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Chad Chaffin (born July 20, 1968)[1] is a former NASCAR driver.

Chad Chaffin
Born (1968-07-20) July 20, 1968 (age 50)
Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Achievements1993, 1995 Nashville Speedway USA Track Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
14 races run over 4 years
Best finish46th (2006)
First race2004 Subway 500 (Martinsville)
Last race2007 USG Sheetrock 400 (Chicago)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
83 races run over 10 years
Best finish35th (2002)
First race1993 Goodwrench 200 (Rockingham)
Last race2006 O'Reilly Challenge (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
116 races run over 9 years
Best finish10th (2003, 2004)
First race2000 Federated Auto Parts 250 (Nashville)
Last race2008 Ford 200 (Homestead)
First win2004 MBNA America 200 (Dover)
Last win2004 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 29 2
Statistics current as of November 29, 2012.

Chaffin has raced in all three of NASCAR's major series and is currently a free agent. He was a two-time track champion at the historic Nashville Speedway USA, where he met his friend, Andy Kirby.

Contents

NASCAR careerEdit

Sprint CupEdit

Chad made his Sprint Cup debut in 2004 at Martinsville. Driving the No. 98 MACH 1 Motorsports Ford, he ran 100 laps before experiencing a mechanical failure and finished in 39th place. In 2005, he attempted three races with Front Row Motorsports and MACH 1. Chaffin qualified for the Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix and finished the race in the 43rd position after overheating issues. He began the 2006 season in the No. 92 Oak Gloves Chevrolet driving for Front Row Motorsports, however, he switched to the No. 34 Oak Gloves Chevrolet within the organization after two races. After another eight races, he yet again moved within FRM, this time to the recently acquired No. 61 team. Chaffin has currently made four of the fourteen races he has attempted, three in the No. 34 Oak Gloves Chevrolet and two cars with No. 61 team.

At the beginning of the 2007 season, Chaffin switched to the No. 37 R&J Racing car but was replaced by John Andretti before qualifying for a race. After Mike Bliss' resignation as the driver of the No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge on June 27, 2007, Chaffin was selected as one of the replacements with Larry Foyt. In his first attempt to qualify of the season at Loudon, Chaffin made the race after Brian Vickers and the No. 83 Team Red Bull Toyota were disqualified after failing post-qualifying inspection. In 2008, he attempted to qualify the No. 34 Chevrolet for Front Row Motorsports in the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono and the Camping World RV 400 at Dover, but failed to qualify in either.

Busch SeriesEdit

His NASCAR career began in a 1993 Busch Series race at Rockingham. He drove three races in the No. 16 31-W Insulation Chevrolet with a best finish of 29th in his debut. In 1994, he again turned to the No. 16 and had a best finish of 20th in seven races. During 1997 he ran one race in the No. 87 BellSouth Mobility Chevrolet and posted a finish of 19th at Nashville. Again in 1998 he ran one race, this time in a family-owned No. 84 Logan's Roadhouse Ford, where he finished 28th. In 1999, Chaffin made nine starts, three with his family-owned team and six with No. 77 Lear Corporation Ford featuring Tony Hall as the owner. He had a best finish of 9th at Richmond.

Chaffin made 18 starts in 2000, all except for one in the No. 77 Lear Corporation Ford. He posted his best finish again at Richmond with an 11th place. In 2001, he drove for Team Rensi Motorsports and Day Enterprise Racing. Making 14 starts, he would have a best finish of 16th at Atlanta. 2002 is Chaffin's most active year in the Busch Series to date with 26 starts out of the 34 races. The majority of these starts came in the No. 16 31-W Insulation Chevrolet owned by Day Enterprise Racing. Although he struggled to finish many of the races because of mechanical failures he was able to achieve a best finish of 12th at Talladega. Chad was absent from the series for two years before returning for a race in 2005. He finished 36th in his only start during that year. For the 2006 season Chaffin was expected to compete in up to 15 events for Day Enterprise Racing in the No. 05 31-W Insulation Chevrolet, but ended up only making 2 starts for the team, then returned later in the year to make a single start for Sadler Bros. Racing. He has one career Top 10 finish in over 80 starts.

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

Chad first raced in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2000 with three teams. He raced the No. 84 Romeo Guest Associates Ford owned by Long Brothers Racing to his best finish of the season a 3rd at Nashville. He returned in 2001 and again raced with Long Brothers Racing and had a best finish of 4th. In 2002, he started only two races as well and was unable to finish either in a family-owned car. For the next two years he drove the No. 18 Dickies Dodge for Bobby Hamilton Racing and had two wins in 2004 (Dover International Speedway and Indianapolis Raceway Park). He finished a career-best 10th in the final points standings in 2003 and 2004.

