Dexter Stacey

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Dexter Stacey
Dexter Stacey Road America 2013.jpg
Stacey at Road America, 2013
Born (1992-11-09) November 9, 1992 (age 27)
Kahnawake, Quebec
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
25 races run over 3 years
2016 position81st
Best finish30th (2013)
First race2012 Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race2016 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
2015 position56th
Best finish56th (2015)
First race2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 (Texas)
Last race2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
43 races run over 5 years
2013 position57th
Best finish10th (2010, 2011)
First race2009 Tufoil 250 (Saint-Eustache)
Last race2013 JuliaWine.com 100 (Trois-Rivieres)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of November 5, 2016.

Dexter Stacey (born November 9, 1992) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver. He became the youngest driver to ever race in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at the age of 16 in 2009. He last competed part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 70 Chevrolet Camaro for Derrike Cope Racing.

Early life[edit]

Stacey was born in Kanhawake, Quebec in Canada on November 9, 1992.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Stacey began racing in go karts at the age of 4. He then moved up to race in dirt modifieds at age 8 running well in several races. He also competed in various ice racing events in his early teens winning a few races throughout his 5-year span in that discipline.

NASCAR[edit]

Canadian Tire Series[edit]

Stacey made his NASCAR debut on May 23, 2009 in the season opening NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at Saint-Eustache at 16, becoming the youngest driver to race in the series and the youngest drive to race in NASCAR until his mark was eclipsed in 2011 when NASCAR lowered the age limit to 15. He contended for Rookie of the Year honors against Joey Hanssen, finishing second in the rookie points. Stacey found very little success in his first year with his underfunded WJS Motorsports team, with no top 10s and finishing 14th in the points.

In 2010, Stacey returned to the Canadian Tire series with sponsorship from Bully's Truck Stop. Stacey was fairly better that year than last year, finishing in the top 10 in points in 10th despite not having any top 10s once again.

In 2011, Stacey would have a career season in the Canadian Tire series. Stacey earned his first career top 10 in the fourth race of the season in Mosport, finishing 7th. Stacey went on to score 4 more solid top 15 finishes and despite still not leading a lap, he finished 10th in the points for the second year in row.

In 2012, Stacey made an attempt to run the full schedule in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series, but he and his team had a severe amount of financial issues that year. He and the team was only able to manage enough sponsorship to run 5 of the 12 races that year. However, in his next to last run of the season, Stacey earned a career best 5th-place finish at Barrie Speedway in Ontario, his first and only career top 5 finish. Other than that, it was a dismal season for Stacey and WJS Motorsports as they finished 30th in the points.

Xfinity Series[edit]

Stacey's No. 92 Nationwide car in 2013

During his part-time Canadian Tire series season, Stacey made his part-time leap into the Nationwide Series in 2012 as well. Stacey made his Nationwide debut at Watkins Glen dropping out during the race after 25 laps for a handling issue and finishing 32nd. He then made his 2nd start as his home event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at Montreal, Quebec, but crashed twice and dropped out, finishing 35th. Stacey ran five more races in 2012 that year running with Go Green Racing with a best finish of 24th at Chicagoland. Stacey had a hard time his first 7 career Nationwide series races in 2012 with 3 DNF's and was well off the pace as well. He finished his first part-time season in the Nationwide Series 48th in points.

In January 2013, Stacey announced that he went for 2013 NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors in the Nationwide Series in 2013 after forming KH Motorsports.[1][2] He drove the No. 92 Ford for the season with sponsorship from Maddie's Place in hopes of running the full season. Unfortunately, two bad things happened during the season. First, at Richmond, he suffered a concussion after a hard crash in turn 1 early in the race and had to miss the next race at Talladega. He also had a similar accident at Michigan and had to have relief from Tim Andrews at Road America. Then, his team started running low on funding and Maddie's Place left the team for a short period of time, forcing Stacey to start skipping races. He did attempt to qualify for Mid-Ohio with the No. 46 team for The Motorsports Group, but failed to qualify. Maddie's Place eventually returned to the No. 92 team late in the year and attempted the final 4 races, only to qualify for Texas and Homestead and missing Charlotte and Phoenix. Overall, Stacey had no top 20 finishes and DNQ'd 5 times with a best finish of 21st in the Iowa Spring race and finished the season 30th in points.

In November 2016, Stacey announced that he would return to the series, now known as the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 70 for Derrike Cope Racing in the last three races of the season.

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

After not running a national series race in 2014, Stacey made his Camping World Truck Series debut in the WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, driving the No. 50 Chevrolet Silverado for MAKE Motorsports.[3]

In October 2016, Stacey replaced Travis Kvapil in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville in the middle of race and finished 27th. However, since Kvapil started the race, he is officially credited with the 27th-place finish.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity 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 NXSC Pts
2012 R3 Motorsports 23 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN
32
CGV
35
BRI ATL 48th 90
Go Green Racing 39 Ford RCH
27
CHI
24
KEN DOV CLT KAN
27
TEX PHO
30
HOM
43
2013 KH Motorsports 92 Ford DAY
DNQ
PHO
24
LVS
23
BRI
26
CAL
26
TEX
23
RCH
38
TAL DAR
30
CLT
27
DOV
25
IOW
21
MCH
39
ROA
25
KEN
DNQ
DAY
38
NHA
26
CHI
29
IND IOW GLN CLT
DNQ
TEX
39
PHO
DNQ
HOM
27
30th 257
The Motorsports Group 46 Chevy MOH
DNQ
BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN
2016 Derrike Cope Racing 70 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX
37
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
81st 4

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

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 NCWTC Pts
2015 MAKE Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX
29
PHO 56th 35
1 HOM
24
2016 50 DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
RL
TEX PHO HOM N/A 01
– Relieved Travis Kvapil

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://kahnawakenews.com/dexter-stacey-kh-motorsports-set-for-nascar-nationwide-series-p1979-1.htm
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Motor Speedway Entry List". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved November 4, 2015.

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