Cale Conley

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Cale Conley
Cale Conley Road America 2015.jpg
Conley at Road America in 2015
Born (1992-05-13) May 13, 1992 (age 25)
Vienna, West Virginia
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
42 races run over 3 years
Car no., team No. 24 (JGL Racing)
2015 position 6th
Best finish 20th (2015)
First race 2014 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 (Bristol)
Last race 2017 Hisense 4K TV 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of May 27, 2017.

Cale Conley (born May 13, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 24 Toyota Camry for JGL Racing.

Racing career

Conley's No. 47 in the K&N Pro Series East race at Richmond International Raceway in 2013

Conley began in go karts at age 5, working his way through quarter midgets, open-wheel racing and sprint cars, including World of Outlaws and USAC competition. Conley debuted in the K&N Pros Series in 2011, with his first win coming in 2012 at Columbus Motor Speedway after leading all 150 laps. He competed full-time in the East series in 2013, scoring four top five finishes.[1]

In February 2014, Conley joined the No. 33 ofRichard Childress Racing in the Nationwide Series on a part-time basis, working with crew chief Nick Harrison. Conley was signed to run ten total races.[2] He made his debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in March.[1] Conley started 12th and finished a strong 11th in his debut, after battling from being a lap down.[3] Conley finished 15th at Richmond in April.[4] In July, Conley ran a 160-lap tire test in an RCR Sprint Cup Series car at Nashville Superspeedway.[5] Also in July, Conley announced his support for sponsor IAVA's (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) "Convoy to Combat Suicide" along with music artists Lady Gaga and Linkin Park.[6]

Conley's No. 14 at Road America

For 2015, Conley signed with TriStar Motorsports to drive their No. 14 Toyota Camry full-time, running for Rookie of the Year.[7][8] However, after 30 races, Conley announced that he would not complete the remainder of the season due to a lack of funding.[9]

After missing the entire 2016 season and the early stage of 2017, Conley joined JGL Racing's "Young Guns Program" to drive the No. 24 Camry starting at Charlotte.[10]

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

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

Xfinity Series

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References

  1. ^ a b Bruce, Kenny (March 14, 2014). "Cale Conley looks to make NNS debut at Bristol". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Cale Conley joins Richard Childress Racing's NNS lineup". motorsport.comaccessdate=12 August 2014. February 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Press Release (March 15, 2014). "Cale Conley Impresses in Nationwide Series Debut at Bristol Motor Speedway". Catchfence.com. Catchfence. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Administrator (April 27, 2014). "15th Place Finish at Richmond". CaleConley.com. Cale Conley Racing. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Eddie (July 29, 2014). "Conley fulfills the deal". NewsandSentinel.com. Nashville, Tennessee: Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Retrieved 12 August 2014. Nationwide Series driver Cale Conley was able to enjoy some laps in a Richard Childress Sprint Cup car at Nashville Super Speedway on Friday. 
  6. ^ Press Release (July 28, 2014). "Lady Gaga, Mayhem Festival, Linkin Park and Cale Conley Join IAVA's 'Convoy to Combat Suicide'". iava.org. New York, New York: Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "BLISS TO RETURN TO TRISTAR MOTORSPORTS". nascar.com. NASCAR. January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "TriStar Motorsports adds Cale Conley to the Driver Lineup for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season". TriStar Motorsports. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (October 28, 2015). "Lack of funding brings premature end to Xfinity season for Cale Conley". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Cale Conley Latest to Join JGL Racing". JGL Racing. May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 

External links

  • Cale Conley driver statistics at Racing-Reference
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