Ryan Hemphill

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Ryan Hemphill
Born (1981-12-30) December 30, 1981 (age 36)
Apollo, Pennsylvania
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
11 races run over 1 year
Best finish54th (2005)
First race2005 Hershey's Take 5 300 (Daytona)
Last race2005 SBC 250 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
9 races run over 2 years
Best finish35th (2002)
First race2002 O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 (Memphis)
Last race2003 Virginia Is For Lovers 200 (Richmond
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0

Ryan Hemphill (born December 30, 1981) is a NASCAR driver from Apollo, Pennsylvania.

Hemphill, a second generation racer, started his racing career at the age of 12, when his father put him behind the wheel of a go-kart. He went on to race in go-carts both locally and nationally for a period of 3 years. During this span, Hemphill collected approximately 50 wins.

At the age of 15, Hemphill advanced to Legacy cars (three-quarter scale Nextel Cup cars), where he competed for 2 years and amassed 5 wins and 3 poles including winning the Blue-Grey Shootout at the Jennerstown Speedway(PA) and the Fireball Roberts Memorial at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).

In 1999, while a senior at Kiski Area High School (PA), Hemphill moved into Late Model competition locally at the Motordrome (PA) and Jennerstown (PA) Speedways. In impressive fashion Hemphill won the Rookie of the Year Award at both of these tracks. At the Motordrome Speedway, Hemphill garnered 20 top 10 finishes in 20 starts while finishing 2nd in the tight points battle, while at Jennerstown he finished a strong 6th in points.

The 2000 season saw Hemphill continue his maturation as a race car driver. He continued his participation at the Motordrome Speedway as he finished 3rd in the overall points and collected 3 wins, 17 top 5 and 10 top 10 finishes. Hemphillalso stepped up with his participation in 2 American Speed Association (ASA) events where he finished 12th in both. The year was capped off with his high school graduation and being named Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown (MD) Sportsman of the Year.

In 2001, Hemphill concentrated on gaining as much experience behind the wheel of a race car as possible. He limited his Motordrome Speedway schedule to 11 events where he won 5 times and earned 10 top 5 finishes. He expanded his ASA schedule and competed in 6 events with a season best 6th-place finish at the Chicago Motor Speedway. Hemphill also moved up to the NASCAR All-Pro Series and impressed many with his 3rd-place finish at Memphis Motorsports Park in his first race as well as a 4th-place finish in his ARCA Re/Max Series debut at the Milwaukee Mile. He was also selected as a member of the GM Vortec Power Team Professionals.

Hemphill made himself known in 2002 and 2003 driving in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for multiple owners, including Rick Ware, Bobby Hamilton, and Billy Ballew. In nine races, he scored one top ten.

Hemphill broke out in the 2004 ARCA season, scoring 6 wins and 10 top tens in eleven races, under the Chip Ganassi Racing driver development program. In 2005, Hemphill was promoted to the NASCAR Busch Series in the Biagi Brothers Racing Ganassi-assisted program, driving the #4 GEICO Dodge Charger. However, after eleven races, with only mediocre results, Hemphill was released from the car and from his Chip Ganassi Racing driver development program and finished last in the 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year standings.

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.)

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 34 35 NBSC Pts
2005 Biagi Brothers Racing 4 Dodge DAY
36
CAL
27
MXC
17
LVS
29
ATL
30
NSH
31
BRI
33
TEX
41
PHO
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH
12
KEN
28
MLW
33
DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 54th 872

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
2002 Ware Racing Enterprises 51 Dodge DAY DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM
26
MLW
16
KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX 35th 624
Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge SBO
10
LVS
14
CAL PHO
26
HOM
28
2003 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Dodge DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH
20
BRI
28
RCH
15
NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM 68th 300

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