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Gaunt Brothers Racing is a Canadian professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team currently fields the No. 96 Toyota Camry part-time for Parker Kligerman. The team formerly competed in the Pinty's Series and the K&N Pro Series. The team is owned by Marty Gaunt, president of the now-defunct Triad Racing Technologies; GBR originally used engines from Triad before moving to Toyota Racing Development motors in alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing.[1]

Gaunt Brothers Racing
Gaunt Brothers Racing logo.png
Owner(s)Marty Gaunt
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Race drivers96. Parker Kligerman (part-time)
Sponsors96. Team USA, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Toyota Racing Development
ManufacturerToyota
Opened2010
Career
DebutMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
2017 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Pinty's Series:
2010 Keystone Light 200 (Delaware)
Latest raceMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Loudon)
Pinty's Series:
2011 NAPA Autopro 100 (Montreal)
Races competedTotal: 37
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 25
Pinty's Series: 12
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 0
Pinty's Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 0
Pinty's Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 1
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 0
Pinty's Series: 1

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesEdit

Car No. 96 historyEdit

 
The team's No. 96 car at Daytona in 2017

On January 18, 2017, Gaunt Brothers Racing declared their plans to attempt the 2017 Daytona 500 with Canadian driver D. J. Kennington behind the wheel of the No. 96 Toyota Camry. The team was fielded in a partnership with RAB Racing. They plan to attempt all four superspeedway events in 2017.[2] Kennington made the 59th annual Daytona 500, by passing Elliott Sadler at Cam-Am Duel 2. The team failed to finish the race after being involved in a crash just past halfway. The team returned to Talladega where they used ThorSport Racing's No. 98 hauler. The team failed to qualify. They didn't return to Daytona in July because Kennington joined Premium Motorsports, leaving the team without a driver.

However, the team, with Kennington, returned to Daytona in an attempt to qualify for a second straight 500 in 2018, guaranteed after only 40 showed up to try to get in the race. The team entered the spring ISM Raceway race, which would be their first appearance on a non restrictor track, qualifying 34th. Parker Kligerman joined GBR for the Coca-Cola 600, his first Cup race since 2014.[3] Jeffrey Earnhardt joined the team in August 2018 for 14 of the final 16 races. Jesse Little was announced to drive at the August Bristol night race. Earnhardt and GBR parted ways before the Martinsville race. He was replaced by Kennington at Martinsville and Kligerman at Texas.

Kligerman returned to the team in an attempt to qualify the Daytona 500.

Car No. 96 resultsEdit

Year Driver 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 Owners Pts
2017 D. J. Kennington 96 Toyota DAY
36
ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL
DNQ
KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 44th 1
2018 DAY
24
ATL LVS PHO
31
CAL MAR
28
TEX BRI
27
RCH TAL
20
DOV KAN DAY
13
KEN NHA MAR
27
37th 183
Parker Kligerman CLT
27
POC MCH SON
23
CHI GLN
24
TEX
31
PHO HOM
Jeffrey Earnhardt POC
29
MCH
39
DAR
34
IND
32
LVS
25
RCH
37
CLT
26
DOV
31
TAL
37
KAN
37
Jesse Little BRI
35
2019 Parker Kligerman DAY
15
ATL
30
LVS
31
PHO CAL MAR TEX
27
BRI RCH TAL
27
DOV KAN CLT
26
POC MCH SON
30
CHI DAY
31
KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

Truck No. 96 historyEdit

In August 2017, GBR and Kennington reunited to run the Truck race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, where Kennington drove the No. 96.[4]

Pinty's SeriesEdit

Car No. 11 historyEdit

The team announced its Pinty's Series involvement in May 2010, initially setting John Gaunt as driver of the No. 11 entry.[5] Gaunt started seven of the twelve events in the series that year.[6] In 2011, Jason Bowles joined the team for two races, winning the pole in one.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Long, Dustin (August 4, 2018). "Gaunt Brothers Racing expanding its schedule". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "GAUNT BROTHERS RACING SETS '17 SCHEDULE; KENNINGTON TO COMPETE AT DAYTONA". NASCAR. January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  3. ^ DeGroot, Nick (May 10, 2018). "Parker Kligerman to run Coke 600 at Charlotte with Gaunt Brothers". Motorsport.com. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Wilson, Steven B. (August 28, 2017). "Gaunt Brothers Racing, DJ Kennington to Compete in NASCAR Truck Race". Speedway Digest. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "GBR Joins Canadian Tire Series | NASCAR Home Tracks". hometracks.nascar.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  6. ^ "John Gaunt 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  7. ^ "Jason Bowles 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-02-01.

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