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Ronnie Silver (born July 20, 1951) is a former American stock car racer and crew chief. He raced in the NASCAR Busch Series for eight seasons, winning two races.

Ronnie Silver
Born (1951-07-20) July 20, 1951 (age 68)
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
182 races run over 8 years
Best finish5th (1984)
First race1982 Southeastern 150 (Bristol)
Last race1989 AC-Delco 200 (North Carolina)
First win1985 Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 (Hickory)
Last win1986 Mountain Dew 400 (Hickory)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 79 0

CareerEdit

A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Silver's career started in the Whelen All-American Series, in which he finished fourth in the 1982 Mid-Atlantic Region season.[1] Eventually, Silver joined the Busch Series in its inaugural season as an owner driver, and finished 7th in the Southeastern 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.[2] Silver ended the season 15th in points with 1,514, along with 7 top tens and 2 top fives.[3] In 1984, Silver was the car owner for Jack Ingram, who won the Busch 200 at Langley Speedway.[4] In 1985, Silver claimed his first career NASCAR victory in the Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 at Hickory Motor Speedway; Silver won again at Hickory in 1986, this time in the Mountain Dew 400 after taking the lead from Jack Ingram with 11 laps left.[5] In 1985 and 1986, Silver finished 8th (3268 points)[6] and 7th (3927 points),[7] respectively. In 1989, Silver's slow time trial for the All Pro 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway relegated him to the 40-lap consolation race as a last chance to qualify for the event.[8] However, Silver did not make the field.[9] In 1992, Silver's team served Shawna Robinson at Daytona International Speedway, North Carolina Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, crashing at Daytona and Atlanta.[10] The following season, Silver failed to qualify for The Pantry 300.[11]

Later, Silver owned cars and served as crew chief for Michael Waltrip in the Busch Series,[12] and currently works in the family auto body repair business.[13] Eventually, Silver became the crew chief for Michael Waltrip Racing's Patty Moise in 1998 with engines supplied from Roush Racing,[14][15] though in 2000, Silver worked less with the team due to business obligations in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.[16]

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 NWCC Pts Ref
1988 DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
NWS CAR PHO ATL NA - [17]

