Max Gresham

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Max Gresham
Born (1993-04-30) April 30, 1993 (age 25)
Stockbridge, Georgia
Achievements 2011 K&N Pro Series East Champion
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
53 races run over 4 years
2014 position 32nd
Best finish 16th (2013)
First race 2011 Smith's 350 (Las Vegas)
Last race 2014 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0
Statistics current as of October 31, 2014.

Max Gresham (born April 30, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He was the winner of the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship.

Personal life and early career[edit]

Born in Stockbridge, Georgia in 1993, Gresham's racing career started at age 8.[1] He has won track championships at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, and won the Legends Car Semi-Pro National Championship in 2006 at the age of 13.[1] He graduated from high school in 2011.[2]

Racing career[edit]

K&N Pro Series East and ARCA Racing Series[edit]

Starting in 2009 and running through the 2011 racing season, Gresham competed in the K&N Pro Series East, a NASCAR regional touring series, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.[3] He won four races during his career in the K&N Pro Series East, with the first coming at South Boston Speedway in April 2010; he also won once in twelve starts in the ARCA Racing Series, at Mansfield Motorsports Park.[1]

In 2011, Gresham won the K&N Pro Series East series championship by 63 points over Darrell Wallace, Jr.[4][5] Gresham's K&N Pro Series East championship was the second won by Joe Gibbs Racing, following the team's winning the 2007 series championship with Joey Logano.[4][5]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Gresham at Rockingham in 2012

Gresham made his debut in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[2][3] He made three starts late in the season in the series, finishing 54th in the final season standings,[6] in preparation for 2012, when he will be competing for Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 24 for Joe Denette Motorsports as a teammate to four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday, Jr.[3] However, Gresham's performance in the Trucks failed to live up to expectations, and he parted ways with JDM after eight races in the 2012 season.[7] He signed with Eddie Sharp Racing to run selected races later in the year shortly thereafter;[8] he returned to ESR for the full 2013 season.[9] His team ESR shut down midway the season, but his ride was secured by SGR allowing him to finish the season. He finished 16th in the point standings, including a best finish of 3rd at Charlotte.

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.)

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
2011 Turn One Racing 66 Chevy DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS
25
TAL MAR
25
TEX HOM
31
54th 51
2012 Joe Denette Motorsports 24 Chevy DAY
26
MAR
19
CAR
18
KAN
22
CLT
24
DOV
30
TEX
21
KEN
30
IOW CHI POC MCH BRI 24th 291
Eddie Sharp Racing 8 Chevy ATL
22
IOW KEN
23
LVS TAL MAR
11
TEX
12
PHO HOM
23
2013 DAY
24
MAR
30
CAR
16
KAN
25
CLT
3
DOV
28
TEX
22
KEN
31
IOW
15
ELD
10
POC
13
16th 579
Sharp Gallaher Racing MCH
18
BRI
15
MSP
24
IOW
13
CHI
19
LVS
10
TAL
8
MAR
11
TEX
18
PHO
15
HOM
22
2014 GMS Racing 23 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT
31
DOV TEX GTW KEN
11
IOW ELD POC MCH BRI
12
MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
22
TEX
7
PHO HOM 32nd 137

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Max Gresham bio". Max Gresham Racing. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Truck Preview: Gresham more excited than nervous about debut". The Sporting News. Yahoo! Sports. October 14, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Max Gresham Joins Joe Denette Motorsports For 2012 NCWTS Season". Iowa Speedway. December 7, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Wallace Wins, Gresham Wears Crown". National Speed Sport News. September 30, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Pearce, Al (October 1, 2011). "NASCAR: Max Gresham wins K&N East Pro Series title at Dover". AutoWeek. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 Camping World Truck Series Standings". The Sporting News. AOL.com. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  7. ^ "Max Gresham and Joe Denette part ways". NBC Sports. July 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  8. ^ "Max Gresham Joins Eddie Sharp Racing for Five Races". Catchfence.com. August 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Max Gresham to return with Eddie Sharp Racing i n 2013". Eddie Sharp Racing. December 6, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ryan Truex
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Kyle Larson