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Justin Haley (racing driver)

Justin J. Haley (born April 28, 1999) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing and part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Spire Motorsports. He previously went by his nickname J. J. Haley until he switched to his first name in January 2016 to avoid confusion with fellow competitor J. J. Yeley.[1]

Justin Haley
Justin Haley Richmond 2019 (cropped).jpg
Haley at Richmond Raceway in 2019
Born (1999-04-28) April 28, 1999 (age 20)
Winamac, Indiana
Achievements2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 winner
2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
NASCAR Cup Series career
3 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 77 (Spire Motorsports)
2019 position41st
Best finish41st (2019)
First race2019 GEICO 500 (Talladega)
Last race2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Daytona)
First win2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
36 races run over 2 years
Car no., teamNo. 11 (Kaulig Racing)
2019 position12th
Best finish12th (2019)
First race2018 Iowa 250 (Iowa)
Last race2019 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 20 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
50 races run over 4 years
2018 position3rd
Best finish3rd (2018)
First race2015 UNOH 200 (Bristol)
Last race2018 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
First win2018 Eaton 200 (Gateway)
Last win2018 JAG Metals 350 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 31 1
Statistics current as of November 16, 2019.

Although he was yet to be a full-time Cup driver, Haley took a shock win in the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona summer race in only his third career Cup Series start due to being in the lead, through pit strategy, under caution when lightning and eventual rain hit the area.

Racing careerEdit

Haley began his racing career at age 9 in Quarter Midgets at Kokomo Quarter Midget Club during the late summer months of 2008. In 2009 and 2010 he scored the KQMC, Indiana State Series and Light 160 State Championships while in 2011.[2]

Regional seriesEdit

In 2014, Haley ran three K&N Pro Series East races, recording a best finish of seventh at Dover International Speedway.[3] The next year, he joined HScott Motorsports to compete full-time in the Pro Series East, competing for Rookie of the Year honors.[4] In 2016, Haley recorded his first career Pro Series East win at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.[5] Haley won his first Pro Series East championship in 2016 after finishing in the top-ten in all 14 races, the only driver to do so in series history.[6]

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

In 2015, Haley made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol with Braun Motorsports, driving the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado[7] and finishing 14th. His following Truck race at Martinsville Speedway ended when he was involved in a crash on lap 119.[8] At Phoenix International Raceway, Haley recorded his first top ten, when he finished in seventh.[9] On December 9, 2016, it was announced that Haley would drive the No. 24 truck for GMS Racing in 2017, starting with the third race of the year.[10]

Haley joined GMS full-time in 2017, driving the No. 24 Silverado.[11] However, Haley missed the first two races – the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway and the Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway – due to NASCAR's age restriction. Scott Lagasse Jr. and Alex Bowman replaced Haley at Daytona and Atlanta, respectively.[12][13] He missed the playoffs and finished 12th in the final point standings. In 2018, he earned his first career win at Gateway in June, locking him into the playoffs for the first time ever. Haley would get his 2nd win of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, after leaders Todd Gilliland and Noah Gragson took each other out in the final corner. In Texas, he got his third win after race leader Todd Gilliland ran out of fuel on the last lap. As result of these 2 wins, Haley qualified for the playoff finale at Homestead. Haley finished 3rd in the points standings, after finishing 8th at Homestead.

Xfinity SeriesEdit

 
Haley's 2019 Xfinity car at Richmond Raceway

In June 2018, Haley made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway, driving the No. 23 for GMS Racing while filling for Spencer Gallagher.[14] He would go onto finish 12th.

Haley drove the No. 24 car at Daytona in July 2018 for GMS Racing, where he unofficially won the race ahead of Kyle Larson and Elliott Sadler. However, it was revealed that Haley went below the double yellow line to pass both of the leaders just before the finish line and NASCAR ruled Haley's pass illegal after the race, giving Kyle Larson the win, while Haley finished 18th.[15]

On December 1, 2018, it was announced that Haley signed a multi-year deal to drive the No. 11 full-time for Kaulig Racing in 2019, replacing Ryan Truex.[16]

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

In April 2019, Haley joined Spire Motorsports' No. 77 for his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.[17] With seven laps remaining, he was collected in a crash with Matt DiBenedetto, Chris Buescher, and Martin Truex Jr., finishing the race in 32nd.[18][19] He returned to the team at Sonoma Raceway in June finishing 34th.[20]

For Daytona's Coke Zero Sugar 400, he qualified 34th. In the race, with around 30 laps to go, Austin Dillon and Clint Bowyer tangled, causing "The Big One". Haley, in 27th, narrowly avoided it and sneaked into 3rd. Race leader Kurt Busch and second-place Landon Cassill would pit under caution but Haley did not, inheriting the lead just before lightning struck near the race track, red-flagging the race. After hours of red flag conditions, the race was called, securing Haley's first Cup win in his third start and Spire's first win in their maiden season.[21][22] Since Haley was accepting points for the 2019 Xfinity Series, he would not be eligible for the 2019 Cup playoffs.

