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Bayley Currey (born October 29, 1996) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He recently competed part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 1 Toyota Tundra for Vizion Motorsports, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro and No. 52 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing, respectively.

Bayley Currey
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Currey in 2018
Born (1996-10-29) October 29, 1996 (age 22)
Driftwood, Texas
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
9 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 52 (Rick Ware Racing)
First race2019 TicketGuardian 500 (Phoenix)
Last race2019 Quaker State 400 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
21 races run over 2 years
Car no., teamNo. 17 (Rick Ware Racing)
No. 38 (RSS Racing)
2018 position103rd
Best finish103rd (2018)
First race2018 My Bariatric Solutions 300 (Texas)
Last race2019 Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
19 races run over 3 years
Truck no., teamNo. 1 (Vizion Motorsports)
No. 44 (Niece Motorsports)
2018 position31st
Best finish31st (2018)
First race2017 Texas Roadhouse 200 (Martinsville)
Last race2019 Corrigan Oil 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of October 5, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

Currey started his career at in go-kart racing in 2003, later moving up to Bandolero racing. After that, he competed at Central Texas Speedway, driving pro late models.[1][2]

Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesEdit

Currey made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville at the Texas Roadhouse 200, driving the No. 50 truck for Beaver Motorsports. The offer was brought to him by a personal friend.[2] He started 27th and finished 25th. Currey returned in Phoenix, driving the No. 83 for Copp Motorsports. He started 21st, and finished 10th, surviving multiple wrecks in the process. He drove the No. 83 truck again at Homestead, starting 30th and finishing 28th after an engine failure.[3][4] Currey wound up running 13 Truck races in 2018.

On February 9, 2019, it was announced that Currey and Vizion Motorsports agreed to run a partial schedule in the No. 35 Toyota Tundra for 2019.[5] The announcement came after Currey tested an ARCA Racing Series car for Vizion. In July, he joined Niece Motorsports for the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway,[6] and later finished sixth with the team at Michigan International Speedway.[7]

Xfinity SeriesEdit

A few weeks after competing in the 2018 Stratosphere 200 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Currey made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway with B. J. McLeod Motorsports.[8][9] He qualified 23rd and finished 20th after falling back to 30th at the end of Stage 1 and 27th at the end of Stage 2.[10] Currey returned at Loudon in July with JP Motorsports in their No. 55 entry, and piloted the car for most of the remainder of the 2018 season.

On August 15, leading into the Food City 300 at Bristol, Currey was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR after failing a drug test;[7] Currey, in a statement, said that the failure was due to a banned ingredient (Octodrine) in a pre-workout supplement. He apologized publicly on the night the suspension was announced and asked NASCAR to enter him in to the Road to Recovery program, which is mandatory for members looking to be reinstated by NASCAR.[11] He was reinstated on September 18 after completing the Road to Recovery.[12]

He came back to racing on September 28,2019 at the Drive For The Cure 250 at the Charlotte Roval. However he DNF'ed and finished 37th.

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

In March 2019, Currey partnered with Rick Ware Racing for his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.[13] He was slated to run the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol with Ware until his suspension.[14][15]

Personal lifeEdit

Currey's father was a race car driver.[2] Bayley attended Texas State University.[2]

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.)

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

Monster Energy NASCAR 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 MENCC Pts Ref
2019 Rick Ware Racing 52 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO
31
CAL MAR KAN
33
CLT
35
CHI
32
DAY 48th* 01* [16]
Chevy TEX
35
BRI
31
RCH
32
TAL DOV
51 Ford POC
25
MCH SON KEN
33
NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM

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 NXSC Pts Ref
2018 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 8 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX
22
BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN 103rd 01 [17]
JP Motorsports 55 Toyota NHA
29
IOW GLN MOH BRI
27
ROA DAR
26
IND
39
LVS
24
RCH
29
CLT
35
DOV
29
KAN
DNQ
TEX
Wth
PHO
30
HOM
DNQ
45 TEX
21
2019 Rick Ware Racing 17 Chevy DAY ATL
22
LVS
34
PHO
37
CAL
35
TEX
DNQ
BRI RCH TAL DOV
34
CLT
33
POC MCH
33
IOW CHI
QL
DAY KEN NHA
35
IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH -* 01* [18]
RSS Racing 38 Chevy CLT
37
DOV
33
KAN TEX PHO HOM
– Qualified but replaced by Josh Bilicki

Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Gander Outdoors 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 NGOTC Pts Ref
2017 Beaver Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
25
TEX 43rd 38 [19]
Copp Motorsports 83 Chevy PHO
10
HOM
28
2018 DAY ATL LVS
20
MAR DOV
26
CLT
25
TEX
29
IOW
24
GTW CHI
27
MCH
27
BRI
32
MSP LVS
16
TAL MAR TEX
23
PHO HOM 31st 141 [20]
36 KAN
29
63 KEN
30
ELD POC
32
2019 Vizion Motorsports 1 Toyota DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX
Wth
DOV KAN
29
CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN -* -* [21]
Niece Motorsports 44 Chevy POC
23
ELD MCH
6
BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hallas, JM (2016-04-24). "Bayley Currey wins Pro Late Model race at Budweiser 250". racedaysa.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Holt, Nick (2018-01-16). "NASCAR dreams keep Bayley Currey on the right track". Lone Star Speedzone Forums. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  3. ^ "Sauter survives carnage and wins wild Truck race at Phoenix". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  4. ^ "Martinsville Trucks results: Noah Gragson grabs first win". Official Site Of NASCAR. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  5. ^ Albino, Dustin. "Bayley Currey to Run Partial Truck Schedule with Vizion Motorsports". Frontstretch. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Bayley Currey – Gander RV 150 Race Advance". Niece Motorsports. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Bayley Currey fails drug test, ejected from Bristol". Frontstretch. August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  8. ^ Beard, Brock (2018-04-06). "PREVIEW: Texas set to host first short Cup Series field in track's history". LASTCAR. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  9. ^ "Five things to watch in Saturday's Xfinity race at Texas". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  10. ^ Albino, Dustin (2018-04-11). "Eyes on XFINITY: Bayley Currey Impresses in Series Debut". Frontstretch. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  11. ^ Long, Dustin. "NASCAR suspends Bayley Currey indefinitely for violating Substance Abuse Policy". NASCAR on NBC. NBC Sports. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  12. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (September 18, 2019). "NASCAR reinstates Bayley Currey after one-month suspension". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Nguyen, Justin (March 6, 2019). "Bayley Currey making Cup Series debut at Phoenix". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Albert, Zack (August 15, 2019). "NASCAR officials suspend Bayley Currey for violation of Substance Abuse Policy". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Page, Scott (August 15, 2019). "Bayley Currey suspended for violation of NASCAR's Substance Abuse Policy". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  16. ^ "Bayley Currey – 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  17. ^ "Bayley Currey – 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "Bayley Currey – 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  19. ^ "Bayley Currey – 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  20. ^ "Bayley Currey – 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  21. ^ "Bayley Currey – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 15, 2019.

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