Kyle Weatherman

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Kyle Weatherman
Born (1997-08-28) August 28, 1997 (age 22)
Wentzville, Missouri
Awards2015 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
11 races run over 3 years
Car no., teamNo. 51 (Rick Ware Racing)
2019 position61st
Best finish38th (2018)
First race2017 First Data 500 (Martinsville)
Last race2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
7 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 17 (Rick Ware Racing)
No. 74 (Mike Harmon Racing)
No. 53 (Jimmy Means Racing)
2019 position54th
Best finish54th (2019)
First race2019 Alsco 300 (Bristol)
Last race2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2015 position68th
Best finish68th (2015)
First race2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 18, 2019.

Kyle Jay Weatherman (born August 28, 1997) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro for Rick Ware Racing, and the No. 51 part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Ware.

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Weatherman was born in Wentzville, Missouri,[1] where he was first introduced to racing by his father and a family friend at the age of eight years old, with Kyle and brother Clayton both racing go-karts.[1] Later on, Weatherman moved up to bandolero racing. He spent four years racing Bandoleros, culminating in a national championship.[2]

At age 12, Weatherman moved to the Legends Series, in which he raced until age 15. At the same time, he participated in some IMCA dirt races. He won the Legends National Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and became the youngest driver up until that point to claim victory in that race.[3]

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

When Weatherman was 15, he made the move to the ARCA Racing Series. Running in five races that year, he recorded four top fives and a best finish of second with his family-owned team.[4] The following year, he also became a development driver for Roush Fenway Racing .[5] He made eight starts for the Roush-affiliated Roulo Brothers Racing, finding moderate success.[6] 2015 was a highly successful season as he was named Rookie of the Year,[7] won the Short-Track Championship[7] and contributed to winning the Bill France Four Crown Award, riding with Cunningham Motorsports.[8] Weatherman won all those accolades despite not running a full schedule; in fifteen races he won his first career race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, won three straight poles and led laps in ten races while posting just two finishes outside the top ten.[9] Signing on with Lira Motorsports to start 2015, Weatherman ran eight races with the team before running the next two with Mason Mitchell Motorsports. In his first race, at Madison International Speedway,[10] Weatherman led over half of the 200 laps and came home second to Josh Williams.[11] Running a few race for his own team near the end of the season, Weatherman captured the pole at Pocono and was briefly hospitalized after a hard crash with Myatt Snider in the season's final race.[12] He ended up competing in 15 of 20 events to finish seventh in points; he had seven Top 5 and nine Top 10 finishes.[13] Prior to the 2017 season, Mason Mitchell Motorsports announced that Weatherman would run ten races for the team.[14] Weatherman once again led the most laps early in the season at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.[15]

NASCAR[edit]

Weatherman teamed up with Roush Fenway Racing development team Lira Motorsports to run the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[16] In the debut race for driver and team, Weatherman qualified 21st but was hampered by a pit road penalty in the early stages of the event, resulting in a 23rd-place finish, three laps down.[17]

On October 23, 2017, it was announced that Weatherman would make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut driving Rick Ware Racing's No. 51 at Martinsville Speedway. He would also drive the car at Phoenix International Raceway.[18] A year later, Weatherman joined StarCom Racing to run the 2018 Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, driving the No. 99 car.[19] Although that was his first race appearance for the team, Weatherman had been a StarCom employee since April. Weatherman wound up making six additional starts in the No. 99, recording a best finish of 26th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[20]

In 2019, Weatherman debuted in the Xfinity Series for Rick Ware Racing, and also made a Cup start for the team at Michigan International Speedway in June.[21] Later that month at Sonoma Raceway, he qualified Premium Motorsports' No. 15 car in place of Ross Chastain, who was competing in the Truck race at Gateway.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Weatherman, the oldest child of Daryn and Lori Weatherman, was born and raised in Wentzville, Missouri, where he lived until he was 17. He then moved to Concord, North Carolina, and lived with fellow driver Chris Buescher.[23] Weatherman views Buescher, the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, as a mentor and a major influence on his career.

