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Chad Boat (born January 30, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver and the son of Billy Boat. He currently competes part-time in Indy Lights for Belardi Auto Racing.

Chad Boat
Born (1992-01-30) January 30, 1992 (age 27)
Phoenix, Arizona
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
17 races run over 2 years
2015 position105th
Best finish29th (2014)
First race2014 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Last race2015 Hisense 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
4 races run over 1 year
2015 position38th
Best finish38th (2015)
First race2015 Mudsummer Classic (Eldora)
Last race2015 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 13, 2015.

Racing careerEdit

 
Boat racing in a USAC Sprint car, 2007

Sprint cars and midgetsEdit

Boat began his racing career in quarter midgets at the age of 5. At 7, he won the Arizona state quarter midget championship, and the following year won the Light Modified and Light 160 midget championships.[1]

NASCAR/Stock carsEdit

After competing in USAC competition, Boat moved to NASCAR in 2010, running in seven K&N Pro Series West events between 2010 and 2012, with a best finish of fourth in 2010 at Iowa Speedway; he also ran 19 K&N Pro Series East events with a best finish of ninth at Bowman Gray Stadium in 2011.[2] Boat also competed in ten ARCA Racing Series events in 2012 and 2013, posting third-place finishes twice at Iowa.[2]

In January 2014, Boat announced that he would be competing for Rookie of the Year in the Nationwide Series in 2014, running 15 events for family-owned Billy Boat Motorsports.[3] Boat finished 29th in points with a best finish of 22nd at Iowa Speedway. In 2015 he raced in both the Xfinity (formerly Nationwide) Series and Camping World Truck Series for Billy Boat Motorsports. He made 3 Xfinity starts and 4 truck series starts. He ran for the Truck Series championship and finished 38th in points with a best finish of ninth at Talladega Superspeedway, his best NASCAR finish to date.

Indy LightsEdit

On June 27, 2017 it was announced that Boat would compete in the Indy Lights series with Belardi Auto Racing competing at the oval events at Iowa Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park in the latter half of the 2017 season.[4] Chad's father Billy also competed in Indy Lights, then called the American Racing Series, in 1986 and 1987.

Personal lifeEdit

Boat attended University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in finance.[5]

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 Ref
2014 Billy Boat Motorsports 84 Chevy DAY
24
PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX
31
DAR RCH TAL
DNQ
IOW
29
CLT
26
DOV MCH ROA KEN
DNQ
DAY
26
NHA CHI
28
IND
27
IOW
22
GLN MOH BRI
37
ATL RCH
34
CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT
28
TEX
28
PHO
25
HOM 29th 227 [6]
17 TAL
25
2015 84 DAY
36
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL
35
IOW CLT
25
DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 105th 01 [7]

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 NCWTC Pts Ref
2015 Billy Boat Motorsports 15 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD
31
POC MCH BRI MSP 38th 99 [8]
16 CHI
DNQ
NHA LVS
25
TAL
9
MAR TEX PHO
12
HOM

K&N Pro Series WestEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2010 Billy Boat Motorsports 36 Chevy AAS PHO IOW
4
DCS SON 34th 303 [9]
30 IRW
17
PIR MRP CNS MMP AAS PHO
DNQ
2011 Curb Racing 98 PHO
11
AAS MMP IOW LVS SON IRW EVG PIR CNS
7
MRP SRP AAS
5
PHO
7
22nd 577 [10]
2012 PHO
7
LHC MMP S99 IOW BIR LVS SON EVG CNS IOW PIR SMP AAS PHO 58th 37 [11]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2010 Billy Boat Motorsports 36 Chevy GRE SBO IOW MAR NHA LRP LEE GRE NHA
17
DOV 55th 112 [12]
2011 Curb Racing 98 Chevy GRE
23
SBO
20
RCH
21
IOW
11
BGS
9
GRE
30
LGY
14
NHA
15
COL
12
GRE
28
NHA
20
DOV
27
16th 1278 [13]
2012 BRI
34
GRE
26
RCH
31
IOW
11
BGS GRE
29
LGY CNB COL IOW
15
NHA DOV GRE CAR 27th 118 [14]

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 21 ARSC Pts Ref
2012 Curb Racing 98 Chevy DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH WIN NJE IOW
3
CHI IRP
8
POC BLN ISF MAD SLM DSF 48th 455 [15]
Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy KAN
37
2013 Curb Racing 52 Chevy DAY
10
MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC 18th 1430 [16]
Venturini Motorsports 55 Toyota MCH
15
ROA WIN
Billy Boat Motorsports 84 Toyota CHI
5
NJE POC
30
BLN ISF MAD DSF IOW
3*
SLM KEN
5
KAN
23

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2017 Belardi Auto Racing STP STP ALA ALA IMS IMS INDY RDA RDA IOW TOR TOR MDO MDO GMP
14
WGL 16th 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chad Boat". Chili Bowl Nationals official website. Accessed 2014-01-23.
  2. ^ a b Cain, Holly. "Chad Boat added to 2014 Nationwide rookie ranks". January 7, 2014. NASCAR.com. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  3. ^ Estrada, Chris. "Chad Boat to run at least 15 NNS races this season". January 7, 2014. NBC Sports. Accessed 2014-01-23.
  4. ^ Belardi Auto Racing Signs Second Generation Open-Wheel Driver Chad Boat, Indy Lights, June 27, 2017, Retrieved 2017-06-27
  5. ^ Wolkin, Joseph (November 6, 2014). "Nuts for Nationwide: Chad Boat Fishing for Success". Frontstretch. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Chad Boat – 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Chad Boat – 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Chad Boat – 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Chad Boat – 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Chad Boat – 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Chad Boat – 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Chad Boat – 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Chad Boat – 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Chad Boat – 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "Chad Boat – 2012 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  16. ^ "Chad Boat – 2013 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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