Brent Sherman

Brent Sherman (born May 24, 1974) is an American professional racing driver who competed in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR, and the Firestone Indy Lights Series.

Brent Sherman
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Sherman (No. 16) driving in the Firestone Freedom 100 in 2008.
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1974-05-24) May 24, 1974 (age 46)
North Barrington, Illinois
ARCA Racing Series career
Debut season2001
Former teamsWilliam Fain, Bobby Gerhart Racing, Cavin Councilor, Brent Sherman Racing, Stringer Motorsports, Mason Mitchell Motorsports
Starts75
Wins1
Poles1
Best finish2nd in 2004
Finished last season104th (2016)
Awards
2004
NASCAR Cup Series career
6 races run over 1 year
Best finish49th (2006)
First race2006 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race2006 Subway Fresh 500 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
61 races run over 4 years
Best finish23rd (2007)
First race2004 Mr. Goodcents 300 (Kansas)
Last race2007 O'Reilly Challenge (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish84th (2009)
First race2009 MemphisTravel.com 200 (Memphis)
Last race2009 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (Chicagoland)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of March 28, 2020
Firestone Indy Lights Series career
Debut season2008
Former teamsPanther Racing
Starts16
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish11th in 2008
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ARCA Re/Max Series Bill France Triple Crown Honor, ARCA Re/Max Series Grant Adcox Sportsmanship Award

Racing careerEdit

Sherman’s route to NASCAR was not like that of most drivers. After high school, he completed a six-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Surveillance Technician on the E-3 AWACS. It was during his last year in the Air Force that racing caught Sherman’s attention. After a trip to the Jim Russell Racing School in Sonoma, California, Sherman was asked to compete for a racing scholarship in the Russell Champ Series. He won the scholarship and his racing career began.

During the next few years Sherman competed in several different racing series including the Barber Dodge Pro Series, Grand American Road Racing Association and the ARCA Re/Max Series.

In 2003, driving a Ford sponsored by Serta Mattresses, he collected six top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes in ARCA competition and finished fourth in the final point standings. The following year he posted nine top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes, which placed him second in the series’ point standings. He also received the prestigious Bill France Triple Crown honor and the HG Adcox Sportsman of the Year Award.

Sherman competed in a handful of NASCAR Busch Series races in 2004 in the No. 58 Serta Dodge for Akins Motorsports and planned to run a full schedule with the team in 2005. Glynn Motorsports bought out his team and after 11 races and one top-10 finish between the two teams, Sherman and his sponsors parted ways with the team. In July 2005, Sherman signed on with ppc Racing, replacing Michel Jourdain Jr., and brought the Serta sponsorship with him (along with Hickory Farms and Consort hair spray).

 
Brent Sherman (middle) spins around during the 2006 Food City 500

In 2006, Sherman moved up to the NEXTEL Cup Series. Bringing Serta as his primary sponsor, he was signed to drive the No. 49 for BAM Racing, replacing Ken Schrader, who moved to Wood Brothers Racing that year. His best finish was a 21st-place finish in the Daytona 500. After poor performance, BAM Racing asked Sherman to step aside while the team tested other drivers. He resigned from the team (taking the sponsorship with him) and returned to the ARCA Re/Max Series for the remainder of the 2006 season. This turned out to be a good move, and Sherman scored his first ARCA win at Michigan, and finished 19th in points despite starting the season late. In 2007, he left ARCA again and returned to the Busch Series to drive the No. 36 Big Lots Chevy for McGill Motorsports. He departing the team in September, and would spend the remainder of the season driving a limited schedule for Braun Racing in their No. 10 Toyota.

On February 19, 2008, it was announced that Sherman had signed with Panther Racing to move to the Firestone Indy Lights Series for the 2008 season.[1] He finished 11th in points with a best finish of 3rd which came in the first race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His best road course finish was 10th in a rain drenched attrition filled race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

In 2009, he drove in a few Camping World Truck Series races for Stringer Motorsports in the No. 90 Great Clips Toyota as well as one ARCA race at Salem, also in Stringer's No. 90.

After five years of being without a ride, Sherman came back to stock car racing in a one-off attempt with Mason Mitchell's No. 98 team in the ARCA race at Chicago in 2016. He shook the rust off pretty quickly and earned a top-10 finish in 9th after qualifying 11th. However, despite this surprise comeback, Sherman has yet to attempt any other races in any series since that one race.

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.)

