Ted Christopher

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Ted Christopher
Tedchristopher 2001 short.jpg
Christopher in 2001
Born (1958-06-05)June 5, 1958
Plainville, Connecticut
Died September 16, 2017(2017-09-16) (aged 59)
North Branford, Connecticut
Achievements 2008 Whelen Modified Tour Champion
48 victories in NASCAR modified competition (42 in Whelen Modified; 6 in Southern Modified)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
6 races run over 5 years
Best finish 64th (1999)
First race 1999 Frontier @ the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race 2006 Sylvania 300 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
21 races run over 6 years
Best finish 61st (1997)
First race 1996 Meridian Advantage 200 (Nazareth)
Last race 2001 Nazareth 200 (Nazareth)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 88th (1999)
First race 1997 Parts America 150 (Watkins Glen)
Last race 1999 Bully Hill Vineyards 150 (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of September 3, 2014.

Theodore "Ted" Christopher (June 5, 1958 – September 16, 2017) was an American racing driver and business owner who raced and won in many different types of race cars, including Modifieds, SK Modifieds, ISMA, Camping World East Series, Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Midgets. He also raced in NASCAR's now named Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series. He is best known for competing in NASCAR's Whelen Modified Tour, where he has over 40 victories and a championship in 2008. He was also well known for his success on the 1.058 mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway where Christopher has won five Camping World East Series events and 5 Whelen Modified Tour events.

Christopher was an aggressive driver, known for his infamous "Three Tap Rule" when passing cars in front of him, though his driving style changed in his later career and brought more success to his racing career.[1]

Racing career[edit]

2001 NASCAR Weekly Series national champion, winning 15 of the 18 races that he entered, clinching it at Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut.[2]

2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion.[3] Christopher, who is known as one of the most accomplished drivers in the Northeast, won both the championship and the final race of the season at Thompson International Speedway. Christopher came into the race leading the championship standings over Tony Hirschman Jr. by 31 points. Late in the race, Hirschman suffered an electrical problem, which put him a handful of laps off the pace. Christopher drove on to win the event, with Hirschman finishing 21 laps down in 25th position. It was his 31st career win in his 12th full-time year of competition.

Ironically, three years prior in 2005, Christopher went to the season finale at Thompson holding a 36-point lead over Hirschman's father, five-time tour champion Tony Hirschman, only to lose the championship due to a crash on lap 11.[3]

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour: . . . 48 Victories (third all-time). Three times voted Most Popular Driver (2008,09,10)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: . . . 10 victories.

Stafford (CT) Speedway . . . 131 Feature Race victories (all-time track record). 9 time SK Modified Champion. Only active driver to ever have a Stafford grandstand named for him.

Thompson (CT) Int'l Speedway . . . 99 Feature Race victories (all-time track record). 4 time SK Modified Champion.

Waterford (CT) Speedbowl . . . 47 Feature Race victories (17th all-time). 1992 SK Modified Champion [4]

In addition to his racing in the Modifieds and Busch North/K&N East, he also attempted numerous Winston/Nextel Cup, Busch Series, and Craftsman Truck Series races in the 2000s. He attempted and qualified for his first Cup race at Watkins Glen in 1999. His last Cup race came in the 2006 Sylvania 300 and last attempt in the 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 for Kirk Shelmerdine.

In the NASCAR Busch Series, Christopher competed part-time in 1998 with Marsh Racing, competing in three races for the team. Driving the No. 13 Whelen Engineering Chevrolet, Christopher posted a best finish of 10th at Nazareth. In 1999, the team attempted 12 races, again with Christopher driving the car. The team would make five races and post a best finish of 8th at Nazareth.

He also competed for the then new team of Michael Waltrip Racing, competing in three races with the team at Loudon, Watkins Glen, and the inaugural race at Memphis. The last race he competed in was at Nazareth in 2001 with Richard Childress Racing in the All-Star car 21 Rockwell Automation Chevy. He finished 19th two laps down from the winner Greg Biffle.

