Marc Davis (racing driver)

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Marc Davis
MarcDavis2007Nashville.jpg
Davis at Nashville Superspeedway in 2007
Born (1990-06-23) June 23, 1990 (age 26)
Silver Spring, Maryland
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
10 races run over 4 years
Best finish 76th - 2008
First race 2008 Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 (Memphis)
Last race 2011 Federated Auto Parts 300 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
3 races run over 2 years
Best finish 70th - 2009
First race 2008 Camping World 200 (Gateway)
Last race 2009 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of October 29, 2012.

Marc Davis (born June 23, 1990) is a former NASCAR developmental driver for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Davis graduated from Mooresville Christian Academy in May 2008.

Racing career[edit]

Davis grew up in Colesville, Maryland as the son of a F-1 boat racer. He began competing in BMX, achieving US-2 and Gold Cup #1 rankings. He moved to quarter midgets at age 8, followed by Junior Dragsters. He spent three years racing Bandoleros before moving to legends.[1] At age 13 he was in this third year racing legends when he won two 2003 national legends car championships in the Dirt and Road Course Young Lion divisions, becoming the first champion to win both championships in the same season.[2] He moved to Mooresville, North Carolina to pursue a career in racing.[3] He won six of twelve limited late model races for JGR at Hickory Motor Speedway in 2006.[4] His March 25, 2006 victory at the track was the track's second victory by an African American.[3]

In 2007 he recorded a season best second-place finish, five top fives, and seven top 10 finishes in thirteen events.[3] He finished ninth in points. He also competed in his first ARCA event, finishing fourth for veteran Bill Venturini.[1] He is scheduled to racing the Camping World East in 2008 along with four ARCA events.[5] He rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on February 6, 2008 for Black History Month.[3] He made his major league NASCAR debut late in 2008, driving the #81 Randy Moss Motorsports Chevrolet at Gateway International Raceway in the Craftsman Truck Series. He finished 16th.

Davis then finished the 2008 Camping World East season with a top-ten finish in Irwindale at the Toyota All-Star Showdown.

In 2009, Davis drove selected races in both the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series for his own team. In Nationwide, Davis made 5 attempts and qualified for 4 races in the #10/#36 Toyota with a best finish of 25th at Nashville Superspeedway. In the Truck Series, he attempted and qualified for 2 races in the #19 Chevrolet, finishing 18th at Martinsville and 32nd at Homestead.

For 2010, Davis has yet to make an attempt in any of NASCAR's national series. He was scheduled to drive in the Nationwide Series at Daytona for Xxxtreme Motorsport in their #58 Chevrolet, but pulled out after the death of his father. Davis returned to NASCAR in 2011, start and parking the #03 for R3 Motorsports.

Personal life[edit]

Davis currently works for Hendrick BMW in North Carolina. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marc Davis Makes Impression at Toledo Speedway; October 14, 2007, ARCA, Retrieved January 30, 2008
  2. ^ Biography, Drive for Diversity, Retrieved January 30, 2008
  3. ^ a b c d Joe Gibbs Racing's Marc Davis 'Rings In' Black History Month, January 25, 2008; Racing Milestones, Retrieved January 30, 2008
  4. ^ In Search of Diversity, Nascar Has a Prospect; July 31, 2006, New York Times, Retrieved January 30, 2008
  5. ^ Gibbs youngster Davis campaigning for Cup ride; January 24, 2008, NASCAR; Retrieved January 30, 2008
  6. ^ http://www.hendrickbmwnorthlake.com/dealership/staff.htm

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