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Brad Noffsinger (born August 29, 1960) is an American professional stock car racing driver and crew chief. Now retired as a driver, he formerly competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and Busch Series; following his stock car racing career, he served as a crew chief in the Winston Cup Series and has competed in USAC open-wheel competition.

Brad Noffsinger
Brad Noffsinger.jpg
Noffsinger at IRP in 2003
Born (1960-08-29) August 29, 1960 (age 58)
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Achievements1986, 1987 California Roadster Association Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
17 races run over 1 year
Best finish36th (1988)
First race1988 Motorcraft Quality Parts 500 (Atlanta)
Last race1988 Atlanta Journal 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
5 races run over 1 year
Best finish63rd (1998)
First race1998 Carquest Auto Parts 300 (Charlotte)
Last race1998 Autolite Platinum 250 (Richmond International Raceway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

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Personal lifeEdit

Noffsinger has two younger brothers and grew up with a passion for toy cars.[1]

Racing careerEdit

He attempted to qualify in 1987 for the 1987 Winston Western 500 but failed to do so.[2] Noffsinger only led a single lap in his career while completing a total of 3555 laps or 5,515.9 miles (8,877.0 km) in his Cup career. During the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, Noffsinger would fail to qualify eight different times.[3] His ambitions to race in the highest level of American stock car racing was ultimately marred by seven DNFs.[4]

During the 1994 Cup Series season, he would attempt to qualify at the 1994 Mello Yello 500, the 1994 AC-Delco 500 and the 1994 Slick 50 500. None of these attempts resulted in qualifying for the race.[5]

Road courses were Noffsinger's specialties; where he would finish an average of 15th place. His Achilles heel was at most intermediate tracks where a finish of 30th place was considered to be typical.[6]

Following his racing career, Noffsinger became a crew chief at the NASCAR Winston Cup level, working with Team Sabco during the mid-to-late 1990s.

Post-NASCAR careerEdit

After retiring from NASCAR for good, Noffsinger joined the personnel of the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway where he teaches casual tourists and NASCAR fans alike how to operate the four-gear manual transmission stock cars. He has been employed with this organization for several years and continues to serve his role as an instructor there.[7]

From 1999 to 2004, Noffsinger became an owner/occasional driver at the USAC Silver Crown; where he competes and helps younger driver learn the race car driving trade. The team folded up due to financial issues.[1]

In 2013, Noffsinger served as the stunt driver for the viral video Pepsi MAX & Jeff Gordon Present: Test Drive.[8]

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.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston 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 NWCC Pts
1987 Curb Racing 98 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT DOV POC RSD MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR RSD
DNQ
ATL N/A 0
1988 Buick DAY RCH CAR ATL
14
DAR
36
BRI
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
MAR
21
TAL
25
CLT
33
DOV
24
RSD POC
19
MCH
20
DAY
DNQ
POC
19
TAL
22
GLN
15
MCH
26
BRI
32
DAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
DOV
34
MAR
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
CAR
37
PHO
26
ATL
26
36th 1316
1989 Jaehne Motorsports 76 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR ATL RCH DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR PHO ATL N/A 0
1994 Taylor Racing 02 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
ATL N/A 0

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch 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 NBSC Pts
1994 69 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR HCY BRI ROU NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW SBO TAL HCY IRP
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR NA -
1998 Curb Racing 43 Ford DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT
36
RCH
40
DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM 63rd 305
Chevy DOV
27
RCH PPR
29
GLN MLW MYB CAL
38
SBO IRP
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b History of Brad Noffsinger Archived March 18, 2013, at the Wayback Machine at Brad Noffsinger's official website
  2. ^ Brad Noffsinger in 1987 at Racing Reference
  3. ^ Career statistics about Brad Noffsinger at Racing Reference
  4. ^ Race by Race results for Brad Noffsinger at Motor Racing Network
  5. ^ Brad Noffsinger in 1994 at Racing Reference
  6. ^ NASCAR statistics about Brad Noffsinger at Driver Averages
  7. ^ Brad Noffsinger's driver bio at Motor Racing Network
  8. ^ Plemmons, Mark. "Jeff Gordon Pepsi Max test drive video shot in Concord goes viral". Independent Tribune. Retrieved September 7, 2013.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eddie Wirth
California Roadster Association Champion
1986, 1987
Succeeded by
Ron Shuman