The "Three Tap Rule"[edit]

The three NASCAR-sanctioned tracks in Connecticut use a handicap lineup system that starts the fastest cars deep in the field. A 30 green flag lap feature gives drivers little time to be courteous if they want to win. Throughout his career, Christopher employed an aggressive driving style he referred to as the "Three Tap Rule." A combination of intimidation techniques most famously used by Dale Earnhardt in the NASCAR Cup Series as well as the "chrome horn" and "bump-and-run" techniques commonly employed in short track racing, Christopher uses a trio of taps to coerce a slower competitor into moving over or ultimately moving them himself. The initial tap informs his competitor that he is there, while the second bump is a warning to commit to a lane to let him by. If needed, the third and final tap is the classic bump and run, with Christopher moving the car in front out of his racing groove to move on by.[5]

Death[edit]

Christopher was killed in a plane crash in North Branford near the Guilford, Connecticut town line on September 16, 2017, while en route from Robertson Field in Plainville, Connecticut to Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, New York, to compete in a Whelen Modified Tour race that evening at the Riverhead Raceway, in Calverton, New York, on Long Island. Christopher and Charles "Pat" Dundas, the pilot and family friend of Hauppauge, New York, who also died, were the only occupants of the Mooney M20C that went down in a wooded area.[6] Early reports indicate the plane lost power.

Personal life[edit]

He was born to William Christopher and Lucy Graziano. He had a wife, Quinn Wazorko Christopher and had no children with her. Christopher also had a twin brother, Mike who also raced Modifieds, and Mike's son Mike Jr. has also begun racing Modifieds. Christopher was a 1976 Graduate of Plainville High School and was a captain of his high school wrestling team. In 2013, he was inducted into the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame. He also owned and operated M&T Enterprises which rebuilds transmissions for heavy trucks.[7]

Honors[edit]

  • As part of the 25th anniversary of the NASCAR Weekly Series in 2006, Christopher was named one of the series' All Time Top 25 drivers.[8]
  • In 2008 Stafford Motor Speedway named a section of their grandstand for him in honor of his 100th victory at Stafford. Christopher, who had 109 victories at the prestigious and storied Connecticut oval, is Stafford's all-time winningest driver.
  • Christopher was the first driver to win SK modified track championships at all three Connecticut NASCAR Whelen All-American Series asphalt, oval short-tracks (Stafford Motor Speedway, Thompson International Speedway, and the Waterford Speedbowl) during his career. The feat was later accomplished by Keith Rocco in 2010, the year he won his first SK Modified Championship at Waterford after multiple titles at the other two.
  • His twin brother Mike Christopher won before he did at Stafford. Also, the two started out racing go karts around Connecticut and the U.S. They were famous at The Pomfret Speedway in Pomfret, CT. The two also road raced with enduro karts at Daytona International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Watkins Glen and many others.

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. ** – All 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
1999 Ted Christopher Racing 13 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN
31
MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL 64th 70 [9]
2004 Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 72 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA
36
POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH 79th 89 [10]
Hover Motorsports 80 Ford NHA
43
DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM
2005 Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 27 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA
42
POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH 76th 74 [11]
Mach 1 Motorsports 34 Chevy NHA
42
DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2006 Front Row Motorsports DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA
DNQ
POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL 73rd 40 [12]
Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 27 Chevy RCH
41
NHA
DNQ
DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR
DNQ
ATL TEX PHO HOM
2009 Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 27 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA
DNQ
DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM NA - [13]

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 NBSC Pts Ref
1996 James Lestorti 13 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH
41
CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR 94th 67 [14]
31 HOM
32
1997 13 DAY CAR RCH
18
ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA
18
NZH
13
CLT DOV SBO GLN
35
MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
37
DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM
34
61st 392 [15]
1998 Marsh Racing DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA
43
NZH
10
CLT DOV RCH
DNQ
PPR GLN
13
MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT GTY CAR
DNQ
ATL HOM
DNQ
104th 86 [16]
Lockamy Racing 28 Chevy MCH
38
BRI DAR
1999 Marsh Racing 13 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI
DNQ
TAL CAL NHA
12
RCH
DNQ
NZH
8
CLT DOV
30
SBO GLN
DNQ
MLW
40
MYB PPR GTY
29
IRP MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
CLT CAR MEM PHO 66th 461 [17]
Lockamy Racing 28 Chevy HOM
DNQ
2000 Michael Waltrip Racing 7 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA
29
CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN
30
MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR 81st 228 [18]
99 MEM
28
PHO HOM
2001 Richard Childress Racing 21 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH
19
CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM 102nd 106 [19]

