2012: Earned Truck series Rookie of the Year title and was fourth in points. Will run full time in 2013 with a limited Nationwide schedule. 2011: Won the ARCA championship while racing in select NASCAR touring and national series.
2011: Finished 11th in series points. … Raised Loop Data Driver Rating nine points from 2010. … Missed five consecutive spring races due to illness. … Scored first career win, in 77th career start, at Texas-2. … Career-best average finish of 13.7. … Best start, second at Nashville-1 and Iowa-2. … Career-best average start of 8.4. … Posted 23 top-10 starts in 29 races. … Completed 97.2 percent of laps attempted. … Led career-best 114 laps. … Top 10 in every Loop Data statistical category. … Career-best Average Driver Rating of 97.1. 2010: Finished career-best seventh in series points. … Split season, running first 28 races for Diamond-Waltrip Racing, then finishing with Roush Fenway Racing. … Won three consecutive poles (Gateway-1, Lucas Oil Raceway, Iowa), tying a mark held by four drivers – Sam Ard (1983), Mark Martin (1987), Michael Waltrip (1989) and Jeff Gordon (1992). … Best finish, third, at Gateway-1 and Richmond-2. … Eight of 11 top-10 finishes came in second half of season, including top 15s in five of his seven starts for RFR. … Added six top fives. … Led 99 laps. … Raised Driver Rating by more than seven points over 2009 to 88.29.
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 rookie 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.
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.
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.
2009: Finished 25th in series points. … In return to series, ran 16 events for Yates Racing, producing one top-five and four top 10s. ... Best finish was fifth at Texas. … Had a trio of third-place starting positions. 2007: Finished 43rd in series points. … In 11 races for Dale Earnhardt Inc., had one top five and five top 10s; best finish was fourth at Watkins Glen. 2006: Finished sixth in series points. … Recorded his lone series victory to date in his home state, at the Milwaukee Mile. … Had a career-best seven top fives and 16 top 10s for DEI. 2005: Finished sixth in series points. … Finished second at Richmond fall race. … Captured pole at Talladega. … Started and finished third at Milwaukee. … Posted six top fives and 15 top 10s; he had one top-10 finish in his previous 48 series races. … All top-10 finishes came in final 20 races of the season, moving him from 18th to sixth in the standings by year’s end. 2004: Finished 23rd in series points. … Recorded his first career pole at Kansas. … Started season with team owner Andy Petree, competing in 14 events before switching to Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s No. 11 Chevrolet at New Hampshire. … Finished second in the series’ Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings despite missing seven races. 2003: Finished 60th in series points. … Ran in six races for Andy Petree. …Made series debut at Nashville where he started 43rd and finished 12th. …Scored a ninth-place finish at ORP, his best showing of the year and his first career top 10
2012: Was let go from Brad Keselowski Racing mid-season and found a home at Red Horse Racing. Finished fifth in points. Ran three Nationwide races for Penske Racing, earning two top 10s. His two Truck wins and one pole all came with RHR. Announced he would be moving up to the Nationwide series full time with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2013. 2011: Finished 11th in points while running a full season for BKR.
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.
2011: Finished 21st in series points. … Attempted full schedule for fourth consecutive season in his own Faith Motorsports equipment and successfully made all 34 races, with best points position since 1983. … Best start, 21st at Phoenix-2. … Best finish, 18th at Las Vegas. … Completed 76.7 percent of laps attempted. … Became 12th driver in series history to reach 300 career starts. 2010: Finished 28th in series points. … Attempted full schedule in his own cars for third straight year, deferring in one race (Homestead-Miami) to Johnny Chapman. … Made 27 races. … Best finish, 18th, at Gateway-2. … Completed 57.3 percent of laps attempted, one lap led. … Formed partnership with fellow owner Richard Childress midway through the season, running 13 races in Childress’ No. 21 Chevrolet.
