Paul Menard

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Paul Menard
Paul Menard Road America 2015.jpg
Menard at Road America in 2015
Born (1980-08-21) August 21, 1980 (age 37)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Achievements 2011 Brickyard 400 winner
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
401 races run over 15 years
Car no., team No. 21 (Wood Brothers Racing)
2017 position 23rd
Best finish 14th (2015)
First race 2003 Sirius Satellite Radio at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race 2018 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
First win 2011 Brickyard 400 (Indianapolis)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 59 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
214 races run over 13 years
Car no., team No. 22 (Team Penske)
2017 position 96th
Best finish 5th (2010)
First race 2003 Trace Adkins Chrome 300 (Nashville)
Last race 2017 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Richmond)
First win 2006 AT&T 250 (Milwaukee)
Last win 2015 Road America 180 (Road America)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 96 5
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
6 races run over 2 years
2007 position 104th
Best finish 42nd (2003)
First race 2003 GNC 200 (Milwaukee)
Last race 2007 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of February 18, 2018.

Paul Menard (born August 21, 1980) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 21 Ford Fusion for Wood Brothers Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske. He is the son of Midwestern home improvement tycoon John Menard Jr., founder of the Menards chain.

Early career[edit]

No. 15 Menard's Chevrolet in 2006
Menard leads at Talladega in 2006

Menard's racing career began at the age of eight when he won the Briggs Junior Karting Class Championship in his native Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He later won the Briggs Medium Class Champion before working his way up to higher level racing. He began ice racing at the age of 15 and won 10 International Ice Racing Association events in his career. He continues to compete in IIRA events in and around Wisconsin. In the summers he raced legends cars on short tracks in Wisconsin.[1] He borrowed Bryan Reffner's Late Model for a week winning his heat race and placing around fourth in the feature.[1] He decided to build his own late model and raced the car three to four times per week.[1] In an interview with Motorsports Minute, Menard said he chose stock cars over Indy Cars because there was no feeder series for Indy Car in his native Wisconsin.[1]

In 2000, he began racing a limited schedule in the NASCAR Re/Max Challenge Series, finishing 13th in points. During his rookie season in 2001, he earned a pole and victory at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, finishing ninth in points. The 2002 season saw Menard compete in ReMax Challenge (two poles, seventh in points), SCCA Trans-Am (one front-row start, four top-10 finishes), Grand Am Cup (victories at Fontana and Phoenix) and the NASCAR Southwest Tour. He capped his season in the latter series with a last-lap pass of veteran Ken Schrader for the Phoenix victory.

In 2003, Menard joined Andy Petree Racing to compete in NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series events while still competing in ARCA. In his first ARCA start at Salem Speedway, he qualified second and finished fourth. Later that year, he started on the pole at Winchester, Indiana, and then scored his first ARCA victory at Talladega Superspeedway. He also had top finishes of ninth in the Busch race at Indianapolis Raceway Park and eighth in the Truck race at the Kansas Speedway.

2004–2008[edit]

2008 racecar

In 2004, Menard began the NASCAR Busch Series season driving the No. 33 Chevrolet. Midway through the season, he moved to Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in the #11 Chevy. 10 races later, Menard won his first career pole position at Kansas Speedway and finished 23rd in points despite no top-tens and missing seven races. With Dan Stillman as crew chief beginning in 2005, they started out by leading 57 laps at Daytona. Winning the Bud Pole Award at Talladega also had them running up front until getting caught up in a wreck. He got his first top-10 and top-five by placing fifth at the Kentucky Speedway. From there, the team went from 20th to the top-10 in points before finishing sixth on the season.

In 2006, driving the #15 car part-time for DEI, Menard scored his first top-10 finish in the NASCAR Cup Series by coming in seventh place at the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Menard also won his first Busch Series race on June 24 at his home track of the Milwaukee Mile by holding off a late race charge and bump from Cup regular Kevin Harvick. Harvick eventually caused a multi-car wreck attempting to bump him out of the way.[citation needed] Menard finished off 2006 with a sixth-place finish in the standings, tying his best finish in the standings last year (2005). He scored 16 top-10 finishes and 7 top-5 finishes in the Busch Series.

