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2013: Missed final 15 races of the season after suffering broken right leg in sprint car crash Aug. 5, ending his consecutive start streak at 521 races. Prior to accident, won at Dover-1 for his 48th career victory and his third at Dover, keeping alive a streak of 15 consecutive seasons with at least one win. 2012: Announced there would be a Camping World Truck race at his dirt track, Eldora Speedway, in 2013. 2011: Won his third NASCAR Sprint Cup championship and became the first owner/driver to win the title since Alan Kulwicki (1992). 2009: First season as owner/driver of Stewart-Haas Racing – had four wins and made the Chase. Stewart has made the Chase every year but once (2006).
2011: Finished 17th in series points. ... Debut season with Rick Ware Racing began as soon as he turned 18, at Phoenix-1. ... Best start, 22nd three times, at Nashville-2, Lucas Oil Raceway, Atlanta. ... Best finish, 11th at Road America. ... Average finish of 24.2. ... Completed 92.1 percent of laps attempted. ... Engaged in season-long rook- ie of the year battle with Blake Koch and clinched award with better finish at Homestead-Miami finale.
2011: Not eligible for series points, competed for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. ... Made 10 attempts, seven starts including one for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing, six for MAKE Motorsports’ new team. ... Best start, 29th at Watkins Glen, Atlanta and Kansas. ... Best finish, 23rd at Charlotte-2. 2005: Finished 69th in series points. ... Competed in eight races for owner John McGill. ... Best start, 31st at Richmond-2. ... Best finish, 22nd at Dover-2. ... Completed 72.5 percent of laps attempted. ... Made series debut at Auto Club-2.
2012: Finished fourth in the points while pulling double duty for the final 20 races of the season. Announced he will run full time again in the Nationwide series in 2013 with a part-time Cup schedule. 2011: Ran a partial schedule in the Nationwide series, finishing 23rd in points. 2010-2008: Was a full-time Cup driver, finishing a best 28th in points.
2013: Finished 11th in series points. … Final year with Stewart-Haas Racing. Won Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. Got into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup after point penalties were levied against Michael Waltrip Racing and Martin Truex Jr. coming out of Richmond, removing Truex from the Chase field. 2012: Had one win, six top fives and 14 top 10s. 2010: Won first race with SHR at Phoenix-1. 2008: Won the 50th Daytona 500. Announced exit from Penske Racing for Stewart-Haas Racing. 2003: With a win at Chicago in July, kicked off a 13-race hot streak that included six wins. His series-high 11 poles was the most since Bill Elliott’s 11 in 1995. 2002: Beat Jimmie Johnson for Rookie of the Year honors. Set a rookie record with 22 top-10 finishes. Became the second Rookie to win the All-Star Race. 2001: Scored first pole in third career NASCAR Sprint Cup start at Coca-Cola 600.
2013: Finished 19th in series points, winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. Ricky enjoyed fast start to season, residing in the series standings’ top 12 for first five weeks. Got first series pole at Atlanta, went on to finish 16th. 2012: Won second consecutive Nationwide series title and announced his move to Cup for 2013, where he’ll take over the No. 17. 2011: Swept the Iowa races. 2010: Took Nationwide series Rookie of the Year honors, despite running only 32 races.
2006: Finished 20th in series points. … Posted career bests in points finish, race finish (10th at Lowe’s) and number of races run (35) for Team Rensi Motorsports. … Also tied career-best starting position of third at Dover; had four other top-10 starts during the season. 2005: Finished 33rd in series points. … Competed in 18 races for Glynn Motorsports before announcing at Homestead-Miami that he would drive for Team Rensi Motorsports in 2006. … Recorded career best qualifying position of third at Kansas, Memphis and Phoenix. … Tied his previous career-best finish of 15th at Nashville, New Hampshire and Gateway. … The five laps he led at Gateway were the first of his career. 2004: Finished 45th in series points. … Competed in 10 events for John McNelly, Michael Holigan and James Finch. … Posted season-best starting position of 19th and once again tied his previous top finish of 15th at Pikes Peak. 2003: Finished 38th in series points. … Competed in 18 races for three different owners – 16 for Danny Bost and one each for McNelly and George deBidart. … Best starting position of 14th came at Nazareth. … Set his then-career best finish of 15th at Texas. 2002: Finished 118th in series points. … Made NASCAR Busch Series debut on Oct. 20 at Memphis for owner Ed Whitaker. … He qualified 16th and finished 39th.