2011: Finished 13th in series points. … Raised Loop Data Driver Rating eight points from 2010 in second full season with J-D Motorsports. … Best start, 17th at Kentucky; the start marked the 400th of his career, making him the fourth driver in series history to hit the milestone. … Best finish, fifth at Road America, was best since third at Kentucky in 2008. … Completed 91.7 percent of laps attempted. … Led 12 laps. 2010: Finished 18th in series points. … Challenged for top-10 position in the standings in first full season with J-D Motorsports, but seven DNFs (did not finish) hampered his efforts. … Best finish, 11th, at Las Vegas. … Was ranked in the top 10 in the driver standings during the 2010 season, a first for a J-DM driver.
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.
2012: Started on the pole for Daytona Truck race, along side his new teammates Nelson Piquet Jr. and James Buescher. Finished 10th in points. 2011: Competed in the Truck series full time for Red Horse Racing.
2012: Finished fifth in points, thanks to six top fives and 17 top 10s. Improved his average finish by five positions. 2011: Announced he would be going to Richard Petty Motorsports after Rusty Wallace Racing closed at the end of the season.
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.
2011: Finished 11th in series points. ... Qualified for sixth Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as the seventh seed. ... Tied for league lead with three poles, in consecutive events at Kansas-1,Pocono-1 and Michigan-1. ... Average start of 12. ... Won at Sonoma, Dover-2, extending streak with at least one win to 10 consecutive seasons. ... Average fin- ish of 14.6. ... Completed 98.8 percent of laps attempted. ... Led 770 laps. ... Won first start in Penske Racing’s No. 22 (non-points Budweiser Shootout). ... Also won his Gatorade Duel qualifying race for Daytona 500. ... Third in Loop Data categories for Fastest Drivers On Restarts and Quality Passes. ... In early December, struck mutual agreement with Penske Racing to part ways, did one-year deal to drive for Phoenix Racing four days before Christmas. 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.
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).
2011: Finished seventh in series points. … Noticeably in tremendous shape to start the year, joined RAB Racing for major comeback, raising Loop Data Driver Rating 30 points from 2010. … Standings finish was his best as a full-time series driver since 2005 (also seventh). … His 11 top-10 results were most since 2005. Finished as best Toyota driver in standings. … Best start, fourth at Bristol-2. … Average start of 16.1. … Best finish, fifth at Richmond-2. … Best average finish (15.8) since 2003. … Completed 97 percent of laps attempted. … Eclipsed Jason Keller (519) for series record for most career starts at Texas-2; ended season with 522 starts. 2010: Finished 19th in series points. … Raced full season for Jay Robinson Racing. … Ranked second in Loop Data category for Closers by gaining 31 positions over the final 10 percent of each race. … Best finish, 11th, at Talladega. … Completed 95.4 percent of laps attempted.
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.
2012: Finished sixth in points, with one win, six top fives and 19 top 10s. This is the fourth year he has been sixth or better in points. 2011: Debuted with Turner Motorsports after leaving Penske Racing and finished third in points. Won at Chicagoland, his home track. 2009: Nationwide series Rookie of the Year.
2008: Finished 39th in series points. … Drove seven races for Roush Fenway Racing. … Best start, second at Talladega. … Average start of 17.3. … Best finish, 18th at Milwaukee, Talladega. … Average finish of 24.7. … Completed 79 percent of laps attempted.
2011: Finished 24th in series points. ... Won career-best two poles, at Sonoma and Pocono-2. ... Average start of 17.9. ... Best finish, third at Charlotte-1 and Daytona-2. ... Average finish of 19.1. ... Only two top-10 finishes, fourth at New Hampshire-2 and fifth at Watkins Glen, in second half of season. ... Completed 96.7 percent of laps attempt- ed. ... Led career-best 58 laps. 2010: Finished career-best 16th in series points. ... Became youngest pole winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup history with his first career pole at Bristol-1. ... Fell out of top 10 in standings after three races, but never fell lower than 22nd. ... Best finish of second at Martinsville-1. ... Ended season with five top-10s in last six races. ... Doubled previous totals of career top-fives and top-10s with seven and 16 respectively. ... Average start 16.2. ... Average finish 16.8. ... Finished third in NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.