Nextel Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nextel 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 NNCC Pts
2006 BAM Racing 49 Dodge DAY
21
CAL
37
LVS
34
ATL
36
BRI
42
MAR TEX
DNQ
PHO
32
TAL
DNQ
RCH DAR CLT DOV 49th 372
CJM Racing 72 Dodge POC
DNQ
MCH SON DAY
Brent Sherman Racing 04 Ford CHI
DNQ
NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2006 BAM Racing Dodge 29 21

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 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts
2004 Akins Motorsports 58 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN
37
CLT MEM
37
ATL PHO DAR HOM
30
96th 177
2005 DAY
DNQ
CAL
32
MXC
23
LVS
32
ATL
31
NSH
23
BRI
36
TEX
34
PHO
24
TAL
9
DAR
32
RCH
DNQ
CLT
34
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY 26th 2015
ppc Racing 15 Ford CHI
24
HOM
31
10 NHA
23
PPR
27
GTY
30
IRP
18
GLN
29
MCH
29
BRI
DNQ
CAL
24
RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
KAN
22
CLT
13
MEM
27
TEX
DNQ
PHO
26
2006 McGill Motorsports 36 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO
28
HOM
34
100th 140
2007 DAY
21
CAL
27
MXC
15
LVS
39
ATL
26
BRI
37
NSH
20
TEX
37
PHO
26
TAL
16
RCH
31
DAR
35
CLT
35
DOV
35
NSH
21
KEN
24
MLW
32
NHA
31
DAY
24
CHI
40
GTY
25
IRP
33
CGV
22
GLN
30
MCH
40
BRI
31
CAL
22
RCH
34
DOV
43
KAN
27
CLT 23rd 2425
Braun Racing 10 Toyota MEM
21
TEX
37
PHO HOM

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World 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 NCWTC Pts
2009 Stringer Motorsports 90 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM
22
KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI
16
IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 84th 115

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 owner 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 ARSC Pts
2001 William Fain 13 Chevy DAY NSH WIN SLM GTY KEN CLT KAN MCH POC MEM GLN KEN MCH POC NSH ISF CHI DSF
28
SLM
20
TOL BLN
32
CLT TAL 94th 305
Bobby Gerhart Racing 7 Ford ATL
34
2002 Brent Sherman Racing 45 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
ATL
23
22nd 1515
Cavin Councilor 04 Chevy NSH
28
SLM KEN
25
CLT
20
KAN
DNQ
POC MCH
11
TOL SBO KEN
11
BLN POC
6
NSH
4
ISF WIN DSF CHI
31
SLM TAL CLT
9
2003 Brent Sherman Racing 44 Ford DAY
13
ATL
4
NSH
3
SLM
30
TOL
8
KEN
34
CLT
10
BLN
2
KAN
2
MCH
6
LER
14
POC
13
POC
5
NSH
33
ISF
21
WIN
6
DSF
21
CHI
4
SLM
26
TAL
11
CLT
10
SBO
13
4th 4975
2004 DAY
11
NSH
32
SLM
5
KEN
12
TOL
7
CLT
23
KAN
5
POC
10
MCH
5
SBO
4
BLN
2
KEN
12
GTW
7
POC
4
LER
2
NSH
21
ISF
6
TOL
30
DSF
18
CHI
4
SLM
10
TAL
5
2nd 5270
2006 Brent Sherman Racing 04 Ford DAY NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL
6
POC
3
MCH
16
KAN
8
KEN BLN
27
POC
14
GTW
12
NSH
2
MCH
1
ISF MIL
13
TOL
13
DSF CHI
DNQ
SLM
19
TAL
31
IOW
11
19th 2875
2008 Stringer Motorsports 57 Chevy DAY SLM IOW KEN CAR
46
KEN TOL POC MCH
DNQ
CAY KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL 162nd 30
2009 90 DAY SLM
22
CAR TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN CAR 134th 120
2016 Mason Mitchell Motorsports 98 Chevy DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH MAD WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM CHI
9
KEN KAN 104th 85

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

Barber Dodge Pro SeriesEdit

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1998 SEB
LRP
DET
WGI
CLE
GRA
MDO
ROA
LS1
ATL
16
HMS
16
LS2
20
40th -
1999 SEB
23
NAZ
19
LRP
16
POR
17
CLE
17
ROA
15
DET
11
MDO
16
GRA
17
LS
16
HMS
11
WGI
12
23rd 15
2000 SEB
13
MIA
13
NAZ
11
LRP
10
DET
8
CLE
25
MDO
13
ROA
24
VAN
20
LS
10
RAT
9
HMS
14
14th 43

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2008 Panther Racing HMS
3
STP1
17
STP2
13
KAN
8
INDY
16
MIL
11
IOW
4
WGL1
14
WGL2
14
NSH
11
MDO1
16
MDO2
10
KTY
5
SNM1
19
SNM2
21
CHI
19
11th 300

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