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 26 NCTC Pts Ref
1997 Roehrig Motorsports 18 Dodge WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN
7
RCH MAR SON MMR CAL PHO LVS 94th 146 [20]
1999 CJ Racing 17 Ford HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR MEM PPR I70 BRI TEX PIR GLN
18
MLW NSV NZH MCH NHA IRP GTY HPT RCH LVS LVL TEX CAL 88th 109 [21]

Camping World East Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World East 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 NCWESC Pts Ref
1990 Marsh Racing 13 Buick DAY RCH CAR MAR OXF NZH OXF DOV JEN EPP MND OXF NHA HOL OXF IRP OXF TMP
11
RPS NHA
19
TMP
14
DOV EPP NHA 36th 357 [22]
1991 Chevy DAY RCH CAR NHA OXF NZH MND OXF TMP HOL JEN EPP STA
9
OXF NHA FLE OXF TMP
28
NHA RPS TMP
33
DOV EPP NHA 51st 217 [23]
1992 Olds DAY CAR RCH NHA NZH MND OXF DOV LEE JEN OXF NHA OXF HOL EPP NHA RPS OXF NHA
24
EPP 69th 91 [24]
1993 LEE NHA
17
MND NZH HOL GLN
5
JEN STA
4
GLN 37th 479 [25]
1 NHA
37
WIS NHA NHA RPS TMP WMM LEE EPP LRP
1994 13 NHA NHA MND NZH SPE HOL GLN
36
JEN EPP GLN NHA
22
WIS STA
20
TMP MND WMM RPS LEE NHA
36
LRP 47th 310 [26]
1995 James Lestorti DAY NHA
38
LEE
DNQ
JEN NHA NZH HOL BEE TMP GLN NHA
38
TIO MND GLN
29
EPP RPS
22
LEE
2
STA
9
28th 1041 [27]
Chevy BEE
13
NHA
35
TMP
26
LRP
32
1996 DAY LEE
7
JEN NZH
41
HOL NHA
36
TIO BEE TMP NZH
20
NHA
38
STA
22
GLN
16
EPP RPS LEE
28
NHA
37
NHA
1*
BEE TMP
34
LRP
8
28th 1171 [28]
1997 DAY LEE JEN NHA
32
NZH
13
HOL NHA
22
STA
15
BEE TMP NZH TIO NHA
20
STA
3
THU GLN
1*
EPP RPS BEE
13
TMP NHA
1*
LRP
1
26th 1338 [29]
1998 Marsh Racing LEE RPS NHA
13
NZH
10
HOL GLN
13
STA
25*
NHA
16
DOV STA
27
NHA
40
GLN
19
EPP JEN NHA
1*
THU TMP BEE LRP 31st 1027 [30]
1999 James Lestorti LEE RPS NHA
40
TMP NZH HOL BEE JEN GLN
DNQ
STA NHA
2
NZH STA NHA GLN
2
EPP THU BEE NHA
2
LRP
8
37th 695 [31]
2000 LEE NHA
42
SEE HOL BEE JEN GLN STA
1*
NHA
11
NZH STA
26
WFD GLN
34
EPP NHA
43
LRP
5
34th 737 [32]
Delcrest Sign Co. 68 Chevy TMP
36
THU BEE
2001 James Lestorti 13 Chevy LEE NHA
1*
SEE HOL BEE EPP STA
22
WFD BEE STA
29
SEE GLN
34
NZH
28
THU BEE DOV STA
10
LRP 32nd 865 [33]
Pontiac TMP
9
NHA
21
2002 Chevy LEE NHA NZH
1
SEE BEE STA HOL WFD TMP NHA STA GLN
30
ADI THU BEE 38th 408 [34]
Pontiac NHA
26
DOV
Jennifer Wilkinson 28 Chevy STA
DNQ
LRP
2003 Marsh Racing 13 Chevy LEE STA ERI BEE STA HOL TMP NHA
33
WFD SEE GLN
1
ADI BEE THU NHA
17
STA
24
LRP 34th 447 [35]
2005 NDS Motorsports 35 Chevy STA
4
HOL ERI STA
3
DUB OXF TMP
9
22nd 865 [36]
Ford NHA
32
WFD ADI NHA
1
DOV
6
LRP
2006 GRE STA
23
HOL TMP ERI NHA ADI WFD NHA DOV LRP 58th 94 [37]
2008 Marsh Racing 31 Chevy GRE IOW SBO GLN NHA TMP MCM ADI LRP MFD NHA DOV STA
20
67th 108 [38]