In 2007, Menard ran his first full-time Cup season. He failed to qualify for six races that season, but after DEI's merger with Ginn Racing, the owner's points were transferred from Sterling Marlin's #14 car to Menard, who was then locked into the rest of the races. His best finish of 2007 was in the Citizens Bank 400 where he finished 12th. In the Busch Series, he picked up 5 top-5 finishes. After the fall race at Charlotte, in which Menard and Tony Stewart made contact on pit road, a feud between the drivers ensued, with Tony Stewart (who drove for Menard's father John Menard in the Indy Racing League's early years) criticizing Menard's career, saying,

"You can have your father buy your ride and write DEI a big check, but you can't buy talent. And that's what John Menard's been good at his whole life, is just buying success. He's bought his son a Nextel Cup ride and he's just got enough talent to just be in the way most of the time."[citation needed]

In 2008, Menard won his first Sprint Cup Series pole at Daytona International Speedway in early July and remained in the top 35 in owner's points for the entire season. At Talladega in the fall, Menard had the best run of his career leading laps and coming home with a strong second-place finish. He also was up front for a good part of the day in the other. He finished up the season with $3,559,130 in earnings and finished 26th in points standings, a career high.

2009–2010[edit]

2010 Nationwide car at Road America
2012 Sprint Cup car

For the 2009 season, Menard moved over to the No. 98 Ford Fusion operated by Yates Racing. Menard showed limited improvement in 2009, running in the top 10 many times, only to later have problems. For example, he crashed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while running very well, and was involved in a wreck with only 40 laps to go, while running 7th. These issues lead to the team being in danger of falling out of the top 35 in points standings for much of the year. Menard's best finishes included two 13th-place finishes in the Aarons 499 at Talladega Superspeedway as well as the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, and a 15th-place finish in the Southern 500. At the second Dover race, Menard started 10th and ran in the top 10 for most of the day, only to find his car tighten up near the end of the race and come home 19th. At the end of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Menard was the only driver to not score a top 10 finish who ran all of the races. Menard ended up finishing 31st in the final point standings.

For the 2010 season, his No. 98 team moved over to Richard Petty Motorsports, due to its merger with Yates Racing. In his first start with RPM he finished 13th in the 2010 Daytona 500. He then went on to have Top 20's at Las Vegas and Fontana. The following race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Paul posted his second highest career Cup series finish with a fifth place showing followed by a few more top 20's. After that he fell from the Top 12 in points. At Charlotte, he finished eighth after running in the top 10 all race long. Menard also posted another top 10 in the circuit's 19th race at Chicagoland Speedway. At Dover International Speedway in September he ended up with a 7th-place finish. The following week he started from the second position at Kansas. While most publications rated him around 30th in the 2010 preseason, he finished 23rd in points.

In early 2010, Menard drove in the No. 90 Daytona Prototype for Spirit of Daytona Racing in the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona International Speedway. In 2010 he came close to winning the Xfinity Series race at Road America in his hometown of Wisconsin. Menard was running 7th when he was spun out on the final lap by road course specialist Tony Ave. It appeared that Menard was to blame, but footage captured by a fan showed that Owen Kelly was at fault.

2011–present[edit]

Menard moved to Richard Childress Racing in 2011, driving the No. 27.[2] On July 31, 2011, Menard won his first Sprint Cup race in his 167th start, in the Brickyard 400 at the prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He did so by making his last pit stop with 36 laps to go. He led late, but with 9 laps to go he was passed by Jamie McMurray. With four to go he regained the lead and held off Jeff Gordon, the winner of the inaugural Brickyard 400 in the final laps, having enough fuel to do so. He is the first member of the Menard family to win at Indianapolis, in any event held at the track. He also joins Trevor Bayne, Regan Smith, David Ragan, and Marcos Ambrose as first-time winners in the 2011 season.

