Rick Wilson (racing driver)

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Rick Wilson
Born (1953-01-31) January 31, 1953 (age 65)
Bartow, Florida, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
206 races run over 14 years
Best finish 2nd 1988 Firecracker 400
First race 1980 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
Last race 1997 UAW-GM Quality 500 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 23 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
47 races run over 8 years
Best finish 29th (1989)
First race 1985 Winn-Dixie 300 (Charlotte)
Last race 1997 All Pro 300 (Charlotte)
First win 1989 Budweiser 200 (Bristol)
Last win 1989 Budweiser 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 11 0
Statistics current as of November 29, 2012.

Rick Wilson (born January 31, 1953 in Bartow, Florida) is a former NASCAR Winston Cup driver.[1] He began racing in 1980, and posted 23 top-ten finishes over his career. NASCAR's website says that he is probably best known for his "close, side-by-side second to Bill Elliott in Daytona's summer event in 1988."[2] He was also known for taking over Richard Petty's car at Petty Enterprises after Petty retired in a car numbered 44.[2]

Career[edit]

Wilson's 1989 Winston Cup Series car

Wilson's most successful run came from 1986 until 1989, driving the No. 4 car for Morgan-McClure Motorsports, when he was a consistent top-20 driver and won his only pole position, at Bristol Motor Speedway. He later drove for RahMoc Enterprises, Stavola Brothers Racing and Petty Enterprises and was an Oldsmobile driver until the brand left NASCAR following the 1992 season. Wilson was the first driver chosen to replace Richard Petty after Petty's retirement—the car's number temporarily changed to No. 44 at that time. Wilson also raced several years in the Busch Series driving for the Abingdon-based Food Country No. 75 Oldsmobile operated by Henderson Motorsports. He won two races, Bristol, and Dover, both in 1989.[3] The Bristol race he won was postponed due to snow, and ran on a Monday. Wilson led 161 of the 200 laps ran on his way to victory. Wilson started second in 1989 at Martinsville, leading 160 of the 200 laps before blowing a motor and finishing 21st. Wilson has not raced in NASCAR since 1998.

Wilson won the 2010 NASCAR "Saturday Night Special" also known as The NASCAR Legends Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in a replica of the 1989 Food Country USA Oldsmobile he won with at Bristol in 1989. He returned to active competition for a single race in the USARacing Pro Cup Series at Bristol later that year, finishing 19th following an accident.[4]

Personal life[edit]

After Wilson retired from racing NASCAR, he became a crew member for Chip Ganassi and Travis Carter.[2] He later became a farmer in his native Florida. As of 2007 he ran thousands of cattle on 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) and had about 200 acres (0.81 km2) of orange trees.[2]

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 32 33 NWCC Pts Ref
1980 Wilson Racing 62 Olds RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY
15
NSV POC TAL
36
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR 68th 225 [5]
Chevy CLT
37
CAR ATL ONT
1981 Olds RSD DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR
35
ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL
25
NSV DOV CLT
42
TWS RSD MCH
37
DAY
42
NSV POC TAL
20
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
13
CAR ATL
11
RSD 41st 639 [6]
1982 DAY
18
RCH BRI ATL
9
CAR DAR NWS MAR TAL
32
NSV DOV CLT
10
MAR CAR ATL
27
RSD 34th 731 [7]
Buick CLT
36
POC RSD MCH DAY
33
NSV POC TAL
27
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS
1983 DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL
37
NSV DOV BRI CLT RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 98th 52 [8]
1985 Wawak Racing 74 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL
29
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR 75th 109 [9]
Ellington Racing 21 Chevy ATL
18
RSD
1986 Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Olds DAY
7
RCH CAR ATL
39
BRI
12
DAR
15
NWS MAR MCH
8
DAY
21
POC
10
TAL
11
GLN
23
MCH
40
BRI
26
DAR
28
RCH DOV
32
MAR NWS CLT
29
CAR ATL
14
RSD
40
28th 1698 [10]
Chevy TAL
8
DOV CLT RSD POC
1987 Olds DAY
37
CAR RCH ATL
11
DAR
34
NWS BRI MAR TAL
20
CLT
30
DOV
29
POC RSD
14
MCH
30
DAY
30
POC
40
TAL
16
GLN
21
MCH
12
BRI
7
DAR
28
RCH DOV
27
MAR NWS CLT
30
CAR RSD
18
ATL
27
28th 1723 [11]
1988 DAY
15
RCH
DNQ
CAR
36
ATL
10
DAR
27
BRI
25
NWS
28
MAR
25
TAL
35
CLT
18*
DOV
7
RSD
33
POC
25
MCH
41
DAY
2
POC
13
TAL
4
GLN
12
MCH
9
BRI
23
DAR
38
RCH
33
DOV
24
MAR
16
CLT
25
NWS
20
CAR
22
PHO
29
ATL
17
21st 2762 [12]
1989 DAY
8
CAR
17
ATL
6
RCH
17
DAR
11
BRI
21
NWS
30
MAR
4
TAL
15
CLT
35
DOV
14
SON
8
POC
27
MCH
6
DAY
29
POC
25
TAL
5
GLN
8
MCH
32
BRI
27
DAR
11
RCH
22
DOV
19
MAR
18
CLT
41
NWS
29
CAR
13
PHO
40
ATL
18
17th 3119 [13]
1990 RahMoc Enterprises 75 Olds DAY
30
RCH
30
CAR
18
ATL
17
DAR
29
NWS
22
MAR
27
TAL
39
CLT
19
SON
10
POC
35
MCH
10
DAY
39
POC
31
TAL
35
GLN
32
MCH
29
BRI
32
DAR
12
RCH
20
DOV
27
MAR
20
NWS
18
PHO
19
ATL
33
23rd 2666 [14]
Pontiac BRI
5
DOV
23
CLT
11
CAR
18
1991 Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Buick DAY
33
RCH
18
CAR
19
ATL
12
DAR
14
BRI
33
NWS
27
MAR
22
TAL
25
CLT
18
DOV
25
SON
16
POC
13
MCH
31
DAY
24
POC
24
TAL
38
GLN
19
MCH
39
BRI
20
DAR
13
RCH
13
DOV
29
MAR
26
NWS
32
CLT
17
CAR
20
PHO
15
ATL
33
26th 2723 [15]
1992 Ford DAY
23
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 ATL 73rd 94 [16]
1993 Petty Enterprises 44 Pontiac DAY
34
CAR
17
RCH
25
ATL
24
DAR
26
BRI
25
NWS
23
MAR
17
TAL
16
SON
8
CLT
32
DOV
11
POC
12
MCH
34
DAY
11
NHA
28
POC
21
TAL
23
GLN
22
MCH
28
BRI
28
DAR
30
RCH
29
DOV
34
MAR NWS
33
CLT
36
CAR
26
PHO
20
ATL
23
28th 2647 [17]
1997 David Blair Motorsports 27 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX
DNQ
BRI MAR SON TAL CLT DOV POC MCH
21
CAL DAY NHA POC IND
21
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT
19
TAL CAR PHO ATL 53rd 306 [18]
1998 SBIII Motorsports 58 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NA - [19]
Larry Hedrick Motorsports 41 Chevy TAL
DNQ
DAY
DNQ
PHO CAR ATL
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1981 Wilson Racing Oldsmobile DNQ
1982 13 18
1983 Buick DNQ
1986 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Oldsmobile 16 7
1987 9 37
1988 13 15
1989 40 8
1990 RahMoc Enterprises Oldsmobile 28 30
1991 Stavola Brothers Racing Buick 26 33
1992 Ford 38 23
1993 Petty Enterprises Pontiac 15 34

