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Joseph Clanton (born November 1, 1972)[1] is an American race car driver and businessman. He was the 2002 champion in the now-defunct American Speed Association stock car series. He is also the owner of two Zaxby's franchises.

Joey Clanton
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Clanton's truck after a wreck at Martinsville in 2007.
BornJoseph Clanton
(1972-11-01) November 1, 1972 (age 46)
Stockbridge, Georgia
Achievements2002 American Speed Association Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
18 races run over 1 year
Best finish30th (2003)
First race2003 Hardee's 250 (Richmond)
Last race2003 Stacker 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
19 races run over 3 years
Best finish20th (2007)
First race2004 Florida Dodge Dealers 250 (Daytona)
Last race2008 Chevy Silverado HD 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0
Statistics current as of February 10, 2012.

Busch SeriesEdit

Clanton made his debut in the then-NASCAR Busch Series in the 2003 Hardee's 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Driving the #27 Trim Spa Pontiac for Brewco Motorsports, he started and finished 22nd. Clanton would drive in seventeen more races and earn one top 10 finish, a career-best 5th at Pikes Peak. After the Stacker 200 Presented by YJ Stinger, Clanton was replaced in the car by Chase Montgomery, whom he had replaced earlier in the season. He has not returned to the series since then.

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

In 2004, Clanton made his debut in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the #40 Chevrolet for Key Motorsports. In his first race at Daytona International Speedway, he crashed and finished 32nd. He also crashed the next race, finishing 31st at Atlanta. Clanton would not return to the series until 2007, when he brought Zaxby's sponsorship to the #09 Ford of JTG Racing. Sharing the ride with Stacy Compton, he ran in 16 of the 25 series events and earned five top 10s, including a career best of 6th at both Daytona and Atlanta.

During the offseason, it was announced that Clanton would take the sponsorship and number and run full-time for Roush Fenway Racing in 2008.[2] After wrecking himself and teammate Colin Braun in offseason testing and then crashing out of the season-opening race at Daytona, he was released and replaced by Travis Kvapil effective immediately.

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.)

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 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts
2003 Brewco Motorsports 27 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH
22
NZH
18
CLT
26
NSH
27
KEN
16
MLW
20
DAY
11
CHI
14
NHA
27
PPR
5
IRP
41
MCH
24
BRI
31
DAR
22
RCH
37
DOV
27
KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM 30th 1,716
Chevy GTY
15
DOV
27

Cratsman World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman 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 NCTC Pts
2004 Key Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY
32
ATL
31
MAR MFD CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS CAL TEX MAR PHO DAR HOM 79th 137
2007 JTG Racing 09 Ford DAY
6
CAL ATL
9
MAR
31
KAN CLT
31
MFD
11
DOV TEX
17
MCH MLW MEM
30
KEN
7
IRP NSH
10
BRI
23
GTW
34
NHA LVS TAL
19
MAR
28
ATL
6
TEX
32
PHO HOM
26
20th 1,670
2008 Roush Fenway Racing Ford DAY
32
CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 102nd 67

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Johnny Sauter
ASA National Tour Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Kevin Cywinski