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Gary Klutt (born August 14, 1992) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver and a member of the 2016 NASCAR Next class. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Pinty's Series, driving the No. 59 Dodge Challenger for Legendary Motorcar Company.[1][2] He also co-hosts the Canadian reality television show Legendary Motorcar with his father Peter.[3] He has also raced in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

Gary Klutt
Born (1992-08-14) August 14, 1992 (age 27)
Halton Hills, Ontario
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2017 position42nd
Best finish42nd (2017)
First race2017 I Love New York 355 at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 3 years
Truck no., teamNo. 44 (Niece Motorsports)
2017 position94th
Best finish50th (2016)
First race2016 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (Mosport)
Last race2019 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
41 races run over 8 years
Car no., teamNo. 59 (Legendary Motorcar Company)
2018 position22nd
Best finish6th (2015)
First race2010 Vortex Brake Pads 200 (Mosport)
Last race2019 Total Quartz 200 (Mosport)
First win2015 Clarington 200 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 26 3
Statistics current as of August 25, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

Pinty's SeriesEdit

Early yearsEdit

Klutt began his racing career in 2000, finding success quickly, winning karting championships in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007 and the Canadian Nationals in 2009.[4]

Debuting in 2010 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Klutt qualified 16th and finished 11th in his family No. 68 entry.[5] He did not return to the series until 2013, running another race at CTMP, starting seventh and finishing seventh in a family-entered No. 59 car.[6] The team entered four races in 2014, running top tens at Circuit ICAR and CTMP, and falling out of one race with mechanical issues.[7]

Full-timeEdit

Klutt started racing full-time in 2015, starting from the pole and winning the season-opening race at CTMP in only his seventh series start. He garnered one other pole and six other top tens en route to a 5th-place points finish.[8] He also garnered Rookie of the Year honors.[9] 2016 brought a bit less success, as Klutt raced his way to eight top tens but not one top five finish and failed to finish two races.[10] Also during the 2016 season, Klutt was named to the 2016 NASCAR Next class.[11] As part of the NASCAR Next class, Klutt made an appearance in his No. 59 car with Pioneer Family Pools as sponsor.[12]

Post full-timeEdit

After the 2016 season, Klutt picked up other obligations and started running part-time again, focusing on crown jewel road course races.[13] He continued with his family Legendary Motorcar team, sometimes driving the hauler to the track.[13]

Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesEdit

During his 2016 Pinty's season, Klutt signed on with Kyle Busch Motorsports to run a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the track at which he had experienced the most success in the Pinty's series. Klutt was a sub for Cody Coughlin, who could not drive the race.[14] Klutt said he wanted a chance to race trucks at CTMP ever since 2013.[15] During the race, Klutt improved four spots on his qualifying position to finish 11th.[16]

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

On August 6, 2017, Klutt made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen International, where he drove the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports.[17] He qualified 34th and finished 31st, one lap behind race winner Martin Truex Jr.[18][19]

Personal lifeEdit

Klutt works for his family reality television show Legendary Motorcar, which is shown internationally (U. S. on Velocity and in other countries, Discovery World). His other interests include real estate.[20]

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.)

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

Monster Energy NASCAR 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 MENCC Pts Ref
2017 Premium Motorsports 15 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN
31
MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 42nd 6 [21]

Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Gander Outdoors 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 NGOTC Pts Ref
2016 Kyle Busch Motorsports 51 Toyota DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP
11
CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 50th 22 [22]
2017 Premium Motorsports 49 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP
24
CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 94th 01 [23]
2019 Niece Motorsports 44 Chevy DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP
12
LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM -* -* [24]

Pinty's SeriesEdit

NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NPSC Pts Ref
2010 Legendary Motorcar Company 68 Chevy DEL MSP
1
ASE TOR EDM MPS SAS CTR MSP CGV BAR RIS KWA 46th 130 [25]
2013 Legendary Motorcar Company 59 Chevy MSP DEL MSP ICAR MPS SAS ASE CTR RIS MSP
7
BAR KWA 46th 37 [26]
2014 MSP ACD ICAR
8
EIR SAS ASE CTR
28
RIS MSP
6
BAR 25th 112 [27]
61 Dodge KWA
2
2015 59 Chevy MSP
1
ICAR
8
CTR
22
MSP
11
6th 383 [28]
Dodge ACD
7
SSS
6
EIR
10
SAS
14
ASE
7
RIS
8
KWA
11
2016 MSP
10
SSS
13
ACD
13
ICAR
7
TOR
6
EIR
9
SAS
7
CTR
22
RIS
13
MSP
6
ASE
7
KWA
9
8th 407 [29]
2017 MSP
3
DEL ACD ICAR TOR
9
SAS
5
SAS
10
EIR CTR
13
RIS MSP
8
ASE HAM 14th 216 [30]
2018 MSP
19
HAM ACD TOR
4
SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS MSP
7
ASE NHA HAM 22nd 103 [31]
2019 MSP
3
HAM ACD TOR
17
SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS MSP
11
ASE NHA HAM -* -* [32]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2017 Calabrese Motorsports 43 Toyota NSM GRE BRI SBO SBO MEM BLN TMP NHA IOW GLN
13
LGY NJM DOV 58th 31 [33]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Gary Klutt | Racing career profile | Driver Database". www.driverdb.com. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  3. ^ "97: Peter and Gary Klutt, Legendary Motorcar Company and hosts of Discovery's Velocity Legendary Motorcar TV series - Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio". Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  4. ^ "Town recognizes citizens' achievements". TheIFP.ca. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  5. ^ "Gary Klutt 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
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  7. ^ "Gary Klutt 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  8. ^ "Gary Klutt 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  9. ^ "Gary Klutt named NCTS rookie of the year". Driven Wheels. 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  10. ^ "Gary Klutt 2016 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  11. ^ "NASCAR Next: Canadian racer Gary Klutt among 11 selected | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  12. ^ "NASCAR Pinty s Series - Legendary Motorcar Company". Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  13. ^ a b "Gary Klutt - NASCARnext driver". Stitcher. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Canadian Gary Klutt to make Truck debut at Mosport with KBM". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  15. ^ "Gary Klutt will make his Truck Series debut with KBM". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  16. ^ "Gary Klutt 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  17. ^ "Gary Klutt to make Cup debut at Watkins Glen with Premium Motorsports". ESPN. July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "2017 I Love New York 355 at the Glen". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  19. ^ Southers, Time (August 7, 2017). "Gary Klutt reflects after first NASCAR Cup Series start". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  20. ^ "Klutt Earns Jostens Rookie Award | NASCAR Home Tracks". hometracks.nascar.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
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  23. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  24. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  25. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  26. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  27. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  28. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  29. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2016 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  30. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2017 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  31. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2018 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  32. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2019 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  33. ^ "Gary Klutt – 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2019.

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