Autozone West Series[edit]

NASCAR Autozone West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NAWSC Pts Ref
2005 NDS Motorsports 35 Ford PHO MMR PHO
23
S99 IRW EVG S99 PPR CAL DCS CTS MMR 60th 94 [39]
2006 PHO PHO
21
S99 IRW SON DCS IRW EVG S99 CAL CTS AMP 67th 105 [40]

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 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NWMTC Pts Ref
1987 Info not available ROU MAR TMP STA CNB STA MND WFD JEN SPE RIV TMP RPS EPP RIV STA TMP
23
RIV SEE NA 0 [41]
7 STA
20
POC TIO TMP OXF TMP ROU MAR STA
1988 71 ROU MAR TMP MAR JEN IRP MND OSW OSW RIV JEN RPS TMP RIV OSW TMP
31
OXF OSW TMP
37
POC TIO TMP
10
ROU MAR NA 0 [42]
1989 Enfield Motorsports 37 Chevy MAR TMP MAR JEN STA
19
IRP OSW WFD
16
MND RIV OSW JEN STA RPS RIV OSW TMP TMP RPS OSW TMP POC STA
15
TIO MAR 38th 434 [43]
Pontiac TMP
10
1990 MAR RCH TMP STA
24
MAR TMP STA MND HOL STA RIV JEN EPP RPS RIV TMP RPS NHA TMP POC STA TMP MAR NA 0 [44]
1993 30 Chevy RCH STA TMP NHA NZH STA RIV TMP RPS HOL LEE RIV STA TMP TMP
11
STA
14
TMP
23
NA 0 [45]
1994 NHA
40
STA
25
TMP
21
NZH STA
27
LEE
24
TMP
5
RIV TIO
9
NHA
9
RPS
21
HOL
8
TMP
12
RIV
9
NHA
4
STA
8
SPE
15
TMP
13
NHA
11
STA
13
TMP
8
15th 2383 [46]
1995 TMP
31
NHA
36
STA
7
NZH
28
27th 1399 [47]
Mystique Motorsports 82 Chevy STA
6
LEE TMP
15
RIV BEE NHA
17
JEN RPS HOL RIV NHA
15
STA
25
13 TMP
35
NHA
17
STA
28
TMP
29
TMP
9
1996 TMP STA
15
NZH
39
STA
29
TMP
32
RIV NHA
27
GLN
22
STA
28
NHA
10
NHA
27
STA
16
FLE
29
TMP
19
27th 1270 [48]
Bear Motorsports 14 Chevy NHA
34
JEN RIV
27
LEE RPS HOL
1997 Mystique Motorsports 13 Chevy TMP
26
NZH
17
NHA
5
GLN
3
NHA
17
TMP
11
RIV NHA
35
GLN
32
NHA
15
21st 2092 [49]
Chevy MAR
32
STA
8
STA
7
RIV
3
RPS
20
HOL STA
28
Bear Motorsports 1 Chevy FLE
14
JEN FLE
34
TMP
14 STA
33
Joe Brady 00 Chevy RCH
8
1998 Bear Motorsports 14 Chevy RPS
18
TMP
14
MAR STA
30
NZH
40
STA
29
30th 1032 [50]
Mystique Motorsports 13 Chevy GLN
32
JEN RIV NHA NHA
38
LEE HOL TMP NHA
5
RIV STA NHA TMP STA
33
00 TMP
9
FLE
13
1999 Chevy TMP
27
RPS
10
STA
16
STA
6
TMP
12
STA
26
15th 2285 [51]
Mystique Motorsports 00 Chevy RCH
1
RIV
28
JEN NHA
4
NZH
7
HOL NHA
2
RIV RPS
11
TMP
29
MAR
20
13 GLN
1*
NHA
3
STA
30
TMP
11
2000 Wynn's Mystic Motorsports 13 Chevy STA
26
RCH
9
STA
6
RIV
5
SEE
25
NHA
30
NZH
3
TMP
3*
5th 2326 [52]
00 RIV
10
GLN
1**
25 Dodge TMP
1*
STA
17*
WFD
16
NHA
6
STA
3*
MAR
19
TMP
3
2001 SBO
3
TMP
8
STA
3*
WFD
3
NZH
39
STA
23*
RIV
7
SEE
3
RCH
7
NHA
21*
HOL
2*
RIV
22
CHE TMP
31
STA
