Riley Herbst

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Riley Herbst
Riley Herbst 2018 ARCA Madison.jpg
Herbst in 2018
BornRiley D. Herbst
(1999-02-24) February 24, 1999 (age 21)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Awards2017 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
43 races run over 3 years
Car no., teamNo. 98 (Stewart-Haas Racing)
2020 position12th
Best finish12th (2020)
First race2018 Iowa 250 (Iowa)
Last race2020 Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 21 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
8 races run over 3 years
2020 position86th
Best finish39th (2018)
First race2018 Eaton 200 (Gateway)
Last race2020 NextEra Energy 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 1
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2019 position43rd
Best finish43rd (2019)
First race2019 Clarington 200 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 7, 2020.

Riley D. Herbst[1] (born February 24, 1999) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing.

Background[edit]

Herbst's father Troy and grandfather raced desert off road racing trucks including the Baja 500 and Baja 1000.[2][3] His family owns the Terrible Herbst company.[3]

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Herbst began racing karts as a five-year-old.[2] He progressed through legends, Speed Trucks, and Super Late Models.[2] He also competed in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series' Junior 1 Kart division.[4]

In 2015, he raced weekly at Irwindale Speedway in a Super Late Model as well as winning the track's Speed Trucks championship.[2] In 2016, he raced several NASCAR East and West series races along with racing a Super Late Model at Irwindale.[2]

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

Herbst's No. 18 ARCA car at Road America in 2017

In 2017, Herbst drove full-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 18 Toyota in the ARCA Racing Series. He drove the No. 81 in the first race but withdrew due to age limitations. He then moved to the No. 18 for the rest of the season. He won one race at Pocono, earned top-fives, 10 top-tens, and finished seventh in the final standings.[5][6] He also claimed the series' Rookie of the Year award over Gus Dean after passing Dean in the season's final event.[7] For the 2019 season, he split JGR's No. 18 with Ty Gibbs.

Xfinity Series[edit]

Herbst's No. 18 car at Dover International Speedway in 2020

In May 2018, Herbst was named to the 2018 NASCAR Next class.[3] In June 2018, Herbst joined JGR for his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway.[8] For the 2019 season, he split JGR's No. 18 with Jeffrey Earnhardt, Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin.[9]

In 2020, Herbst assumed full-time driving duties in the No. 18. He qualified for the playoffs but was eliminated following the first round.[10] He ended the year with a 12th-place points finish, four top-five finishes, 17 top tens, and a best finish of second at Auto Club Speedway and Kentucky Speedway.[11] After the season, JGR signed Daniel Hemric to drive the No. 18 full-time starting in 2021, leaving Herbst without a ride.[12]

On December 10, 2020, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Herbst would drive the No. 98 Ford beginning with the 2021 season.[11]

Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

In 2018, Herbst was tabbed to drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports.[13] He made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the No. 51 at Gateway Motorsports Park finishing 8th and the No. 46 at his home track, Las Vegas Motor Speedway finishing 29th.[14]

On October 12, 2019 Herbst was passing Johnny Sauter on the final lap for the win in the tri-oval at Talladega Superspeedway but was blocked across the apron forcing NASCAR to penalize Sauter and give Spencer Boyd his first career win, Herbst would finish third.

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.)

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 NXSC Pts Ref
2018 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW
6
CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM 100th 01 [15]
2019 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH
9
TAL DOV
15
CLT POC MCH
37
IOW CHI
10
DAY
18
KEN
11
NHA IOW
13
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS
9
RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO
30
HOM 88th 01 [16]
2020 DAY
32
LVS
9
CAL
2
PHO
10
DAR
18
CLT
12
BRI
27
ATL
17
HOM
10
HOM
9
TAL
37
POC
9
IND
33
KEN
2
KEN
10
TEX
36
KAN
9
ROA
23
DAY
7
DOV
6
DOV
9
DAY
4
DAR
4
RCH
10
RCH
34
BRI
10
LVS
12
TAL
35
CLT
12
KAN
30
TEX
32
MAR
6
PHO
11
12th 2152 [17]

Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors 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 NGTC Pts Ref
2018 Kyle Busch Motorsports 51 Toyota DAY ATL LVS MAR DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW
8
CHI KEN ELD POC MCH 39th 81 [18]
DGR-Crosley 54 Toyota BRI
15
MSP PHO
15
HOM
Kyle Busch Motorsports 46 Toyota LVS
29
TAL MAR TEX
2019 DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN
9
CLT TEX IOW
15
GTW CHI KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS 44th 61 [19]
51 TAL
3
MAR PHO HOM
2020 DAY
12
LVS CLT ATL HOM POC KEN TEX KAN KAN MCH DAY DOV GTW DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL KAN TEX MAR PHO 86th 01 [20]

