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Alex Kennedy (born February 2, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

Alex Kennedy
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Born (1992-02-02) February 2, 1992 (age 27)
Aztec, New Mexico
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
22 races run over 4 years
Car no., teamNo. 55 (Premium Motorsports)
2016 position50th
Best finish40th (2015)
First race2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Last race2016 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
16 races run over 5 years
Car no., teamNo. 25 (Rick Ware Racing)
2016 position114th
Best finish50th (2011)
First race2010 Bucyrus 200 (Road America)
Last race2016 Road America 180 (Road America)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 27, 2016.

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Racing careerEdit

After starting in Legends car racing, Kennedy returned to win the 2009 Legends Road Course World Finals.[1]

NASCAREdit

As 16-year-old in 2008, he ran occasional races in a variety of national touring series; ARCA, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.[2] In 2009, he ran full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and finished tenth in the season points with three Top 10s and one Top 5 finish.[2] He made his first Nationwide Series start in 2010, racing in six races, primarily on road courses.[3] He raced in five Nationwide races in the following year with a top finish of 21st.[4] At Dover that year, Kennedy became involved in a controversial incident, where his car pulled across the track when attempting to rejoin the field after an accident and hit the car of Kevin Swindell.[5]

Kennedy made his Sprint Cup Series debut in the 2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway for Humphrey Smith Racing.[6] Kennedy is the first New Mexico native to compete in a Sprint Cup race since Al Unser, Jr. qualified for the 1993 Daytona 500.[citation needed] Kennedy also competed for Humphrey Smith Racing later in the year at Pocono Raceway and Watkins Glen International.

Kennedy ran a number of Cup races in 2014 for Circle Sport Racing. He returned to Circle Sport for 2015, also declaring for Rookie of the Year. With his team closing down due to the charter system, he left with no ride for the 2016 season. He was later picked up by Premium Motorsports to drove the No. 55 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen.

ImagesEdit

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup SeriesEdit

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
2013 Humphrey Smith Racing 19 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
40
KEN DAY NHA IND POC
42
GLN
29
MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 45th 21
2014 Circle Sport 33 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX DAR RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC
39
MCH SON
39
KEN DAY NHA IND POC
28
GLN
33
MCH
34
BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 49th 47
2015 DAY ATL LVS PHO
38
CAL MAR
33
TEX
37
BRI
33
RCH
39
TAL KAN CLT
36
DOV POC MCH SON
25
DAY KEN
40
NHA IND POC
38
GLN
28
MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV
38
CLT
34
KAN TAL MAR
33
TEX PHO HOM 40th 120
2016 Premium Motorsports 55 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN DOV CLT POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN
36
BRI MCH DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT KAN TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 50th 5

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity 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 NXSC Pts
2010 R3 Motorsports 23 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA
28
NHA DAY CHI GTY
24
IRP IOW GLN
16
MCH BRI CGV
26
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY 67th 531
Baker Curb Racing 27 Ford TEX
31
PHO HOM
24
2011 R3 Motorsports 03 Dodge DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL
40
TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR 50th 71
23 DOV
32
IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA
21
DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW
Chevy GLN
23
CGV
33
BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM
2012 NEMCO Motorsports 87 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA
33
KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN
29
CGV
15
BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 59th 56
2013 SR² Motorsports 24 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH
29
BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 125th 01
2016 Team Kapusta Racing 25 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA
20
DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 114th 01

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for championship points in this series.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strong Run for Alex Kennedy at World Finals". Alex Kennedy. Archived from the original on 9 September 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "NASCAR, ARCA statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. ^ "2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series". Racing Reference. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  4. ^ "2011 Nationwide results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Edwards escapes late wreck for Dover victory". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. May 14, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  6. ^ DiZinno, Tony (20 June 2013). "NASCAR's Sonoma 2013 road course ringers, analyzed". NBC Sports. Retrieved 20 June 2013.

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