Justin Lofton

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Justin Lofton
Born (1986-02-18) February 18, 1986 (age 32)
Brawley, California, United States
Achievements 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 2 years
Best finish 90th (2010)
First race 2009 Carfax 250 (Michigan)
Last race 2010 Dollar General 300 (Chicago)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
84 races run over 5 years
2014 position 33rd
Best finish 8th (2012)
First race 2010 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2014 Pocono Mountains 150 (Pocono)
First win 2012 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 29 2
Statistics current as of August 2, 2014.

Justin Lofton (born February 18, 1986 in Westmorland, California)[1] is an American professional off-road racing driver. He formerly competed in stock car racing, running in the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR.

Racing career[edit]

Lofton started his racing career in mountain bikes before moving to late models. He went on to run in both the NASCAR Camping World East and West Series, before landing in the ARCA Re/Max Series. In 2008, he began driving the No. 6 Toyota full-time for Eddie Sharp Racing. He earned his first career win in 2008 at Michigan International Speedway.

Lofton narrowly won the 2009 ARCA Series championship over Parker Kligerman in his sophomore season. Throughout the season, he earned six wins, fifteen top 5s, nineteen top 10s, and five poles. In 2009, Lofton also made his Nationwide Series debut at Michigan. Driving the No. 14 Lofton Cattle Toyota for CJM Racing, he qualified 19th and finished 16th.

In 2010, Lofton drove the No.7 VisitPIT.com Toyota for Red Horse Racing. He also ran a partial schedule in the Nationwide Series, driving the No. 71 Weekend Warriors TV Toyota for the same team, and the No. 27 Ford for Baker Curb Racing.

In 2010, Lofton had a best qualifying effort of third in Darlington, a best finish of third at Dover, and earned four top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the Camping World Truck Series. He finished 12th in the driver point standings. For 2011, Lofton joined defending champion team Germain Racing to drive the 77 truck. However, after Texas, Lofton and Germain parted ways. On June 22, Lofton announced on Sirius NASCAR Radio that he would return to Eddie Sharp Racing for the remainder of the season. He debuted in the No. 46 CollegeComplete.com Toyota at Kentucky Speedway on July 7 with a 15th-place finish. Starting July 22, 2011 in Nashville, Lofton returned to the No. 6 where he previously won the ARCA series in 2009 in the No. 6.

Lofton drove the full season for Eddie Sharp Racing in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 6 for the 2012 season.[2]

On May 18, 2012, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Lofton captured his first win, holding off Brad Keselowski and Todd Bodine.[3]

Off-road racing[edit]

Lofton's 2013 SST at Crandon

After the 2012 season, Lofton announced that he would be scaling back his NASCAR schedule in 2013, instead primarily competing in the new Stadium Super Truck Series being promoted by Robby Gordon.[4] He collected three wins and resulted third in the standings behind Gordon and Rob MacCachren. In 2014 he competed at the St. Petersburg, X Games Austin and Las Vegas rounds of the Stadium Super Trucks.

Justin won the Best in the Desert Mint 400 Overall and Trick Truck class in both 2015 and 2016.

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 34 35 NNSC Pts
2009 CJM Racing 14 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH
16
BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 125th 115
2010 Red Horse Racing 71 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX
37
TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA 90th 249
Baker-Curb Racing 27 Ford NHA
17
DAY CHI
26
GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM

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
2010 Red Horse Racing 7 Toyota DAY
18
ATL
20
MAR
31
NSH
20
KAN
13
DOV
3
CLT
15
TEX
23
MCH
18
IOW
15
GTY
27
IRP
29
POC
5
NSH
9
DAR
20
BRI
5
CHI
5
KEN
11
NHA
11
LVS
8
MAR
13
TAL
33
TEX
22
PHO
9
HOM
9
12th 2948
2011 Germain Racing 77 Toyota DAY
18
PHO
30
DAR
13
MAR
32
NSH
16
DOV
25
CLT
13
KAN
19
TEX
10
14th 687
Eddie Sharp Racing 46 Toyota KEN
15
IOW
12
6 NSH
15
IRP
20
POC
16
MCH
15
BRI
7
ATL
26
Chevy CHI
15
NHA
13
KEN
11
LVS
19
TAL
11
MAR
17
TEX
10
HOM
18
2012 DAY
3
MAR
4
CAR
10
KAN
7
CLT
1
DOV
10
TEX
9
KEN
14
IOW
5
CHI
21
POC
9
MCH
12
BRI
10
ATL
14
IOW
31
KEN
7
LVS
20
TAL
24
MAR
19
TEX
22
PHO
10
HOM
9
8th 710
2013 DAY
4
MAR CAR KAN CLT
10
DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH 27th 250
Sharp Gallaher Racing BRI
14
MSP IOW
19
CHI
15
LVS
18
TAL
20
MAR TEX
5
PHO HOM
2014 NTS Motorsports 9 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT
10
DOV 33rd 135
20 TEX
2
GTW KEN IOW
20
ELD POC
9
MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARSC Pts
2008 Eddie Sharp Racing 20 Dodge DAY SLM
19
IOW
36
KAN
12
CAR
43
KEN
23
TOL
14
POC
19
MCH
1
CAY
27
KEN
10
BLN
4
POC
11
NSH
5
ISF
24
DSF
12
CHI
8
SLM
12
TAL
16
13th 3975
Toyota NJE
36
TOL
12*
2009 6 DAY
3*
SLM
2*
CAR
22
TAL
1*
KEN
2*
TOL
2*
POC
2*
MCH
30*
MFD
4*
IOW
10
KEN
3
BLN
1*
POC
1*
ISF
6*
CHI
1*
TOL
1*
DSF
6
NJE
6
SLM
1*
KAN
2
CAR
3
1st 5715

Speed Energy Formula Off-Road[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

Speed Energy Formula Off-Road results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 SSTC Pts Ref
2013 PHO
11
LBH
1
LAN
9
SDG
9
SDG
9
STL
6
TOR
1
TOR
5
CRA
7
CRA
9
OCF
5
OCF
1
OCF
2
CPL 3rd 295 [5]
2014 STP
3
STP
4
LBH IMS IMS DET DET DET AUS
12
TOR TOR OCF OCF CSS MGM
8
MGM 16th 68 [6]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Justin Lofton profile, racing-reference.info; accessed July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Skinner In Eddie Sharp Racing Entry At Daytona". SPEEDtv.com. Fox Sports. February 9, 2012. Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Lofton holds on at Charlotte for first Truck win". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  4. ^ Weaver, Matt (December 29, 2012). "Justin Lofton reduces NASCAR schedule next season to focus on Stadium Truck Series championship". SBNation. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  5. ^ "2013 SST POINT STANDINGS". Speed Energy Formula Off-Road. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "2014 STANDINGS". Speed Energy Formula Off-Road. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Justin Allgaier
ARCA Re/MAX Series Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Patrick Sheltra