|Born||December 11, 1977|
Eastaboga, Alabama, United States
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Best finish||89th *1995)|
|First race||1995 Kroger 200 (IRP)|
Kevin Ray (born December 11, 1977 in Eastaboga, Alabama) is an American stock car racing driver. Son of Johnny Ray, he is a former competitor in the NASCAR Busch Series and ARCA Racing Series, and was director of business operations for Turner Scott Motorsports.
Ray began his racing career in midget cars at age 7, scoring his first win at age 11. Mentored by Donnie Allison, he entered competition in the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Supercar Series in 1994 at the age of 16, making his debut at Atlanta International Raceway, finishing 38th. He went on to run 20 races in the series between 1994 and 2004, posting a best finish of fourth at Talladega Superspeedway in 1995.
In 1995, Ray made his debut in NASCAR competition, competing in the Busch Series – now the Xfinity Series – at Indianapolis Raceway Park in a car owned by his father, starting 35th and finishing 21st in what would prove to be his only race in the series. He attempted four additional races in the series between 1995 and 2003, driving for his family team and for Sadler Brothers Racing, but failed to qualify for any of them.
In 2004, Ray signed with Donlavey Racing to drive the team's No. 90 Ford in the Nextel Cup Series for six races, sponsored by Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Attempting his first race at Dover International Speedway, the team failed to pass inspection; the team stepped back to ARCA, racing at Pocono Raceway in Ray's final start in the series, before the deal fell apart. Ray's No. 90 Ford was named the fifth scariest NASCAR paint scheme of all time by ESPN The Magazine in 2008.
Personal life and post-career
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Nextel Cup Series
|NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results|
|NASCAR Busch Series results|
|1999||Sadler Brothers Racing||95||Chevy||DAY||CAR||LVS||ATL||DAR||TEX||NSV||BRI||TAL||CAL||NHA||RCH||NZH||CLT||DOV||SBO||GLN||MLW||MYB||PPR||GTY||IRP||MCH||BRI||DAR||RCH||DOV||CLT||CAR||MEM
|2003||Sadler Brothers Racing||95||Ford||DAY||CAR||LVS||DAR||BRI||TEX||TAL
- McCollister, Tom. (February 12, 1995) "Rays hope teen Kevin's debut will be better than his father's". Atlanta: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, page C5.
- Schmitz, Brian. (February 11, 1995) "Kevin Ray Is Following His Father's Career Track". Orlando, FL: Orlando Sentinel. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Kevin Ray - ARCA Racing Series Results. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Kevin Ray - NASCAR Nationwide Series Results. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Kevin Ray - NASCAR Busch Series / Nationwide Series DNQs. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Jenkins, Chris. (May 26, 2004) "Edgy sponsor name OK'd by NASCAR". USA Today. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Strickland, Bran. (June 4, 2004) "Eastaboga's Ray to make Cup debut". Talladega, AL: The Daily Home. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Strickland, Bran. (June 5, 2004) "Ray's debut postponed". Talladega, AL: The Daily Home. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- "Where is the #90 car?" in #90 Team News and Links Page. Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site. ESPN. June 12, 2004. Accessed 2013-02-26. Archived from the original.
- McGee, Ryan. (November 1, 2008) "Halloween got you spooked? Get a load of these monsters". ESPN The Magazine. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Adamson, Scott. (October 16, 1999) "Kevin Ray Earns His Spot in Racing". Talladega, AL: The Daily Home. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Strickland, Bran and Joe Medley. (October 31, 2009). "NASCAR notebook". Anniston, AL: The Anniston Star. Accessed 2013-02-26.
- Spencer, Lee (January 15, 2014). "Kevin Ray to run business ops at Turner Scott Motorsports". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
- Kevin Ray driver statistics at Racing-Reference