Ryan Preece

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Ryan Preece
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Preece at Richmond Raceway in 2018
Born (1990-10-25) October 25, 1990 (age 28)
Hartford, Connecticut
Achievements2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
5 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 47 (JTG Daugherty Racing)
2015 position44th
Best finish44th (2015)
First race2015 Sylvania 300 (Loudon)
Last race2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
55 races run over 5 years
2018 position21st
Best finish17th (2016)
First race2013 CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200 (Loudon)
Last race2018 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
First win2017 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Last win2018 Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 15 1
Statistics current as of November 17, 2018.

Ryan Preece (born October 25, 1990)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for JTG Daugherty Racing. In 2013, he won the Whelen Modified Tour championship after being runner-up in 2009 and 2012.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Preece began racing in 2007 and became 32nd in the championship in the Northeastern Midget Association with the Bertrand team. A year later he finished on the podium for the first time in his career with a third place[2] at Monadnock in his only Northeastern Midget race that year. That same year he got his first career victory in the Whelen Modified Tour after dominating the Made In America Whelen 300 at Martinsville. In 2009 and 2012 he was runner-up in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, but he became champion in 2013 with four wins in fourteen races. In 2015, he drove for TS Haulers Racing, owned by Ed Partridge.[3]

First stint in NASCAR[edit]

Preece at Road America in 2016

He made his debut in the Nationwide Series in 2013 and finished 24th at Loudon driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for Tommy Baldwin Racing. In 2014, he drove two races driving the No. 36 Camaro for TBR at Loudon and Homestead, with a best finish of 14th.

Preece in the No. 01 at Road America in 2016

On August 8, 2015, Preece announced he would make his Sprint Cup Series debut for TBR at Loudon.[4] Preece drove the No. 98 Chevy out of the TBR shop in partnership with Premium Motorsports. After starting 37th, he finished 32nd in the Sylvania 300. Preece returned to the Cup Series for the final four races of the season with Premium. TBR did not assist his races at Martinsville, Texas and Phoenix, though they returned to help field the No. 98 at Homestead out of their shop.[5] Preece joined JD Motorsports full-time in 2016, driving the No. 01 Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series.[6] The primary sponsor was Flex Seal. Preece has several decent runs for the mid-pack organization in 2016, just missing the first ever Xfinity playoffs.

Return to Modifieds[edit]

On November 24, 2016, it was announced that Preece would remain at JD Motorsports for another full season in 2017. However, on December 8, 2016, it was announced that Preece and JD Motorsports had parted ways, letting Preece exploring other opportunities. The primary reason why Preece left JD is that he wanted to be in a team to win races and expected to be back in the Whelen Modified Tour in 2017.[7] He rejoined Partridge's team in the Modified Tour.[8]

Joe Gibbs Racing[edit]

2017[edit]

In July 2017, he returned to the Xfinity Series, racing at Loudon in the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing with sponsorship from Mohawk Northeast and Mizzy Construction, finishing a career-best second behind teammate Kyle Busch.[9] [10]

At Iowa, Preece returned to the No. 20 with Mohawk and Falmouth Construction sponsoring. Preece won the pole and held off teammate Kyle Benjamin on a late restart to win his first career Xfinity race.[11]

After his Iowa win, JGR announced that Preece would also drive for the team at Kentucky Speedway in September (a standalone Xfinity race), and later Homestead (where Cup drivers, regardless of experience, are prohibited from participating).[12] Preece, with the American Red Cross on the No. 20 car, finished 4th at Kentucky.

Preece moved to Gibbs’ No. 18 Safelite Toyota at Homestead. Preece was involved in a controversy, as championship contender Elliott Sadler placed the blame on Preece for blocking him on the final restart of the season. Preece still managed a top 5 finish.

2018[edit]

On November 15, 2017, it was announced that Preece would run another partial schedule with JGR in 2018, running at least ten races in the No. 18 car, sharing it with JGR Cup drivers Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Daniel Suárez, JGR development driver Kyle Benjamin, and Australian James Davison. While he is listed for ten races, more races are possible.[13] Sponsorship of Preece’s races in the No. 18 would come primarily from Rheem. A few of the races were instead supported by Ruud and its affiliate businesses.

