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Todd Alan Kluever (/ˈklvər/ KLEE-vər; born July 6, 1978)[1] is an American stock car racing driver. He raced in all of the top three NASCAR series in the 2000s.

Todd Kluever
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Kluever in 2008 ASA Midwest Tour race at Milwaukee
Born (1978-07-06) July 6, 1978 (age 41)
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Awards2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
4 races run over 1 year
Best finish56th (2006)
First race2006 USG Sheetrock 400 (Chicago)
Last race2006 Bank of America 500 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
51 races run over 2 years
Best finish17th (2006)
First race2006 Hershey's Kissables 300 (Daytona)
Last race2007 Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 1
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
26 races run over 2 years
Best finish11th (2005)
First race2005 Florida Dodge Dealers 250 (Daytona)
Last race2009 Copart 200 (Gateway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 12 0
Statistics current as of June 20, 2012.

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Early careerEdit

Kluever began his career by racing motorcycles for over nine years before he moved into full-bodied stock cars at a local track. He raced stock cars in the summer and snowmobiles during the Wisconsin winters. Kluever was the 2000 Rookie of the Year at Dells Motor Speedway in Wisconsin. In 2001, he won the Madison International Speedway Late Model Track Champion, and the Midwest All Racing Series (MARS) Championship and Rookie of the Year. He began racing in the American Speed Association in 2002, and finished 10th in the final points standings. He finished seventh in the 2003 final points standings. In 2004, he had four Top 10 finishes in 13 races, but the series' existence ended during the season. In October 2004, he was given the opportunity to participate in the Race for the Ride at North Wilkesboro Speedway. He beat out 25 drivers to make the final round at Darlington Speedway. He beat out nine other drivers to win the seat in a Roush truck.

 
Kluever's wrecked ARCA car from 2005 on display at Roush-Fenway Racing.

NASCAR careerEdit

Nextel Cup SeriesEdit

In 2006, Kluever was slated to race in six NASCAR Nextel Cup events in the No. 06 car during the season in preparation for a full season in 2007, beginning with the 2006 USG Sheetrock 400.[2] However, David Ragan instead replaced the departing Mark Martin in the No. 6 AAA-sponsored Ford full-time in Nextel Cup in 2007.

Busch SeriesEdit

For the 2006 season, Kluever moved to the Busch Series to drive the Roush Racing No. 06 3M Ford. He severely underwhelmed in 2006, notching only four top tens and finishing 17th in points, despite running every race in superior equipment – finishing on the lead lap proved exceptionally difficult for Kluever. In 2007, instead of replacing Mark Martin in the No. 6, he drove 16 races in the Busch Series for Roush Racing, in the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion with Greg Biffle and the No. 26 Dish Network Ford Fusion with Jamie McMurray. Roush said they did not have enough money to put him in a car in 2008 and said he was free to look for other rides, but he did not find one and missed the entire 2008 season. For 2009, Kluever drove the Team 42 Racing car at Memphis Motorsports Park, but failed to qualify.

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

In 2005, he drove the No. 50 World Financial Group / Shell Rotella T Ford for Roush Fenway Racing in the Craftsman Truck Series. His 12 Top tens finishes and six top five finishes earned him 11th place in the final points standings and the Rookie of the Year award. In 2009, he ran the Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway in the No. 8 for MRD Motorsports. He finished 12th.

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.)

Nextel Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nextel 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 NNCC Pts
2006 Roush Racing 06 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI
41
NHA POC IND GLN MCH
43
BRI CAL
DNQ
RCH NHA DOV KAN
32
TAL CLT
39
MAR ATL TEX PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
56th 187

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Driver 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
2006 Roush Racing 06 Ford DAY
7
CAL
12
MXC
32
LVS
21
ATL
18
BRI
34
TEX
21
NSH
32
PHO
42
TAL
27
RCH
22
DAR
32
CLT
9
DOV
18
NSH
17
KEN
17
MLW
23
DAY
25
CHI
18
NHA
13
MAR
30
GTY
13
IRP
24
GLN
38
MCH
37
BRI
39
CAL
27
RCH
36
DOV
13
KAN
37
CLT
18
MEM
16
TEX
10
PHO
18
HOM
9
17th 3304
2007 16 DAY
14
CAL MXC
11
LVS ATL
33
BRI
12
NSH
13
TEX PHO
33
TAL RCH DAR
8
NSH
8
KEN
23
MLW
18
NHA
17
DAY GTY
11
IRP CGV
21
GLN
20
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 36th 1687
26 CLT
15
DOV CHI
26

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 NCWTC Pts
2005 Roush Racing 50 Ford DAY
32
CAL
4
ATL
36
MAR
16
GTY
32
MFD
4
CLT
20
DOV
20
TEX
25
MCH
15
MLW
9
KAN
2
KEN
12
MEM
10
IRP
2
NSH
5
BRI
13
RCH
32
NHA
28
LVS
8
MAR
2
ATL
6
TEX
10
PHO
12
HOM
7
11th 3074
2009 MRD Motorsports 8 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW GTW
12
NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 80th 27

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 22 23 ARSC Pts
2005 Roush Racing 60 Ford DAY
11
NSH SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL 111th 180

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Todd Kluever Career Statistics
  2. ^ "The USG Sheetrock 400". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved 2013-07-04.

External linksEdit