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Bryan Reffner is a former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver. He was also a champion in the American Speed Association.

Bryan Reffner
Born (1963-11-06) November 6, 1963 (age 55)
Rudolph, Wisconsin
Achievements1988 ARTGO Champion
1989, 1990 Track Champion (Madison)
1995 American Speed Association Champion
2005 American Stockcar League Champion
Awards1988 ARTGO Rookie of the Year
1996 Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 2 years
Best finish108th (2002)
First race2002 Cabela's 250 (Michigan)
Last race2005 Wallace Family Tribute 250 (Gateway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
126 races run over 8 years
Best finish9th (1996, 2000)
First race1996 Florida Dodge Dealers 400 (Homestead)
Last race2003 Ford 200 (Homestead)
First win2000 O'Reilly 400 (Texas)
Last win2000 O'Reilly 400 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 38 5
Statistics current as of March 8, 2012.

Career prior to NASCAREdit

Reffner began racing at age 16. Reffner became a regular competitor in the late model division at Madison International Speedway. He was named the ARTGO Series (now NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Midwest Series) rookie-of-the-year in 1983. Reffner won three track championships in 1989 and 1990.

Reffner moved to the American Speed Association in 1994, and became the 1995 ASA champion.

NASCAR careerEdit

Reffner made his Craftsman Truck Series debut in 1996, winning Rookie of the Year, driving the #44 1-800-COLLECT Ford for Mark Simo. He finished the year with 3 top fives, 9 top tens, and three poles, finishing ninth in the points. He continued to run full-time in 1997, posting two top-tens for Dale Phelon. In 1998, he started the year with Phelon, but was released, and spent the rest of the season running with Liberty Racing and MB Motorsports. He had eight top-tens and finished 22nd in points.

1999 turned out to be a short year for him, as he ran only 13 races. He started the year signed to drive for a new two-truck operation, Ridge Gate Motion Sports, owned by Mike Clark and Dominic Dobson. However, he left the team early in the season as he felt the team had not lived up to its obligations, and spent the year with Conely Racing, running thirteen races. In 2000 however, he had a breakthrough year, driving for Team Menard. He won his first career race at Texas Motor Speedway, (a race that unfortunately marked the death of Tony Roper) and having 16 top tens, finishing 9th in the points. Four races into 2001 however, Team Menard suspended operations, and Reffner ran just a handful of races, for Conely and TKO Motorsports. He had three top-tens during that season. He ran three races in 2002, his best finish a thirteenth at Michigan. He also made his Busch Series debut at Michigan. Driving the #0 for Conely, he started 25th and finished 29th. In 2003, he made his last two CTS starts to date, driving his self-owned #80 at Richmond and Homestead.

In 2003 he returned to the American Speed Association, and finished sixth in points.

In 2005, Reffner made two starts for Smith Bros. Racing, but failed to finish higher than 35th. He also made a failed attempt at qualifying for the NEXTEL Cup Phoenix race with Competitive Edge Motorsports. He also was leading the points in the American Stockcar League series going into the final 3 races of 2005 and was declared the ASL Champion when the final races were canceled.

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 Ref
2005 Conely Racing 79 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX NA - [1]
Competitive Edge Motorsports 51 Chevy PHO
DNQ
HOM

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 Ref
2002 Conely Racing 0 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH
29
BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT 108th 76 [2]
70 MEM
DNQ
ATL CAR PHO
07 HOM
DNQ
2005 Smith Brothers Motorsports 67 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
35
DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY
43
IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
DNQ
KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 143rd 34 [3]

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman 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 26 27 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Irvan-Simo Racing 44 Ford HOM
5
PHO
4
POR
7
EVG
24
TUS
11
CNS
16
HPT
14
BRI
23
NZH
10
MLW
24
LVL
6
I70
12
IRP
20
GLN
13
NSV
5
RCH
19
NHA
7
MAR
17
NWS
34
SON
8
MMR
13
PHO
18
LVS
9
9th 2961 [4]
28 FLM
12
1997 Phelon Motorsports 66 Ford WDW
21
TUS
31
HOM
31
PHO
34
POR
21
EVG
24
I70
20
NHA
8
TEX
30
BRI
10
NZH
11
MLW
13
LVL
23
CNS
15
HPT
19
IRP
15
FLM
21
NSV
29
GLN
19
RCH
15
MAR
29
SON
32
MMR
32
CAL
32
PHO
30
LVS
38
19th 2433 [5]
1998 WDW
13
HOM
31
PHO
8
POR
7
EVG
8
I70
4
GLN
18
TEX
35
BRI
10
MLW
19
NZH
8
CAL
13
PPR
29
IRP
12
NHA
31
FLM
3
NSV
14
22nd 2770 [6]
Liberty Racing 98 Ford HPT
34
MB Motorsports 26 Ford LVL
15
RCH
35
MEM
28
Liberty Racing 84 Ford GTY
10
M & J Racing 22 Ford MAR
23
L&R Racing 1 Dodge SON
32
MMR
Ridge Gate Motorsports 39 Chevy PHO
24
LVS
37
1999 Conely Racing 7 Chevy HOM PHO EVG MMR
23
MAR
34
MEM
14
PPR
18
I70
23
BRI
24
TEX
23
PIR GLN MLW
21
NSV
31
NZH
20
MCH
20
NHA
16
IRP
18
GTY HPT RCH LVS LVL TEX CAL 26th 1274 [7]
2000 Team Menard 3 Chevy DAY
35
HOM
30
PHO
11
MMR
6
MAR
8
PIR
7
GTY
8
MEM
8
PPR
8
EVG
10
TEX
5
KEN
5
GLN
13
MLW
10
NHA
28
NZH
9
MCH
15
IRP
8
NSV
8
CIC
7
RCH
11
DOV
29
TEX
1
CAL
6
9th 3153 [8]
2001 DAY
8
HOM
28
MMR
18
MAR
8
GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH SBO 30th 952 [9]
TKO Motorsports 41 Dodge TEX
20
PHO
5
CAL
20
Conely Racing 7 Chevy LVS
18
2002 DAY DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN
31
NHA MCH
13
IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM
27
63rd 206 [10]
2003 Bryan Reffner 80 Chevy DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH
13
NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM
31
81st 194 [11]

ARCA Re/Max SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARSC Pts Ref
2006 Eddie Sharp Racing 22 Chevy DAY NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW NSH MCH ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL IOW
36
169th 50 [12]
2007 Hendren Motorsports 66 Chevy DAY USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW
12
POC MCH BLN KEN
15
POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF CHI
28
SLM TAL TOL 61st 420 [13]
2008 DAY SLM IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH
14
CAY KEN
14
BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI
16
SLM NJE TAL TOL 57th 470 [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2006 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  13. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  14. ^ "Bryan Reffner – 2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 11, 2015.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Butch Miller
ASA National Tour Champion
1995
Succeeded by
Tony Raines
Preceded by
Kevin Cywinski
American Stockcar League Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Final season
Achievements
Preceded by
Inaugural season
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year
1996
Succeeded by
Kenny Irwin, Jr.