Richards in a 2012 NASCAR start
|Born||March 22, 1988|
Shinnston, West Virginia
|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career|
|Current team||Clint Bowyer Racing|
|Best finish||1st in 2017|
|Finished last season||1st|
|World of Outlaws Late Model Series|
|2016, 2013, 2010, and 2009||World of Outlaws Late Model Series|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|14 races run over 1 year|
|Best finish||27th (2012)|
|First race||2012 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)|
|Last race||2012 Kentucky 300 (Kentucky)|
|NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career|
|9 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||30th (2011)|
|First race||2011 UNOH 225 (Kentucky)|
|Last race||2012 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)|
Josh Richards (born March 22, 1988) is an American professional stock car racing driver from Shinnston, West Virginia. 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).
Dirt track racing
Richards raced the house car for his father's Rocket Chassis team in national dirt late model series for eleven years until 2016. He won World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2009, 2010, and 2013. 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. He switched to Clint Bower Racing in 2019, remaining in a Rocket chassis. As of 2019, Richards has over 100 wins in Lucas Oil and World of Outlaws competition.
Richards raced in eight NASCAR Truck races in 2011 with a top finish of thirteenth at Talladega. In 2012, he raced in one Truck race and fourteen Nationwide races. His best Nationwide finish was a sixteenth finish at Daytona. 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.
- Pope, Thomas (October 2019). Why the House Usually Wins. Speedway Illustrated. pp. 66–70.
- "Driver Josh Richards Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
- Staff, SPEED SPORT (27 November 2018). "Josh Richards Joins Clint Bowyer Racing". SPEED SPORT. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
- 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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