YEAR-BY-YEAR NATIONWIDE SERIES RECAP
2011: Finished eighth in series points…. Raced seventh consecutive full season in second stint with ThorSport Racing owner Duke Thorson, in No. 88 Chevrolets. … Won poles at Michigan, Martinsville-2. … Average start of 9.8. … Won 2nd career race, at Iowa. … Average finish of 13th. … Completed 91.7 percent of laps attempted. … Led 90 laps.
2010: Finished fourth in series points. .... Raced sixth consecutive full season in second stint with ThorSport Racing. … Followed-up career-year in 2009 with 10 top-five, 20 top-10 finishes in 25 races, fourth consecutive season in top 10 in points. … Won fourth career pole, at Texas-2; average start eighth. … Best finish, third (Iowa, Lucas Oil Raceway, Pocono, Texas-2); average finish 8.9. … Finished season with 16 consecutive top-10 finishes. … Completed 97.8 percent of laps attempted, but led only 15 laps.
2009: Finished career-best second in series points. .... Career highs in top fives (11), top-10s (21), poles (two). .... Finished worse than 10th only four times in 25 races. … Poles at Chicagoland, Texas-2; average start 8.5. … Best finish, second (five times, including two of final three races); career-best average finish of 6.7. … Led series by completing 99 percent of laps attempted: 4,007 of 4,009 possible laps.
2008: Finished fifth in series points. … First career win at Charlotte in May, in his 178th career start. … Nine top-five, 12 top-10 finishes.
2007: Finished eighth in series points. … One top five, 10 top-10 finishes.
2006: Finished 14th in series points. … Battled for top-10 points position virtually the entire season but missed by less than 120 points. … Best finish, third at Martinsville-1 and Memphis. … Top-five finishes at Michigan, Phoenix among 10 top-10 performances.
2005: Finished ninth in series points. … First career pole, at New Hampshire. … Passed 100-start milestone. … Two top-five, 10 top-10 finishes.
2004: Finished fifth in series points. … First top-10 points finish in only season driving No. 6 Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick, Inc. … Best start, second, at Homestead. … Best finish, third (Bristol, Phoenix). … Six top-five, 17\ top-10 finishes, the latter tied for series lead with Carl Edwards.
2003: Finished 11th in series points. … Had 11 top 10s in third consecutive full season driving ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Chevrolet. … Best start (fifth), finish (sixth) at Bristol.
2002: Finished 15th in series points. … Had six top 10s driving No. 88 Chevrolet for ThorSport Racing. … Best start (eighth), finish (seventh) at Texas 1.
2001: Finished 12th in series points. … Had 11 top 10s in 24 starts in first full season in ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Chevrolet. … Best start, eighth (Gateway, Chicago). … Best finish, sixth (Martinsville-1, Pikes Peak).
2000: Finished 83rd in series points. … Made debut at Auto Club in ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Chevrolet, starting 17th, finishing ninth.