Brandon Allen Hightower (born March 17, 1998) is an American professional racing driver who currently competes racing sprint cars. He has also raced stock cars, drivng in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for MBM Motorsports, JP Motorsports and JD Motorsports, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for MB Motorsports, Contreras Motorsports, B. J. McLeod Motorsports and TJL Motorsports.
|Born||Brandon Allen Hightower|
March 17, 1998
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
|Awards||Ark-La-Tex Wing Modified Rookie of the Year (2012)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|19 races run over 3 years|
|Best finish||43rd (2016)|
|First race||2016 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Richmond)|
|Last race||2018 Lilly Diabetes 250 (Indianapolis)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|3 races run over 3 years|
|Best finish||73rd (2015)|
|First race||2015 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)|
|Last race||2017 Eldora Dirt Derby (Eldora)|
|Statistics current as of November 17, 2018.|
Hightower made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in late 2016, driving the No. 13 for MBM Motorsports at Richmond International Raceway. After finishing 35th in the race, he ran six more for MBM to close out the season. His best finish was 25th, which came at Dover International Speedway. He ran three races in early 2017, also with MBM.
On May 22, 2018, it was announced that Hightower would take over JP Motorsports' No. 55 entry for the remainder of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, replacing Stephen Leicht. Hightower drove seven races for the team before suddenly leaving the team; a lwasuit was eventually filed by Hightower against the team but was later dropped. Hightower later said that he would rather race sprint cars than pay $40,000 to drive stock cars like he was paying at JPM. Days later, Hightower announced that he would run the rest of the season's oval races with JD Motorsports, but Iowa was the only race that Hightower drove for JD.
Camping World Truck SeriesEdit
In 2015, Hightower made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2015, driving for MB Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway. He finished 27th. One start in 2016, for Contreras Motorsports, yielded a crash at Talladega Superspeedway. Contreras Motorsports announced during the offseason that Hightower would drive full time. He was left without a ride, however, when Contreras shut down the team and sold the assets to D.J. Copp, who formed Copp Motorsports. Hightower returned to his dirt roots at Eldora in 2017, driving the number 1 truck for TJL Motorsports.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Xfinity Series results|
Camping World Truck SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|B. J. McLeod Motorsports||45||Chevy||PHO
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
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