Gang.[1] He was employed at Stewart Haas Racing as Ryan Newman's spotter.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

In 2000, Kitchens made his first and only career start in the Craftsman Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway. After qualifying his No. 42 Dodge Motorsports Chevrolet 25th on the grid, Kitchens led three laps, but was later involved in an accident, prompting him to finish 28th.[3]

Busch Series[edit]

Kitchens made his series debut in 1994, driving the No. 82 Sports World Ford at IRP. Kitchens started 26th, but an early accident sidetracked his run to a 27th-place finish. Kitchens next run at Rockingham in 1996, where he drove the No. 50 UAW Ford. He started 38th, but once again he got caught up in an early crash and finished 41st.

Kitchens made another start in 1998, when he piloted the No. 50 Washington-Erving Motorsports Chevy at Pikes Peak. Kitchens finished the race 32nd after his carburetor broke.

In 1999, Kitchens was hired to drive the No. 22 Air Jamaica Vacations Chevy in a limited schedule for Carroll Racing. Kitchens made six starts for the team. In the third race, at Nashville Speedway USA, Kitchens finished the race in 32nd, his first career race completed. Then, in the next start at Bristol, Kitchens scored a 29th, which ended up being his best finish of the season. After two more races, Kitchens was released, as the team cited that Kitchens had crashed out of half the races.[citation needed]

Kitchens disappeared from the Busch Series for three years, before resurfacing in 2002. Splitting his time between Moy Racing and Means Racing, Kitchens ran the most races of his career up to that point, as he made fourteen races. At Talladega, he avoided a big crash and then finished the race in 7th position, his first and only career top-10. At the next restrictor place race at Daytona, he came home with a 17th-place finish. He finished 43rd in points at the end of the season.

Kitchens added seven of starts in 2003, but only finished one race at Chicagoland, where he finished 24th. He start and parked for the other six races, and failed to qualify for four others.[4]

Kitchens made the most starts of his career in 2004 NASCAR Busch Series, sixteen. He began the year running for Davis Motorsports. In four starts for that team, his best finish was a 33rd at Daytona. Then, Kitchens made several starts Jay Robinson Racing where he was 32nd at Talladega and 43rd at Nazareth Speedway. The other ten starts came for Moy Racing. Kitchens finished 27th three times, with the best run coming at Michigan, where he finished on the lead lap, and finished 43rd again.

Kitchens only made one start in 2005 at Talladega. Driving for Jay Robinson, Kitchens qualified the No. 28 Ford in 42nd place, but finished fifteenth.

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.)

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 33 34 35 NBSC Pts Ref
1994 Zock Motorsports 82 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR HCY BRI ROU NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW SBO TAL HCY IRP
27
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR 89th 82 [5]
1996 Bobby Jones Racing 50 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR
41
RCH
DNQ
ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM 105th 40 [6]
1998 Washington-Erving Motorsports 50 Ford DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR
32
GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM 112th 67 [7]
1999 AllCar Racing 22 Chevy DAY
31
CAR
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL
30
DAR
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
NSV
32
BRI
29
TAL
42
CAL
DNQ
NHA RCH NZH
41
72nd 363 [8]
Bobby Jones Racing 55 Pontiac CLT
DNQ
DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR
Whitaker Racing 7 Chevy RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM
2002 Means Racing 52 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH
42
NSH
42
KEN 43rd 981 [9]
Moy Racing 77 Ford TAL
7
CAL RCH NHA
22
NZH
34
CLT
40
DOV MLW
24
DAY
17
CHI
36
GTY PPR IRP
27
MCH
32
BRI DAR
30
RCH
41
DOV
41
KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR
GIC-Mixon Motorsports 72 Chevy PHO
DNQ
Weber Racing 84 Chevy HOM
DNQ
2003 Stanton Barrett Motorsports 97 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH
40
KEN
43
MLW PPR
33
78th 318 [10]
Ken Alexander Racing 70 Chevy DAY
DNQ
Moy Racing 77 Ford CHI
24
NHA
Stanton Barrett Motorsports 91 Chevy IRP
37
MCH
43
BRI
43
97 DAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
GIC-Mixon Motorsports 41 Chevy DOV
DNQ
KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM
2004 Davis Motorsports 0 Chevy DAY
33
CAR
42
LVS
40
DAR
39
BRI TEX 43rd 901 [11]
Stanton Barrett Motorsports 97 Chevy NSH
DNQ
Jay Robinson Racing 39 Ford TAL
32
CAL GTY RCH
28 NZH
43
CLT DOV
Moy Racing 77 Ford NSH
39
KEN
27
MLW
27
DAY
41
CHI
DNQ
NHA
29
PPR
32
IRP
DNQ
MCH
27
BRI
37
RCH
DNQ
DOV
41
KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
MEM
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
PHO DAR HOM
DNQ
07 CAL
40
2005 Jay Robinson Racing 28 Ford DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO
QL
TAL
15
DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 104th 118 [12]
- Qualified for Derrike Cope

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 McCray Racing 42 Chevy DAY
28
HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV CIC RCH DOV TEX CAL 97th 84 [13]

Winston West Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NWWSC Pts Ref
1997 AllCar Racing 47 Ford TUS AMP SON TUS MMR LVS CAL EVG POR PPR AMP SON MMR LVS
16
63rd 115 [14]
1998 41 TUS LVS PHO CAL
10
HPT MMR AMP POR CAL PPR EVG SON MMR LVS 69th 134 [15]
2003 Christina Adair 3 Pontiac PHO
8
LVS CAL MAD TCR EVG IRW S99 RMR DCS PHO MMR 42nd 142 [16]

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 ABSC Pts Ref
1997 AllCar Racing 47 Ford DAY
23
ATL
34
SLM CLT
20
CLT
8
POC
19
MCH
5
SBS TOL KIL FRS MIN POC
21
MCH
9
DSF GTW SLM WIN CLT
38
TAL
21
ISF ATL
9
NA - [17]
1998 DAY
16
ATL
15
SLM CLT
40
MEM MCH POC SBS TOL PPR CLT
12
TAL
12
ATL
6
NA - [18]
Doc Watson 34 Ford POC
33
KIL FRS ISF ATL DSF SLM TEX WIN
1999 ML Motorsports 67 Chevy DAY
12
ATL
24
SLM AND CLT MCH
37
POC
6
TOL
11
SBS
14
BLN
31
POC
31
KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM 26th 1370 [19]
AllCar Racing 47 Pontiac CLT
25
TAL ATL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akers, Shawn A. (December 8, 1998). "BUSCH:Billy Kitchens To Drive for Bobby Allison, Dave Carroll". Motorsport.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Stewart-Haas Racing's Ryan Newman lands Jimmy Kitchens as spotter". SceneDaily.com. January 18, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "2000 Official Race Results : Daytona 250". NASCAR. February 18, 2000. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  5. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1994 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  9. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  11. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  12. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  13. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  14. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1997 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  15. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1998 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  16. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 2003 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  17. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1997 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  18. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1998 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  19. ^ "Jimmy Kitchens – 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 31, 2020.

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