Chris Bailey Jr.

Chris Bailey Jr. (born August 10, 1989) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has competed in the ARCA Menards Series from 2011 to 2016. Before this, he won the ARCA Truck Series championship in 2010.

Chris Bailey Jr.
NationalityAmerican
Born (1989-08-10) August 10, 1989 (age 33)
South Park, Pennsylvania
Debut season2011
Starts39
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Poles0
Best finish19th in 2013
Last updated on: October 28, 2022.

Racing careerEdit

Bailey Jr.'s first foray into major stock car competition came in 2007 in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series driving in the Pennsylvania State Championship at Lake Erie Speedway. He also ran two races in the Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Racing Alliance. He would run one year in the All American Series before moving to the ARCA Truck Series for one race in 2009 at Lake Erie, finishing fifth. He would return to the series in 2010, winning the series championship in his first year of full-time competition with two wins at Lorain County Speedway and Skyline Speedway. He would run the full schedule for the next two years, finishing runner-up in points in 2011, and fourth in 2012.[1]

Bailey Jr. would make his ARCA Racing Series debut in the No. 15 Chevrolet for Venturini Motorsports at Winchester Speedway in 2011, finishing 31st and last after completing only one lap due to handling issues.

After not running in the series the following year, Bailey Jr. would return in 2013, running in eleven races that year, with his first start coming with Wayne Peterson Racing and the rest coming with various Kimmel Racing entries. He would earn a career best finish of 14th at Kentucky Speedway, and would finish 19th in the overall standings. For 2014, he would return with the Kimmel outfit, first running in the season opening race at Daytona International Speedway, finishing 16th, although he would spend the rest of the year in a start and park role in his 12 starts that year (including a start for Carter 2 Motorsports at the third race at Salem Speedway).

Bailey Jr. would run only five races for Kimmel Racing in 2015, with a best finish of 19th at Talladega Superspeedway. He would move over to Max Force Racing for 10 of the 20 races for 2016, coming with a season best result at the season finale at Kansas Speedway, where he would finish 16th. For 2017, Jent Motorsports announced that they would partner with Bailey Jr. for the full season, although they would not run a race that season. He has not competed in the series since.[2]

Motorsports resultsEdit

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
2011 Venturini Motorsports 15 Chevy DAY TAL SLM TOL NJE CHI POC MCH WIN
31
BLN IOW IRP POC ISF MAD DSF SLM KAN TOL 153rd 75 [3]
2013 Wayne Peterson Racing 06 Ford DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL
24
ELK 19th 1365 [4]
Kimmel Racing 69 Ford POC
23
MCH ROA KEN
14
67 WIN
21
CHI
24
NJM
28
SLM
28
68 POC
32
BLN ISF
30
MAD DSF
31
IOW KAN
28
2014 DAY
16
MOB POC
29
MCH
24
ELK
20
WIN CHI
24
IRP
30
POC BLN
22
ISF
26
MAD DSF
31
25th 1250 [5]
Carter 2 Motorsports 40 Dodge SLM
29
TAL
Kimmel Racing 69 Ford TOL
26
NJE SLM
29
KEN KAN
32
2015 80 DAY MOB NSH
27
SLM 46th 490 [6]
68 TAL
19
MCH
26
CHI WIN IOW IRP POC
30
BLN ISF DSF SLM KEN KAN
67 TOL
30
NJE POC
2016 Max Force Racing 11 Ford DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC
34
IRP
30
BLN
23
ISF DSF 28th 965 [7]
23 MCH
30
MAD WIN IOW
27
POC
17
CHI
32
30 SLM
26
5 KEN
32
KAN
16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chris Bailey, Jr". The Third Turn. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  2. ^ "Chris Bailey, Jr. and Jent Motorsports Team Up For The Full 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Season!". Facebook.com. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  3. ^ "Chris Bailey Jr. – 2011 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  4. ^ "Chris Bailey Jr. – 2013 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  5. ^ "Chris Bailey Jr. – 2014 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  6. ^ "Chris Bailey Jr. – 2015 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  7. ^ "Chris Bailey Jr. – 2016 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 31, 2022.