2013: Finished 17th in series points. Best finishes of the season were two fourth-place efforts, at Michigan and Talladega. 2012: Finished career-best 16th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, improving career best finish in the standings for third consecutive season. Completed career-best 99.7 percent of laps attempted, leading all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors (10,406 of 10,442 laps). 2011: Finished career-best 17th in series points. Won first race in career start No. 167, at Indianapolis.
2012: Won twice in his second full season in the Truck series, along with four poles, nine top fives and 15 top 10s, ending the season seventh in points. 2011: Finished the season 10th in points for Kevin Harvick Inc., which shut its doors at the end of the season.
2012: Start & Parked in the Cup series for Humphrey Smith Racing while racing in the Nationwide series for TriStar Motorsports, finishing eighth in points. 2009-2008, 2004: Finished fifth in the Nationwide series points. 2002 Truck champion.
2013: Finished second in series points, finishing the season 19 points out of first, in debut season with Joe Gibbs Racing. Qualified for the Chase for the ninth time in the format’s 10 years of existence, then won the first two Chase events, Chicagoland and New Hampshire. 2012: Made his ninth Chase appearance after announcing he would be leaving Roush Fenway Racing for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013. Won three races, including the Daytona 500 and two races during the Chase. 2009: Won the first two races of the season, joining only four other drivers in history to do that. 2003: Won the Championship, despite having only one win.
2013: Finished 16th in series points. ... With a win at Sonoma Raceway, ended 218-race winless drought. Led series in Quality Passes with 2,027. 2012: Tied his best points finish (11th - 2007), earning one pole, seven top fives and 19 top 10s. 2011: Welcomed new crew chief Chad Johnston mid-season. 2010: Moved from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to Michael Waltrip Racing. Won the Sprint Showdown for the second time (2007).
2011: Finished 22nd in series points. … Best finish, second, at Dover-1. … Average finish of 18.4. … Won two superspeedway poles, at Daytona-2 and Talladega-2. … Average start of 15.6. … Completed 96 percent of laps attempted. … Led 75 laps, his fewest since part-time season in 2007. 2010: Finished 13th in series points. … Had 49th career pole, at Daytona 500, average start 14.9. … Pole made him oldest Daytona 500 pole winner in history. … Best finish in second season with Hendrick Motorsports, second, at Martinsville- 2; average finish 15.3. … Spent 14 weeks in first half of season in Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup-qualified spot, but was only there once, in 12th after Watkins Glen, in second half. … Average finish in last seven races was 8.5.
2013: Won the pole at Watkins Glen with a track-record speed of 128.241 mph. Finished the season with Sixx top-10s. 2012: Finished 18th in series points, tied for career best. Opened season strong with third places at Budweiser Shootout and first Gatorade Duel. First career oval pole at Michigan followed one week later by Sonoma pole, both with track-record laps. Won at Watkins Glen for second consecutive season. 2011: Finished 19th in series points. 2010: Finished 26th in series points. Marcos had a career-best second-place start at Martinsville and a best finish third at Watkins Glen.
2013: Finished fourth in series points, a career-best. Four victories came at Auto Club, Texas, Watkins Glen and Atlanta. 2012: Busch called this the worst year of his career, despite one win, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s and two poles. Brother Kurt took KBM’s Nationwide team to Victory Lane for the first time while Kyle didn’t see Victory Lane in any other series. 2011: Surpassed Mark Martin as the winningest Nationwide driver (51) and won over 100 races across the three national series. 2010: Became the first driver to sweep all three national series in one weekend at Bristol.
