Josh Richards

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Josh Richards
Josh Richards 39 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Richards in a 2012 NASCAR start
Born (1988-03-22) March 22, 1988 (age 31)
Shinnston, West Virginia
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career
Current teamClint Bowyer Racing
Car number14
Championships2017
Best finish1st in 2017[1]
Finished last season1st
Previous series
World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Championship titles
2016, 2013, 2010, and 2009[1]World of Outlaws Late Model Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
14 races run over 1 year
2012 position27th
Best finish27th (2012)
First race2012 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Last race2012 Kentucky 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
9 races run over 2 years
Best finish30th (2011)
First race2011 UNOH 225 (Kentucky)
Last race2012 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Josh Richards (born March 22, 1988) is an American professional stock car racing driver from Shinnston, West Virginia.[2] He currently races dirt Late Models in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series where he was the 2017 champion. Richards was a four-time champion in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (2016, 2013, 2010, and 2009).

Richards has raced on asphalt. He competed in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and peaked with 14 starts in the 2012 NASCAR Xfinity Series.[2]

Dirt track racing[edit]

Richards raced the house car for his father's Rocket Chassis team in national dirt late model series for eleven years until 2016.[1] He won World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2009, 2010, and 2013.[1] He raced for Best Performance Motorsports in 2016 and won the World of Outlaws championship in a Rocket chassis as well as the 2017 Lucas Oil championship.[1] He switched to Clint Bower Racing in 2019, remaining in a Rocket chassis.[3][1] As of 2019, Richards has over 100 wins in Lucas Oil and World of Outlaws competition.[1]

NASCAR career[edit]

Richards raced in eight NASCAR Truck races in 2011 with a top finish of thirteenth at Talladega.[2] In 2012, he raced in one Truck race and fourteen Nationwide races.[2] His best Nationwide finish was a sixteenth finish at Daytona.[2] He made a few dirt late model starts in 2012, and switch back to late models in 2013 after he had no stock car ride.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Pope, Thomas (October 2019). Why the House Usually Wins. Speedway Illustrated. pp. 66–70.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Driver Josh Richards Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Staff, SPEED SPORT (27 November 2018). "Josh Richards Joins Clint Bowyer Racing". SPEED SPORT. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. ^ McWilliams, Chris (10 February 2013). "Josh Richards Returns Full-Time to WoO Late Models With New Sponsor". OneDirt. Retrieved October 12, 2019.

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