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Enrique Contreras III (born May 22, 1992) is a Mexican professional stock car racing driver. He has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and most notably, NASCAR Mexico Series.[1] He is the son of former Indy Lights racer Enrique Contreras II and nephew of NASCAR driver Carlos Contreras.[2]

Enrique Contreras III
Born (1992-05-02) May 2, 1992 (age 27)
Mexico City, Mexico
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2015 position79th
Best finish79th (2015)
First race2015 Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 2 years
2016 position57th
Best finish57th (2016)
First race2014 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race2016 Careers for Veterans 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series career
47 races run over 5 years
2015 position16th
Best finish16th (2015)
First race2011 Potosina 200 (Potosino)
Last race2015 Alcatel Onetouch 240 (Mexico City)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 7 0
Statistics current as of August 27, 2016.

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Racing careerEdit

Regional seriesEdit

Mexico SeriesEdit

Contreras has run the full schedule before, in 2011, 2014 and 2015. He broke through in 2014, scoring his first four top ten finishes while finishing all but one race (mechanical problems at Nuevo Autodromo de Queretaro).[3][4] In 2015, he added three more top tens, with just one crash.[5]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

Contreras made his K&N Pro Series East debut in 2012, driving four races.[6] He recorded a best finish of 11th at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.[7] In 2013, Contreras ran the first three races of the season,[8] scoring 25th at Bristol Motor Speedway,[9] 19th at Greensville-Pickens[10] and 24th at Five Flags Speedway.[11]

National seriesEdit

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

Contreras debuted in 2014, driving the No. 07 RaceTrac Chevrolet Silverado for Rick Ware Racing and SS-Green Light Racing to a 20th-place finish at Martinsville Speedway.[12] He returned to the Truck Series in 2016, driving the No. 71 Chevrolet Silverado for his family Contreras Motorsports at Gateway, finishing 20th.

Xfinity SeriesEdit

Contreras' first race was the 2015 Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 for Rick Ware Racing, finishing 34th in the No. 15 Adhler Pinturas/Coen Supply Chevrolet Camaro.[13]

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.)

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
2015 Rick Ware Racing 15 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO
34
CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 79th 10

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 NCWTC Pts
2014 Rick Ware Racing 07 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
20
TEX PHO HOM 70th 24
2016 Contreras Motorsports 71 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW
20
KEN ELD POC BRI MCH
28
MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 57th 18

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Enrique Contreras III Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  2. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (2014-10-23). "Enrique Contreras III, nephew of Carlos Contreras, to make first NASCAR truck race start at Martinsville". MotorSportsTalk. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  3. ^ "2014 Queretana 200 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  4. ^ "Enrique Contreras III 2014 NASCAR Toyota Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  5. ^ "Enrique Contreras III 2015 NASCAR Mexico Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  6. ^ "Enrique Contreras III 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  7. ^ "2012 Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  8. ^ "Enrique Contreras III 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  9. ^ "2013 DRIVE4COPD 125 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  10. ^ "2013 Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 Pres. by G-Clean - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  11. ^ "2013 NAPA Auto Parts 150 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  12. ^ "Enrique Contreras III 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  13. ^ "Enrique Contreras III 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.

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