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Brandon Ash (born July 17, 1977) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

Brandon Ash
Born (1977-07-13) July 13, 1977 (age 41)
Umpqua, Oregon
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
5 races run over 9 years
Best finish64th (2006)
First race2004 Dodge/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Last race2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of January 11, 2011.

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Racing careerEdit

Ash's career began in racing karts. After Ash won the Late Model Sportsman track championship at Coos Bay (Ore.) International Speedway, he decided to start racing in the NASCAR Winston West Series. He raced a limited number of events in 1996 and 1997. He ran full-time in 1998 when he was one of three rookies to win a pole position. He nearly won his first series event at Sears Point that year, but his car ran out of fuel just short of the finish line. He has recorded one win in the series, a 2002 victory in Kansas.[1]

He made his Nextel Cup debut at Infineon Raceway in 2004, where he finished 41st. In 2005, he raised eyebrows by qualifying eighteenth at Kansas Speedway, and ran well in the opening laps before he was spun by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

In 2006, Ash made two races, finishing 43rd in the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, and qualifying 43rd for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. He led one lap at Phoenix.

In 2007, Ash attempted to qualify for the race at Infineon Raceway. His qualifying speed was 40th of 52 cars, but he did not qualify fast enough to make the race. All teams outside of the top 35 in points qualify for eight starting positions, and Ash's speed was too slow. Ash failed to qualify for the 2009 Sprint Cup event in Phoenix, which made it his 15th DNQ in 20 career Sprint Cup attempts.

In 2009, he attempted to make Sonoma with sponsorship from Efusjon Energy Club, and made the race, starting 43rd, ran 25th most of the day, and finished 41st after he was wrecked.

In 2010, Ash attempted to qualify for two races: Phoenix International Raceway and Infineon Raceway, failing to qualifying for both of them. He was the slowest out of the go or go homers at Phoenix but barely missed the race at Infineon missing it by three one-hundredths of a second.

Since 2011 Ash didn't drove again at Sonoma and Phoenix first time since 2008.

Personal lifeEdit

Ash is a graduate of Oakland High School in Oakland, Oregon. He is married to Tiffany, and the couple has two children.[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.)

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 Ref
2002 Ash Motorsports 46 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM NA - [3]
2003 02 DAY CAR LVS
DNQ
ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO
DNQ
CAR HOM NA - [4]
2004 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
41
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM 87th 40 [5]
2005 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL 85th 37 [6]
Dodge KAN
42
CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO
DNQ
HOM
2006 DAY CAL LVS
DNQ
ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO
43
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
38
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO
DNQ
HOM 64th 88 [7]
2007 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [8]
2008 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [9]
2009 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
41
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO
DNQ
HOM 65th 40 [10]
2010 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR PHO
DNQ
TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM NA - [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RacingWest Profile Archived September 1, 2005, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved November 6, 2007
  2. ^ Biography at Ash's Official website Archived January 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved November 6, 2007
  3. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  9. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  11. ^ "Brandon Ash – 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015.

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