Chris Cockrum (born December 24, 1986) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro for Spraker Racing.
Cockrum in 2012 at Rockingham Speedway
|Born||December 24, 1986|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|17 races run over 5 years|
|Car no., team||No. 17 (Spraker Racing)|
|Best finish||44th (2016)|
|First race||2014 History 300 (Charlotte)|
|Last race||2019 MoneyLion 300 (Talladega)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|10 races run over 4 years|
|Best finish||40th (2013)|
|First race||2011 Good Sam Club 200 (Atlanta)|
|Last race||2014 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)|
|Statistics current as of April 27, 2019.|
Cockrum began his racing career at the age of 8, competing in kart racing events; he transitioned to full-bodied stock cars at 16. He moved to Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) competition in 2006, making his series debut at Kentucky Speedway for his family-owned team; he ran nine races in the series between 2006 and 2010, posting a best finish of twelfth at Daytona International Speedway in 2010.
Cockrum moved to NASCAR competition in 2011, making his debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Turn One Racing, finishing 24th. He drove in the first four races of the 2012 season for RSS Racing, posting a best finish of 16th in the season-opening event at Daytona before leaving the team.
In 2014, Cockrum ran the season-opening Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway; in May, he announced he would attempt to make his debut in the Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In 2015, Cockrum joined MBM Motorsports to drive the No. 13 Chevrolet for one race at Daytona, where he finished career best finish 21st. Cockrum also raced at his hometown track Atlanta where he finished 29th, driving the No. 15 Chevrolet for RWR. Cockrum joined a new Xfinity Series team Deese Racing Enterprises, driving the No. 35 Chevrolet to attempt to qualify at Talledega but he failed to. Cockrum formed his team to race at the fall Daytona race but he failed to qualify.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Camping World Truck SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|2011||Turn One Racing||66||Chevy||DAY||PHO||DAR||MAR||NSH||DOV||CLT||KAN||TEX||KEN||IOW||NSH||IRP||POC||MCH||BRI||ATL
|2013||SS-Green Light Racing||07||Toyota||DAY
|2014||Rick Ware Racing||74||Chevy||DAY
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
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- "Chris Cockrum - ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- Turnbull, Doug (January 19, 2012). "Scanner Chatter: Conyers' Cockrum on verge of big break". WSB. Atlanta, GA. Archived from the original on May 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Chris Cockrum to run Daytona for Sieg Racing". Rotoworld. NBC Sports. January 23, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Chris Cockrum - 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Starr set to return to SS Green Light Racing for 2013". Motorsport.com. February 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Chris Cockrum - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- Turnbull, Doug (May 18, 2014). "Race Capsule: Million dollar McMurray does the All-Star dance". WSB. Atlanta, GA. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- Bearden, Aaron. "Beat Breakdown: MoneyLion 300". Motorsports Beat. Retrieved 29 April 2019.