Scott Hansen (born June 17, 1955) is an American stock car driver from Green Bay, Wisconsin.[1] Now retired, Hansen primarily competed in the American Speed Association. He raced for several years in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Busch Series.

Scott Hansen
Scott Hansen waves to crowd.jpg
Hansen waves to crowd at Wisconsin International Raceway in 2015
Born (1955-06-17) June 17, 1955 (age 64)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 3 years
Best finish95th (1999)
First race1998 Carquest Auto Parts 250 (Gateway)
Last race2001 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
28 races run over 4 years
Best finish18th (1999)
First race1998 DieHard 200 (Milwaukee)
Last race1999 O'Reilly 300 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
Statistics current as of May 12, 2014.

BackgroundEdit

Hansen grew up in a racing family as his father Rollie Hansen was a race car driver and the flagman in the 1960s at the Brown County fairgrounds at De Pere, Wisconsin.[2]

Racing careerEdit

Local driverEdit

Hansen won five late model track championships at the Wisconsin International Raceway between 1985 and 1989.[2]

American Speed Association and ARTGOEdit

Hansen moved to the American Speed Association (ASA) and ARTGO touring series and was the ASA series Rookie of the Year in 1989. He drove for Ken Schrader's ASA team. One ARTGO win was the 1994 National Short Track championship race at Rockford Speedway.[3]

ARCAEdit

He also made two spot ARCA starts in 1991; he had a seventh-place finish at the first race at Daytona and 24th at Atlanta.[1]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

He failed to qualify for a Phoenix NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race in 1995 and Tucson race in 1997.[1] Hansen made his first truck start for Billy Ballew Motorsports at the Milwaukee Mile in 1998; he qualified eighth in finished 24th.[1] Hansen's second start came a month later at Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP) when he qualified 20th and finished 24th.[1] He started the final two races that season (Phoenix and Las Vegas) and both ended with Did Not Finish's (DNF).[1]

Hansen teamed up with Ken Schrader full-time for the 1999 season. He started the season with a seventh-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[4] His second top ten finish was a tenth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in the ninth race.[4] Hansen's best career NASCAR finish came at the fifteenth race; he claimed the third place at Nazareth Speedway.[4] Hansen parted from the team with one race left in the season;[4] he finished eighteenth in the season points.[1]

NASCAR Busch SeriesEdit

Hansen started in first Busch Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park in 1998. Schrader earlier had Hansen qualify his Busch car at Milwaukee and he had qualified the car third fastest.[5] Schrader and his co-owner Kenny Wallace needed a driver to race for Wallace after wildfires caused the Pepsi 400 Daytona race to be postponed.[5] Schrader tapped his ASA driver; Hansen qualified 42nd and raced his way up to 16th - the first car one lap down.[1] Hansen failed in his attempt to qualify the car for the following race at Rockingham Speedway.[1]

He raced in two Busch races in 1999, a 28th-place finish in his home track at Milwaukee and a 37th-place finish at IRP.[1] Hansen made his final NASCAR start in 2001 at Memphis International Raceway finishing 37th.[1] He failed to qualify at Rockingham later that season.[1]

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 NBGNC Pts
1994 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR HCY BRI ROU NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW
QL
SBO TAL HCY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR N/A 0
1998 12 DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY
16
97th 115
Sasser Motorsports 09 Chevy CAR
DNQ
ATL HOM
1999 LAR Motorsports 28 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW
28
MYB PPR GTY 95th 131
Black Diamond Motorsports 62 Chevy IRP
37
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM
2001 Henderson Motorsports 75 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
37
PHO CAR
DNQ
HOM 131st 52
- Qualified for Ken Schrader

Craftsman 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 26 27 NCTC Pts
1995 Hansen Racing 53 Ford PHO TUS SGS MMR POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT IRP FLM RCH MAR NWS SON MMR PHO
DNQ
103rd 3
1997 Ken Schrader Racing 53 Chevy 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 138th 52
1998 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Ford WDW HOM PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI MLW
24
NZH CAL PPR 53rd 298
CSG Motorsports 57 Ford IRP
24
NHA FLM NSV HPT LVL RCH MEM GTY MAR SON MMR
Team Racing 11 Chevy PHO
31
LVS
39
1999 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy HOM
7
PHO
16
EVG
13
MMR
18
MAR
14
MEM
15
PPR
30
I70
13
BRI
10
TEX
13
PIR
15
GLN
17
MLW
31
NSV
11
NZH
3
MCH
16
NHA
27
IRP
11
GTY
24
HPT
24
RCH
14
LVS
26
LVL
16
TEX
19
CAL 18th 2719

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Driver's statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Verdegan, Joe (May 11, 2014). "Hansen dies". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "This Week in History". Midwest Racing Archives. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "1999 Craftsman Truck statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "BUSCH: Gateway Scott Hansen to Run Schrader, Wallace Car". Motorsport.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.

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