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 35 NBSC Pts Ref
1982 Silver Racing 12 Pontiac DAY RCH BRI
7
15th 1514 [18]
14 MAR
40
DAR HCY
7
SBO CRW RCH LGY DOV HCY
6
ASH
4
HCY
5
SBO CAR CRW SBO HCY
18
LGY IRP BRI HCY
10
RCH MAR MAR
9
17 CLT
19
14 Olds CLT
14
HCY
19
1983 Pontiac DAY RCH
8
HCY
5
MAR
11
GPS
12
LGY
18
DOV
14
BRI
15
CLT
11
SBO
17
HCY
10
ROU
7
SBO
9
ROU
5
CRW
8
ROU
8
SBO
13
HCY
6
LGY
12
IRP
10
GPS
5
BRI HCY
9
RCH
18
NWS
8
SBO
3
MAR
14
ROU HCY
4
MAR
36
6th 4058 [19]
61 CAR
21
14 Olds NWS
5
SBO
18
DAR
35
CLT
36
1984 DAY
15
RCH CAR
10
DAR
16
CLT
10
DAR
17
RCH CLT
41
CAR
8
5th 3413 [20]
Pontiac HCY
14
MAR
20
ROU
5
NSV
10
LGY
7
MLW
18
DOV SBO
4
HCY
3
ROU
5
SBO
26
ROU
4
HCY
4
IRP
12
SBO
11
NWS
5
HCY
6
MAR
13
Lewis Motorsports 42 Pontiac LGY
5
Sprinkle Racing 17 Olds BRI
13
1985 Silver Racing 14 Olds DAY
36
CAR
9
DAR
9
DOV
11
CLT
15
DAR
14
CLT
17
CAR
16
8th 3268 [21]
Pontiac HCY
8
BRI
3
MAR
9
SBO
17
LGY
24
SBO
8
HCY
6
ROU
18
IRP
27
SBO
8
LGY
20
HCY
1*
MLW
16
BRI
10
RCH
11
NWS
9
ROU
14
HCY
5
MAR
10
1986 Olds DAY
24
CAR
18
DAR
15
DOV
11
CLT
21
DAR
18
DOV
14
CLT
39
7th 3927 [22]
Pontiac HCY
1
MAR
23
BRI
11
SBO
3
LGY
4
JFC
4
HCY
2
ROU
22
IRP
5
SBO
9
RAL
14
OXF
16
SBO
6
HCY
4
LGY
12
ROU
20
BRI
8
RCH
5
MAR
13
ROU
4
MAR
14
Reedy Racing 08 Pontiac SBO
14
54 Pontiac CAR
36
1987 Silver Racing 14 Chevy DAY
16
DAR
24
CLT
18
DOV
8
DOV
17
CLT
42
CAR
39
17th 2719 [23]
Pontiac HCY
22
MAR
15
BRI
14
LGY
10
SBO
11
IRP
11
ROU
6
JFC
17
OXF
DNQ
SBO
15
HCY
23
RAL
20
LGY
19
ROU
14
BRI
21
JFC
23
RCH
26
MAR
9
MAR
29
Brolsma Racing 26 Pontiac DAR
41
1988 Silver Racing 14 Chevy DAY
16
HCY CAR MAR DAR 20th 2217 [24]
Olds BRI
21
LNG
10
NZH SBO
4
NSV
8
CLT
28
DOV LVL
7
MAR
17
Thomas Brothers Racing 00 Olds ROU
8
LAN
9
MYB
11
SBO
10
HCY
7
LNG
11
IRP ROU
14
BRI
13
DAR RCH DOV MAR
22
CLT CAR
32
Silver Racing 14 Pontiac OXF
DNQ
1989 Bahari Racing 03 Pontiac DAY CAR MAR HCY
26
DAR BRI NZH CLT
DNQ
CAR
37
MAR 31st 1155 [25]
30 SBO
9
LAN
25
NSV
6
CLT DOV ROU
5
LVL VOL
9
MYB
24
SBO HCY
20
DUB IRP ROU
5
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR
1993 DAY CAR RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL IRP MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV ROU CLT MAR CAR HCY
DNQ
ATL NA - [26]

ARCA Talladega SuperCar SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ATSCC Pts Ref
1985 Silver Racing 14 Pontiac ATL DAY ATL TAL ATL SSP IRP
27
CSP FRS IRP OEF ISF DSF TOL 123rd - [27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Whelen All-American Series: 1982 Regional Point Standings". NASCAR Home Tracks. 2011-02-01. Archived from the original on 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  2. ^ "1982 Southeastern 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  3. ^ "NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series standings for 1982". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  4. ^ "1984 Busch 200 (August)". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  5. ^ "Today in History: March 9". NASCAR. 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  6. ^ "NASCAR Busch Grand National Series standings for 1985". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  7. ^ "NASCAR Busch Grand National Series standings for 1986". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  8. ^ Pearce, Al (1989-10-07). "All Pro 300 Notebook". Daily Press. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  9. ^ "1989 All Pro 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  10. ^ "1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  11. ^ "1993 The Pantry 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  12. ^ James, Brant (2011-09-22). "Crew chief's calm demeanor has salvaged Kurt Busch's season". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2013-08-19. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  13. ^ Bodenhamer, Kerry (2013-06-18). "Special Guests Appearing At Banjo Matthews Memorial 150". UARA-Stars. Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  14. ^ "Patty Moise Announces Return to Full-Time NASCAR BGN Series Raccing for 1998". The Auto Channel. 1997-10-05. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  15. ^ Pearce, Al (1997-10-07). "Motorsports Notes: Husband, Wife Await Full '98 Busch Series". Daily Press. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  16. ^ Rodman, Dave (2000-12-25). "M. Waltrip reunited with Kennedy". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  17. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  18. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1982 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  19. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1983 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  20. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1984 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  21. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  22. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  23. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  24. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1988 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  25. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  26. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  27. ^ "Ronnie Silver – 1985 ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.

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