Max Gresham

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Max Gresham
Born (1993-04-30) April 30, 1993 (age 24)
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]

* 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. 

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