In September 2011 at Richmond, Menard and RCR became the center of controversy when Menard spun in the waning laps. It was believed that his accident was intentional, intended to assist his teammate Kevin Harvick who later won the race against Jeff Gordon who would have won if the caution did not come out.[3]

In 2012, Menard did not perform well. He crashed during the Aaron's 499 at Talladega and went winless for 2012. In 2013, he slightly improved when he was briefly in Chase for the Sprint Cup contention. A blown engine early in the Coke Zero 400[4] caused him to be knocked out of the Chase with a few races left before the Chase began. In the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400, Menard's tire exploded upon stopping in his pit box; Menard stated, "About a lap later, they told me I was on fire. I lost my brakes, and the damned wheel blew right off."[5]

Fans waving to Menard, celebrating his third Xfinity Series win at Road America.

Menard won the Nationwide race at Michigan for his first NNS win since 2006 in June 2014. He won after Joey Logano blew a tire with 4 laps to go.

In the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, Menard won the pole for the race by drawing. He led the first 7 laps until he was involved in a big wreck, finishing 21st. The race was later won by Matt Kenseth. Menard later finished in the top 5 in Auto Club and in Talladega, and got 5 top 10s and 22 top 15s. He made the Chase for the first time in his career mostly because he had only one DNF (a blown engine in Texas), grabbing the final spot by 17 points over Aric Almirola. He was eliminated in the first round, but with Matt Kenseth's two-race suspension, Menard passed him and finished in a career-best of 14th in the standings. Also in August 2015, Menard took the checkers at Road America, holding off Blake Koch and Ryan Blaney for his third Xfinity Series win. Aside from the 2011 Brickyard 400, the win was Menard's biggest of his career, as Menard had grown up a few miles from the track.

In the 2016 Sprint Unlimited, Menard finished in a career best 3rd place, after surviving several big ones.

To start of 2017, Menard survived wrecks in the Daytona 500, and brought home a 5th place finish after a few cars ran out of gas. The next week at Atlanta, he finished 25th. Menard scored his 2nd top 10 of the year in the GEICO 500 at Talladega, finishing 9th. In the Coke Zero 400, Menard ran up front late and came home 3rd, barely behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Clint Bowyer. Menard survived most of the carnage in the Brickyard 400, but crashed in a late big one.

On July 26, 2017, Menard was announced as the replacement for Ryan Blaney in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford starting in 2018.[6]

Personal life[edit]

A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Menard is the son of Menards founder John Menard Jr.. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.[7] Majoring in business. He currently resides in the Charlotte, North Carolina area with his wife Jennifer.[8] The couple had their first child, a daughter, on March 18, 2014.[9][10]