Preece began his season with a 9th place finish at California, his first time finishing outside the top 5 at Gibbs. He got back in the top 5 a week later at Texas.

Preece became eligible for the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash after his good run at Texas. The next week at Bristol, Preece won the race and the bonus, taking home the $100,000. It was Preece’s second career Xfinity Series win.

Preece did not run any of the other Dash 4 Cash races. He returned to the No. 18 car at Daytona.

JTG Daugherty Racing[edit]

On September 28, 2018, Preece was announced as the new full-time driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for JTG Daugherty Racing in 2019, replacing A. J. Allmendinger and competing for 2019 Rookie of the Year honors.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Preece is a native of Berlin, Connecticut. He is the youngest of three sons. In 2009, he graduated from Xavier High School and earned his High School Degree. On August 10, 2016, Preece announced his engagement to his long-time girlfriend Heather Desrochers.

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.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint 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 34 35 36 NSCC Pts Ref
2015 Premium Motorsports 98 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA
32
DOV CLT KAN TAL TEX
36
HOM
38
44th 35 [15]
Ford MAR
42
PHO
37

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
2013 Tommy Baldwin Racing 8 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA
24
CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 72nd 20 [16]
2014 36 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA
14
CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM
28
53rd 46 [17]
2016 JD Motorsports 01 Chevy DAY
40
ATL
22
LVS
18
PHO
21
CAL
25
TEX
28
BRI
19
RCH
23
TAL
15
DOV
39
CLT
22
POC
17
MCH
19
IOW
32
DAY
34
KEN
15
NHA
19
IND
25
IOW
34
GLN
27
MOH
17
BRI
15
ROA
11
DAR
10
RCH
26
CHI
17
KEN
30
DOV
18
CLT
23
KAN
32
TEX
22
PHO
22
HOM
21
17th 597 [18]
2017 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA
2
IND IOW
1*
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN
4
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO 29th 202 [19]
18 HOM
5
2018 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL
9
TEX
5
BRI
1
RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY
39
KEN NHA
3
IOW GLN
4
MOH BRI ROA DAR IND
28
LVS
6
RCH
18
CLT
4
DOV
4
KAN
21
TEX
31
PHO
5
HOM
6
21st 483 [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
2008 Maxie Bush 28 Ford GRE IOW
DNQ
SBO GLN NHA THO FAI ADI LIM MFD NHA DOV STA N/A [21]
2015 Ranier Racing with MDM 41 Chevy NSM GRE BRI IOW BGS LGY COL NHA IOW GLN MOT VIR RCH
14
DOV 51st 30 [22]
2016 Marsh Racing 31 Chevy NSM
7
MOB GRE BRI VIR DOM STA COL NHA
9
IOW GLN GRE NJM DOV 36th 72 [23]
2017 NSM GRE BRI SBO SBO MEM BLN TMP
6
NHA IOW GLN LGY NJM DOV 46th 38 [24]

Camping World West Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NCWWSC Pts Ref
2008 Maxie Bush 28 Ford AAS PHO CTS IOW
DNQ
CNS SON IRW DCS EVG MMP IRW AMP AAS N/A [25]

