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Lance Allen Hooper (born June 1, 1967 in Palmdale, California) is a race car driver and crew chief in NASCAR as well as several touring divisions. Hooper attended his first race when he was just two weeks old, and also came from a long line of racing champions, including his uncle, father, and brother. Hooper last served as the driver and crew chief of the #44 Key Motorsports Chevy in the Truck Series in 2009.

Lance Hooper
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Hooper at Auto Club Speedway in 2009
BornLance Allen Hooper
(1967-06-01) June 1, 1967 (age 52)
Palmdale, California, U.S.
Achievements1996 Winston West Series Champion

1995 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion

1991, 1992 Winston Racing Series Champion
Awards1996 Winston West Series Rookie of the Year

1993 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Rookie of the Year

1995 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Most Popular Driver
NASCAR Cup Series career
9 races run over 4 years
Best finish48th (1997)
First race1996 Dura Lube 500 (Phoenix)
Last race2002 Sharpie 500 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
22 races run over 6 years
Best finish44th (1998)
First race1998 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (Darlington)
Last race2004 O'Reilly 300 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
80 races run over 6 years
Best finish19th (2001)
First race2000 Florida Dodge Dealers 400K (Homestead)
Last race2009 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of February 17, 2013.

Racing careerEdit

Hooper first began racing in 1990 in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and was named Rookie of the Year at Saugus Speedway. He went on to win the track championship there the next two years. Following that stint, Hooper moved up to the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series, and won seven races in his first year on the circuit, then won the championship in 1995. In addition to his success on Raceday, he won the pole award sixteen times, the Most Popular Driver award as well as breaking many track records.

After that, he moved to the NASCAR Winston West Series. In 1996, he won five races, as well as both the championship and the Rookie of the Year points title. That year, he made his Winston Cup debut as well, running the Dura Lube 500 and finishing 33rd in his own Pontiac. He soon caught the eye of owner Richard Jackson, owner of Precision Products Racing, and the two ran six races together in 1997 in an undeclared Rookie of the Year bid in the Winston Cup Series. In 1998, the two made an abbreviated bid at the Busch Series championship, running 16 races and finishing in the top-20 three times.

Hooper did not run much in 1999. He ran one Busch Series race for Jackson, and made an unsuccessful attempt at the Brickyard 400 with Fenley-Moore Motorsports after replacing Jeff Davis during qualifying.[1] He returned to the sport regularly in 2000, running 13 races in the Craftsman Truck Series for Marty Walsh (his best finish was 15th) and four races for Alumni Motorsports in the Busch Series, including an outside pole qualifying run. Hooper made 18 Truck Series races in 2001, and had a tenth-place finish at Nazareth Speedway. Hooper also reunited with Jackson competed in a Cup race at Dover for Dark Horse Motorsports.

He ran every truck race in 2002, despite switching from Ware Racing Enterprises to Team Racing mid-season. Hooper ran his most recent Cup race to date that year, finishing 31st at Bristol Motor Speedway for Junie Donlavey. In 2003, Hooper began running his own entry in the Truck Series with fan-based sponsorships. He finished 24th in points that year. Hooper ran five races with ThorSport Racing, and had two top-twenty finishes in the No. 13 Silverado. He did not race again for five years, choosing to become a crew chief at the Truck level, working with ThorSport and Key Motorsports. He returned to the driver's seat in 2009 in the Trucks to drive the No. 44 entry for his then-employer, Key Motorsports, before finishing the year at Tagsby Racing.

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 35 36 NWCC Pts
1996 Golden West Motorsports 07 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON
DNQ
CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO
33
ATL 61st 64
1997 Ranier-Walsh Racing 20 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR
DNQ
SON
42
TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA POC IND 48th 402
Precision Products Racing 1 Pontiac GLN
24
MCH
34
BRI
24
DAR
35
RCH
33
NHA
DNQ
DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL
1998 14 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL NA -
1999 Fenley-Moore Motorsports 62 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA -
2001 Dark Horse Motorsports 47 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV
DNQ
MCH POC SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
DNQ
KAN CLT MAR TAL PHO CAR HOM 69th 37
Chevy ATL
42
NHA
2002 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI
31
DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR 74th 70
Dark Horse Motorsports 47 Ford PHO
Wth
HOM

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 NBGNC Pts
1998 Precision Products Racing 23 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
LVS NSV DAR
27
BRI
16
TEX
25
HCY TAL NHA
41
NZH CLT
24
DOV
39
RCH
39
PPR GLN
21
MLW
17
MYB CAL
25
SBO IRP
17
MCH
30
BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
DNQ
GTY CAR ATL
34
HOM 44th 1059
1999 DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
DNQ
CLT CAR
DNQ
MEM PHO
32
HOM 119th 67
2000 Alumni Motorsports 0 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
NHA CLT
43
DOV
38
SBO
18
MYB
DNQ
GLN MLW
39
NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 79th 238
2001 Whitaker Racing 07 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW
41
GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH 134th 46
Big Fan Racing 89 Pontiac BRI
39
DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
MacDonald Motorsports 75 Chevy PHO
DNQ
CAR HOM
2002 Big Fan Racing 89 Chevy DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV
23
NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR PHO HOM 100th 94
2004 MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX
35
NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 134th 58

