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Derek White (born December 9, 1970) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver. He last competed part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 13 Toyota Camry and No. 40 Dodge Challenger as an owner/driver for MBM Motorsports.

Derek White
Derek White Road America 2013.jpg
White at Road America in 2013
Born (1970-12-09) December 9, 1970 (age 48)
Kahnawake, Quebec
Awards2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2015 position73rd
Best finish73rd (2015)
First race2015 5-hour Energy 301 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
22 races run over 5 years
2016 position78th
Best finish36th (2015)
First race2012 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)
Last race2016 Boyd Gaming 300 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
6 races run over 6 years
2014 position77th
Best finish71st (2009)
First race2009 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race2014 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
35 races run over 6 years
2014 position34th
Best finish14th (2010)
First race2009 Tufoil 250 (Saint-Eustache)
Last race2014 Pinty's presents the Clarington 200 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of March 5, 2016.

In March 2016, White was arrested and charged for smuggling tobacco from the United States into Canada. He was eventually suspended indefinitely by NASCAR.

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Racing careerEdit

 
White's No. 24 at Road America in 2013

Early career and regional stock car racingEdit

White spent 30 years drag racing in Canada, before deciding to switch to stock car racing in 2009.[1] That year, he ran five races in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, with a best finish of 11th in his series debut at Autodrome Saint-Eustache.[2] The following year, he ran eleven of thirteen races, recording a top ten at the season-opener at Delaware Speedway.[3] At the end of the year, he was named Rookie of the Year.[4]

In 2014, White made a start in the American Canadian Tour, competing in the season-ending race at Airborne Speedway; he finished 22nd after starting 33rd.[5]

National seriesEdit

In 2009, White made his Camping World Truck Series debut for Mario Gosselin at Martinsville Speedway, finishing 23rd after starting 34th.[6]

In 2012, White was hired by SR2 Motorsports to run as a road course ringer for the Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. In the No. 24, he finished a career-high 18th. Before the 2014 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, White formed Motorsports Business Management with driver Carl Long as principal.[1] The team made its racing debut as MBM Motorsports at the race with Matt Carter as driver of the No. 13.[7] For six more races in 2014, White fielded rides for himself, Long and Mike Wallace, failing to qualify for four and not finishing all six races they had qualified.[8][9][10]

 
White turning left at Road America in 2015

In 2015, White and Long were joined by team owners Rick Ware and Curtis Key as partners,[11] and the team eventually added the No. 40 team.[7] Before the Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, White was penalized 15 drivers and owners points for an unsecured ballast.[12]

 
White racing in his Cup debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2015

On July 13, White announced that he would make his Sprint Cup Series debut at the 5-hour Energy 301 in Loudon for Circle Sport, the first Native American to attempt a Cup Series race in series history.[13] After qualifying 42nd, he finished 39th, eleven laps down.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

From Kahnawake, Quebec,[15] White is of Mohawk descent.[4]

On March 30, 2016, White turned himself in for his involvement in a tobacco smuggling ring. The circle, targeted by Sûreté du Québec's MYGALE project, began in 2014 and had smuggled at least 158 transports to Canada, including 2,294 tons of tobacco worth $530 million.[16] The tobacco was then sold to First Nations persons in the country.[17] On April 4, he was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR.[18]

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
2015 Circle Sport 33 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA
39
IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT KAN TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 73rd 01 [19]

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
2012 SR² Motorsports 00 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN
DNQ
52nd 64 [20]
24 CGV
18
BRI ATL
Toyota RCH
34
CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN
34
TEX PHO
29
HOM
2013 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA
36
KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN
25
MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 71st 27 [21]
2014 JGL Racing 28 Dodge DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX
36
DAR 117th 01 [22]
MBM Motorsports 13 Toyota RCH
34
TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM
2015 40 Dodge DAY
22
ATL PHO
39
TEX
39
BRI
40
RCH TAL
26
IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY
DNQ
ROA
38
DAR RCH CHI
37
KEN DOV CLT KAN 36th 126 [23]
13 Toyota LVS
28
CAL
33
KEN
36
Dodge NHA
27
IND IOW GLN MOH BRI HOM
35
Chevy TEX
31
PHO
2016 40 Dodge DAY
DNQ
ATL 78th 5 [24]
13 LVS
36
PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM

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 24 25 NCWTC Pts Ref
2009 DGM Racing 12 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR
26
TAL TEX PHO
24
71st 176 [25]
92 HOM
DNQ
2010 White Motorsports 96 Chevy DAY ATL MAR NSH KAN
DNQ
DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO 116th 64 [26]
Rick Ware Racing 6 Chevy HOM
33
2011 Ray Hackett Racing 76 Ford DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
NA - [27]
2012 DAY
DNQ
MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM NA - [28]
2013 SS-Green Light Racing 81 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP
21
IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 103rd 01 [29]
2014 MAKE Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL
26
MAR TEX PHO 78th 18 [30]
MBM Motorsports 82 Chevy HOM
27

Canadian Tire SeriesEdit

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NCTSC Pts Ref
2009 White Motorsports 99 Chevy ASE
11
DEL MSP ASE
16
MPS EDM SAS MSP CTR
14
CGV
33
BAR RIS KWA
20
24th 533 [31]
2010 DEL
7
MSP
17
ASE
15
TOR
31
EDM
19
MPS
17
SAS
17
MSP
16
CGV
15
BAR RIS KWA
19
14th 1236 [32]
Dodge CTR
14
2011 Chevy MSP
12
ICAR
13
DEL
20
MSP TOR
16
MPS SAS CTR
7
CGV
25
BAR RIS
14
KWA
26
16th 909 [33]
2012 10 MSP
14
ICAR
24
MSP DEL MPS EDM SAS 27th 123 [34]
99 CTR
14
CGV
23
BAR RIS KWA
22
2013 MSP
28
DEL MSP KWA
20
33rd 68 [35]
DJK Racing 28 Chevy ICAR
16
MPS SAS ASE CTR RIS MSP BAR
2014 White Motorsports 00 Chevy MSP
20
ACD MSP
25
BAR KWA 34th 71 [36]
88 ICAR
16
EIR SAS ASE CTR RIS
2015 00 MSP ACD SSS ICAR EIR SAS ASE
14
CTR RIS MSP KWA 43rd 30 [37]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

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