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J. R. Fitzpatrick
JRFitzpatrick2010Bucyrus200RoadAmerica.jpg
Fitzpatrick at Road America in 2010
Born John Ryan Fitzpatrick
(1988-05-09) May 9, 1988 (age 30)
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Achievements 2006 CASCAR Super Series Champion
Awards 2007 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year
2007 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Most Popular Driver
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
14 races run over 4 years
Best finish 33rd (2011)
First race 2007 Telcel Motorola 200 (Mexico City)
Last race 2011 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 4 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
16 races run over 4 years
2012 position 55th
Best finish 26th (2009)
First race 2008 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race 2012 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
114 races run over 10 years
Car no., team No. 84 (Fitzpatrick Motorsports)
2013 position 6th
Best finish 1st (2006)
First race 2004 Mopar 250 (Delaware)
Last race 2016 Kawartha 250 (Kawartha)
First win 2006 Mopar Canada Day 300 (Barrie)
Last win 2014 Pinty's Presents the Clarington 200 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
10 73 16
Statistics current as of May 18, 2014.

John Ryan "J. R." Fitzpatrick (born May 9, 1988) is a Canadian stock car racing driver. Fitzpatrick was the youngest driver to ever win the now defunct CASCAR Super Series championship, winning in the series' final season of 2006 at the age of 18.

Early career

John Ryan (J. R.) Fitzpatrick was born in Cambridge, Ontario, and got his first taste of racing in karts at the age of six, moving quickly to the Canadian Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (CASCAR) junior ranks and then on to Late Model stock cars by the time he was 13 years old.

Racing in the CASCAR Super Series what is now the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at age 16, Fitzpatrick finished 11th in the point standings and second in the Rookie of the Year standings in 2004. Then at 17, he achieved three top-five and five top-10 finishes, scoring his first win. At age 18, he became the youngest driver to become a Canadian Tire Series National Champion with one win, five podium finishes and two pole awards.

Racing career

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

He remained in his fathers No. 84 Chevrolet after CASCAR was acquired by NASCAR; In 2007, Fitzpatrick earned two wins, four top-fives, seven top-10s and three pole awards in the Canadian Tire Series where sponsorship came from Milwaukee Tools. In 2008 he had one victory (Mosport), five top-fives, six top-10s and two pole awards. During 2009, he drove the No. 84 for a part-time deal winning Circuit Gilles Villeneuve leading the most laps. For 2010 he returned to the series full-time with sponsorship from Schick he picked up his first win of the season at Mosport on the road course layout on June 13 and also won the event at Edmonton, he swapped the points lead with D. J. Kennington for over five times during the year going on to finishes second in the points. He ran again in the series in 2011, finishing third in points. He returned to the Canadian Tire Series in 2012 and won the seasons first event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park[1] he also won the Series's largest even Montreal and finished second in points.

Sprint Cup Series

In early 2012 it was announced that Fitzpatrick would compete in the Sprint Cup Series' Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen race in August 2012 at Watkins Glen International for Turn One Racing.[1] Fitzpatrick and Turn One Racing would cut ties in early 2012, and the deal never materialized.

Nationwide Series

Fitzpatrick made his mainstream NASCAR debut in the Busch Series race at the Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. He came in 33rd place in that race[2] due to an ill handling racecar. He finished 43rd in the NASCAR Busch Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec on August 4, 2007,[3] right after the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at the same track where he won the race. He drove the famed No. 4 KHI Chevy at both of the road courses in 2009. He Finishing 19th at Watkins Glen after getting in a wreck on the last lap. In Montreal he was on pace for a top 10 finish before stalling the car after going off course leading to a poor finish one lap down. It was announced that J.R. will drive for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in all three road course in his No. 7 team for 2010, he picked up his first Nationwide top 10 coming home 7th at Road America on June 19 and his second top 10 with a 7th in Montreal. Fitzpatrick returned to the Nationwide Series with Baker Curb Racing at Daytona International Speedway sponsored by Schick. However, he finished 42nd in the race. He competed in six further races during the year for Go Canada Racing.

Camping World Truck Series

On February 13, 2009, Fitzpatrick finished fourth in his No. 7 Mammoet Chevrolet Silverado at Daytona International Speedway during the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series Event. Fitzpatrick led 17 laps in the event, his third race in the series and first at a restrictor plate track.[4] After Martinsville his deal with Kevin Buckler at TRG Motorsports fell through and he was a free agent. After driving several races for Kevin Harvick, Inc. and Chase Mattioli in 2009 and 2011, he moved full-time to the Camping World Truck Series in 2012, driving the No. 60 Chevrolet for Turn One Racing.[1]

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.)