Whelen Modified Tour[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour results
Year Car owner No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 NWMTC Pts
2007 Jeff Preece 40 Chevy TMP
DNQ
STA
DNQ
WTO
27
STA
11
TMP
31
NHA
18
TSA
14
RIV
10
STA
30
TMP
10
MAN
17
MAR
18
NHA
14
TMP
29
STA
31
TMP
7
19th 1573
2008 Jan Boehler 3 TMP
19
STA
29
STA
7
TMP
10
NHA
8
SPE
25
RIV
5
STA
18*
TMP
24
MAN
3
TMP
27
NHA
3
MAR
1*
CHE
18
STA
28
TMP
14
10th 1948
2009 TMP
4
STA
3
STA
10
NHA
24
SPE
5
RIV
1*
STA
1
BRI
3
TMP
10
NHA
3
MAR
3
STA
3
TMP
2
2nd 2004
2010 TMP
2
STA
23
STA
4
MAR
16*
NHA
3
LIM
4
MON
23
RIV
2
STA
16
TMP
22
BRI
8
NHA
20
STA
6
TMP
2
6th 1933
2011 John Lukosavage 11 Ford TMP
4
STA
17
STA
24
MON TMP 22nd 1310
Jeff Preece 40 Chevy NHA
26
NHA
7
BRI DEL TMP
3
LIM NHA
14
STA
2
Barbara Park 20 RIV
4
STA
Eric Sanderson 16 Ford TMP
26
2012 TMP
16*
STA
2*
MON
1*
STA
11
WAT
3
NHA
12
STA
6
TMP
17
BRI
3
TMP
3*
RIV
1*
NHA
10
STA
5
TMP
2*
2nd 545
2013 TMP
3
STA
4
STA
1
WAT
1
RIV
1*
NHA
3
MON
5
STA
16
TMP
13
BRI
4
RIV
1
NHA
12
STA
17
TMP
3
1st 549
2014 TMP
9
STA
24
STA
9
WAT
6
RIV
4
NHA
5
MON
2*
STA
9
TMP
4
BRI
11
NHA
12
STA
1*
TMP
1*
2nd 489
2015 Ed Partridge 6 Chevy TMP
5
STA
3*
WAT
1*
STA
1*
TMP
7
RIV
8
NHA
6*
MON
10
STA
1*
TMP
6
BRI
1
RIV
8
NHA
19
STA
2*
TMP
7
2nd 602
2016 TMP
2*
STA
30
WAT STA TMP
6
RIV
23
NHA
6
MON STA TMP
5
BRI
6
RIV OSW SEE NHA STA TMP
2
24th 277
2017 MYR
4
TMP
28
STA
1
LGY TMP
1*
RIV
4
NHA
2*
STA
1
TMP
1*
BRI
5
SEE
3
OSW
1
RIV
4
NHA STA
2*
TMP
26
6th 562
2018 MYR TMP
4
STA
1*
SEE
27
TMP
4
LGY
1*
RIV
2
NHA
28
STA TMP
23
BRI OSW
19
RIV TMP
4*
13th 381
Mike Curb 77 Chevy NHA
5
STA

Whelen Southern Modified Tour[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour results
Year Car owner No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NSWMTC Pts
2007 Jeff Preece 40 Chevy CRW
5
FAI GRE CRW CRW BGS MAR ACE CRW SNM CRW CRW 38th 155
2012 Jodie Preece 41 CRW CRW SBO CRW CRW BGS
11
LGY THO CRW CLT
2
27th 75
Ed Sanderson 16 Ford BRI
31
2013 Jodie Preece 41 Chevy CRW SNM
2*
SBO CRW CRW BGS
1*
LGY CRW CRW SNM CLT
15*
20th 123
Ed Sanderson 16 Ford BRI
41
2014 Jodie Preece 41 Chevy CRW SNM SBO LGY
5
CRW BGS LGY
9*
CRW SBO SNM CRW CRW 22nd 102
Eric Sanderson 16 Ford BRI
111
Mike Curb 98 Chevy CLT
20
2015 Ed Partridge 6 CRW
14
CRW
3
BGS
2
BRI
11
LGY SBO 13th 206
Mike Curb 98 SBO
1*
LGY CRW CLT
2
2016 Constance Partridge 6 CRW CON
12*
SBO CRW CRW BGS BRI ECA SBO CRW 18th 81
Mike Curb 77 CLT
1

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2008 NEMA Boxscore".
  3. ^ Cunningham, Jason (October 20, 2014). "Preece Changing Tour Rides". NASCAR Home Tracks. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Preece to pair with Tommy Baldwin Racing for Cup debut". Motorsport.com. August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Courchesne, Shawn (October 3, 2015). "Ryan Preece To Make Second Sprint Cup Series Start In Series Finale At Homestead". Raceday CT. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  6. ^ DeGroot, Nick (January 26, 2016). "JD Motorsports announces 2016 driver lineup". Motorsport.com. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
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  21. ^ "Ryan Preece – 2008 NASCAR Camping World East Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  22. ^ "Ryan Preece – 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Doug Coby
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion
2013
Succeeded by
Doug Coby