Kevin Love (racing driver)

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Kevin Love
Born (1979-06-08) June 8, 1979 (age 36)
Des Moines, Iowa
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
5 races run over 1 year
Best finish 41st (2005)
First race 2005 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2005 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas
Wins Top tens Poles
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Kevin Love (born June 8, 1979) is a former NASCAR driver.[1] He ran five races in the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series season, all for Fiddleback Racing.

Racing career[edit]

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Love raced late models in North Carolina. Love was a two-time champion in the Coca-Cola Cup Late Model Stock Car Championship,[2] a member of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.[3]

Love first raced in the Hooters Pro Cup Series in 2002, driving the No. 60 Chevrolet, finishing 12th in his debut at Jennerstown Speedway.[4] He made two more starts in 2002, finishing seventh and 30th at Lonesome Pine Speedway and Concord Speedway, respectively, the latter ending with a DNF due to a mechanical failure. Love returned to the series in 2003 at Concord, but finished 28th due to another mechanical failure.[5]

In 2004, Love made his NASCAR Truck Series debut in the No. 67 Fiddleback Ford in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, starting 30th and finishing 27th at the short track, two laps down.[6] Love failed to qualify for the UAW/GM Ohio 250 at Mansfield Motorsports Park after qualifying was rained out, and the No. 67 had no owners' points,[7] and Todd Bodine took over the No. 67 for the Infineon 200 at Lowe's Motor Speedway,[8] though Love returned for his next start at Dover. He finished 24th after crashing on the frontstretch on lap 152.[9] He ran with Fiddleback again at Memphis, finishing 21st. After a 24th at the Milwaukee Mile, Love finished a career-best 11th at Kansas Speedway. However, this would be his final start in the No. 67.

In 2006, Love competed in the Pro All-Stars Series, finishing 13th in the championship.[10]

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.)

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brinster, Dick (June 5, 2004). "Chaffin holds on for truck victory". The Free Lance–Star. p. C2. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Callahan, Terry (June 25, 2001). "TRACKS: Kevin Love back in victory lane at Concord; Shaun Mangum leads points". The Auto Channel. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ Callahan, Terry (March 29, 2001). "TRACKS: Kevin Love starts over at Concord Motorsports Park". The Auto Channel. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2002 Jackaroo Sauces 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "X-1R Pro Cup Series Results (races)". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2004 Kroger 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Mayl 2004 Truck Series News Archive". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Charlotte: Todd Bodine race notes". Motorsport. May 23, 2004. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2004 MBNA America 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "2006 South Points". Pro All-Stars Series. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Kevin Love – 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 

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