Bryan Silas (born June 13, 1987) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has competed in the Hooters Pro Cup Series and ARCA Racing Series in the past, and also recently competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado for T3R Motorsports.
Silas in 2013
|Born||June 13, 1987|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|7 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||121st (2013)|
|First race||2012 Subway Jalapeño 250 (Daytona)|
|Last race||2013 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|85 races run over 9 years|
|Best finish||10th (2014)|
|First race||2007 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)|
|Last race||2015 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)|
|Statistics current as of March 28, 2015.|
Silas began his professional racing career in 2006, making his debut in the ARCA Re/MAX Series at Berlin Raceway in Michigan, finishing 34th; he would run five additional ARCA races that year, with a best finish of 16th at Toledo Speedway. He also competed in a single Hooters Pro Cup Series event at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Florida, finishing 32nd.
For the 2007 racing season, Silas fan the full ARCA Re/MAX Series schedule; he scored his first top ten in the series at Lakeland, and posted a best finish of 8th at Salem Speedway and Kentucky Speedway en route to a 9th-place finish in the series standings. He also ran three Pro Cup Series events with a best finish of 21st, and made his debut in the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series, driving for TRG Motorsports at New Jersey Motorsports Park and finishing 14th.
Silas spent the next three years competing in ARCA for car owner Andy Hillenburg and for various owners in Pro Cup; his best finish in ARCA competition being a fourth at Rockingham Speedway in 2009, and his best finish in points being sixth that same season. Silas ran a limited schedule in ARCA and Pro Cup in 2011 for a variety of owners; in his final ARCA race of the year, at Iowa Speedway in July, Silas drove the No. 11 Chevrolet that was being used for filming the movie Heartland, starring Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid; Efron had driven the same car early in the day for filming that Silas drove to 16th place in the event. Later that year he scored his first win in a major stock car event, winning the American 200 at Rockingham Speedway in the USA Racing Pro Cup Series, using pit strategy to secure the win.
Silas made his debut in NASCAR competition in the Craftsman Truck Series at Kansas Speedway in April 2007; he ran a limited schedule in the series that year, and again over the next four seasons, posting a career-best finish of 16th at Daytona International Speedway in the series' season-opening event in 2009.
Silas scored his first top ten in the Camping World Truck Series at Texas in 2014, finishing on the lead lap in 8th. He finished his career best 10th points, collecting two top-tens.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Nationwide Series results|
|2012||Randy Hill Racing||08||Ford||DAY||PHO||LVS||BRI||CAL||TEX||RCH||TAL||DAR||IOW||CLT||DOV||MCH||ROA||KEN||DAY
|Go Green Racing||79||Ford||KEN
Camping World Truck SeriesEdit
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
- "Silas, Bryan". Automobile Racing Club of America. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- "Misty Vance, Silas plan January wedding". The Richmond County Daily Journal. Hamlet, NC. October 10, 2009. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- "Driver Bio 2011". Bryan Silas official site. Archived from the original on 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- Adamczyk, Jay (June 27, 2012). "Congrats to Bryan & Misty Silas". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
- "Bryan Silas - 2006 Hooters Pro Cup Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- "Bryan Silas - 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- "Bryan Silas - 2007 Hooters Pro Cup Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- "Silas, Sellers Lead Rough Day for TRG KONI Challenge Team in New Jersey". Grand-Am Road Racing. August 31, 2008. Archived from the original on February 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- Emmert, Mark (July 17, 2011). "Iowa Speedway crowd cheers on film actors". The Des Moines Register. Des Moines, IA. p. B3. Retrieved 2012-06-19. (subscription required)
- "Silas Wins, Agnew Is Pro Cup Champ". National Speed Sport News. November 6, 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- "Bryan Silas - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- Rodman, Dave (February 21, 2012). "Vickers says he's just waiting for right 2012 option". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-19.