Personal lifeEdit

Haley is the nephew of Todd Braun, owner of Braun Motorsports.[23] He lives in North Carolina. He is one of 4 children, with 2 younger sisters and an older brother. Haley is a big believer in a healthy lifestyle, having previously gone vegan for stretches of time.[24]

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
2019 Spire Motorsports 77 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL
32
DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON
34
CHI DAY
1
KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 41st 01 [25]

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 Ref
2018 GMS Racing 23 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW
12
CHI 101st 01 [26]
24 DAY
18
KEN NHA IOW GLN
38
MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM
2019 Kaulig Racing 11 Chevy DAY
17
ATL
8
LVS
10
PHO
12
CAL
10
TEX
7
BRI
7
RCH
10
TAL
7
DOV
17
CLT
5
POC
9
MCH
10
IOW
13
CHI
7
DAY
2
KEN
10
NHA
13
IOW
8
GLN
14
MOH
9
BRI
34
ROA
6
DAR
11
IND
5
LVS
15
RCH
17
CLT
31
DOV
4
KAN
7
TEX
32
PHO
7
HOM
33
12th 2155 [27]

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 Ref
2015 Braun Motorsports 32 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI
14
MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
32
TEX PHO
7
HOM 43rd 79 [28]
2016 Toyota DAY ATL MAR
26
KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW 47th 23 [29]
Chevy GTW
21
KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP
29
CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2017 GMS Racing 24 Chevy DAY ATL MAR
26
KAN
9
CLT
17
DOV
8
TEX
6
GTW
10
IOW
10
KEN
3
ELD
8
POC
10
MCH
10
BRI
11
MSP
4
CHI
14
NHA
13
LVS
21
TAL
16
MAR
11
TEX
5
PHO
14
HOM
9
12th 600 [30]
2018 DAY
2
ATL
22
LVS
28
MAR
10
DOV
3
KAN
10
CLT
14
TEX
3
IOW
16
GTW
1
CHI
6
KEN
10
ELD
9
POC
5
MCH
9
BRI
6
MSP
1
LVS
3
TAL
4
MAR
6
TEX
1
PHO
28
HOM
8
3rd 4029 [31]

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 15 16 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2014 Braun Racing 10 Chevy NSM DAY BRI GRE RCH IOW BGS FFL LGY NHA COL
23
IOW
20
GLN VIR GRE DOV
7
33rd 82 [32]
2015 HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks 5 Chevy NSM
21
GRE
18
BRI
9
IOW
4
BGS
3
LGY
20
COL
9
NHA
8
IOW
4
GLN
3
MOT
5
VIR
5
RCH
12
DOV
6
6th 491 [33]
2016 NSM
5
MOB
9
GRE
1
BRI
4
VIR
2
DOM
2
STA
4
COL
1*
NHA
3
IOW
4
GLN
2
GRE
5
NJM
2
DOV
4
1st 580 [34]

K&N Pro Series WestEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2014 Bob Wood 14 Chevy PHO IRW S99 IOW KCR SON SLS CNS IOW EVG KCR MMP AAS PHO
26
81st 18 [35]
2015 HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks 05 Chevy KCR IRW TUS IOW SHA SON
3
SLS IOW EVG CNS MER AAS PHO
21*
36th 66 [36]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts Ref
2014 Venturini Motorsports 66 Toyota DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL
18
NJE POC MCH WIN
6
CHI IRP
26
POC 28th 1055 [37]
55 ELK
3
BLN
8
ISF MAD DSF SLM
8
KEN KAN
2015 HScott Motorsports 74 Chevy DAY MOB NSH SLM
4
TAL TOL NJE POC MCH CHI WIN IOW IRP
4
POC BLN ISF DSF SLM
24
KEN KAN 43rd 530 [38]
2016 Braun Motorsports DAY NSH SLM
2
TAL TOL NJE POC
7
MCH MAD WIN IOW IRP
22
POC BLN 35th 780 [39]
Mason Mitchell Motorsports 98 Chevy ISF
1
DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN
2017 MDM Motorsports 28 Toyota DAY NSH SLM TAL
1
TOL ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP 35th 680 [40]
Mason Mitchell Motorsports 78 Chevy POC
1
WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN
6

ReferencesEdit

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
William Byron
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
2016
Succeeded by
Harrison Burton