2013: Finished 10th in series points… Made seventh Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, becoming the first driver from a single car team to make the chase. 2011: Finished 11th in series points. Qualified for sixth Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. 2010: Finished 11th in series points. ... Qualified for fifth Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. ... Won two races, extending his streak to nine consecutive seasons with at least one victory. ... Won two poles (Las Vegas, Michigan-1) to break two-year streak without a pole. ... Reached as high as fourth in the championship, four different times includ- ing with seven races remaining. ... Average start of 11.1. ... Average finish of 15.3. ... Led 252 of 400 laps and won Coca-Cola 600 the weekend after winning NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
2013: Finished third in series points, tying career-best finish. Made fourth consecutive Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. 2012: Made the Chase for the eighth time and came in eighth place. Shut down Kevin Harvick Inc., folding it into Richard Childress Racing. Has won the Nationwide Series championship twice (2006 as an owner/driver and 2001) and the Truck championship as an owner twice with Ron Hornaday Jr. (2007, 2009).
2013: Finished 12th in series points, winning two races, at Bristol and Pocono. Kasey earned a career-best of six runner up finishes. 2012: Finally settled at Hendrick Motorsports, Kahne had two wins and was fourth in points, earning 12 top fives, 19 top 10s and two poles. 2011: Considered a filler year at Red Bull Racing, Kahne earned one win and two poles. 2010: After announcing he would leave Richard Petty Motorsports, he was released five weeks early from his contract and started at Red Bull Racing. 2008: Became the first driver to win the Fan Vote and then win the NASCAR Sprint All Star Race.
2011: Finished 21st in series points... Had 13-point drop in driver rating from 2010… Total of top-five (two), top-10 finishes (eight) his least since 2008… Running at finish of all 36 races. …Two poles, Auto Club and Richmond-1 …Average start of 18.2 … Best finish, third at Las Vegas… Average finish of 18.5… Crew chief Brian Pattie released after 19 races; finished season with engineer James Pohlman from research and development department leading team. … Completed series-best 99.5 percent of laps attempted… Led 125 laps. 2010: Finished 17th in series points... Started season with 10th in Daytona 500 but two 37th-place finishes in next two races knocked him to 26th in standings. …Career-best three poles (New Hampshire-1, Indianapolis, Talladega-2), average start 11.6 including 24 top-10 starts. …Won second career race, at Watkins Glen, to give him career sweep of series’ road-course tracks… Average finish 18.0… Watkins Glen win kicked off streak of five consecutive top-10s. … Was in top 10 in eight important Loop Data categories for the season.
2013: Finished career-best eighth in series points, making the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the first time in his career. 2011: Finished 24th in series points. … Won career-best two poles, at Sonoma and Pocono. 2010: Finished career-best 16th in series points. … Became youngest pole winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup history with his first career pole at Bristol.
2013: Was registered for points in NASCAR Nationwide Series, but attempted 34 events (starting 33 of them) 2011: Was registered for points in NASCAR Nationwide Series, but competed in all 36 events in his fourth consecutive season as owner/driver. … Best start, 21st at Watkins Glen. … Average start of 35.4. … Best finish, 30th at Daytona-2. … Average finish of 40.3. … Fielded second car in limited number of races. … Led four laps. 2010: Finished 38th in series points. … Did full season as owner/driver of NEMCO Toyotas, making 31 of 36 races. … Best start, fourth, Talladega-2; average start 29.3. … Best finish, 27th, Talladega-2; average finish 39.968. … Best points position 37th for eight weeks at mid-season. … Completed 25.9 percent of laps attempted.
2013: Won sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, becoming third driver with six titles, one short of the all-time record held by NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Led series in top fives (16), top 10s (24) and laps led (1,985). 2012: Finished third in points after his rear gear broke at Homestead battling for the championship. Had five wins and four poles. 2011: Finished sixth in points, the first time in his career he finished outside of the top five. 2010-2006: Won five consecutive Sprint Cup championships. Driver of the year 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
2013: Finished sixth in series points. Won Martinsville, pushing his career wins total to 88, third on the all-time list. 2012: Finished 10th in points in his seventh consecutive Chase appearance. 2011: Moved into third on the all-time series wins list with a victory at Atlanta (85). Has four Sprint Cup championships (1995, 1997-1998, 2001), has won the Daytona 500 three times (1997, 1999, 2005) and the inaugural Brickyard 400.
2013: Finished 20th in series points. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Jeff Burton would test and drive the No. 56 Toyota in a limited schedule in 2014. 2012: two top-five and six top-10 finishes for a19th-place finish in the final NSCS driver championship points standings 2011: Finished 20th in series points with two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes. 2010: Finished 12th in series points. Made Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for fourth time in five seasons after missing in 2009. Finished second at Dover, twice.
2013: Finished 15th in series points. Jamie won at Talladega, first win since three-win season of 2010 also winning the pole at Sonoma, his second career pole at a road course. 2011: Finished 27th in series points. Won pole at Martinsville. 2010: Finished 14th in series points, winning three races, Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Charlotte. Tied Kasey Kahne for series lead in poles with four.
2012: Finished fifth in the points, his fifth time finishing in the top 10. Won two races and had three poles. 2011: Had a crew chief change from Greg Erwin to Matt Puccia. Has won the Camping World Truck championship (2000) and the Nationwide championship (2002).
2012: Came in second in points to Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Announced his departure from Richard Childress Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing, taking his sponsor OneMain Financial with him. Had four wins, 15 top fives, 24 top 10s and four poles. 2011: Was second in points to Stenhouse in his first full-time season back in the Nationwide series. 2010-1999: Ran full-time in the Sprint Cup series, winning three races and running for the championship twice for three different teams.
2013: Finished 23rd in series points. Denny's sole victory of season came in finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Won season-ending Coors Light Pole Award after series-leading five poles. 2012: Finished fifth in points with 14 top fives, 17 top 10s, five wins and three poles. Also had a new crew chief in Darian Grubb. 2011: After finishing ninth in his “second year slump,” he won one race and got a new crew chief for 2012. 2010: Hamlin had the Championship all but locked up, with eight wins, 14 top fives and 18 top tens and two poles. He ran into trouble in Homestead and Jimmie Johnson earned number five. 2006: Became the first rookie to win the Budweiser Shootout and quality for the Chase.
2011: Finished 41st in series points. … Best start, 16th, came at Richmond-1 in team’s debut. … Average start of 33.2. … Best finish, 32nd at Bristol-2. … Average finish of 39.2. … Completed 25.6 percent of laps attempted. … Average Driver Rating 32.62. 2010: Finished 46th in series points. ... Made 11 of 16 races attempted for first-year owner Bill Jenkins. … Best start, 31st at Bristol-1, Darlington, Dover-1. … Average start of 36.4. … Best finish, 24th at Bristol-1, Darlington, Pocono- 1. … Average finish of 29.6. … Completed 90.4 percent of laps attempted. … Led two laps.
2011: Finished 28th in series points. … Won pole at Richmond-2. … Average start of 20.4. … Best finish, second at Kentucky. … Average finish of 22.3. … Completed 96.6 percent of laps attempted. … Led eight laps. … Average Driver Rating 68.2. 2010: Finished 18th in series points. ... Followed up breakout 2009 season with second career victory, at Chicagoland. … Started season in top 10 for three weeks. … Best start second at spring Richmond, average start 15.6. … Careerbest six top fives, average finish 18.1. … Average driver rating 82.7. … Ninth-best for season in total Quality Passes.