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 24 25 26 NCWTC Pts
1997 Gloy Racing 55 Ford WDW TUS
DNQ
HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR CAL PHO LVS NA -
2000 Raptor Performance
Motorsports
9 Ford DAY
DNQ
HOM
18
PHO
16
MMR
31
MAR
28
PIR
30
GTY
20
MEM
16
PPR
27
EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA
29
NZH MCH
28
IRP
32
NSV CIC
33
RCH 28th 1199
19 DOV
15
TEX CAL
2001 9 DAY
DNQ
HOM
15
MMR
12
MAR
24
GTY 19th 1720
Sonntag Racing 73 Chevy DAR
30
PPR
16
DOV
16
TEX
15
MEM
22
KEN
36
NHA IRP CIC
14
NZH
10
RCH
17
SBO TEX
26
LVS
31
SealMaster Racing 22 Chevy MLW
35
KAN
MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy NSH
12
Team 23 Racing 23 Chevy PHO
36
Impact Motorsports 25 Chevy CAL
33
2002 Ware Racing Enterprises 5 Dodge DAY
22
DAR
16
MAR
16
GTY
13
PPR
18
DOV
16
TEX
15
MEM
16
MLW
30
KAN
34
KEN
19
NHA
29
20th 2121
Team 23 Racing 23 Chevy MCH
20
IRP
17
Team Racing 86 Chevy NSH
19
RCH
18
TEX
29
SBO
16
LVS
26
CAL
34
PHO
36
HOM
31
2003 DAY
20
DAR MMR MAR 24th 1191
Fans Motorsports 01 Ford CLT
27
DOV MEM
32
MLW KAN
32
KEN
31
GTW
33
MCH
27
IRP NSH BRI
26
RCH
31
NHA
30
CAL
32
LVS
33
SBO
31
TEX
33
MAR
32
PHO
24
HOM
DNQ
Fasscore Motorsports 9 Ford TEX
35
2004 ThorSport Racing 13 Chevy DAY ATL MAR MFD CLT DOV
33
TEX
19
MEM
25
MLW KAN
22
KEN GTW MCH
20
IRP NSH BRI RCH
DNQ
NHA LVS CAL TEX MAR PHO DAR HOM 43rd 458
2009 Key Motorsports 44 Chevy DAY
35
CAL
36
ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW 48th 329
Tagsby Racing 65 Chevy GTW
35
NHA TEX
DNQ
PHO
73 LVS
23
MAR TAL HOM
33

Busch North SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch North 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 NBNSC Pts Ref
1999 28 LEE RPS NHA TMP NZH HOL BEE JEN GLN STA NHA NZH STA NHA GLN EPP THU BEE NHA
DNQ
LRP N/A - [2]

Winston West SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts Ref
1993 Oliver Racing 00 Olds TWS MMR SGS
5
SON TUS SHA EVG POR CBS SSS CAJ TCR MMR PHO 40th 155 [3]
1996 Golden West Motorsports 07 Chevy TUS
2
1st 2185 [4]
Pontiac AMP
1*
MMR
7
SON
DNQ
MAD
10
POR
1*
TUS
4
EVG
4
CNS
5
MAD
1*
MMR
16*
SON
3
MMR
1*
PHO
33
LVS
10
1998 Precision Products Racing 14 Pontiac TUS LVS PHO CAL HPT MMR AMP POR CAL
4
PPR EVG SON MMR LVS 60th 160 [5]
1999 39 Chevy TUS
8
LVS PHO CAL PPR MMR IRW EVG POR IRW RMR LVS MMR MOT 59th 142 [6]
2000 95 Pontiac PHO MMR
7
LVS CAL LAG IRW POR EVG IRW RMR MMR IRW 47th 151 [7]

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 ABSC Pts
1998 Terry Motorsports 7 Pontiac DAY ATL SLM CLT
11
MEM MCH POC SBS TOL PPR POC KIL FRS ISF ATL DSF SLM TEX WIN CLT TAL ATL NA 0
1999 Precision Products Racing 47 Pontiac DAY ATL SLM AND CLT
8
MCH POC
30
TOL SBS BLN POC
6
KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT TAL 50th 585
07 Chevy ATL
24
2000 Roulo Brothers Racing 39 Pontiac DAY SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT
16
TAL ATL
10
65th 330

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clare, Angela (August 7, 1999). "Martin wins race, Earnhardt claims IROC title". Journal & Courier. Retrieved February 25, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Lance Hooper – 1999 NASCAR Busch North Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lance Hooper – 1993 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lance Hooper – 1996 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lance Hooper – 1998 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Lance Hooper – 1999 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Lance Hooper – 2000 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2017.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Doug George
NASCAR Winston West Series champion
1996
Succeeded by
Butch Gilliland
Preceded by
Steve Portenga
NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour champion
1995
Succeeded by
Chris Raudman