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 NBSC Pts Ref
1985 Wilson Racing 69 Olds DAY CAR HCY BRI MAR DAR SBO LGY DOV CLT
30
SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO LGY HCY MLW BRI DAR
27
RCH NWS ROU CLT
41
HCY CAR MAR 61st 195 [20]
1986 DAY CAR HCY MAR BRI DAR
4
SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR ROU CLT CAR MAR 134th - [21]
1989 Henderson Motorsports 75 Olds DAY
6
CAR
27
MAR
21*
HCY DAR
5
BRI
1*
NZH
26
SBO LAN NSV CLT
42
DOV
1*
ROU LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI
30
DAR
34
RCH
24
DOV MAR CLT
28
CAR MAR 29th 1273 [22]
1990 Whitaker Racing 7 Buick DAY RCH CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI
29
LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT DOV ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NHA CAR MAR 112th - [23]
1992 Henderson Motorsports 77 Olds DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI
6
DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR HCY 88th 150 [24]
1993 75 DAY CAR RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT DOV
36
MYB GLN MLW BRI
10
RCH
16
DOV
28
ROU 44th 722 [25]
Chevy TAL
39
IRP MCH
5
NHA DAR
37
CLT
39
MAR CAR HCY ATL
41
1995 Henderson Motorsports 75 Ford DAY
17
CAR RCH ATL
9
NSV
13
DAR
14
BRI
27
HCY NHA
43
NZH CLT
32
DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL
8
SBO IRP MCH
41
BRI
32
DAR
22
RCH
21
DOV
38
CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
HOM 35th 1173 [26]
1997 Henderson Motorsports 75 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL
19
LVS DAR
36
HCY TEX BRI
27
NSV
36
TAL NHA NZH CLT
18
DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI
5
DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV CLT
36
CAL CAR
DNQ
HOM 50th 617 [27]
1998 50 DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL
DNQ
NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM NA - [28]

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 26 27 NCTC Pts Ref
1998 M-R Motorsports 04 Chevy WDW HOM PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI MLW NZH CAL PPR IRP NHA FLM NSV HPT LVL RCH
DNQ
MEM GTY MAR SON MMR PHO LVS 123rd - [29]

ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series[edit]

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

ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 APSC Pts Ref
1985 Wilson Racing 6 Chevy ATL
16
DAY
36
ATL
28
TAL ATL SSP IRP CSP FRS IRP OEF ISF DSF TOL 52nd - [30]
1986 Gray Racing ATL
34
DAY ATL TAL SIR SSP FRS KIL CSP TAL BLN ISF DSF TOL OWO ATL 120th - [31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rick Wilson Cup statistics". NASCAR. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Houston, Rick (August 30, 2007). "Where is ... Rick Wilson?". NASCAR. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rick Wilson Busch Series statistics". NASCAR. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Gregory, Allen (September 11, 2010). "Great Balls of Fire". Bristol Herald Courier. Bristol, TN. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1990 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1995 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1985 ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Rick Wilson – 1986 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 

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