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Stacy Marshall Compton (born May 26, 1967)[1] is a NASCAR former team owner and former driver. He is a former co-owner of Bobby Hamilton Racing-Virginia in the Craftsman Truck Series, and is a former racing analyst for ESPN full-time. Before he ran in NASCAR, Compton was a successful short track racer in Virginia.

Stacy Compton
Stacy Compton.jpg
Compton in 1997
BornStacy Marshall Compton
(1967-05-26) May 26, 1967 (age 52)
Hurt, Virginia, United States
Awards1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
89 races run over 7 years
2012 position56th
Best finish33rd (2001)
First race1996 Goody's Headache Powder 500 (Martinsville)
Last race2012 Pocono 400 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 2
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
173 races run over 6 years
Best finish11th (2003)
First race2001 GNC Live Well 300 (Homestead)
Last race2006 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 33 1
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
158 races run over 10 years
Best finish4th (1999)
First race1997 Chevy Trucks Challenge (Disney)
Last race2010 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
First win1998 Craftsman 200 by NAPA (Portland)
Last win1998 Lund Look 275K (Topeka)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 65 9
Statistics current as of June 9, 2012.

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Early careerEdit

Compton was born in Hurt, Virginia, and grew up racing in Virginia with his focus on late models in local racing divisions. Eventually, he moved up to the NASCAR Winston Racing Series, and won 36 races in seven years of late model competition. During this time, Compton also hosted a TV show dedicated to covering Virginia races. In 1996, Compton made his debut in a major NASCAR series driving for Dean Monroe, when he qualified in 9th place for the Goody's Headache Powder 500 at Martinsville Speedway in the Winston Cup series. He finished 33rd that day after suffering brake failure. He ran one other race during his rookie season, the fall Martinsville event. He finished 33rd in that race as well.

1997–1999Edit

In 1997, Compton signed up with a new team, Impact Motorsports, to run the No. 86 Ford F-150 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year Award. During his initial Truck Series season, Compton had three Top 5 finishes and a 13th-place finish in points, but fell well short of the top rookie award. For the 1998 season, in the third race of the season held at Phoenix International Raceway, Compton won his first career pole position, and finished in third in the race. The next week at Portland Speedway, he led all but two laps and won his first career Truck Series race. He got another win later that season at Heartland Park Topeka. He finished seventh in the final points standings and was named the Most Popular Driver. Compton had high hopes for 1999 season as Impact switched to Dodge Rams and getting a teammate in Randy Tolsma, but he failed to go to victory lane that season, although he did finish fourth in the points. Late that season, Compton began competing in some Winston Cup races for Melling Racing. Soon afterwards, Melling announced that Compton would driver theirNo. 9 Ford Taurus in the Winston Cup Series in 2000 season.

2000–2002Edit

Compton struggled during his first year in the Cup series, as his best finish was 16th at New Hampshire International Speedway. In the summer Michigan race, he crashed during qualifying and suffered minor injuries. He was replaced by Bobby Hillin Jr. at the following event. Compton ended the year 38th in points.

In 2001, Melling switched the car's number and manufacture to 92 and Dodge and had a new crew chief with Chad Knaus. Compton started the season by qualifying on the outside pole next to Bill Elliott in the Daytona 500 and went on to score a 10th-place finish. At the next restrictor-plate race at Talladega Superspeedway, he won his first career Cup pole position, but finished last due to mechanical issues. After winning a second career pole at Talladega, he was only able to improve his points position by five spots. At the end of the year, sponsorship problems at Melling forced him to look elsewhere for a job.

In the 2002 season, Compton signed with A.J. Foyt Racing to drive the No. 14 Pontiac, replacing Ron Hornaday, Jr. He had a best finish of 18th when his sponsor Conseco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He was let go after the New England 300. He returned to Melling for one race before competing in two for BAM Racing at the end of the season. His last career Cup start for nine years came in the 2003 Pepsi 400 for Morgan-McClure Motorsports.

2001–2012Edit

In 2001 at the GNC Live Well 300, Compton made his Busch Series debut with JTG Daugherty Racing, then known as ST Motorsports. He qualified 12th and finished 10th. For four consecutive seasons, Compton ran every Busch Series race with JTG. Although he did not win a Busch Series race, he has 33 career top-ten finishes and one pole position. His best points finish was a 9th in 2002.

