Robbie Faggart

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Robbie Faggart
Born (1960-11-24) November 24, 1960 (age 57)
Concord, North Carolina, United States
Achievements 1992 NASCAR Igloo Sportsman Series Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
16 races run over 4 years
Best finish 51st – 1987
First race 1987 Budweiser 200 (Bristol)
Last race 2002 Carquest Auto Parts 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Robbie Faggart (born November 24, 1960 in Concord, North Carolina) is an American former stock car racing driver. He competed in the NASCAR Sportsman Division in the early 1990s, winning the series' 1992 championship; he saw less success in NASCAR's top divisions, failing to qualify for seven Winston Cup Series races before running a limited schedule in the NASCAR Busch Series in the early 2000s.

Career[edit]

Faggart's 2001 Busch Series car

Faggart raced in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series during the 1980s, winning several races, before moving to the Sportsman Division, later the Igloo Sportsman Series, in 1990, running it until the series closed in 1995.[1][2] He established himself as a winning driver in the Sportsman Division, winning both in the series itself and also in local Late Model competition in the early 1990s;[3] in 1992 he won two Sportsman Series races at Charlotte Motor Speedway within the span of five days,[4] going on to win the series championship;[5] it was the first season in which the series had awarded a points title.[6]

Faggart attempted to qualify for seven Winston Cup Series races during his career, but never made the field for a race in NASCAR's top division.[7] He did compete in the Winston Open, a preliminary event for NASCAR's All-Star race, with his best run coming in 1996, where he qualified seventh and ran in the top five for part of the race before suffering engine failure and finishing 31st.[8] He ran a limited schedule in the NASCAR Busch Series over several years; he ran a few events in the late 1980s and late 1990s, then competed in eleven races for Jay Robinson Racing in 2001, his most in a year. His career-best finish was 19th in 1997 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His final start in the series came in 2002, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May; it was his final start in top-level NASCAR competition.[9]

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]

Busch Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allison takes money". Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC), September 27, 1991, page D2
  2. ^ "Speedway Plans To Eliminate Risky Sportsman Racing". Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), November 28, 1995, page A1
  3. ^ "Craven Surprises Grand National Vets". Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), October 14, 1991, page 2B
  4. ^ Pearce, Al (May 21, 1992): "Pole Sitter Easily Wins Goody's 150". Daily Press (Newport News, VA), accessed 2012-05-31
  5. ^ Green, David (October 11, 1992): "Faggart wins title with Duron 100 victory". Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC), page D9
  6. ^ Porter, David (October 8, 1992). "Faggart wins Sportsman race, takes points lead". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, SC. p. D5. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  7. ^ Robbie Faggart: NASCAR Winston Cup/Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup DNQs. Racing-Reference (USA Today Sports Media Group). Accessed 2012-05-31
  8. ^ 1996 Winston Open. Racing-Reference (USA Today Sports Media Group). Accessed 2012-05-31
  9. ^ Robbie Faggart: NASCAR Nationwide Series Results. Racing-Reference (USA Today Sports Media Group). Accessed 2012-05-31

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