October 9, 1954 |
Lakeside, California, U.S.
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|17 races run over 10 years|
|Best finish||62nd (1984)|
|First race||1975 Winston Western 500 Riverside|
|Last race||19900 Miller Genuine Draft 400 (Richmond)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|First race||1995 Jerr Dan / Nelson 150 (Evergreen)|
|Last race||1997 Carquest Auto Parts 420K (Las Vegas)|
The primary vehicle for this driver was the No. 56 Marc Reno-owned Gear Vendor Chevrolet. He completed 1,704 laps - the equivalent of 3,425.5 miles (5,512.8 km) of racing - while picking up eight DNQs in the process. Esau started in an average of 31st place and finished in an average of 30th place; keeping him near the rear of the average racing grid. His total career earnings are $44,290.
Even though he acquired a 17-race winless streak throughout his entire career as a NASCAR driver, Esau climbed as high in the championship rankings to 62nd place in the 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season in addition to falling as low as 114th place in the 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship standings.
Since 2013, Esau has operated a racing team in the independent circuits of stock cars that feature the old V8 engines that are rarely used in major league motorsports anymore.
Esau is married to Marsha; they have one son. He has worked as a mentor to young stock car drivers like Brandon Whitt and Brendan Gaughan. Occasional jobs that Esau has done after his NASCAR career includes stints as the head driving instructor for Drivetech Racing School and doing fundraisers for people with various handicaps.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Craftsman Truck Series
|NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results|
|1995||Ken Schrader Racing||52||Chevy||PHO||TUS||SGS||MMR||POR||EVG
|Walker Evans Racing||26||Dodge||I70
|NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion