Rich Woodland Jr.

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Rich Woodland Jr.
Born (1970-08-05) August 5, 1970 (age 47)
Templeton, California, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 63rd – 1996
First race 1993 Slick 50 500 (Phoenix)
Last race 1996 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
9 races run over 3 years
Best finish 56th – 2000
First race 1999 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (California)
Last race 2001 Silverado 350K (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Rich Woodland Jr. (born August 5, 1970) is a former American stock car racing driver. He competed in the NASCAR Winston West Series in the mid 1990s, and also made two starts in NASCAR's premier Winston Cup Series.

Career[edit]

Born in Templeton, California,[1] Woodland made his debut in NASCAR competition in the Winston West Series in 1992; he posted three top-ten finishes in six starts in his first year.[2] After two partial seasons in 1993 and 1994, Woodland ran two full years in the series, with a best points finish of fifth in 1995.[2]

Woodland also competed in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series; the series ran combination races between Winston Cup and Winston West at Sears Point Raceway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (in 1994 only). Woodland successfully qualified for races at Phoenix in 1993 and Sears Point in 1996; his best finish came in the latter event, where he finished 37th of 44 cars in the race.[3] Woodland also attempted but failed to qualify for six other combination races;[4] in 1994 at Sears Point he was involved in a spectacular practice crash, launching his Oldsmobile off the track and destroying it.[5]

Starting with the 1997 season, Woodland shifted his focus from the Winston West Series to the ARCA Racing Series; he would run partial ARCA schedules between 1997 and 2004, with a best finish of fifth at Pikes Peak International Raceway and Pocono Raceway in 1998.[6] Woodland also continued to run selected Winston West races in 1997 and 1998, and in the latter year posted his only Winston West Series win,[2] at Phoenix International Raceway. Woodland started 21st in the event, setting a record for most spots gained in a West Series race to win at the track.[7] As a result of his win,[8] Woodland was selected by NASCAR to compete in the Coca-Cola 500 Winston Cup exhibition race at Twin Ring Motegi in 1998;[9] Woodland finished 31st in the event.[10]

Between 1999 and 2001, Woodland competed in selected NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races.[11] His best finish in nine races was 14th, at Daytona International Speedway in 2000.[12] Woodland also attempted but failed to qualify for two NASCAR Busch Series races in 2001.[13]

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.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston 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 NWCC Pts
1992 Woodland Racing 86 Olds DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO
DNQ
ATL N/A -
1993 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO
38
ATL 85th 49
1994 Gilliland Racing 86W Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON
DNQ
CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL N/A -
36W IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR
Woodland Racing 86W Chevy PHO
DNQ
ATL
1995 Gilliland Racing 36W Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO
DNQ
ATL N/A -
1996 Bill Stroppe Motorsports 38 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON
37
CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR 63rd 52
Woodland Racing Ford PHO
DNQ
ATL

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 NBSC Pts
2001 Gerhart Racing 65 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV KEN MLW GLN N/A -
Woodland Racing 40 Pontiac CHI
DNQ
GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM

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
1999 Woodland Racing 6 Chevy HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR MEM PPR I70 BRI TEX PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH NHA IRP GTY HPT RCH LVS LVL TEX CAL
26
101st 85
2000 DAY
14
HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY
30
MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH
23
IRP NSV CIC RCH DOV TEX CAL
35
56th 346
2001 Impact Motorsports 12 Dodge DAY
35
HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV 61st 280
Ware Racing Enterprises 81 Chevy TEX
34
MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH
22
CIC NZH RCH SBO
Impact Motorsports 86 Chevy TEX
33
LVS PHO CAL

References[edit]

  1. ^ NASCAR 1995 Preview and Press Guide, UMI Publications, Charlotte, NC. p.349.
  2. ^ a b c "Rich Woodland Jr. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Rich Woodland Jr. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  4. ^ "Rich Woodland Jr. – NASCAR Winston Cup / Nextel Cup / Sprint Cup DNQs". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  5. ^ "Late run puts Irvan on pole". The Gadsden Times. Gadsden, AL. May 14, 1994. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  6. ^ "Rich Woodland Jr. – ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  7. ^ Green, Kevin W. (February 28, 2012). "Statistical Advance: Talking Stick Resort 50". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  8. ^ "2007 NASCAR Stock Nextel Cup Race Car". Estrella Warbird Museum. Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  9. ^ "Rich Woodland Jr. Going To Japan". RacingWest. September 29, 1998. Archived from the original on February 24, 2015. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  10. ^ "NASCAR Thunder special Montegi -- Coca Cola 500 results". Sports Illustrated. November 22, 1998. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  11. ^ "GN Notebook". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Daytona Beach, FL. May 3, 2001. p. 2B. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  12. ^ "Rich Woodland Jr. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  13. ^ "Rich Woodland Jr. – NASCAR Busch Series / Nationwide Series DNQs". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 

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