Patrick Sheltra

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Patrick Sheltra
Nationality United States American
Born (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 31)
Indiantown, Florida, U.S.
ARCA Racing Series
Years active 2005–2011
Starts 88
Wins 3
Poles 0
Best finish 1st in 2010
Championship titles
2010 ARCA Racing Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
6 races run over 4 years
Best finish 72nd (2011)
First race 2008 Hefty Odor Block 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2011 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 103rd (2007)
First race 2007 Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200 (Atlanta)
Last race 2011 Coca-Cola 250 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of March 4, 2012.

Patrick Sheltra (born May 14, 1986 in Indiantown, Florida) is an American professional race car driver and owner. Sheltra was the 2010 ARCA Racing Series season champion.

Personal life[edit]

Sheltra was born in Indiantown, Florida on May 14, 1986.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Starting to race at local tracks in 2001,[1] Sheltra moved up to the ARCA Re/MAX Series in 2005, starting his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.[1] Running his first full season in the series in 2007,[1] he ran the next three seasons of the series as well; a wreck in the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway in 2009 resulted in his being briefly hospitalized.[3]

Competing for the family-owned Sheltra Motorsports team, Sheltra ran his final full season of ARCA Racing Series competition in 2010, scoring two victories and 17 top-10 finishes on his way to winning the season title, his first national championship in the series.[4][5] Driving the #60 Toyota, Sheltra won the championship by a 20-point margin over Craig Goess, Jr, becoming the first owner-driver to win the ARCA championship since Benny Parsons achieved the feat in 1969.[6]

In addition to his career in ARCA, Sheltra ran a single NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event in 2007, and made his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008, running five races in the series over the next three years.[1] In 2011, Sheltra drove the No. 41 Ford for Rick Ware Racing in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.[7][8] In addition, he assumed responsibility for the operation of the family race team, Sheltra Motorsports, which ran Venezuelan driver Milka Duno for the majority of the 2011 ARCA Racing Series season.[9]

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.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Patrick Sheltra Driver Profile". Official site. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Sheltra". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Injured ARCA Drivers Released". ESPN. February 9, 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Sheltra wins ARCA series title". ESPN. October 9, 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  5. ^ "ARCA: Dillon Wins The Rock; Sheltra Takes Title". SPEED Channel. October 20, 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  6. ^ Pearce, Al (October 12, 2010). "ARCA: Patrick Sheltra claims title as Childress’s grandson wins race". AutoWeek. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  7. ^ "Patrick Sheltra pairs with Rick Ware Racing". NBC Sports. February 15, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  8. ^ "2010 Champ Sheltra Lands Nationwide Role for Daytona with Rick Ware Racing, No. 41 Ford". ARCA. February 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  9. ^ Whitehead, Bill (January 25, 2011). "Sheltra driving toward new NASCAR deal". The Sebastian Sun via TCPalm. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  10. ^ "Patrick Sheltra - 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  11. ^ "Patrick Sheltra - 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  12. ^ "Patrick Sheltra - 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  13. ^ "Patrick Sheltra - 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  14. ^ "Patrick Sheltra - 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  15. ^ "Patrick Sheltra - 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Justin Lofton
ARCA Racing Series champion
2010
Succeeded by
Ty Dillon