In 2005, he drove for three teams and competed in 21 of the 25 races. Chaffin began the season in the No. 30 Germain Racing Toyota and had a best finish of fourth before bring replaced by Todd Bodine. Despite being replaced, Wyler Racing selected Chaffin as their driver and he ran 10 races with them placing 9th as his best finish. Jack Sprague then replaced Chaffin and he was left without a ride. He ran one final race in 2005 with No. 13 ThorSport Racing Chevrolet and finished 13th at Phoenix. For 2006, he was scheduled to drive the No. 40 Chevrolet for Key Motorsports in the opening races of the season, but has since left to focus on his Nextel Cup team. Ryan Moore, a Dale Earnhardt, Inc. development driver, has replaced him as of Charlotte. Chaffin made one start this season in the No. 02 Team Copaxone Chevrolet for Sutton Motorsports. It was announced on July 3 that Chaffin would drive the No. 59 Harris Trucking Ford for HT Motorsports after Steve Park's departure. In 2007 and 2008, Chaffin ran part-time in the No. 40 Chevrolet for Key Motorsports. In 22 combined starts, he earned two top 10 finishes.

ARCA careerEdit

Chaffin's only attempt in ARCA came in 2000 with his own Chaffin Motorsports. The No. 92 Upstate Helicopters Ford, which was a '97 Thunderbird, qualified third for Pro2Call 200 at Daytona. He exited the race after a transmission failure on lap 10, leaving him in the 40th position.

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
2004 Mach 1 Motorsports 98 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR
39
ATL PHO DAR HOM 85th 46 [2]
2005 Front Row Motorsports 92 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR
DNQ
ATL
QL
TEX HOM
DNQ
88th 34 [3]
Mach 1 Motorsports 34 Chevy PHO
43
2006 Front Row Motorsports 92 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL 46th 553 [4]
34 LVS
42
ATL
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
MAR
36
TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
TAL
30
RCH
DNQ
61 Dodge DAR
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
MCH
DNQ
SON POC
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
RCH
38
NHA
34
DOV KAN
37
CLT
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
ATL PHO
35
Ford CLT
DNQ
POC
33
Chevy DAY
35
CHI NHA MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
34 Dodge IND
39
GLN TEX
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
2007 BAM Racing 49 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA
36
DAY CHI
31
IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 63rd 125 [5]
2008 Front Row Motorsports 34 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV
DNQ
KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [6]
- Qualified but replaced by Bobby Hamilton Jr.
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2006 Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ

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
1993 Day Enterprise Racing 61 Chevy DAY CAR
29
RCH
DNQ
DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL IRP MCH NHA BRI DAR 66th 222 [7]
16 RCH
DNQ
DOV ROU
30
CLT MAR CAR
30
HCY
DNQ
ATL
1994 DAY
43
CAR
32
RCH ATL
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
DAR HCY
DNQ
BRI
35
ROU
33
NHA NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV MYB
32
GLN MLW SBO
22
TAL
DNQ
HCY
DNQ
IRP
20
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR 54th 490 [8]
1996 Chaffin Motorsports 84 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI
DNQ
HCY NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM NA - [9]
1997 NEMCO Motorsports 87 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV
19
TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM 89th 106 [10]
1998 Chaffin Motorsports 84 Ford DAY CAR LVS NSV
28
DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM 123rd - [11]
1999 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV
DNQ
BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH
DNQ
NZH
DNQ
CLT DOV SBO
31
GLN MLW
27
MYB
DNQ
IRP
29
55th 752 [12]
Day Enterprise Racing 16 Pontiac PPR
DNQ
GTY MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR
PRW Racing 77 Ford RCH
9
DOV
36
CLT
DNQ
CAR
31
MEM
15
PHO
39
HOM
22
2000 DAY
35
CAR
18
LVS
38
ATL
37
DAR
24
BRI
16
TEX
32
NSV
26
TAL
26
CAL
DNQ
RCH
11
NHA
42
CLT
26
DOV
27
SBO
34
MYB
40
GLN MLW
20
NZH
44
PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO 36th 1373 [13]
Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Chevy HOM
26
2001 DAY
41
CAR
22
LVS
25
ATL
16
DAR
37
BRI
34
TEX
27
NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI 42nd 967 [14]
Day Enterprise Racing 16 Chevy GTY
28
KAN
33
CLT MEM
22
PHO
Hensley Motorsports 80 Ford PPR
38
Day Enterprise Racing 16 Ford IRP
20
MCH
Pontiac BRI
38
DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CAR
41
HOM
2002 DAY
40
CAR
32
LVS
40
DAR
36
BRI
40
TAL
12
CAL
34
RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN
DNQ
DAY
39
IRP
23
DOV
42
35th 1643 [15]
Chevy TEX
34
NSH
39
NSH
27
MLW
25
CHI
26
GTY
34
PPR
29
MCH
39
BRI
19
DAR
40
RCH
39
KAN
42
CLT
DNQ
MEM
DNQ
ATL
33
CAR
30
PHO
29
HOM
SKI Motorsports 30 Chevy MEM
42
2004 Moy Racing 77 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH
DNQ
TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM NA - [16]
2005 Day Enterprise Racing 16 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX
36
PHO HOM 133rd 55 [17]
2006 05 DAY
DNQ
CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX
36
NSH
22
PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM 90th 216 [18]
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Dodge TEX
33
PHO HOM
2008 Jimmy Means Racing 55 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM NA - [19]

