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Brandon Gdovic (born February 28, 1992) is an American professional racing driver. The Yorktown, Virginia[1] resident has driven in the ARCA Racing Series, K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Xfinity Series. He currently drives part-time in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and is a former champion of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo circuit.

Brandon Gdovic
Born (1992-02-28) February 28, 1992 (age 27)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Achievements2015 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
8 races run over 2 years
2016 position37th
Best finish37th (2016)
First race2015 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Texas)
Last race2016 Ticket Galaxy 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 12, 2016.

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Racing careerEdit

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

Gdovic has two career starts in the ARCA Racing Series, running two races in 2014 for Cunningham Motorsports. He finished on the lead lap both times, and recorded an eighth-place finish at Kansas Speedway.[2]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

Gdovic first tried his hand at K&N Pro Series East competition in 2011, running 11 of the series 14 races. Running for his father and with funding from Aquis Communication, he scored one top five finish (New Hampshire) and three other top tens on the way to a 15th-place points finish. Gdovic failed to finish only two races.[3]

In 2012, Gdovic ran the entire season, recorded a career-best third-place finish at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, other top fives at Richmond International Raceway, Langley Speedway, and Greensville-Pickens, and recorded top-tens in all but five races. With only one crash on the season, he finished seventh in season points.[4]

2013 led to Gdovic's first win, at Greensville-Pickens. He also recorded a second at Richmond and a third at Bowman Gray Stadium, but three engine failures in a fourteen race season dropped Gdovic to tenth in series points. The team scaled back to part-time in 2014, with only one top ten finish and three crashes in eight races.[5] While focusing on the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series in 2015, Gdovic made only one start, a 12th at Virginia International Raceway.[6] Moving up to the Xfinity Series in 2016, Gdovic made a start while sharing his family ride with other drivers. He finished 16th at Mobile International Speedway.[7]

Xfinity SeriesEdit

Early yearsEdit

Gdovic made his Xfinity Series debut in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 10, 2015, in the No. 55 Chevrolet Camaro for Viva Motorsports. He qualified 29th and finished 26th, four laps down.[8][9][10] Gdovic would make two more starts in 2015 one for Viva Motorsports, at Richmond International Raceway, in which he finished 30th, and one for Precision Performance Motorsports who purchased Viva Motorsports equipment, at Watkins Glen International, where he finished 13th.[11]

On April 16, 2016, Gdovic made his first Xfinity start of the year in the first-ever Xfinity heat/main event, the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol. He finished 14th in his heat and 18th in the main.[12][13] Later that year, Gdovic announced that he and Precision Performance Motorsports's No. 46 team will contest the full 2017 Xfinity Series schedule and contend for the Rookie of the Year award. He attempted four more races during the course of the season, finishing 21st twice and bringing sponsorship from Verizon Wireless.[12]

2017Edit

Gdovic had plans run full-time in the No. 46 Precision Performance Motorsports Chevrolet, a ride he shared part-time in 2016 with Anthony Kumpen and Jordan Anderson.[14] However, Gdovic shifted to sports car racing during the 2017 offseason and has not attempted a NASCAR race since.

Sports carsEdit

Lamborghini Super Trofeo SeriesEdit

After originally being introduced to sports car racing in a 2015 Lamborghini test with Mitchum Motorsports at Virginia International Raceway,[15] Gdovic captured the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Series championship later that year.[16] He also experimented in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series that year.[17] The following year, Gdovic moved up to the Huracan Super Trofeo Series and won three times on his way to a second-place points finish.[18] In 2017, he earned an invite to a Lamborghini training camp in hopes of becoming a factory driver.[18] Gdovic ran the 2017 24 Hours of Daytona with DAC Motorsports as part of the Huracan schedule.[19] He ran the Dubai 24 Hour while in the country for the TCR Middle East Series.[20] In 2018, Gdovic continued in Super Trofeo with co-driver Shinya Michimi, winning at Road America and finishing fourth in points.[21] Gdovic teamed with Conor Daly for the 2019 Super Trofeo North America season.[22] The pairing won their first race together at Barber Motorsports Park.[23]

TCR Middle East SeriesEdit

Gdovic was the only American in the 2017 TCR Middle East Series,[20] driving a Volkswagen Golf with his German race team.[24] Gdovic won in the first weekend of racing, which was in Dubai.[25] He came up a narrow second in the standings to Brit Josh Files but helped his team to the Teams' Classification Championship.[26]

Personal lifeEdit

Gdovic lent equipment to fellow K&N Pro Series competitor Ronnie Bassett Jr. in 2016 after Bassett's shop burned down.[27]

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.)

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
2015 Viva Motorsports 55 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX
26
BRI RCH
30
TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW 48th 63
Precision Performance Motorsports GLN
13
MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2016 46 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI
18
RCH TAL DOV CLT POC
26
MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND
27
IOW GLN MOH BRI
21
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO
21
HOM 37th 92

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1Edit

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWESC Pts
2015 Precision Performance Motorsports 46 Chevrolet VAL VAL VEN VEN BRH BRH TOU TOU UMB
18
UMB
8
ZOL ZOL 25th 124
2016 PK Carsport Chevrolet VAL
20
VAL
25
VEN VEN BRH BRH TOU TOU ADR ADR ZOL ZOL 20th 262

Whelen Euro Series – Elite 2Edit

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 2 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWESC Pts
2015 Precision Performance Motorsports 46 Chevrolet VAL VAL VEN VEN BRH BRH TOU TOU UMB
4
UMB
4
ZOL ZOL 24th 160

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts
2014 Cunningham Motorsports 72 Dodge DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN
15
KAN
8
52nd 345

WeatherTech SportsCar ChampionshipEdit

(key)

24 Hours of DaytonaEdit

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2016 PC 38   Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09   James French
  Jim Norman
  Josh Norman
  Kyle Marcelli
385 45 DNF 6 DNF

ReferencesEdit

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  22. ^ "Daly Joins Gdovic at PPM". SportsCar365. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Lamborghini Super Trofeo Roars Into Watkins Glen". International Motor Sports Association. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
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