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 Ref
2003 Andy Petree Racing 33 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
29
MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO CAR HOM 66th 76 [11]
2005 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
27
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO 71st 82 [12]
Robby Gordon Motorsports 7 Chevy HOM
QL
2006 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 15 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL
7
BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT
14
DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI
DNQ
NHA POC IND
DNQ
GLN
29
MCH
20
BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL
34
CLT MAR ATL TEX
41
PHO HOM
17
45th 669 [13]
2007 DAY
DNQ
CAL
20
LVS
32
ATL
31
BRI
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TEX
15
PHO
25
TAL
43
RCH
16
DAR
31
CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
POC
28
MCH
12
SON
DNQ
NHA
39
DAY
21
CHI
42
IND
20
POC
26
GLN
19
MCH
39
BRI
24
CAL
24
RCH
26
NHA
24
DOV
21
KAN
27
TAL
38
CLT
22
MAR
24
ATL
27
TEX
30
PHO
22
HOM
35
34th 2496 [14]
2008 DAY
22
CAL
27
LVS
22
ATL
19
BRI
32
MAR
16
TEX
17
PHO
21
TAL
14
RCH
31
DAR
36
CLT
41
DOV
22
POC
25
MCH
11
SON
34
NHA
29
DAY
15
CHI
26
IND
41
POC
42
GLN
28
MCH
24
BRI
16
CAL
37
RCH
34
NHA
21
DOV
21
KAN
27
TAL
2
CLT
26
MAR
27
ATL
31
TEX
22
PHO
26
HOM
30
26th 3151 [15]
2009 Yates Racing 98 Ford DAY
38
CAL
37
LVS
35
ATL
28
BRI
25
MAR
25
TEX
13
PHO
23
TAL
13
RCH
30
DAR
15
CLT
29
DOV
32
POC
29
MCH
34
SON
21
NHA
30
DAY
23
CHI
35
IND
29
POC
26
GLN
19
MCH
26
BRI
24
ATL
15
RCH
28
NHA
34
DOV
19
KAN
30
CAL
27
CLT
27
MAR
23
TAL
42
TEX
29
PHO
29
HOM
26
31st 2979 [16]
2010 Richard Petty Motorsports DAY
13
CAL
18
LVS
17
ATL
5
BRI
18
MAR
14
PHO
29
TEX
35
TAL
25
RCH
27
DAR
30
DOV
21
CLT
8
POC
16
MCH
25
SON
22
NHA
28
DAY
18
CHI
10
IND
14
POC
13
GLN
16
MCH
35
BRI
21
ATL
35
RCH
26
NHA
28
DOV
7
KAN
8
CAL
22
CLT
24
MAR
13
TAL
13
TEX
10
PHO
29
HOM
19
23rd 3776 [17]
2011 Richard Childress Racing 27 Chevy DAY
9
PHO
17
LVS
12
BRI
5
CAL
16
MAR
38
TEX
5
TAL
12
RCH
37
DAR
22
DOV
24
CLT
29
KAN
19
POC
14
MCH
4
SON
17
DAY
8
KEN
24
NHA
24
IND
1
POC
10
GLN
32
MCH
26
BRI
30
ATL
18
RCH
34
CHI
20
NHA
20
DOV
16
KAN
12
CLT