26
TMP
3*
STA
1*
MAR
5
TMP
1*
6th 2606 [53]
Wynn's Mystic Motorsports 00 Chevy WFD
2*
2002 Mystique Motorsports 13 TMP
7
STA
1*
WFD
29
NZH
36
RIV
1
SEE
8
RCH
13
STA
1**
BEE
28
NHA
30
RIV
4
TMP
5
STA
1
WFD
1*
TMP
21
NHA
4
STA
5
MAR
9
TMP
3
2nd 2628 [54]
2003 TMP
32
STA
1
WFD
2
NZH
1*
STA
4
LER
21
BLL
3
BEE
6
NHA
8
ADI
5
RIV
2
TMP
7
STA
18
WFD
17
TMP
25
NHA
2
STA
9
TMP
15
4th 2520 [55]
2004 TMP
1
STA
6
WFD
15
NZH
3
STA
9*
RIV
4
LER
18
BLL
23
BEE
22
NHA
1*
SEE
8
RIV
23
STA
28
TMP
4
WFD
30
TMP
3
NHA
1*
STA
10
TMP
23
4th 2512 [56]
2005 TMP
1*
STA
5
RIV
1*
WFD
2
STA
1
JEN
23
NHA
1*
BEE
5
SEE
17
RIV
10
STA
2
TMP
20
WFD
6
MAR
1*
TMP
1
NHA
1*
STA
5
TMP
30
2nd 2731 [57]
2006 TMP
4
STA
6
3rd 2247 [58]
Rudy Andrews, Jr. 86 Chevy JEN
1
Eddie Whelan 36 Chevy TMP
29
STA
6
NHA
7*
HOL
2
RIV
1
STA
22
TMP
1
MAR
2
TMP
28
NHA
6
WFD
3
TMP
19*
STA
25
2007 TMP
27
STA
19*
WTO
4
STA
28*
TMP
2
NHA
2
TSA
5
RIV
15
STA
1*
TMP
8
MAN
8
MAR
2
NHA
25
TMP
21
STA
3
TMP
4
5th 2187 [59]
2008 TMP
10
STA
1*
STA
3
TMP
2*
NHA
2*
SPE
19
RIV
4
STA
28
TMP
4
MAN
1**
TMP
14*
NHA
1
MAR
4
CHE
7
STA
6
TMP
1
1st 2441 [60]
2009 TMP
1*
STA
1*
STA
2
NHA
5
SPE
10
RIV
20
STA
2*
BRI
2*
TMP
2*
NHA
7
MAR
20
STA
31
TMP
1*
3rd 1931 [61]
2010 TMP
4
STA
1
STA
12
MAR
18
NHA
2*
LIM
5
MND
1
RIV
12
STA
5
TMP
1*
NHA
30
STA
8
TMP
1
3rd 2102 [62]
13 BRI
18*
2011 36 TMP
1*
STA
7
STA
4
MND
6
TMP
1
NHA
10
RIV
17
STA
1
NHA
28
BRI DEL TMP
4
LRP
5
NHA
4
STA
1
TMP
22
9th 2053 [63]
2012 TMP
2
STA
22
MND
12
STA
7
WFD
9
NHA
29
9th 452 [64]
Joe Brady 00 Chevy STA
5
Jan Boehler 3 Chevy TMP
4
BRI
17
TMP
5
RIV
5
NHA
17
STA
20
James Ksepka 82 Ford TMP
13
2013 Jan Boehler 3 Chevy TMP
5
STA
3
STA
14
WFD
23
RIV
18
NHA
2*
MND
11
STA
3
TMP
22
BRI
11
RIV
8
NHA
24
STA
7
TMP
23
10th 445 [65]
2014 Robert Katon Jr. 13 Chevy TMP
8
STA
6
STA
8
WFD
3
RIV
2
NHA
3
MND
8
STA
7
TMP
7
BRI
16
NHA
4
STA
2
TMP
20
5th 480 [66]
2015 TMP
4
STA
24
WFD
3
STA
6
TMP
10
RIV
11
NHA
31
MND STA
4
13th 414 [67]
Christopher Our 22 Chevy TMP
9
BRI
11
RIV NHA
21
STA
19
TMP
8
2016 Brian Brady 00 Chevy TMP STA
14
WFD
14
STA TMP RIV NHA MND STA TMP BRI RIV OSW SEE NHA STA TMP 34th 61 [68]
2017 MYR THO STA
5
LGY 19th 303 [69]
Danny Watts Jr. 82 Chevy THO
7
RIV
11
NHA
7
STA
26
THO
3
BRI
22
SEE
15
OSW
17
RIV1
24
NHA STA THO
1 Christopher was killed in a plane crash near the North Branford and Guilford, Connecticut, town line, while en route to Riverhead Raceway.[6] He was officially credited with a "did not start" status and a 24th-place finish.[70]

