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Wayne Grubb (born July 19, 1976), is a former NASCAR driver and now a crew chief for GC Motorsports International. He ran 52 NASCAR Busch Series races and 7 Craftsman Truck Series races before he retired late in the 2000 season. He is the older brother of former NASCAR driver Kevin Grubb, who died on May 6, 2009 at age 31. Grubb was born in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Wayne Grubb
Born (1976-07-19) July 19, 1976 (age 42)
Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
52 races run over 4 years
Best finish36th (1998)
First race1997 United Cellular 200 (Loudon)
Last race2000 Dura Lube/All Pro Bumper to Bumper 200 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 1
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
7 races run over 2 years
Best finish49th (1997)
First race1996 Fas Mart Supertruck Shootout (Richmond)
Last race1997 The No Fear Challenge (Fontana)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 26, 2012.

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Busch Series CareerEdit

In 1997, Wayne made some laps as he was getting ready for a Rookie of the Year run in 1998. His debut came at New Hampshire International Speedway, driving his family-owned to 35th on the starting grid. He was making his way through the field in his #83 Chevy, but an engine failure put him 36th on the final rundown. He ran at South Boston Speedway next, finishing 25th with engine problems, despite his first top-10 qualifying effort of 8th. His potential showed, however, when after qualifying 31st at Indianapolis Raceway Park, he drove through the field, led 28 laps, and finished 5th, his first career top-10 finish.

In 1998, Wayne had a decent rookie run. He had an average start of 17.8 and an average finish of 22.5. Wayne secured his best weekend of his career when he secured his first career pole in the spring race at Richmond International Raceway. He led 3 laps in that race, and finished a career-best 4th place. Wayne also finished 7th at Bristol Motor Speedway. He also had an outside pole at South Boston and a 5th place qualifying effort at New Hampshire to his credit. However, he often DNQed and the budget was tight, only competing in half the races and finishing 36th in the points.

In 1999, Wayne had a disappointing year. He had no top-10 runs or qualifying efforts. He only ran 17 of 32 races. His average start was 28th and average finish of 31st. Once again, his best weekend of the year came at Richmond in September. He qualified and finished in 15th. He had two other top-20 runs: 15th at Gateway and 17th at South Boston. He ended 45th in points

Things did not get any better in 2000. His average finish was 29th. Even with an 8th place start at IRP and a 5th place at Darlington, Wayne finished his Busch Series career at Darlington with a 32nd-place finish. He gave the car over to Brandon Butler, watched his team finish out 2000, and then dismantled it due to lack of sponsorship before 2001. Wayne ran 15 races in 2000 and finished 40th in points.

In his Busch Series career, Wayne had one pole, 2 top-5s, 3 top-10s and his best finish in a race was 4th (Richmond 1998). His best points finish was 1998 in 36th.

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

Before Wayne was racing in the Busch series, he was actually making some races in the Craftsman Truck Series, driving the #4 Chevy in 7 races during 1996 and 1997.

He made his debut in the 1996 race at Richmond. He qualified a solid 13th, but became involved in an accident, and he finished that race a disappointing 32nd. Wayne also ran in 1996 at Martinsville, finishing a solid 18th after starting deep in the pack. This would end up being his best Craftsman Truck finish.

After those two races in 1996, Wayne added 5 more to his resume in 1997. He finished 36th at New Hampshire, 27th twice at Louisville and Martinsville, 23rd at Richmond, and a 22nd at Fontana. He finished the year 49th in points.

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 Grand National Division 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 NBSC Pts Ref
1997 Grubb Motorsports 83 Chevy DAY CAR RCH
DNQ
ATL LVS DAR HCY
DNQ
TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA
36
NZH CLT DOV SBO
25
GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP
5
MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM
28
62nd 377 [1]
1998 DAY CAR LVS
36
NSV
23
DAR BRI TEX
41
HCY TAL NHA
18
NZH
21
CLT DOV RCH
4
PPR
15
GLN MLW
25
MYB CAL
13
SBO
24
IRP
19
MCH
21
BRI
7
DAR RCH
39
DOV CLT
DNQ
GTY
20
CAR ATL HOM
34
36th 1546 [2]
1999 DAY
DNQ
CAR
30
LVS
DNQ
ATL
32
DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL
38
CAL NHA
DNQ
RCH
40
NZH
DNQ
CLT
30
DOV
38
SBO
17
GLN MLW
38
MYB
32
PPR
42
GTY
15
IRP
30
MCH
DNQ
BRI
31
DAR
43
RCH
15
DOV
23
CLT
DNQ
CAR MEM
34
PHO HOM
DNQ
45th 1187 [3]
2000 DAY
41
CAR
DNQ
LVS
23
ATL
20
DAR
DNQ
BRI
29
TEX
21
NSV TAL CAL RCH
39
NHA
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
DOV
22
SBO
43
MYB
20
GLN MLW
29
NZH
32
PPR
15
GTY
24
IRP
39
MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR
32
RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 40th 1158 [4]

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 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Grubb Motorsports 4 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH
32
NHA MAR
18
NWS SON MMR PHO LVS 78th 176 [5]
1997 WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA
36
TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL
27
CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH
23
MAR
27
SON MMR CAL
22
PHO LVS 49th 410 [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wayne Grubb – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Wayne Grubb – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Wayne Grubb – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Wayne Grubb – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Wayne Grubb – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Wayne Grubb – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 24, 2016.

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