 
Compton in the No. 59 racing at Daytona in 2006

Following the conclusion of the 2006 season, Compton was replaced by Marcos Ambrose and returned to the Truck Series, sharing the No. 09 Ford with Joey Clanton for nine races. In 2006, Compton founded Turn One Racing, LLC, as a way of promoting talented young drivers in the southeastern United States. He made a total of fourteen starts that season, ten for Wood Brothers/JTG, as well as one for Key Motorsports and three for Xpress Motorsports. He bought into Bobby Hamilton Racing in 2008, and was named driver of the No. 4 Dodge for the team during the season. After the race at Bristol Motor Speedway the No. 4 team shut down, leaving Compton out of a job. He drove the No. 60 Toyota for Wyler Racing in 2009, finishing with 8 top-tens and finishing 11th in points. Despite the new sponsorship, Jeff Wyler was unsure if the team would continue into 2010, so Compton and Turn One Racing bought the No. 60 from Wyler, though the team continued into 2010 under the Wyler Racing banner. Compton would split the No. 60 Truck with former Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan and Red Bull development driver Cole Whitt, while also changing manufacturers to Chevrolet. Compton later took sole ownership of the team and renamed it Turn One Racing. Compton scored only five top tens and finished 20th in points. Karthikeyan left at the end of the year to drive for Hispania Racing in F1, while Safe Auto left the team to sponsor ThorSport Racing's No. 13 Truck.

2012 saw Compton expand his Truck Series team, Turn One Racing, into the Cup series with the No. 74 Chevrolet, starting at Bristol Motor Speedway in March[2] He himself would attempt to qualify the car at Texas Motor Speedway but failed to do so. However, Compton did later manage to get into the field for the Pocono 400 in June. He has not raced since then.[3]

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.)

Sprint Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Sprint 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 NSCC Pts
1996 Monroe Racing 46 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR
33
TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV MAR
33
NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 56th 128
1999 Melling Racing 9 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR
36
PHO
39
HOM
30
ATL
DNQ
55th 174
2000 DAY
26
CAR
34
LVS
32
ATL
35
DAR
29
BRI
28
TEX
36
MAR
39
TAL
33
CAL
28
RCH
22
CLT
33
DOV
30
MCH
42
POC
37
SON
31
DAY
39
NHA
29
POC
35
IND
37
GLN
29
MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR
DNQ
RCH
24
NHA
16
DOV
29
MAR
39
CLT
DNQ
TAL
23
CAR
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM
38
ATL
DNQ
38th 1857
2001 92 Dodge DAY
10
CAR
41
LVS
27
ATL
24
DAR
43
BRI
11
TEX
15
MAR
15
TAL
43
CAL
38
RCH
29
CLT
34
DOV
32
MCH
DNQ
POC
23
SON
24
DAY
32
CHI
26
NHA
31
POC
32
IND
33
GLN
20
MCH
21
BRI
DNQ
DAR
42
RCH
22
DOV
24
KAN
34
CLT
32
MAR
16
TAL
11
PHO
21
CAR
36
HOM
43
ATL
18
NHA
34
33rd 2752
2002 A.J. Foyt Racing 14 Pontiac DAY
27
CAR
43
LVS
39
ATL
31
DAR
27
BRI
38
TEX
19
MAR
18
TAL
27
CAL
41
RCH
26
CLT
37
DOV
24
POC
28
MCH
35
SON
DNQ
DAY
18
CHI
35
NHA
30
POC IND GLN 42nd 1557
Melling Racing 92 Dodge MCH
30
BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN
BAM Racing 49 Dodge TAL
22
CLT
42
MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM
2003 Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY
33
CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO CAR HOM 71st 39
2012 Turn One Racing 74 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX
DNQ
KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC
39
MCH
DNQ
SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV TAL CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 56th 5
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2000 Melling Racing Ford 33 26
2001 Dodge 2 10
2002 A.J. Foyt Racing Pontiac 24 27

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
1999 28 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN
DNQ
NA -
19 MLW
DNQ
MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM
2001 ST Motorsports 59 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 PHO CAR HOM
10
96th 134
2002 DAY
20
CAR
22
LVS
10
DAR
10
BRI
36
TEX
11
NSH
9
TAL
2
CAL
3
RCH
12
NHA
27
NZH
13
CLT
17
DOV
21
NSH
13
KEN
17
MLW
33
DAY
10
CHI
32
GTY
31
PPR
10
IRP
16
MCH
8
BRI
34
DAR
21
RCH
18
DOV
15
KAN
12
CLT
16
MEM
2
ATL
11
CAR
5
PHO
2
HOM
13
9th 4042
2003 DAY
38
CAR
22
LVS
15
DAR
4
BRI
15
TEX
16
TAL
32
NSH
31
CAL
21
RCH
7
GTY
6
NZH
8
CLT
18
DOV
29
NSH
28
KEN
4
MLW
9
DAY
19
CHI
19
NHA
10
PPR
6
IRP
3
MCH
17
BRI
29
DAR
8
RCH
15
DOV
12
KAN
8
CLT
23
MEM
11
ATL
23
PHO
35
CAR
16
HOM
21
11th 3893
2004 Ford DAY
31
CAR
20
LVS
17
DAR
15
BRI
19
TEX
28
NSH
14
TAL
23
CAL
3
GTY
20
RCH
18
NZH
12
CLT
26
DOV
17
NSH
10
KEN
19
MLW
20
DAY
42
CHI
21
NHA
8
PPR
2
IRP
18
MCH
31
BRI
11
CAL
24
RCH
32
DOV
29
KAN
9
CLT
26
MEM
16
ATL
17
PHO
23
DAR
20
HOM
15
14th 3614
2005 DAY
23
CAL
16
MXC
28
LVS
38
ATL
41
NSH
10
BRI
16
TEX
23
PHO
19
TAL
25
DAR
31
RCH
39
CLT
26
DOV
15
NSH
16
KEN
8
MLW
25
DAY
13
CHI
28
NHA
33
PPR
9
GTY
20
IRP
12
GLN
27
MCH
28
BRI
15
CAL
32
RCH
16
DOV
18
KAN
29
CLT
20
MEM
22
TEX
37
PHO
17
HOM
17
16th 3345
2006 DAY
27
CAL
24
MXC
43
LVS
33
ATL
27
BRI
14
TEX
22
NSH
20
PHO
26
TAL
26
RCH
37
DAR
14
CLT
30
DOV
12
NSH
19
KEN
24
MLW
6
DAY
20
CHI
20
NHA
25
MAR
15
GTY
17
IRP
12
GLN
30
MCH
41
BRI
16
CAL
18
RCH
34
DOV
20
KAN
34
CLT
3
MEM
24
TEX
22
PHO
22
HOM
17
16th 3339