2013: Finished 28th in series points. Boosted growing reputation for restrictor-plate expertise with second career victory, at Talladega. 2011: Finished 23rd in series points. Won first career race in 163rd start, at Daytona. Won first two career poles, at Texas and Indianapolis. 2010: Finished 24th in series points. David's best finish was sixth, at Talladega.
2013: Finished 26th in series points, with two top 10s, both at Talladega. 2011: Finished 30th in series points. … Started season with a third-place effort in Daytona 500. … Equaled careerbest with two top-10 finishes. … Average finish of 28.2. … Best start, 17th at Bristol-2. … Average start of 34.7. … For second consecutive season running at finish of 30 of 36 races. … Completed 90.8 percent of laps attempted. 2010: Finished 32nd in series points. … Didn’t enter two races but qualified for 32-of-33. … Best start, 16th, at Bristol-1; average start 36th. … Best finish, 19th (Martinsville-1, Infineon); average finish 29.3. … Completed 96.5 percent of laps attempted.
2012: Finished 33rd in series points. … Made 33 starts in either of Tommy Baldwin's two cars, one start for Larry Gunselman and skipped the two events (Pocono-2 and New Hampshire-2) when son Ryan Blaney raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Kentucky. … Best start, 17th at Richmond-1. … Average start, 35.2 as Baldwin's two cars were locked-into the top 35 in owners' points for the entire season. … Best finish, 15th at Daytona-1. … Average finish, 31.8 lowered by 19 DNFs. … Finished on lead lap at Daytona twice, and at Indianapolis. … Completed 65.8 percent of laps attempted, but completed 97.1 percent of laps in races he finished. … Seven laps led. 2011: Finished 32nd in series points. … Improved Loop Data Driver Rating 11 points over 2010. … Raced full season for Tommy Baldwin Racing, gaining Baldwin his first position in top 35 of owners’ standings. … Tied career-best finish of third at Talladega-2. … Average finish of 29.7. … Best start, 21st at Pocono-2. … Average start of 36.1. … Completed 89.1 percent of laps attempted. 2010: Finished 37th in series points. … Made 29 starts for three owners and had six DNQs (did not qualify). … Made six starts for 2011 owner Tommy Baldwin, including best finish for Baldwin of 30th, at Richmond-2. … Overall, best start, third, at Bristol-1; average start 32nd. … Overall, best finish 24th, at Atlanta-2. … Completed 41.6 percent of laps attempted.
2013: Finished 27th in series points. Finished second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. Won the pole for the Daytona 500, becoming the first female in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history to win a pole. Won the Sprint Fan Vote for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. 2012: First full-time season in the Nationwide series for JR Motorsports, finishing 10th, while competing in 10 races in the Sprint Cup series for Stewart-Haas Racing (highest finish was 17th). 2011: Running a partial schedule, earned highest finish for a woman in any national series, placing fourth at Las Vegas. 2010: Debuted in stock car racing, competing in the ARCA, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Nationwide series.
2013: Finished fifth in series points, scoring a career-high 22 top-10 finishes. Had eight top 10s in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. 2012: Made it back to Victory Lane at Michigan in June. Led the points for a good portion of the season leading to the Chase until he had to sit out due to a concussion (Regan Smith replaced him), erasing his Chase hopes. 2011: First season with Steve Letarte as crew chief and the duo finished seventh in points. Was on pole for the Daytona 500. 2010: Ran the infamous No. 3 Wrangler paint scheme in the Nationwide series at Daytona and won.
2012: Finished seventh in points driving for JR Motorsports. At the end of the season, JRM announced it would cut back to one primary car with Regan Smith, leaving Whitt without a ride. 2011: Ran in the Truck series for Red Bull Racing and made two Sprint Cup starts. 2010: Made Nationwide series debut in Red Bull Racing’s R&D team.