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
2000 Long Brothers Racing 84 Ford DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV
3
55th 350 [20]
Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge CIC
14
RCH DOV
Team Rensi Motorsports 61 Chevy TEX
33
CAL
2001 Long Brothers Racing 84 Ford DAY HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX MEM
4
MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH
14
CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 60th 281 [21]
2002 Chaffin Motorsports 87 Ford DAY DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM
32
MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH
31
RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM 77th 137 [22]
2003 Bobby Hamilton Racing 18 Dodge DAY
17
DAR
5
MMR
20
MAR
26*
CLT
8
DOV
7
TEX
8
MEM
28
MLW
13
KAN
14
KEN
26
GTW
13
MCH
3
IRP
12
NSH
6
BRI
7
RCH
11
NHA
6
CAL
17
LVS
18
SBO
13
TEX
15
MAR
14
PHO
18
HOM
10
10th 3143 [23]
2004 DAY
13
ATL
9
MAR
10
MFD
31
CLT
30
DOV
1
TEX
5
MEM
9
MLW
2
KAN
9
KEN
5
GTW
4
MCH
11
IRP
1
NSH
12
BRI
29
RCH
22
NHA
16
LVS
16
CAL
11
TEX
16
MAR
30
PHO
30
DAR
15
HOM
15
10th 3122 [24]
2005 Germain Racing 30 Toyota DAY
21
CAL
28
ATL
7
MAR
5
GTY
9
MFD
32
CLT
30
DOV
23
TEX
23
MCH
7
26th 2068 [25]
Wyler Racing 60 Toyota MLW
17
KAN
15
KEN
33
MEM
28
IRP
21
NSH
20
BRI
23
RCH
27
NHA
9
LVS
16
MAR ATL TEX
ThorSport Racing 13 Chevy PHO
35
HOM
2006 Key Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
18
ATL
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
GTY
26
CLT
DNQ
MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN 28th 1566 [26]
Sutton Motorsports 02 Chevy ATL
21
HT Motorsports 59 Ford KEN
17
MEM
29
IRP
32
NSH
15
BRI
11
Toyota NHA
27
LVS
25
TAL
8
MAR
11
ATL
32
TEX
19
PHO
23
HOM
36
2007 Key Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA
36
LVS
16
TAL
8
MAR
7
ATL
36
TEX
24
PHO
22
HOM
30
39th 774 [27]
2008 DAY
36
CAL
28
ATL
25
MAR
22
KAN
17
CLT
21
MFD
19
DOV
21
TEX
25
MCH
27
MLW MEM
23
KEN
23
IRP
13
NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
28
26th 1303 [28]

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde 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 ABSC Pts Ref
1999 Chaffin Motorsports 92 Ford DAY ATL SLM AND CLT MCH POC TOL SBS BLN POC KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT
11
TAL ATL
38
85th 215 [29]
2000 DAY
40
SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL 142nd 45 [30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chad Chaffin Career Statistics
  2. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 1994 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  17. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  18. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  19. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  20. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  22. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  23. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  24. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  25. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  26. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  27. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  28. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  29. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  30. ^ "Chad Chaffin – 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 26, 2017.

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