Danny O'Quinn Jr.

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Daniel O'Quinn Jr. (born May 7, 1985)[1] is an American professional stock car racer from Coeburn, Virginia. Now retired, he competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and was a winner of the Roush Racing: Driver X competition.

Danny O'Quinn Jr.
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O'Quinn in the No. 01 in 2009.
Born (1985-05-07) May 7, 1985 (age 34)
Coeburn, Virginia
Achievements2002 UARA-Stars Champion
Innagural UARA-Stars Champion (2002)
Awards2003 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Southern Division Rookie of the Year
2006 Busch Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
106 races run over 6 years
2011 position63rd
Best finish19th (2006, 2009)
First race2006 Hershey's Kissables 300 (Daytona)
Last race2011 Dollar General 300 (Chicago)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish65th (2007)
First race2007 Toyota Tundra 200 (Nashville)
Last race2007 O'Reilly 200 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0

BackgroundEdit

O'Quinn began racing go-karts at the age of 7 and won four championships. He won over 130 races, and one Tennessee state championship between 1992 and 1998.

In 1999 he became the Street Stock rookie of the year at Lonesome Pine Raceway. He moved up to a late model car in 2000 and won the track championship and the Rookie of the Year award. In 2001, he raced both at Lonesome Pine and the ARA series. He had three wins and four poles. He also attended the University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2003–2005 but put his collegiate pursuits on hold as his professional racing career took off.

In 2002, he won the UARA late model touring series national championship.

Move to national driverEdit

Quinn moved up to the USAR Hooters Pro Cup (Southern Series) in 2003, and became the Southern Series Rookie of the Year. In 2004, he won the Food City 250 at his home race track of Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Virginia.[2] He became the youngest driver to win in series history and finished seventh overall in points. In 2005, he had six starts in the ARCA series and three sixth-place finishes.[3]

NASCAR careerEdit

 
Quinn racing in the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2007

In the fall of 2005, O'Quinn was a contestant on Roush Racing: Driver X. He was ultimately runner-up in the competition, but skipped the Craftsman Truck Series and proceeded directly to the Busch Series with Driver X winner Erik Darnell being inked to the Roush truck contract.

In 2006, he raced the World Financial Group No. 50 Ford in the Busch Series. He got his first Top-10 finish at Nashville Superspeedway after starting second, and followed it up with Top-10s at Milwaukee, ORP, Memphis and Charlotte, where he scored a career best finish of 5th. O'Quinn was named Busch Series Rookie of the Year after the 2006 Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway beating former NASCAR Winston Cup driver John Andretti and teammate Todd Kluever, among others, for the award. In 2007, O'Quinn made occasional starts in No. 17 Dish Network Ford and also ran part-time with Mac Hill Motorsports in the No. 56 Chevy.

After driving part-time in 2007 in selected races with Roush Fenway Racing. O'Quinn announced his departure from the team, due to a lack of sponsorship which prohibited from landing a full-time ride with the team. He then signed on to drive the No. 56 Chevy for Mac Hill Motorsports part-time for the remainder of the year. He made only one start in 2008 for Mac Hill, where he finished 28th at Richmond. He ended the year driving the No. 35 Team Rensi Motorsports Ford on a part-time basis, with a best finish of 40th. He signed with JD Motorsports in 2009, and drove the No. 01 Sun Drop Chevrolet Impala. Following the Food City 250 on August 21, 2009, O'Quinn left the JD Motorsports team.[4] He finished the year by start and parking for K-Automotive Motorsports and Fitz Racing. In 2011, O'Quinn joined Go Green Racing, where he ran five races.

After O'Quinn's NASCAR career stalled, he moved back to Virginia to help run the family trailer business. O'Quinn also occasionally raced at the Lonesome Pine Raceway.[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.)

Nationwide SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts
2006 Roush Fenway Racing 50 Ford DAY
18
CAL
31
MXC
26
LVS
25
ATL
25
BRI
11
TEX
32
NSH
14
PHO
14
TAL
38
RCH
20
DAR
38
CLT
22
DOV
24
NSH
10
KEN
23
MLW
7
DAY
41
CHI
31
NHA
29
MAR
22
GTY
24
IRP
6
GLN
25
MCH
20
BRI
26
CAL RCH
14
DOV KAN
18
CLT
5
MEM
9
TEX
30
PHO
32
HOM
35
19th 3163
2007 Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI
21
NSH
23
TEX PHO NSH
29
BRI
18
CAL RCH
27
DOV KAN CLT MEM
15
TEX PHO HOM 48th 952
Roush Fenway Racing 17 Ford TAL
11
RCH DAR CLT DOV KEN
38
MLW
26 NHA
22
DAY CHI GTY
Stanton Barrett Motorsports 30 Chevy IRP
22
CGV GLN MCH
2008 Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI
DNQ
NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH RCH
24
DOV KAN 91st 205
Day Enterprise Racing 05 Chevy KEN
DNQ
MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL
Team Rensi Motorsports 35 Ford CLT
40
MEM
42
TEX
42
PHO
43
HOM
DNQ
2009 JD Motorsports 0 Chevy DAY
23
19th 2404
01 CAL
33
LVS
18
BRI
37
TEX
29
NSH
32
PHO
21
TAL
37
RCH
20
DAR
27
CLT
24
DOV
21
NSH
18
KEN
18
MLW
27
NHA
26
DAY
30
CHI
29
GTY
18
IRP
34
IOW
24
GLN
25
MCH
31
BRI
32
CGV ATL RCH
Whitney Motorsports 26 Dodge DOV
34
SK Motorsports 44 Chevy KAN
43
07 CAL
34
CLT
37
MEM
42
TEX
35
PHO
35
HOM
35
2010 D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports 90 Chevy DAY CAL
DNQ
LVS
38
BRI
41
NSH
43
PHO
42
TEX
39
TAL RCH
DNQ
DAR
40
CLT
38
NSH
38
KEN
41
ROA NHA
37
DAY CHI
41
GTY
37
IRP
38
IOW
38
GLN MCH ATL
38
RCH DOV
37
KAN
39
CAL
35
CLT GTY
42
TEX
DNQ
PHO
37
HOM
DNQ
42nd 1043
Go Green Racing 39 Ford DOV
DNQ
Baker Curb Racing 27 Ford BRI
16
CGV
2011 Go Green Racing 39 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX
27
TAL NSH
26
RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA 63rd 48
04 NSH
42
IRP
36
IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI
39
DOV KAN
DNQ
CLT TEX PHO HOM

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
2007 Roush Fenway Racing 50 Ford DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH
17
BRI
10
GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 65th 246

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Danny O'Quinn Jr. career statistics
  2. ^ Food City 250 results
  3. ^ ARCA Racing Driver Detail Archived 2006-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ JD Motorsports announces that O'Quinn leaves team
  5. ^ Bobo, Jeff (August 20, 2014). "O'Quinn running family business a stone's throw from where his stock car career began". Kingsport Times-News. Kingsport, TN. Retrieved 2014-08-21.

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