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
2005 Roger Hill 79 Pontiac CRW
1*
CRW CRW
10
CRW BGS MAR ACE
2
ACE
15
CRW CRW SNM ACE 17th 602 [71]
2006 Joe Brady 80 Chevy CRW
1*
GRE CRW
4*
DUB
6
CRW BGS MAR CRW ACE CRW HCY DUB SNM 25th 490 [72]
2007 00 CRW
18
FAI GRE CRW CRW BGS MAR ACE CRW SNM CRW CRW 42nd 109 [73]
2008 CRW
2
ACE CRW BGS CRW LAN CRW SNM MAR CRW CRW 32nd 170 [74]
2009 CON
1**
SBO CRW
1
LAN
7
CRW BGS BRI CRW MBS CRW CRW MAR ACE CRW 19th 506 [75]
2011 Joe Brady 00 Chevy CRW
19
HCY SBO
1
CRW
1*
CRW BGS BRI CRW LGY THO TRI CRW CLT CRW 24th 481 [76]
2012 Roger Hill 79 Pontiac CRW CRW SBO CRW CRW BGS BRI LGY THO CRW CLT
7
39th 37 [77]
2013 Scott Anderson 00 Chevy CRW
4
SNM
6
SBO CRW CRW BGS BRI LGY CRW CRW SNM CLT 23rd 78 [78]
2016 Brian Brady 00 Chevy CRW CON
2
SBO CRW CRW BGS BRI ECA SBO CRW CLT 22nd 43 [79]

Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Rolex Sports Car Series results
Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points Ref
2006 Brumos Racing Fabcar Porsche DP DAY
(54/18)
MEX HOM LBH VIR LAG PHX LRP WAT
(40/23)
MDO DAY BAR WAT SON MIL 126th 13 [80]
2008 Southard Motorsports Riley Lexus DP DAY
(42/17)
HOM MEX VIR LAG LRP WAT MDO DAY BAR CAN WAT SON MIL UTA 83rd 14 [81]

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2006 DP 59 United States Brumos Racing Porsche DP Portugal João Barbosa
United States J. C. France
United States Hurley Haywood
559 54 18
2008 DP 3 United States Southard Motorsports Lexus Riley DP United States Shane Lewis
United States Bill Lester
United States Alex Barron
527 42 17

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