Burney Lamar (born August 21, 1980)[1] is an American stock car racing driver. He has driven in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series.

Burney Lamar
BurneyLamarMilwaukee2009.jpg
Lamar in 2009
Born (1980-08-21) August 21, 1980 (age 39)
West Sacramento, California, United States
Achievements3-time International Kart Federation Champion
Awards2001 NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
59 races run over 4 years
Best finish22nd (2006)
First race2005 United Way 300 (Kansas)
Last race2009 NorthernTool.com 250 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 4 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish65th (2005)
First race2005 Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)
Last race2005 EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 20, 2011.

Racing careerEdit

Lamar began racing go-karts at the age of 5, and won a total of twenty-five track championships and three International Karting Federation Regional titles. At the age of sixteen, Lamar started racing stock cars at Stockton 99 Speedway and finished eleventh in points. Over the next three years, he raced on many West Coast short tracks, and won the Shell Oil Tri-Track championship.[2]

In the year 2000, Lamar began racing in the USAC Western States Sprint Car Series. He posted seven top-fives and finished third in points, winning Rookie of the Year. The following year, he joined the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Southwest Series, and would win Rookie of The Year that year as well. He would go on to win two races and finish second in points in 2002 as well.

Lamar signed with Kevin Harvick Incorporated in 2005, competing in a limited number of NASCAR Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series, and NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series races. In addition to two victories in the West Series, Lamar also won the Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway that season. In the Truck Series, he raced the No. 92 Chevrolet Silverado twice with a best finish of 21st. He qualified 8th in his Busch Series debut in the No. 33 Chevrolet, but wrecked early in that race and finished 41st. He would begin racing in the Busch Series full-time in 2006 in the No. 77 Chevrolet, and began the season with a second-place finish at Daytona International Speedway. After two additional top-tens in the first third of the season, Lamar's results began to fall off, and was removed from the ride late in the season at the request of Dollar General, who wanted NEXTEL Cup drivers in the car.

Lamar attempted to make his Nextel Cup Series debut at the October race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and at the November race at Texas Motor Speedway in the Carter Simo Racing No. 08 Dodge, but failed to qualify for both races. After failing to qualify for several attempts with E&M in the Cup Series, he returned to the Nationwide Series, to drive the No. 37 Ford Fusion for Gary Baker. Later in the season, he signed to drive the No. 05 Ford for Day Enterprises.

 
Lamar's No. 32 Nationwide car in 2009

On October 10, 2008, it was announced that Lamar would share the Braun Racing No. 32 Toyota in 2009 with Brian Vickers. He was again released after one top 10 in his first few races of 2009.

Personal lifeEdit

In the fall of 2006, he was engaged to model Niki Taylor after just three dates.[3][4] Taylor is five years older. They wed on December 27, 2006 at the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California. Instead of gifts, the couple asked for donations to be sent to Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for terminally ill children in North Carolina.[5]

His first child, daughter Ciel Taylor Lamar, was born on March 4, 2009, one day before his wife's 34th birthday.[6] On November 16, 2011, Taylor gave birth to her second child with Lamar, a son named Rex Harrison Lamar.[1] He appeared in a March 2009 magazine advertisement for Skechers Footwear with his pregnant wife and her twin sons. Taylor has twin sons, Jake and Hunter, with her ex-husband, former Miami Hooters linebacker Matt Martinez.

Until recently, Lamar worked as a flight instructor for Airline Transport Professionals in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hired by Mesa Airlines in November 2013 (Mesa contractually flies as US Airways Express as well as United Express). During his time at ATP he was known by the nickname "Blue Falcon."

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.)

Sprint Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Sprint 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 NSCC Pts Ref
2007 E&M Motorsports 08 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
PHO HOM
DNQ
N/A 0 [7]
2008 DAY CAL
DNQ
LVS ATL
DNQ
BRI MAR TEX
DNQ
PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN< MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM N/A 0 [8]

Nationwide SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts Ref
2005 Kevin Harvick Incorporated 83 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH
DNQ
KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV 110th 101 [9]
33 KAN
41
CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
34
2006 77 DAY
2
CAL
21
MXC
18
LVS
26
ATL
8
BRI
20
TEX
39
NSH
7
PHO
19
TAL
20
RCH
27
DAR
21
CLT
26
DOV
32
NSH
12
KEN
19
MLW
35
DAY
22
CHI
23
NHA MAR
23
GTY
12
IRP
16
GLN
20
MCH
38
BRI
24
CAL
14
RCH
33
DOV
39
KAN CLT MEM
38
TEX PHO HOM 22nd 2710 [10]
2008 Baker-Curb Racing 37 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX
40
PHO MXC TAL RCH
39
DAR
34
CLT
DNQ
DOV
42
NSH
18
KEN
32
MLW
36
NHA
36
DAY 44th 1114 [11]
Day Enterprises 05 Ford CHI
36
GTY IRP CGV
35
GLN
DNQ
MCH
38
CAL
35
RCH
39
DOV
35
KAN
32
CLT
38
MEM
38
TEX
DNQ
PHO
37
HOM
Baker-Curb Racing 27 Ford BRI
27
2009 Braun Racing 32 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI
15
TEX
35
NSH
13
PHO
13
TAL RCH
28
DAR NSH
15
KEN
8
MLW
22
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 49th 957 [12]
10 CLT
22
DOV

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 NCTC Pts Ref
2005 Kevin Harvick Incorporated 92 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS
21
MAR ATL
28
TEX PHO HOM 65th 179 [13]

West SeriesEdit

NASCAR West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWSC Pts Ref
2005 Kevin Harvick Incorporated 33 Chevy PHO MMR
6*
PHO
1*
S99 IRW EVG S99 PPR CAL
1
DCS CTS MMR
10
18th 664 [14]

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 ARMC Pts Ref
2005 Gosselin Racing 12 Chevy DAY NSH SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
6
105th 200 [15]
2006 Richard Childress Racing 31 Chevy DAY
4
NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW
28
NSH MCH
29
ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL IOW 78th 395 [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burney Lamar Career Statistics
  2. ^ About Burney
  3. ^ "Niki Taylor Engaged". US magazine. 2006-10-10. Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
  4. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20005541,00.html Model Niki Taylor engaged
  5. ^ "Model Niki Taylor Weds NASCAR Driver". People magazine. 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
  6. ^ People, March 4, 2009
  7. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  12. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  13. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2005 NASCAR West Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2005 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "Burney Lamar – 2006 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2019.

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