Josh Richards

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Josh Richards
Josh Richards 39 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Richards in a 2012 NASCAR start
BornJoshua Richards
(1988-03-22) March 22, 1988 (age 33)
Shinnston, West Virginia
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career
Current teamClint Bowyer Racing
Car number14
Championships2017
Best finish1st in 2017[1]
Finished last season3rd
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 Camping World 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
Statistics current as of August 30, 2020.

Joshua 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 champion in 2017. 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 Nationwide Series.[2]

Racing career[edit]

NASCAR and ARCA[edit]

Richards' 2012 Xfinity car at Road America

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-place 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.[3]

Dirt track racing[edit]

Richards emerging from his 2018 Late Model

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 the 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 Bowyer Racing in 2019, remaining in a Rocket chassis.[4][1] As of 2019, Richards has over 100 wins in Lucas Oil and World of Outlaws competition.[1] Richards won his third dirt late model race of 2020 at Eldora Speedway by winning the $10,000 opening night of the Intercontinental Classic against a field of invitation-only drivers.[5]

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.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts Ref
2012 Go Green Racing 39 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL
30
DAR
25
IOW
34
CLT
34
DOV
22
MCH
30
ROA
31
KEN
20
DAY
16
NHA
24
CHI
20
IND BRI
19
ATL RCH CHI KEN
21
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 27th 256 [6]
Randy Hill Racing 08 Ford IOW
34
GLN CGV

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World 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 25 NCWTC Pts Ref
2011 Kyle Busch Motorsports 15 Toyota DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN
29
IOW ATL
21
CHI NHA 30th 166 [7]
18 NSH
22
IRP
22
POC MCH
51 BRI
17
KEN
34
LVS TAL
13
MAR
28
TEX HOM
2012 Wauters Motorsports 5 Ford DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR
17
TEX PHO HOM 98th 01 [8]

1 Ineligible for series points

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2009 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy GRE
4
TRI IOW SBO GLN NHA TMP ADI LRP 32nd 360 [9]
Dave Davis Motorsports 03 Chevy NHA
18
Dodge DOV
24
2010 1 Chevy GRE SBO IOW
6
MAR
28
NHA LRP LEE GRE NHA DOV 39th 221 [10]

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts Ref
2007 Tony Stewart Racing 20 Chevy DAY USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW POC MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF
3
CHI SLM TAL TOL 102nd 215 [11]
2009 Venturini Motorsports 25 Chevy DAY SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW KEN
32
BLN POC ISF CHI TOL 120th 165 [12]
15 DSF
27
NJE SLM KAN CAR
2010 Ken Schrader Racing 99 Chevy DAY
42
PBE SLM TEX TAL TOL POC 76th 245 [13]
RAB Racing 99 Ford MCH
36
IOW
Venturini Motorsports 55 Chevy MFD
13
POC BLN NJE ISF CHI DSF TOL SLM KAN CAR
2011 25 Toyota DAY TAL SLM TOL NJE CHI
3
POC 36th 615 [14]
Chevy ISF
9
MAD DSF SLM KAN TOL
15 Toyota MCH
10
WIN BLN IOW IRP POC

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. ^ McWilliams, Chris (10 February 2013). "Josh Richards Returns Full-Time to WoO Late Models With New Sponsor". OneDirt. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Staff, SPEED SPORT (27 November 2018). "Josh Richards Joins Clint Bowyer Racing". SPEED SPORT. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Intercontinental Classic at Eldora Speedway". Intercontinental Classic. September 10, 2020. Event occurs at 21:45. FloRacing.
  6. ^ "Josh Richards – 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Josh Richards – 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "Josh Richards – 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Josh Richards – 2009 NASCAR Camping World East Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  10. ^ "Josh Richards – 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  11. ^ "Josh Richards – 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  12. ^ "Josh Richards – 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  13. ^ "Josh Richards – 2010 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "Josh Richards – 2011 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2020.

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