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Marvin "Harris" DeVane Jr. (August 2, 1963 – March 1, 2018) was an American stock car racing driver. He competed in the ARCA Racing Series, scoring his only career series victory in one of the closest finishes in series history at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Harris DeVane
NationalityUnited States American
BornMarvin DeVane Jr.
(1963-08-02)August 2, 1963
Cuthbert, Georgia, US
DiedMarch 1, 2018(2018-03-01) (aged 54)
ARCA Racing Series
Years active1994–1998
TeamsHighland Timber Racing
Car no.33
Starts59
Wins1
Poles0
Best finish3rd in 1996
Awards
1995
1995
ARCA Co-Rookie of the Year
ARCA Most Popular Driver

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Personal lifeEdit

A peanut farmer and a native of Cuthbert, Georgia,[1] DeVane attended Randolph Southern School and is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.[2]

Racing careerEdit

DeVane began racing in 1978 at Albany Motor Speedway.[2] Moving to touring series competition in the early 1990s, he made 59 starts in the ARCA Racing Series between 1994 and 1998.[3] In 1995 he won the series' Bill France Four Crown Award, given to the driver with the best finishes on each of the types of tracks (superspeedway, road course, short track, and dirt track) the series competes on,[4] and was the series' co-Rookie of the Year; after fellow rookie Andy Hillenburg became ineligible for the rookie title due to winning the series championship,[5] he was tied with Dill Whittymore,[6] and the series chose to equally award the title to both drivers.[5] He also won the series' Most Popular Driver award that season.[2]

DeVane scored one win in the ARCA Racing Series, at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1997.[3] It was the first race run on the track's current configuration;[7] he led only the last 100 yards (90 m) of the final lap of the race, moving from third to first to beat Andy Hillenburg and Frank Kimmel by 0.023 seconds.[1]

DeVane also competed on a limited basis in NASCAR competition; in 1994, he attempted to qualify for a Busch Series Grand National Division (now Xfinity Series) event at Talladega Superspeedway, but failed to make the field.[8] He also attempted to qualify for two Winston Cup Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) races, both at Atlanta Motor Speedway: his first attempt at making his debut in the series was at the NAPA 500 in the fall of 1998,[9] with his second attempt at the Cracker Barrel 500 in the spring of 1999; however, he failed to qualify for either event.[10] He was hospitalized after crashing during his second-round qualifying attempt for the NAPA 500,[11] and withdrew before second-round qualifying in 1999 due to a lack of speed.[12]

DeathEdit

DeVane died on March 1, 2018, after a brief illness at age 54.[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.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston 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 NWCC Pts Ref
1998 Highland Timber Racing 08 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL
DNQ
NA 0 [10]
1999 DAY CAR LVS ATL
DNQ
DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA 0 [10]

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch 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 NBSC Pts Ref
1994 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR HCY BRI ROU NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW SBO TAL
DNQ
HCY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR NA 0 [8]

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde 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 ABMSC Pts Ref
1994 Highland Timber Racing 33 Ford DAY
DNQ
TAL
13
FIF LVL KIL TOL FRS MCH
9
DMS POC POC
8
KIL FRS INF I70 ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN ATL
27
46th 910 [14]
1995 DAY
27
ATL
25
TAL
2
FIF
8
KIL
12
FRS
18
MCH
20
I80
4
OWO
13
FRS
29
POC
19
POC
10
KIL
10
FRS
9
SBS
3
LVL
6
ISF
3
DSF
23
SLM
9
WIN
6
ATL
30
7th 4765 [15]
1996 DAY
11
ATL
9
SLM
14
TAL
9
FIF
4
LVL
9
CLT
21
CLT
3
KIL
4
FRS
7
POC
4
MCH
17
FRS
17
TOL
3
POC
14
MCH
7
INF
12
SBS
14
ISF
23
DSF
20
KIL
9
SLM
30
WIN
6
CLT
5
ATL
8
3rd 5715 [16]
1997 DAY
13
ATL
5
SLM CLT CLT POC MCH SBS TOL KIL FRS MIN POC MCH DSF GTW SLM WIN CLT TAL
6
ISF ATL
1
55th - [17]
1998 DAY
14
ATL
16
SLM CLT MEM MCH POC SBS TOL PPR POC KIL FRS ISF ATL
4
DSF SLM TEX WIN CLT TAL
28
ATL
28
49th - [18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Devane darts to ARCA win". The Augusta Chronicle. Augusta, GA. November 16, 1997. Archived from the original on December 25, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "HR 1123 – DeVane, Marvin "Harris", Jr.; commend". Georgia House of Representatives – 1995/1996 Sessions. Georgia General Assembly. February 27, 1996. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  3. ^ a b "Harris DeVane – ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media Network. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  4. ^ "Michigan ARCA 200 kicks off 2013 Bill France Four Crown Championship". The News-Herald. Southgate, MI. June 13, 2013. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  5. ^ a b "SunTrust Rookies Leading the Charge in 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series". ARCA Racing Series. August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  6. ^ "Seymour's Whittymore guns for rookie honors". The Republic. Columbus, IN. November 19, 1995. p. 35.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Motor Speedway's one of NASCAR's most electrifying tracks". Clayton News. Jonesboro, GA. February 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  8. ^ a b "Harris DeVane – NASCAR Busch Series / Nationwide Series / Xfinity Series DNQs or WDs". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media Network. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  9. ^ Adamczyk, Jay (October 21, 1999). "Past news October 19–25, 1998". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  10. ^ a b c "Harris DeVane – NASCAR Winston Cup / Nextel Cup / Sprint Cup / Monster Energy Cup DNQs or WDs". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media Network. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  11. ^ "Bradberry first on second day; Grissom fails to make field". The Anniston Star. Anniston, AL. November 8, 1998. p. 27.
  12. ^ Adamczyk, Jay (March 14, 1999). "Past news March 8–14, 1999". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  13. ^ "ARCA winner Harris DeVane passes" (Press release). ARCA. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Harris DeVane – 1994 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Harris DeVane – 1995 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Harris DeVane – 1996 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Harris DeVane – 1997 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "Harris DeVane – 1998 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 1, 2018.

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