17
TAL
12
MAR
24
TEX
15
PHO
9
HOM
16
17th 947 [18]
2012 DAY
6
PHO
31
LVS
7
BRI
10
CAL
19
MAR
26
TEX
18
KAN
18
RCH
13
TAL
17
DAR
13
CLT
15
DOV
17
POC
9
MCH
22
SON
20
KEN
12
DAY
14
NHA
17
IND
14
POC
11
GLN
12
MCH
9
BRI
10
ATL
8
RCH
23
CHI
15
NHA
12
DOV
22
TAL
28
CLT
27
KAN
3
MAR
12
TEX
27
PHO
9
HOM
11
16th 1006 [19]
2013 DAY
21
PHO
20
LVS
10
BRI
9
CAL
8
MAR
19
TEX
17
KAN
10
RCH
13
TAL
26
DAR
19
CLT
13
DOV
20
POC
30
MCH
14
SON
14
KEN
30
DAY
43
NHA
17
IND
12
POC
32
GLN
17
MCH
4
BRI
6
ATL
24
RCH
5
CHI
22
NHA
22
DOV
18
KAN
7
CLT
24
TAL
4
MAR
22
TEX
15
PHO
16
HOM
39
17th 949 [20]
2014 DAY
32
PHO
23
LVS
3
BRI
21
CAL
9
MAR
10
TEX
9
DAR
41
RCH
24
TAL
6
KAN
17
CLT
8
DOV
10
POC
26
MCH
4
SON
5
KEN
15
DAY
16
NHA
19
IND
34
POC
33
GLN
32
MCH
4
BRI
9
ATL
18
RCH
18
CHI
21
NHA
15
DOV
16
KAN
9
CLT
42
TAL
36
MAR
14
TEX
17
PHO
23
HOM
4
21st 944 [21]
2015 DAY
25
ATL
13
LVS
12
PHO
14
CAL
4
MAR
23
TEX
41
BRI
11
RCH
15
TAL
3
KAN
18
CLT
14
DOV
8
POC
31
MCH
8
SON
13
DAY
16
KEN
15
NHA
25
IND
14
POC
11
GLN
13
MCH
12
BRI
24
DAR
26
RCH
26
CHI
17
NHA
15
DOV
25
CLT
36
KAN
19
TAL
6
MAR
15
TEX
13
PHO
13
HOM
21
14th 2262 [22]
2016 DAY
18
ATL
18
LVS
15
PHO
38
CAL
15
MAR
8
TEX
26
BRI
15
RCH
22
TAL
26
KAN
40
DOV
11
CLT
17
POC
33
MCH
18
SON
16
DAY
36
KEN
18
NHA
18
IND
10
POC
35
GLN
22
BRI
32
MCH
18
DAR
16
RCH
40
CHI
21
NHA
25
DOV
22
CLT
34
KAN
20
TAL
13
MAR
25
TEX
28
PHO
10
HOM
14
25th 678
2017 DAY
5
ATL
25
LVS
19
PHO
21
CAL
28
MAR
19
TEX
36
BRI
16
RCH
25
TAL
9
KAN
35
CLT
13
DOV
33
POC
20
MCH
22
SON
11
DAY
3
KEN
21
NHA
22
IND
16
POC
19
GLN
18
MCH
34
BRI
16
DAR
16
RCH
28
CHI
14
NHA
20
DOV
26
CLT
19
TAL
12
KAN
12
MAR
20
TEX
23
PHO
15
HOM
16
23rd 631
2018 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford DAY
6
ATL
LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH DOV CLT TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*
- Qualified for Robby Gordon
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2006 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet DNQ
2007 DNQ
2008 21 22
2009 Yates Racing Ford 19 38
2010 Richard Petty Motorsports 32 13
2011 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 19 9
2012 37 6
2013 16 21
2014 10 32
2015 21 25
2016 37 18
2017 33 5
2018 Wood Brothers Racing Ford 16 6

