Paul Wolfe

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Paul Wolfe
Paul Wolfe and his son Caden Paul 2014-06-07 21-23.jpg
Wolfe and son Caden Paul
BornPaul Stuart Wolfe
(1977-04-24) April 24, 1977 (age 42)
Milford, New York
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
16 races run over 3 years
Best finish52nd (2005)
First race2003 Stacker 200 (Dover)
Last race2005 Emerson Radio 250 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of October 9, 2011.

Paul Stuart Wolfe (born April 24, 1977) is an American NASCAR crew chief and former driver. The second son of Charles F. Wolfe, Jr. and Susan M. (Farmer) Wolfe. Wolfe graduated from Milford Central School in 1995. He competed in the NASCAR Busch North Series between 2000 and 2004, and in the Busch Series between 2003 and 2005.

NASCAR career[edit]

In 2005, Wolfe was slated to drive the No. 6 Dodge Charger for Evernham Motorsports. In the first four events, Wolfe failed to finish in the top twenty-five once and did not qualify for a race at Mexico City's Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. He was immediately replaced by Jeremy Mayfield and Kasey Kahne, with team owner Ray Evernham stating that the team "felt it was necessary at this time to make some changes to ensure [it is] competitive." He remained under contract with the team and returned to race the car in three more events later in the year, finishing in the top-ten at Nashville Superspeedway in his final race with the team. Afterwards, he signed with FitzBradshaw Racing; he raced both the No. 40 and No. 12 Dodges in a combined five races, with his best finish being 23rd. He then worked with FitzBradshaw as crew chief on the #12 and No. 22 Dodge Chargers driven in the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series by 2006 ROTY Ruben Pardo and John Freeman.

In 2008, Wolfe worked with Braun Racing as crew chief of the No. 38 Toyota driven by Jason Leffler in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

In 2009, Wolfe worked as crew chief for CJM Racing while Mike Bliss was driving CJM's No. 11 car.

In 2010, Wolfe joined Penske Racing as crew chief of Brad Keselowski's No. 22 Dodge. Paul Wolfe and Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide series championship in 2010, giving Roger Penske his first NASCAR title of any kind.[citation needed]

In 2011, Wolfe remained with Penske, reuniting with Keselowski in the Sprint Cup Series, replacing Jay Guy. Paul and Brad got their first victory together in the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, edging Dale Earnhardt Jr. by stretching their fuel mileage. Later in the season, the duo also won at Pocono, and Bristol, propelling the No. 2 team into the Chase.

In 2012, Wolfe lead Penske Racing to its first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, and making Wolfe the first NASCAR Crew Chief to win championships in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series.[citation needed]

On March 2, 2014, Wolfe's wife Aleah gave birth to their first child, Caden Paul. As a result, Wolfe did not serve as Keselowski's crew chief at The Profit on CNBC 500 that day.[1]

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.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch 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 NBSC Pts Ref
2003 Tommy Baldwin Racing 6 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
16
KAN CLT MEM ATL
19
PHO CAR HOM 89th 221 [2]
2004 DAY
36
CAR
DNQ
LVS
18
DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA
12
PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 77th 291 [3]
2005 Evernham Motorsports DAY
26
CAL
26
MXC
DNQ
LVS
30
ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH
37
CLT DOV
16
NSH
10
KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR 52nd 906 [4]
FitzBradshaw Racing 40 Dodge GTY
29
IRP
38
12 GLN
23
MCH
32
BRI CAL RCH
29
DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM

Busch North Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch North 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 NBNC Pts Ref
2000 Paul Wolfe 2 Chevy LEE
23
NHA
21
SEE HOL BEE 29th 957 [5]
54 JEN
17
GLN STA
26
NHA
40
NZH STA
DNQ
WFD
24
GLN EPP TMP
29
TRO BEE
23
NHA
5
LIM
25
2001 LEE NHA
5
SEE HOL BEE
11
EPP STA WFD BEE TMP NHA
15
STA SEE GLN
3
NZH
2
TRO BEE DOV
14
STA LIM
7
27th 1005 [6]
2002 LEE NHA
33
NZH
6
SEE BEE STA HOL WFD TMP NHA
9
STA GLN
14
ADI TRO BEE NHA
6
DOV
2*
STA
10
LIM
4
26th 1087 [7]
2003 Tommy Baldwin Racing 9 Dodge LEE
7
STA
7
LER
17
BEE
24
STA
29
HOL
12
TMP
22
NHA
37
WFD SEE GLN
26
ADI
6
BEE TRO NHA
3
STA LIM 22nd 1257 [8]
2004 19 Chevy LEE TMP LIM SEE STA HOL
10
LER WFD NHA ADI GLN
6
NHA
2
DOV
2*
24th 639 [9]

Winston West Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWWC Pts Ref
2003 D'Hondt Motorsports 06 Dodge PHO
17
LVS CAL MAD TCR EVG IRW S99 RMR DCS PHO MMR 54th 112 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (March 2, 2014). "Updated: Brad Keselowski will be without crew chief Paul Wolfe for Sunday's Sprint Cup race in Phoenix". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2000 NASCAR Busch North Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2001 NASCAR Busch North Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2002 NASCAR Busch North Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2003 NASCAR Busch North Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2004 NASCAR Busch North Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Paul Wolfe – 2003 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Paul Wolfe driver statistics at Racing-Reference
  • Paul Wolfe crew chief statistics at Racing-Reference