Nationwide Series

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts
2007 D.D.L. Motorsports 0 Chevy DAY CAL MXC
33
LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV
43
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 127th 98
2009 Kevin Harvick Incorporated 4 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN
18
MCH BRI 98th 141
33 CGV
27
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2010 JR Motorsports 7 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA
7
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN
11
MCH BRI CGV
7
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 74th 422
2011 Baker Curb Racing 27 Ford DAY
42
PHO LVS BRI CAL
20
TEX TAL 33rd 145
Go Canada Racing 67 Ford NSH
27
RCH DAR DOV
21
IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA
10
DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN
38
CGV
5
BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM

Camping World Truck Series

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
2008 TRG Motorsports 12 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR
21
ATL TEX 58th 240
71 PHO
30
HOM
32
2009 7 DAY
4
CAL
22
ATL
22
MAR
21
KAN CLT 26th 1137
Kevin Harvick Incorporated 4 Chevy DOV
11
TEX MCH
21
MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH
23
BRI
11
CHI IOW
18
GTW NHA LVS MAR
Brad Keselowski Racing 29 Chevy TAL
16
TEX PHO HOM
2011 Chase Mattioli Racing 99 Ford DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV
34
CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM NA 01
2012 Turn One Racing 60 Chevy DAY
34
MAR
12
CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 55th 42

Canadian Tire Series

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2007 Fitzpatrick Motorsports 84 Chevy HAM
13
MOS
2*
BAR
18
MPS
1
EDM
1
MTL
22
MOS2
6
CTR
6
HAM2
20
BAR2
9
RIS
2
KWA
23
6th 1710
2008 HAM
15
MOS
1
ASE
5
MPS
18
EDM
4
MTL
22*
CTR
5*
HAM2
12
BAR2
6
RIS
2*
KWA
19
7th 1813
Dodge BAR
12
MOS2
13
2009 Chevy ASE DEL MOS
3
ASE MPS EDM
2
SAS MOS2 CTR MTL
1*
BAR RIS KWA
16
20th 640
2010 DEL
2
MOS
1*
ASE
8
TOR
8
EDM
1*
MPS
6
SAS
2
CTR
3*
MOS2
2
MTL
18
BAR
5
RIS
13
KWA
15
2nd 2030
2011 MOS
7
ICAR
7
DEL
5*
MOS2
2*
TOR
19
MPS
8
SAS
9
CTR
16
MTL
6
BAR
9
RIS
6
KWA
3
3rd 1774
2012 MOS
1*
ICAR
2
MOS2
3
DEL
14
MPS
4
EDM
17
SAS
3*
CTR
3
MTL
1*
BAR
6*
RIS
2
KWA
3*
2nd 490
2013 MOS
27
DEL
2
MOS2
3
ICAR
4
MPS
19
SAS
7
ASE
3
CTR
13
RIS
16
MOS3
5
BAR
3
KWA
25
6th 411
2014 MOS
1*
ACD
8
ICAR
6
EIR
4
SAS
7
ASE
10
CTR
5
RIS
7
MOS2
1*
BAR
2
KWA
1
2nd 450

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

CASCAR

Castrol Super Series

Castrol Super Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2004 Fitzpatrick Motorsports 84 Chevy DEL
11
HAM
20
PET
21
MOS
25
HAM
9
TOR
18
PAC
12
RCS
8
MOS
6
PET
8
DEL
12
KWA
11
11th 1645
2005 DEL
5
ASE
24
MOS
3
BAR
14
TOR
13
RCS
4
MPS
8
MOS
10
PET
11
DEL
11
HAM
13
KWA
28
9th 1872
2006 BAR
3
MOS
7
BAR
1
MPS
3
EDM
14
CTR
2
MOS
3
MTL
8
HAM
8
ASE
4
KWA
9
1st 1868

Parts For Trucks Prostock Tour

Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour

Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2014 NOVA Racing 3 Ford SSW
-
PIR
-
RIS1
-
SSW2
-
PIR2
-
660
-
IWK
-
OBS
-
SSW3
-
PIR3
-
RIS3
1*
SSW4
-
35th 210

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c McNulty, Jean (February 14, 2012). "Canada's J.R. headed to NASCAR". Toronto Sun. Toronto, Ontario. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  2. ^ NASCAR.COM Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ TSN : AUTO RACING-NASCAR – Canada's Sports Leader
  4. ^ TSN : Daytona Truck race highlights – Canada's Sports Leader

External links

  • Official website
  • J.R. Fitzpatrick driver statistics at Racing-Reference
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