Tim Schendel (born May 10, 1979) is an American professional stock car racing driver. A past winner of the Toyota All-Star Showdown and champion of the NASCAR Midwest Tour, he has also completed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series the ASA Midwest Tour.
Schendel at Road America in 2014
|Born||May 10, 1979|
|Achievements||2006 NASCAR Midwest Tour Champion|
2006 Toyota All-Star Showdown Elite Division Winner
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|24 races run over 6 years|
|Best finish||42nd (2012)|
|First race||2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|Last race||2014 Gardner Denver 200 (Road America)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|3 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||70th (2004)|
|First race||2004 Black Cat Fireworks 200 (Milwaukee)|
|Last race||2007 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)|
|Statistics current as of June 21, 2014.|
Born in Sparta, Wisconsin on May 10, 1979, Schendel began competing in NASCAR-sanctioned competition in 2000, racing locally at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. After several years competing in the regional Elite Series, he won the 2006 NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Midwest Series championship, the final year the tour ran under NASCAR sanctioning.
The championship won Schendel a sport in the AutoZone Elite Division portion of the 2006 Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway, where he won the all-star event, leading 112 of 130 laps in the event, which was extended in a green-white-checker finish from a scheduled 125 laps.
Following the closure of the NASCAR Midwest Series, Schendel has competed in the ASA Midwest Tour, which replaced it; his best finish in the series standings has been third in 2008. He also competed in selected races in the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Busch East Series in 2006 and 2007, as well as in three Craftsman Truck Series races in the mid-2000s. Schendel debuted in NASCAR in 2004 with two Craftsman Truck Series starts. He made his first start at the Milwaukee Mile in his home state track, starting 28th and finishing 22nd. After failing to qualify at Indianapolis Raceway Park, he made his second start at Homestead-Miami Speedway and finished 28th after crashing. Schendel made his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start in a 2006 start at the Memphis. He completed 51 laps before an accident took him out of the race; he finished last.
In addition to competing in the ASA Midwest Tour, Schendel competed on a limited schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, primarily driving the No. 52 Chevrolet for Jimmy Means Racing. He has a best finish of 24th, scored at O'Reilly Raceway Park in August 2011. He was known for blowing a tire right in front of the leaders Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards, whom Busch crashed in a NASCAR Nationwide race at Texas Motor Speedway. Schendel won the 2015 Super Late Model track championship at Dells Raceway Park in 2015.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results|
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
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- "Tim Schendel Heads To His Home Track For The 41st Annual Oktoberfest Weekend". Catchfence. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
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- Herbert, Steven (October 22, 2006). "Schendel finally wins All-Star Showdown". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- "Motor Sports: Elite Win Is Worth Wait For Schendel". Daily News of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. October 22, 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- "Tim Schendel - Truck Series Results". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- "Stock Car Career Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- "2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results". NASCAR. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- "2006 Official Race Results : Sam's Town 250". NASCAR. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Tim Schendel back in the #52 Means Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the Sam's Town 300 in Las Vegas". ASA Midwest Tour. March 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- "NASCAR Nationwide Series - Kroger 200". USA Today. McLean, VA. August 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- "2015 Dells Raceway Park Super Late Model points". Dells Raceway Park. Retrieved January 19, 2016.