2013: Finished seventh in series points. Clint ranked in the top 10 in the points standings after 35 of the 36 races. Qualified for fifth Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in seven years. 2012: Made the Chase for the fourth time, finishing second in points. Had three wins, 10 top fives and 23 top 10s. 2011: Six DNFs ruined his chance at making the Chase and announced his departure from RCR to MWR. 2010: Made his third Chase, finishing 10th.
2013: Finished 24th in series points. Best finish, ninth at Daytona-2, first top-10 finish since 2009. 2011: Finished 31st in series points after missing season-opening Daytona 500. Earned spot in top 35 in owners’ points after season’s second race, fell out twice but raced last 27 races locked into top 35. Best start, 11th at Indianapolis. 2010: Finished 36th in series points., running 21 races for four owners before joining Germain Racing.
2013: Led a total of 524 laps, including 122 laps en route to a win at Phoenix. Held second place in series points for nine weeks; held third place in points for eight weeks after that. 2012: After tying for the championship in 2011 (coming in second due to having less wins), Edwards had zero wins and one pole. He ran one Nationwide series race, which he won. Halfway through the season his long-time crew chief Bob Osborne left, pairing him with Chad Norris. In 2013, he will be paired with Jimmy Fennig. 2011: Won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. While still battling for the Sprint Cup championship, won eight Nationwide series races. 2010: Finished fourth in points with nine top fives and 19 top 10s. 2007: Won the Nationwide series championship.
2013: Finished 14th in points, with his only win posted at Charlotte. Finished season with nine top fives and 16 top 10s, including four consecutive top-five finishes to begin the season. 2012: Won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in only his third full season while also taking home three Nationwide wins. 2011: Finished fifth in points and had three wins, which all came after breaking his ankle at a test at Road Atlanta. 2010: Won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship.
2011: Finished 29th in series points. ... Improved Loop Data Driver Rating 13 points over 2010. ... Best start, sev- enth at Martinsville-1. ... Average start of 22.4. ... Best finish, fourth in Daytona 500. ... Average finish of 24.8. Completed 96 percent of laps attempted. ... Ended season with 652 consecutive starts, second only to Jeff Gordon (653) among active drivers. 2010: Finished 31st in series points. ... Drove for four different owners. ... Best start, eighth, Infineon; average start 31.7. ... Best finish, 16th, Daytona-2; average finish 30.6. ... Ended season with 616 consecutive starts.
2011: Finished 18th in series standings. ... Skipped two of the first three races then completed the season for owner Randy MacDonald. ... Brought rookie of the year race down to Homestead-Miami finale before finishing second. ... Best start, 13th at Texas-2 and Phoenix-2. ... Career-best 14th-place finish, at Road America and Phoenix-2. ... Average finish of 24.9. ... Completed 91.1 percent of laps attempted. 2010: Finished 115th in series standings. ... Made one start for owner Wayne Day, started 32nd and finished 22nd at Iowa.
2013: Finished career-best 18th in series points, with career-high six top-10 finishes. 2012: Finished career-best 20th in series points. More than doubled previous career total starts in first full-time season. … Ran season’s first nine races with crew chief Greg Erwin, next 17 with Mike Ford before finishing season with Todd Parrott, with whom he had three top-10 starts, two top-10 finishes (including his season-best) Best finish, fourth at Martinsville-2 tied career best. 2010: Ran nine races; four for James Finch, five for Richard Petty Motorsports in No. 9 Ford, replacing Kasey Kahne. … Career-best finish, fourth, came in Homestead season finale, his last start before 2012 Daytona 500. …
2013: Split time with Phoenix Racing (nine starts) and JTG Daugherty Racing (nine starts) finishing 16 or 18 races started. 2011: Finished career-best 15th in series points, continuing four-year forward movement. AJ finished with 10 top-10 finishes. 2010: Finished 19th in series points. AJ earned his first career pole at Phoenix. Finished season with three consecutive top-10 starts and qualified for every race for second consecutive season.