Justin Grant

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Justin Grant walking at Kokomo Speedway in 2018

Justin Grant is an American racing driver from Ione, California.

Racing career[edit]

Midget Racing[edit]

Grant spent his early career racing midgets in California. At the age of 16, he was crowned the 2007 Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) Midget champion.[1]

Chili Bowl[edit]

Grant was tapped to drive the #39BC for Clauson-Marshall Racing in the 2017 Chili Bowl. He won his preliminary qualifying night and started on the pole of the Saturday night feature, where he ultimately finished third behind Christopher Bell and Daryn Pittman.

Sprint Car racing[edit]

Grant poses for photographers in victory lane at Kokomo Speedway in 2018
Grant does a fist pump after winning at Kokomo Speedway in 2018
Grant set fast time in his USAC Silver Crown Car at Madison International Speedway in 2018

Grant moved to Indiana in 2009 at the age of 18, initially living and working in sprint car owner Jeff Walker's shop.[2] In 2010, he was named USAC National Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, driving for car owner Kenny Baldwin. Over the next several years, he spent time driving for owners Walker, Baldwin, Mark Hery, Rick Pollock, Andrew Elson, Tony Epperson, and Steve & Carla Phillips.

At the tail end of the 2016 season, Grant joined Sam McGhee Motorsports and entered the most successful period of his USAC career, recording 18 top-five finishes in his first 21 USAC races with the team.[3]

Silver Crown Racing[edit]

In 2017, Grant's car owner Chris Carli teamed up with Hemelgarn Racing in the USAC Silver Crown series.[4] After becoming the first driver in USAC history to win the midget and sprint car openers in the same year, Grant had a chance to become the only driver to win the opener for all three series, but engine trouble in the Sumar Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track left that honor unclaimed.[5]

Motorsports career results[edit]

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USAC Sprint Car results[edit]

Year Team Car # 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 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 Rank Points
2012 Hery 40 OCA
OCA
C
OCA
3
GAS
ELD
LAW
C
LPS
TSS
BLM
THAT
LER
GRND
DNP
NES
DNP
BDS
PRS
WIL
ANG
GAS
DNQ
KOK
DNQ
LAW
THAT
LPS
BLM
TSS
EAG
10
VAL
US36
OSK
OSK
I96
HAR
KOK
DNQ
KOK
21
KOK
DNQ
TCS
THAT
RIV
TSS
ELD
DNP
LAW
DCRP
DCRP
CAN
CAN
PAS
DNP
PAS
DNP
2013 Walker 11 OCA
16
OCA
21
OCA
13
LAW
13
ELD
C
GAS
20
US36
C
EAG
C
KOK
DNQ
KOK
DNP
KOK
DNP
34R
4
THAT
14
I30
DNP
RIV
DNP
TSS
DNP
Pollock 21x TSS
DNQ
BLM
DNP
GRND
DNP
PVS
C
PRS
DNP
SUS
DNP
THAT
C
I96
DNP
LPS
DNP
THAT
23
LPS
DNQ
BLM
7
TSS
C
OSK
5
Elson 27a GAS
14
KOK
24
LAW
7
ELD
8
LAW
5
Baldwin 5 CAN
15
CAN
3
PAS
10
PAS
DNF
2014 Hery 40 OCA
6
OCA
2
LAW
1
ELD
8
GAS
12
TSS
6
EAG
2
JUN
10
THAT
20
GRND
4
LIN
C
NES
7
PRS
7
SUS
C
AMS
C
DCS
8
ANG
14
LPS
DNP
GAS
2
KOK
2
LAW
C
THAT
6
LPS
DNF
BLM
7
TSS
20
KOK
22
KOK
2
KOK
6
TSS
DNP
THAT
13
ELD
3
LAW
4
PAS
15
PAS
26
CAN
10
CAN
6
7th 1508
2015 Hery 40 OCA
5
OCA
12
OCA
6
EAS
22
EAS
4
LAW
9
BLM
15
TSS
19
EAG
DNP
LAK
DNP
ELD
DNF
ELD
1
GAS
11
NES
12
PRS
8
SUS
7
LPS
DNP
GAS
19
LAW
3
10th 1282
Baldwin 5 THAT
8
LPS
DNQ
TSS
8
AMS
DNF
CED
4
ANG
6
KOK
DNP
KOK
13
KOK
24
KOK
7
THAT
14
TSS
21
ELD
DNQ
LAW
13
PAS
9
PAS
18
PAS
11
ARI
DNQ
ARI
17
2016 Baldwin 5 OCA
7
OCA
6
OCA
5
LAW
9
BLM
15
TSS
12
MON
10
ELD
17
ELD
DNP
14th 1073
Epperson 2E GAS
15
BRO
DNP
THAT
10
GRND
DNP
LIN
DNP
LIN
DNP
NES
DNP
PRS
DNP
SUS
DNP
JAC
DNP
EAG
DNP
LAK
DNP
LAK
DNP
LPS
DNP
Phillips 71p GAS
15
KOK
DNQ
LAW
6
LPS
17
BLM
DNQ
TSS
DNP
THAT
DNP
Sam McGhee 17 BAD
3
BAD
2
KOK
5
KOK
8
KOK
6
KOK
2
TSS
8
ELD
1
LAW
5
THAT
5
ARI
DNP
ARI
DNP
PAS
DNP
PAS
DNP
PAS
DNP
2017 Sam McGhee 11 OCA
C
OCA
1
OCA
2
LAW
3
BLM
4
TSS
3
PLY
1
MON
C
ELD
1
ELD
4
GRA
C
PEV
C
THAT
C
I80
3
KNX
1
GRND
5
LIN
20
WGS
4
PRS
2
SUS
3
THAT
C
LPS
C
KOK
DNF
LAW
14
GAS
8
BLM
16
TSS
4
LPS
6
LAK
2
RAN
3
KOK
DNQ
KOK
22
KOK
8
KOK
6
THAT
4
TSS
10
ELD
5
MON
DNF
LAW
3
THAT
7
ARI
19
ARI
8
PAS
9
PAS
4
PAS
2
2nd 2284