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2016 Bill McAnally Racing 19 Toyota NSM
9
MOB GRE BRI
10
VIR DOM STA COL NHA IOW GLN GRE NJM 29th 105 [21]
16 DOV
8
2017 54 NSM GRE BRI
Wth
SBO SBO MEM BLN TMP NHA IOW GLN LGY NJM 47th 37 [22]
MDM Motorsports 41 Toyota DOV
7
2018 DGR-Crosley 98 Toyota NSM BRI LGY SBO SBO MEM NJM THO NHA IOW GLN GTW NHA
4
DOV 40th 41 [23]
2019 17 NSM BRI
18
SBO SBO MEM NHA
6
IOW 22nd 96 [24]
54 GLN
12
BRI GTW NHA DOV

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2016 Bill McAnally Racing 19 Toyota IRW
6
KCR
4
TUS
7
OSS
16
CNS
13
SON
5
SLS
7
IOW
3
EVG
3
DCS
3
UMC
5
UMC
4
MER
19
AAS
12
7th 510 [25]
2017 54 TUS
9
KCR IRW IRW SPO OSS CNS SON IOW EVG DCS MER AAS KCR
3
28th 76 [26]
2019 Levin Racing 10 LVS IRW TUS TUS CNS SON DCS IOW EVG GTW MER AAS KCR PHO
10
48th 35 [27]

Pinty's Series[edit]

NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NPSC Pts Ref
2019 DJK Racing 28 Dodge MSP
20
JUK ACD TOR SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS MSP ASE NHA JUK 43rd 24 [28]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

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

ARCA Menards 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 AMSC Pts Ref
2017 Joe Gibbs Racing 81 Toyota DAY
Wth
5th 4555 [29]
18 NSH
7
SLM
12
TAL
8
TOL
5
ELK
3*
POC
1*
MCH
16
MAD
3
IOW
12
IRP
13
POC
2
WIN
17
ISF
16
ROA
2
DSF
16
SLM
17
CHI
13
KEN
7
KAN
9
2018 DAY
10
NSH
13
SLM
6
TAL
17
TOL
19
CLT
2
POC
5
MCH
2
MAD
13
GTW
5
CHI
6
IOW
17
ELK
4
POC
5
ISF
9
BLN
9
DSF
3
SLM
9
IRP
8
KAN
4
3rd 4595 [30]
2019 DAY
10
FIF SLM TAL
2
NSH TOL CLT
19
POC
2*
MCH
12
MAD GTW CHI
6
ELK IOW POC ISF DSF
6
SLM IRP KAN
16
16th 1485 [31]
2020 DAY
7
PHO TAL
4
POC IRP KEN IOW KAN
3
TOL TOL MCH
1
DAY GTW L44 TOL BRI WIN MEM ISF KAN 24th 167 [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Event Rosters – Texas Motor Speedway – Saturday, October 24, 2020" (PDF). NASCAR. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rookie Riley Herbst joins Joe Gibbs Racing for ARCA ride in 2017". ARCA Racing. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Weaver, Matt (May 15, 2018). "Dynamic and Diverse: Top Prospects Headline 2018 NASCAR Next Class". Autoweek. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ "More Short Course Racing in Glen Helen". race-deZert. September 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Rookie Riley Herbst joins Joe Gibbs Racing for ARCA ride in 2017". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  6. ^ "Riley Herbst wins ARCA race at Pocono". Autoweek. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  7. ^ "Herbst wins SCOTT Rookie of the Year; Another full ARCA pull in '18". ARCARacing.com. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  8. ^ "NASCAR Next's Riley Herbst, 19, to make Xfinity debut at Iowa". NASCAR. June 11, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  9. ^ McFadin, Daniel (January 30, 2019). "Riley Herbst to compete part-time in Xfinity for Joe Gibbs Racing". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Glover, Luken (October 10, 2020). "Title Hopes End for Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett & Riley Herbst". Frontstretch. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Long, Dustin (December 10, 2020). "Riley Herbst to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing in Xfinity Series". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  12. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (November 12, 2020). "Daniel Hemric Joins Joe Gibbs Racing in Xfinity for 2021". Frontstretch. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  13. ^ "Brandon Jones, Spencer Davis and Riley Herbst Added to 2018 Driver Lineup". Official Home of Kyle Busch Motorsports. 2018-01-23. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  14. ^ Eggert, Seth. "KBM Adds Trio of Young Drivers to Complete Truck Roster". Speedway Media. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  17. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  18. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  19. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  20. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  21. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  22. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
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  24. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  25. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  26. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  27. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  28. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2019 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  29. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2017 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  30. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2018 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  31. ^ "Riley Herbst 2019 ARCA Menards Series results". Racing Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  32. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2020 ARCA Menards Series results". Racing Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2020.

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