Weatherman has two younger siblings, one of whom is ARCA driver Clayton Weatherman.[24]

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.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup 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 36 MENCC Pts
2017 Rick Ware Racing 51 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT TAL KAN MAR
35
TEX PHO
34
HOM 45th 5
2018 StarCom Racing 99 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI
33
DAY KEN NHA
31
POC
31
GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS
26
RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN
35
MAR TEX
34
PHO HOM
35
38th 33
2019 Rick Ware Racing 51 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH
36
61st 01
Premium Motorsports 15 Chevy SON
QL
CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH
Rick Ware Racing 52 Chevy BRI
31
DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM
– Qualified for Ross Chastain

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity 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 NXSC Pts
2019 Rick Ware Racing 17 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI
28
RCH
32
TAL DOV CLT POC IND
35
TEX
34
PHO HOM 54th 35
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy MCH
34
IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR LVS
32
RCH CLT KAN
22
Jimmy Means Racing 53 Chevy DOV
35

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 NCWTC Pts
2015 Lira Motorsports 58 Ford DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
23
68th 21

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

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 ARSC Pts
2013 Weatherman Motorsports 11 Dodge DAY MOB SLM
4
TAL TOL
12
ELK POC MCH ROA WIN
4
CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD DSF IOW
2
SLM
2
KEN KAN 27th 1055
2014 Roulo Brothers Racing 99 Ford DAY MOB SLM
10
TAL TOL NJE POC MCH ELK 21st 1440
17 WIN
21
CHI
60 IRP
10
POC BLN
4
ISF MAD
7
DSF
9
SLM
11
KEN
8
KAN
2015 Cunningham Motorsports 22 Dodge DAY MOB
5
NJE
1
POC MCH CHI IOW
2
ISF
2
DSF
2*
KEN
7
KAN
2
10th 3565
Ford NSH
5
SLM
2
TAL TOL
5
WIN
4
IRP
7
POC
31
BLN
7
SLM
11*
2016 Lira Motorsports 58 Ford DAY
3
NSH
24
SLM
4
TAL
12
TOL
3
NJE
7
POC
18
MCH
12
7th 3165
Mason Mitchell Motorsports 98 Chevy MAD
2*
WIN
3
Weatherman Motorsports 10 Ford IOW
9
IRP POC
5
BLN ISF DSF SLM CHI
4
KEN
19
KAN
28
2017 Mason Mitchell Motorsports 78 Chevy DAY
8
NSH
2*
SLM
3
TAL
32
TOL ELK POC
16
MCH
14*
MAD IOW
5
IRP POC WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 27th 1040

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kyle Weatherman". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  2. ^ "Daryn Weatherman Helps his Sons Race the Big Money "100" Legend Car and Bandolero Race". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  3. ^ "Weatherman wins at The Bullring on Federal Tires". www.uslegendcars.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  4. ^ "Driver Kyle Weatherman 2013 ARCA Racing Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  5. ^ http://www.cunninghammotorsports.net/index.php?win=news&id=458
  6. ^ "Driver Kyle Weatherman 2014 ARCA Racing Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  7. ^ a b "Time to load up for Daytona...final thoughts from Kyle Weatherman". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  8. ^ "Cunningham Motorsports 22 team secures ARCA's 2015 Bill France Four Crown championship". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  9. ^ "Driver Kyle Weatherman 2015 ARCA Racing Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  10. ^ "Weatherman in Mason Mitchell's 98 car at Madison". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  11. ^ "Special Awards post Madison". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  12. ^ "Kyle Weatherman released from hospital after ARCA pileup". FOX Sports. 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  13. ^ "2016 Driver Point Standings". ARCA Racing Series. October 17, 2016. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  14. ^ "Mason Mitchell Motorsports Adds Kyle Weatherman to 2017 Lineup". ARCA Racing Press Releases. 2017-01-11. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  15. ^ "Weatherman rocks the Special Award board at Nashville; onto Salem". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  16. ^ "Driver Kyle Weatherman 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  17. ^ "NCWTS: Kyle Weatherman / Lira Motorsports Post-Race Report: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200". www.onpitroad.com. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  18. ^ "Weatherman slated to make career-first NASCAR Cup attempt at Martinsville". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  19. ^ Nguyen, Justin (June 26, 2018). "Kyle Weatherman joins StarCom Racing for Chicagoland". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  20. ^ Allaway, Phil. "Kyle Weatherman on Working Behind the Scenes, ARCA & Expedited Progression". Frontstretch. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  21. ^ Coburn, Wesley. "Kyle Weatherman Making Cup Start For Rick Ware Racing". Frontstretch. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Nos. 41, 20, 15 and 51 to start from the rear in Sonoma". NASCAR. June 23, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  23. ^ "Buescher, Weatherman go way back...both in headlines for Homestead". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  24. ^ "Clayton Weatherman". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2017-10-23.

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