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 27 NCWTC Pts
1996 Shenandoah Valley Motorsports 71 Ford HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS SON MMR PHO LVS
DNQ
144th 0
1997 Impact Motorsports 86 Ford WDW
10
TUS
16
HOM
34
PHO
33
POR
12
EVG
8
I70
30
NHA
15
TEX
16
BRI
25
NZH
14
MLW
21
LVL
6
CNS
3
HPT
13
IRP
26
FLM
14
NSV
5
GLN
25
RCH
18
MAR
9
SON
10
MMR
2
CAL
17
PHO
14
LVS
12
13th 3057
1998 WDW
30
HOM
6
PHO
3
POR
1*
EVG
4
I70
11
GLN
19
TEX
5
BRI
37
MLW
13
NZH
2
CAL
14
PPR
7
IRP
13
NHA
9
FLM
28*
NSV
9
HPT
1
LVL
4
RCH
23
MEM
16
GTY
26
MAR
4
SON
15
MMR
3
PHO
8
LVS
17
7th 3542
1999 Dodge HOM
3
PHO
4
EVG
4
MMR
3
MAR
2
MEM
4
PPR
28
I70
4
BRI
2
TEX
9
PIR
17
GLN
15
MLW
10
NSV
27
NZH
10
MCH
6
NHA
3*
IRP
2
GTY
4
HPT
21
RCH
11
LVS
6
LVL
13
TEX
12
CAL
3
4th 3623
2001 HT Motorsports 92 Dodge DAY HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV
6
TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA
9
IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH
6
SBO TEX LVS PHO
4
CAL 44th 598
2002 17 DAY DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH
8
TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO
32
HOM
13
50th 333
2006 Wood Brothers/JTG Racing 21 Ford DAY
25
CAL
26
ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 62nd 173
2007 Xpress Motorsports 16 Ford DAY
17
ATL
16
MAR
21
21st 1632
Wood Brothers/JTG Racing 09 Ford CAL
12
KAN
14
CLT MFD DOV
2
MCH
12
MLW
12
IRP
22
NSH BRI GTW NHA
22
LVS
8
TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO
32
HOM
21 TEX
10
Key Motorsports 40 Chevy MEM
24
KEN
2008 Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge DAY
6
CAL
21
ATL
19
MAR
35
KAN
20
CLT
28
MFD
10
DOV
23
TEX
30
MCH
21
MLW
24
MEM
10
KEN
12
IRP
23
NSH
7
BRI
31
GTW NHA 24th 1748
HT Motorsports 59 Toyota LVS
28
TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2009 Wyler Racing 60 Toyota DAY
14
CAL
15
ATL
19
MAR
6
KAN
13
CLT
9
DOV
13
TEX
21
MCH
19
MLW
6
MEM
17
KEN
12
IRP
8
NSH
15
BRI
9
CHI
12
IOW
16
GTW
8
NHA
6
LVS
20
MAR
14
TAL
7
TEX
22
PHO
10
HOM
21
11th 3124
2010 DAY
7
ATL
19
MAR 20th 1856
Chevy NSH
9
KAN DOV
13
CLT TEX MCH
11
IOW
6
GTY
19
IRP POC
17
NSH DAR
8
BRI
34
CHI KEN
12
NHA
16
LVS MAR
8
TAL TEX
14
PHO
14
HOM

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 23 24 25 ABSC Pts
1996 Monroe Racing 64 Chevy DAY ATL SLM TAL FIF LVL CLT CLT KIL FRS POC MCH
12
FRS TOL POC MCH INF SBS ISF DSF KIL SLM WIN CLT ATL 131st -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stacy Compton Career Statistics
  2. ^ Turnbull, Doug (March 7, 2012). "Stories from the other side of the garage: News on Roderick, Turn One, and Hamilton Means". WSB Radio. Atlanta, Georgia. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  3. ^ Caraviello, David (June 9, 2012). "Compton makes first Cup race since 2003". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-10.

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