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 34 35 NXSC Pts Ref
2003 Andy Petree Racing 55 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH
12
KEN
14
MLW DAY CHI
37
NHA PPR
23
IRP
9
MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO
22
CAR HOM 60th 629 [23]
2004 33 DAY
32
CAR
22
LVS
21
DAR
26
BRI
28
TEX
14
NSH
16
TAL
16
CAL
28
GTY
22
RCH
33
NZH
13
CLT
19
DOV
21
NSH 23rd 2742 [24]
Michael Waltrip Racing 99 Chevy KEN
QL
MLW DAY CHI
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 11 Chevy NHA
18
PPR
12
IRP
20
MCH
DNQ
BRI
36
CAL
21
RCH
13
DOV
15
KAN
17
CLT
DNQ
MEM
11
ATL
19
PHO
14
DAR
12
HOM
34
2005 DAY
17
CAL
20
MXC
34
LVS
37
ATL
24
NSH
36
BRI
22
TEX
18
PHO
15
TAL
27
DAR
30
RCH
36
CLT
12
DOV
28
NSH
13
KEN
5
MLW
3
DAY
6
CHI
9
NHA
7
PPR
12
GTY
5
IRP
7
GLN
8
MCH
6
BRI
41
CAL
10
RCH
2
DOV
10
KAN
36
CLT
3
MEM
6
TEX
17
PHO
13
HOM
5
6th 4101 [25]
2006 DAY
38
CAL
17
MXC
5
LVS
20
ATL
10
BRI
16
TEX
7
NSH
9
PHO
17
TAL
9
RCH
8
DAR
13
CLT
24
DOV
35
NSH
5
KEN
9
MLW
1*
DAY
37
CHI
39
NHA
4
MAR
12
GTY
35
IRP
9
GLN
18
MCH
25
BRI
10
CAL
4
RCH
4
DOV
37
KAN
10
CLT
13
MEM
23
TEX
27
PHO
37
HOM
3
6th 4075 [26]
2007 15 DAY
17
CAL
37
MXC LVS
36
ATL
18
BRI NSH TEX
9
PHO TAL RCH DAR
22
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI
6
GTY IRP CGV GLN
4
MCH
7
BRI CAL RCH
40
DOV KAN
7
CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 43rd 1208 [27]
2009 Yates Racing 98 Ford DAY CAL LVS BRI
11
TEX
5
NSH PHO
14
TAL RCH DAR
DNQ
CLT
21
DOV
6
NSH KEN MLW NHA
35
DAY CHI
14
GTY IRP IOW GLN
29
MCH
10
BRI
9
CGV
15
ATL
12
RCH
13
DOV KAN CAL
11
CLT MEM TEX PHO
30
HOM
14
25th 1876 [28]
2010 Roush Fenway Racing DAY
6
CAL
19
LVS
8
BRI
11
NSH
11
PHO
7
TEX
10
TAL
8
RCH
19
DAR
10
DOV
28
CLT
18
NSH
3
KEN
32
ROA
16
NHA
9
DAY
28
CHI
11
GTY
4
IRP
9
IOW
16
GLN
17
MCH
5
BRI
13
CGV
5
ATL
9
RCH
8
DOV
7
KAN
8
CAL
12
CLT
35
GTY
9
TEX
9
PHO
13
HOM
9
5th 4467 [29]
2011 Kevin Harvick Inc. 33 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX
3
TAL NSH RCH
2
DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH
4
ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN
6
CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI
9
DOV KAN
4
CLT
8
TEX PHO HOM 102nd 01 [30]
2012 Richard Childress Racing DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX
2*
RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH
8
ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND
8
IOW GLN
8
CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI
5
KEN DOV
2
CLT KAN
16*
TEX PHO HOM 109th 01 [31]
2013 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH
3
ROA KEN DAY NHA
32
CHI IND
6
IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN
2
CLT TEX PHO HOM 98th 01 [32]
2014 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH
1
ROA KEN
4
DAY NHA
19
CHI IND
6
IOW GLN
9
MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI
11
KEN DOV KAN
4
CLT TEX PHO HOM
12
83rd 01 [33]
2015 DAY ATL
6
LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH
18
CHI DAY KEN
6
NHA IND
4
IOW GLN
9
MOH BRI ROA
1
DAR
25
RCH CHI
4
KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 88th 01 [34]
2016 2 DAY ATL
4
LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV
29
CLT POC
7
MCH
3
IOW DAY KEN NHA IND
3
IOW GLN
2
MOH BRI ROA DAR
20
RCH CHI
9
KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 95th 01
2017 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL
36
TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC
31
MCH
7
IOW DAY KEN
34
NHA IND
2
IOW GLN
5
MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH
19
CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 96th 01
2018 Team Penske 22 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM 01
- Qualified for Michael Waltrip

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman 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 NCTC Pts Ref
2003 Andy Petree Racing 33 Chevy DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW
11
KAN
8
KEN GTW
21
MCH IRP NSH BRI
21
RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO
21
TEX MAR PHO HOM 42nd 572 [35]
2007 Billy Ballew Motorsports 51 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR
33
KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 104th 64 [36]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARSC Pts Ref
2003 Andy Petree Racing 33 Chevy DAY ATL NSH SLM
4
TOL KEN CLT
34
BLN KAN MCH LER POC POC NSH ISF WIN
26
DSF CHI SLM TAL
DNQ
43rd 660 [37]
26 TAL
1*
CLT SBO
2004 33 DAY
35
NSH SLM KEN TOL CLT KAN POC MCH SBO BLN KEN GTW POC LER NSH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL 172nd 70 [38]
2007 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 15 Chevy DAY USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW POC
35
MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF CHI SLM TAL TOL 175th 55 [39]
2009 Kimmel Racing 98 Ford DAY SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL
4
POC MCH MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN CAR 105th 210 [40]

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Achievements
Preceded by
Jamie McMurray
Brickyard 400 winner
2011
Succeeded by
Jimmie Johnson