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Blake Bjorklund (born September 8, 1985)[1] is an American stock car racing driver. His parents are Craig and Diane Bjorklund. In addition to racing stock cars, he has also raced snowmobiles. He has also raced in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Nationwide Series in addition to the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

Blake Bjorklund
Born (1985-09-08) September 8, 1985 (age 34)
Isanti, Minnesota, United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Best finish109th (2007)
First race2007 Camping World 300 Presented by RVs.com (Fontana)
Last race2007 Arizona Travel 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
15 races run over 1 year
Best finish29th (2007)
First race2007 Chevy Silverado HD 250 (Daytona)
Last race2007 Toyota Tundra 200 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 22, 2012.

CareerEdit

ARCA RE/MAX SeriesEdit

Before his venture into NASCAR, Bjorklund raced in the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2006. He made a run for Rookie of the Year with Country Joe Racing, a team well known for developing young talents such as Joey Miller and Ryan Hemphill. Although he failed to qualify for the season-opening Daytona and Nashville races, he bounced back with poles at Berlin and Milwaukee and earned his first career victory at Salem Speedway, passing ARCA legend Frank Kimmel with two laps to go. Bjorklund also earned the Bill France Triple Crown award for the three dirt tracks on the ARCA schedule. He finished the season 5th in points with one win, ten finishes in the top ten, and two poles.

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

In 2007, Bjorklund was signed by MRD Motorsports to run in the then-NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado, he earned a best finish of 13th place at Nashville Superspeedway.

Nationwide SeriesEdit

After his release from his truck ride, Bjorklund was signed late in 2007 by Jay Robinson Racing to drive the No. 28 U.S. Border Patrol/Kibbles 'n Bits Chevrolet in three races. Two of his races were ended early by engine failures and he was only able to muster a best finish of 30th at California Speedway.

In 2009, Bjorklund returned to the Nationwide Series in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway, but failed to qualify the No. 96 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge.

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.)

Nationwide SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts
2007 Jay Robinson Racing 28 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL
30
RCH DOV KAN CLT
35
MEM TEX PHO
33
HOM 109th 195
2009 Whitney Motorsports 96 Dodge DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN
DNQ
MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM N/A 0

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman 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 24 25 NCTC Pts
2007 MRD Motorsports 8 Chevy DAY
25
CAL
31
ATL
20
MAR
19
KAN
34
CLT
20
MFD
32
DOV
16
TEX
19
MCH
21
MLW
27
MEM
25
KEN
33
IRP
27
NSH
13
BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 29th 1355

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Career statistics for Blake Bjorklund". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-24.

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