Spencer Davis (racing driver)

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Spencer Davis
Born (1998-11-29) November 29, 1998 (age 20)
Dawsonville, Georgia
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
9 races run over 3 years
Truck no., teamNos. 11/82 (Rette Jones Racing)
No. 44 (Niece Motorsports)
2018 position30th
Best finish30th (2018)
First race2018 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last race2019 World of Westgate 200 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East career
Debut season2015
Current teamRette Jones Racing
Car number30
EngineFord
Crew chiefMark Rette
Former teamsNTS Motorsports, Ranier Racing with MDM, Davis Racing, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Hattori Racing Enterprises, Ben Kennedy Racing, Martin-McClure Racing, Danny Watts Racing
Starts44
Championships0
Wins2
Poles2
Best finish4th in 2019
Finished last season4th
Previous series
20142018
2017
2015–2017
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
ARCA Racing Series
CARS Super Late Model Tour
Statistics current as of September 13, 2019.

Spencer Davis (born November 29, 1998) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, driving the Nos. 82 and 30 Ford Fusion for Rette Jones Racing and part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the Nos. 11 and 82 Ford F-150s for RJR and the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports.

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

An early bloomer, Davis began racing in the go-kart ranks when he was six years old. From there, he progressed into late model cars and trucks.[1] He won numerous championships around the Southeast United States.[2] In 204, at age 15, Davis ran the full NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule with backing from Coors Light.[3] He ran a partial schedule in both the Southern Modified Tour and the main NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2015 while also driving a partial NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule.[4][5][6]

Developmental series[edit]

After not finding much success in modifieds, Davis transitioned to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2015, driving for NTS Motorsports.[7] After a limited schedule that year,[8] he found a ride with Ranier Racing with MDM for the 2016 season.[9] Davis found victory lane for the first time at Dominion Raceway in May of that year.[10] The deal with Ranier eventually fell apart, and Davis spent the remainder of the year driving for his family team, Jefferson Pitts Racing and Hattori Racing Enterprises.[11] He was also named to the 2016–2017 NASCAR Next class.[12]

On February 11, 2017, Davis signed with Venturini Motorsports to run seven ARCA Racing Series events in 2017 after testing with the team at Daytona International Speedway.[13] His first race was at Talladega Superspeedway.[14] After scoring a top-five in his first race, Davis found the top ten in three of his other six starts.[15] He also ran premier late model events.[16]

Balancing a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule in 2018, Davis wound up running a partial schedule in the K&N East for Danny Watts Racing, which operated in conjunction with Rette Jones Racing.[17] Expanding on that, Davis and RJR announced a full K&N East slate for 2019.[18] At World Wide Technology Raceway in August, Davis earned his first win with RJR and first in three-plus years, passing Sam Mayer on a late green-white-checkered restart.[19]

NASCAR[edit]

On January 23, 2018, it was announced that Davis would compete for Kyle Busch Motorsports, splitting time between the team's Nos. 4 and 51 entries. as part of the announcement, he was named as the driver of the No. 51 in four races and the No. 4 for a race, including the first three races of the season between the Nos. 51 and the 4.[20][21][22] In his first race at Daytona International Speedway, Davis posted a seventh-place finish.[10]

In 2019, Davis ran a limited slate with K&N team Rette Jones Racing but also joined Niece Motorsports for the summer race at Chicagoland Speedway.[23]

Spotting[edit]

During 2019, Davis dipped his toe into spotting, helping Kyle Benjamin in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.[24]

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.)

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander 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 NGOTC Pts Ref
2018 Kyle Busch Motorsports 51 Toyota DAY
7
ATL
13
TEX
9
IOW GTW CHI KEN ELD POC MCH
22
BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 30th 141 [25]
4 LVS
13
MAR DOV KAN CLT
2019 Rette Jones Racing 82 Ford DAY
DNQ
ATL LVS -* -* [26]
11 MAR
20
TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW
Niece Motorsports 44 Chevy CHI
27
Rette Jones Racing 11 Toyota KEN
8
POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS
18
TAL MAR PHO HOM

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
2015 NTS Motorsports 20 Chevy NSM GRE BRI IOW BGS LGY COL NHA
6
IOW
2
GLN MOT VIR RCH
5
DOV
4
24th 159 [27]
2016 Ranier Racing with MDM 41 Chevy NSM
2
MOB
2
GRE
4
BRI
14
VIR
23
DOM
1
STA
3
8th 440 [28]
Davis Racing 92 Toyota COL
17
NHA
16
Jefferson Pitts Racing 55 Ford IOW
9
GLN
Hattori Racing Enterprises 1 Toyota GRE
10
NJM
12
DOV
25
2017 Ben Kennedy Racing 96 Toyota NSM
10
GRE BRI
3
SBO SBO MEM BLN TMP 21st 104 [29]
Martin-McClure Racing 13 Toyota NHA
15
IOW GLN LGY NJM DOV
2018 Danny Watts Racing 82 Chevy NSM
6
BRI
7
LGY SBO
8
SBO
5
MEM
19
NJE NHA
7
IOW
4
GTW
24
NHA
3
9th 426 [30]
13 TMP
4
82 Ford GLN
4
DOV
15
2019 Rette Jones Racing 82 Ford NSM
7
4th 458 [31]
30 BRI
5
SBO
4
SBO
5
MEM
14
NHA
7
IOW
9
GLN
8
BRI
5*
GTW
1
NHA
4
DOV
7

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 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2015 NTS Motorsports 20 Chevy KCR IRW TUS IOW SHA SON SLS IOW EVG CNS MER AAS PHO
27
70th 17 [32]

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 NWMTC Pts Ref
2014 David Hill 79 Pontiac TMP STA STA WAT
26
RIV NHA
28
MON STA TMP
10
BRI NHA STA TMP
7
26th 105 [33]
2015 Susan Hill TMP
12
STA
30
WAT
9
STA
31
TMP
24
RIV NHA MON STA TMP BRI RIV NHA STA TMP 35th 114 [34]
2017 Danny Watts Jr. 82 Chevy MYR TMP STA LGY
23
TMP RIV NHA STA TMP BRI SEE OSW RIV NHA STA 51st 48 [35]
88 TMP
17
2018 Pamela Hulse 82 MYR TMP STA SEE TMP LGY
20
RIV NHA STA TMP BRI OSW RIV NHA STA TMP 57th 24 [36]

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 Ref
2014 David Hill 79 Pontiac CRW
11
SNM
9
SBO
13
LGY
11
CRW
9
BGS
5
BRI
5
LGY
14
CRW
15
SBO
7
SNM
10
CRW
13
CRW
6
CLT
14
9th 475 [37]
2015 CRW
18
CRW
12
SBO
12
LGY
14
CRW BGS BRI LGY SBO CLT 19th 120 [38]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts Ref
2017 Venturini Motorsports 15 Toyota DAY NSH SLM TAL
3
TOL ELK POC
11
20th 1280 [39]
25 MCH
9
MAD IOW
7
IRP
14
POC WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI KEN
15
55 KAN
7

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Running, Scott (2016-05-19). "Spencer Davis Looking Forward to Stafford Speedway Return in NASCAR 150 K&N Pro Series Event and WEEI 105.5FM Fan Experience". Stafford Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
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