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Caesar Bacarella (born December 18, 1975) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 90 Chevrolet Camaro for DGM Racing. Bacarella has also driven in the ARCA Racing Series and Pirelli World Challenge.[1]

Caesar Bacarella
Born (1975-12-18) December 18, 1975 (age 43)
Parkland, Florida
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
9 races run over 3 years
Car no., teamNo. 90 (DGM Racing)
2018 position52nd
Best finish52nd (2018)
First race2017 Ticket Galaxy 200 (Phoenix)
Last race2019 Circle K Firecracker 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of July 5, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

Pirelli World ChallengeEdit

For the 2018 season, Bacarella joined Squadra Corse Garage Italia Americas for the series' Sprint-X races.[2]

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

Bacarella drove in two races in the 2017 ARCA Racing Series with Finney Racing, driving the No. 80 car. Bacarella finished 33rd after being involved in a wreck in his first start, at Daytona. His second start, also with Finney Racing and his No. 80 car, came at Talladega. There, he yielded a DNF once again, but finished 25th.[3]

NASCAR Xfinity SeriesEdit

Teaming up with B. J. McLeod Motorsports, Bacarella made his debut in the 2017 Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix.[4] After qualifying on owner points in 37th,[5] he cut down on Playoff contenter Brennan Poole early in the race as a lapped car,[6] eliminating Poole from the race and ending his championship hopes.[7] Poole later sounded off on the dangers of lapped cars, as did Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, who was running the race. Referring to Bacarella's overall driving, Dillon said over in-car communications "get that guy off the freaking track, man! Where did he get a licence to do this?"[8] Poole, for his part, commented on what he saw as the need for NASCAR to look at how it approves drivers for competition.[9] Bacarella finished 30th in the race,[10] and ran the following week at Homestead, finishing 31st.[11]

During the off-season, Bacarella was tapped to drive the No. 8 car once again at the season opener at Daytona in 2018.[12]

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.)

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity 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 NXSC Pts
2017 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 8 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO
30
HOM
31
68th 13
2018 Toyota DAY
13
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC 52nd 45
Chevy MCH
34
IOW CHI DAY
38
KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND
23
LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO
DGM Racing 90 Chevy HOM
34
2019 DAY
29
ATL LVS PHO CAL
37
TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY
29
KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*

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 No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ARSC Pts Ref
2017 Finney Racing 80 Chevy DAY
33
NSH SLM TAL
25
TOL ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP POC WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 92nd 170 [13]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Driver Caesar Bacarella Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  2. ^ Allaway, Phil. "Martin Fuentes Returns to PWC, Caesar Bacarella Joins For Spirnt-X". Frontstretch. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Finney Racing finally returns to Daytona; introducing newcomer Bacarella". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  4. ^ "Previewing the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix". Motorsports Tribune. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  5. ^ "Caesar Bacarella". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  6. ^ "Caesar Bacarella – NASCAR Talk". nascar.nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  7. ^ "William Byron wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Phoenix as title contenders are set". Autoweek. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  8. ^ "A NASCAR driver making his first start is already making enemies". Engaging Car News, Reviews, and Content You Need to See - alt_driver. 2017-11-11. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  9. ^ "Brennan Poole's playoff hopes take hit at Phoenix | NASCAR.com". Official Site Of NASCAR. 2017-11-11. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  10. ^ "William Byron wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Phoenix as title contenders are set". Autoweek. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  11. ^ "Driver Caesar Bacarella 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  12. ^ "Jayski's® NASCAR Silly Season Site - 2018 XFINITY Series Team Chart". www.jayski.com. Archived from the original on 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  13. ^ [style="background-color:#EFCFFF" "ARCA Racing Series standings for 2017"] Check |url= value (help). Racing Reference. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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