Spencer Pumpelly

Spencer Pumpelly (born December 28, 1974) is an American professional racing driver who competes part-time in IMSA, driving the No. 44 Acura NSX GT3 for Magnus Racing with Archangel Motorsports, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 6 Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports. A veteran sports car racing driver, he has competed in IMSA and its predecessor series, the Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series since 1998 and 1999, respectively. He also has competed in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in the past.

Spencer Pumpelly
Spencer Pumpelly 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup (cropped).jpg
Pumpelly at Virginia International Raceway in 2017
Born (1974-12-28) December 28, 1974 (age 46)
Arlington, Virginia
IMSA SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2014
Current teamMagnus Racing
Car number44
Former teamsFlying Lizard Motorsports, Park Place Motorsports, Change Racing, Alegra Motorsports, Team Hardpoint
Best finish5th in 2015
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 6 (JD Motorsports)
First race2021 Pit Boss 250 (Austin)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Previous series
1998–2013
1999, 2003–2006, 2010–2013
2009
Rolex Sports Car Series
American Le Mans Series
ARCA Re/Max Series
Last updated on: May 18, 2021.

Racing careerEdit

 
Pumpelly in the No. 67 for TRG Motorsports at Road America in 2011
 
Pumpelly in the No. 45 for Flying Lizard Motorsports in the 2013 12 Hours of Sebring
 
Pumpelly in the No. 66 for JMW Motorsport in the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans
 
Pumpelly in the No. 44 for Magnus Racing in the 2019 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

Pumpelly made his stock car racing debut when he competed in the ARCA Re/Max Series race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2009. Driving the No. 09 for TRG Motorsports using RAB Racing's owner points, he qualified fifth, and in the race, he led 7 laps, and finished third.[1]

Pumpelly drove for Flying Lizard Motorsports and BGB Motorsports during the 2013 season.

Pumpelly competed in the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Sports Car Series before the two series merged to become the IMSA SportsCar Championship Series in 2014.

On May 17, 2021, it was announced that Pumpelly would make his debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the new race at Circuit of the Americas. He would drive the JD Motorsports No. 6 car, replacing its normal driver Ryan Vargas. Vargas had struggled during the season and with the race at COTA having qualifying and a smaller field of 36 cars (instead of the typical 40 in races without qualifying), the No. 6 car was in danger of failing to qualify due to being low in owner points.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Pumpelly lives with his wife Lindsay, son Ryder, and daughter Parker in Atlanta. He has been a vegetarian since 2003 and a vegan since 2010. During a visit to the Farm Sanctuary in June 2011, Spencer was quoted, saying "I'm honored to support Farm Sanctuary and the people who are devoted to defending others."[3]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2011   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Seth Neiman
  Darren Law
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
211 DNF DNF
2012   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Seth Neiman
  Darren Law
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
313 27th 4th
2014   JMW Motorsport   Abdulaziz Al-Faisal
  Seth Neiman
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Am
327 27th 7th
2018   Proton Competition   Patrick Long
  Tim Pappas
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
334 29th 4th

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 Ref
2021 JD Motorsports 6 Chevy DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA
19
CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO -* -* [4]

* Season still in progress

ARCA Re/Max SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 Ref
2009 TRG Motorsports 09 Chevy DAY SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE
3
SLM KAN CAR 101st 220 [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Millville: Spencer Pumpelly race report". Motorsport.com. October 2, 2009. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  2. ^ Carey, Michael (May 17, 2021). "Spencer Pumpelly Making Xfinity Series Debut At COTA With JD Motorsports". TobyChristie.com. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  3. ^ Berhaupt, Nicole Arciello (August 17, 2011). "Vegans in NASCAR? What the Daggum…?". Times Union. Hearst Communications. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Spencer Pumpelly – 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Spencer Pumpelly – 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 18, 2021.

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