*Season still in progress

USAC Midget results[edit]

Year Team Car # 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 Rank Points
2016 Gardner 38 DUQ
DNQ
KOK
C
KOK
C
MON
DNP
GAS
13
LPS
DNP
BLM
DNP
LAW
DNP
KOK
DNP
RIV
DNP
RIV
DNP
JEF
DNP
SOL
DNP
BHB
DNP
BHB
DNP
SUS
C
PVS
C
LAN
DNP
LIN
C
ELD
DNP
GRA
DNP
GRA
DNP
GRA
DNP
WCS
DNQ
VEN
DNP
DUQ
DNP
- -
2017 Clauson-Marshall 39BC DUQ
1
KOK
6
KOK
20
GRA
C
MON
7
GAS
15
LPS
5
BLM
2
LAW
7
KOK
4
MAC
4
LIN
6
SPR
11
JEF
22
SOL
2
BHB
5
BHB
7
SUS
1
PVS
DNF
LANC
DNF
LIND
5
ELD
DNF
WCS
C
BAK
5
VEN
7
5th 1316
2018 Clauson-Marshall 17BC DUQ
5
KOK
5
KOK
C
MON
17
GAS
C
LPS
2
BLM
C
LAW
DNF
KOK
DNF
RDR
6
SOL
3
JEF
1
JEF
9
SWT
7
PVS
DNF
LIND
LANC
SUS
ELD
BAK
VEN
5th* 679*

*Season still in progress

USAC Silver Crown results[edit]

Year Team Car # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2015 Chris Carli 8 TOL
DNP
IND
5
IRP
DNP
IOW
DNP
THAT
6
IRP
DNP
BHB
3
SPR
17
DUQ
4
ELD
6
SYR
8
9th 304
2016 Chris Carli 8 THAT
2
TOL
C
IND
16
IRP
6
WGS
5
GMP
6
IRP
7
SAL
5
SPR
C
DUQ
19
ELD
2
3rd 474
2017 Hemelgarn Racing 91 THAT
22
PHX
DNF
IND
C
IRP
DNF
WGS
9
IRP
6
TOL
10
SAL
7
SPR
1
DUQ
6
ELD
6
4th 470
2018 Hemelgarn Racing 91 PHX
3
THAT
1
TOL
10
IND
DNF
IRP
6
MAD
3
SAL
6
SPR
3
DUQ
IRP
ELD
2nd* 446*

*Season still in progress

Chili Bowl results[edit]

Prelim Night Championship Night
Year Team Car # Heat Start Heat Finish Feature Start Feature Finish Feature Start Feature Finish
2012 Gardner 35 1 1 14 C-main C-main (7)
2015 Gardner 38 3 2 10 17 C-main (14) C-main (DNF)
2016 Gardner 38 6 2 9 8 23 DNF
2017 Clauson-Marshall Racing 39BC 8 3 1 1 1 3
2018 Clauson-Marshall Racing 39BC 4 1 2 1 4 7

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