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Robert Korbin Forrister (born November 16, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 7 Toyota Tundra for All Out Motorsports. His claim to fame came in the summer of 2019 when he engaged in a twitter battle with a fan, ultimately leading to the end of his career.

Korbin Forrister
BornRobert Korbin Forrister
(1992-11-16) November 16, 1992 (age 26)
Cedartown, Georgia
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 2 years
2017 position110th
Best finish104th (2015)
First race2015 Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas)
Last race2017 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
48 races run over 6 years
2018 position23rd
Best finish18th (2015)
First race2014 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race2019 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of May 17, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

Forrister first started in dirt track racing, winning a track championship when he was nine. He also played baseball while in high school, but decided to pursue a full-time racing career upon graduating.[1]

In 2012, Forrister attempted to make his stock car debut at Mobile International Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series for Chris Lafferty Motorsports, but failed to qualify.[2] He later made his debut at Toledo Speedway, driving the No. 68 for Kimmel Racing.[3] After starting 27th, he finished 28th after suffering from clutch problems on lap 119.[4] He attempted a total of nine races in 2012, only finishing once at Kansas Speedway.[5] The following year, he ran four races, with a best finish of 14th at Mobile.[6]

In 2014, Forrister made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway;[7] after starting 34th, he finished 26th, 14 laps behind race winner Matt Crafton.[8] He had a best finish of 15th at Phoenix International Speedway during the season. The following year, he joined SS-Green Light Racing to compete in 15 races.[9] At Eldora Speedway, he began running a Donald Trump-based paint scheme to support Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, although the campaign was not sponsoring Forrister's team.[10] During the race, Forrister struggled, spinning three times on laps 8, 27 and 149; he finished the race 24th, one lap down.[11] Later in the year, he debuted in the Xfinity Series for SS-Green Light at Kansas Speedway,[12] but crashed with Jennifer Jo Cobb[13] and finished 31st.[14] He made another Xfinity start at Phoenix, driving the No. 15 for Rick Ware Racing, and finished 32nd.[15]

In 2016, Forrister joined Lira Motorsports to drive the No. 59 car at the Truck Series season opener in Daytona and Atlanta, along with running the ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway.[16] Forrister failed to qualify for the first two races in the Truck Series, but started 10th in the Talladega race and finished 27th at Talladega after The Big One.

On February 22, 2017, Forrister announced a full-season deal with Wauters Motorsports, piloting the No. 5.[17] However, after Atlanta, the team shut down. He was later picked up by his former Truck Series team, SS-Green Light Racing, to run at Michigan and Daytona in the Xfinity Series. Forrister would run the No. 07 normally driven by Ray Black Jr. at Michigan, and the No. 99 normally driven by David Starr at Daytona. However, Forrister was out with the flu at Daytona and Starr ended up driving (Starr finished 5th).[18] For 2018, Forrister announced he would open up his own team in the truck series. The team would be called All Out Motorsports. He would attempt 11 races on the schedule but failed to qualify for Charlotte due to a qualifying rainout.

On July 12, 2018, Forrister had a career best finish of 13th at Kentucky Speedway.

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.)

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
2015 SS-Green Light Racing 90 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN
31
TEX 104th 01
Rick Ware Racing 15 Chevy PHO
32
HOM
2017 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH
31
IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN
33
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 110th 01

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
2014 SS-Green Light Racing 08 Chevy DAY MAR
26
KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW
21
KEN ELD
24
POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS PHO
15
HOM 36th 126
07 IOW
33
TAL
19
MAR TEX
2015 08 DAY
12
ATL
20
MAR
23
KAN
22
CLT
29
DOV
17
TEX
18
GTW
22
IOW
26
KEN
21
ELD
24
POC
27
MCH
22
BRI
27
MSP
18
CHI
27
NHA
29
LVS
27
TAL
15
MAR TEX
22
PHO
30
HOM
27
18th 463
2016 Lira Motorsports 59 Ford DAY
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN 71st 6
Empire Racing 43 Ford ELD
DNQ
POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS
Wauters Motorsports 5 Toyota TAL
27
MAR TEX PHO HOM
2017 DAY
20
ATL
22
MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN 44th 45
JJC Racing 0 Chevy ELD
28
POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2018 All Out Motorsports 7 Toyota DAY
16
ATL
16
LVS MAR DOV
21
KAN CLT
DNQ
TEX
22
IOW GTW CHI
18
KEN
13
ELD POC MCH
24
BRI
27
MSP LVS
13
TAL
15
MAR TEX PHO HOM 23rd 188
2019 DAY
DNQ
ATL
21
LVS
14
MAR
25
TEX
24
DOV
30
KAN CLT
25
TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM -* -*

* 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 21 ARSC Pts
2012 Lafferty Motorsports 89 Chevy DAY MOB
DNQ
SLM TAL 30th 790
Kimmel Racing 68 Ford TOL
28
IRP
24
POC BLN ISF MAD SLM
69 ELK
25
POC
29
MCH
31
WIN
29
NJE IOW
37
CHI
32
DSF
C
KAN
26
2013 DAY MOB
14
SLM TOL
25
ELK POC 48th 570
Cunningham Motorsports 22 Dodge TAL
13
Carter 2 Motorsports 40 Dodge MCH
18
ROA WIN CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD DSF IOW SLM KEN KAN
2016 Lira Motorsports 59 Ford DAY NSH SLM TAL
22
TOL NJE POC MCH MAD WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 122nd 120

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Korbin Forrister". Korbin Forrister. Archived from the original on February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "2012 Mobile ARCA 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kimmel Racing Adds Korbin Forrister for Four Races". ARCA Racing Series. May 14, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "2012 Menards 200 Presented by Federated Car Care". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "2012 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "2013 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Korbin Forrister and Tilted Kilt Set for Martinsville Speedway". Catchfence. March 25, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "2014 Kroger 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  9. ^ "NCWTS: Korbin Forrister Joins SS Green Light Racing for 15 Truck Races in 2015". Race Chaser Online. February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  10. ^ Pockrass, Bob (July 22, 2015). "Korbin Forrister to run unsponsored Donald Trump scheme for Eldora race". ESPN. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  11. ^ "Trump gets dumped: Rough night for NCWT promoting The Donald". Foxsports.com. July 23, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  12. ^ Turnbull, Doug (October 20, 2015). "Logano spins blocking Kenseth to win Kansas, blocks other contenders heading to 'Dega". Performance Racing Network. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  13. ^ Scott, David (October 17, 2015). "Kyle Bush edges teammate Matt Kenseth for victory in Kansas". The News & Observer. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "2015 Kansas Lottery 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "2015 DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "Korbin Forrister Signs with Lira Motorsports and Readies for a Strong 2016 Season". Lira Motorsports. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  17. ^ "Forrister set for full season with Wauters". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  18. ^ Spencer, Lee (July 3, 2017). "The feel-good story from Daytona no one is talking about". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 3, 2017.

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