Brian Simo

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Brian Simo
Born (1959-10-01) October 1, 1959 (age 60)
Highland Park, Illinois
Achievements2000 Trans-Am Series champion
NASCAR Cup Series career
7 races run over 6 years
2011 position49th
Best finish49th (2011)
First race2000 Save Mart/Kragen 350 (Sonoma)
Last race2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
6 races run over 4 years
2008 position82nd
Best finish82nd (2008)
First race1997 Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen)
Last race2008 Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of December 2, 2011.

Brian Simo (born October 1, 1959) is a race car driver from Carlsbad, California, USA. On the NASCAR circuits, he is a road course ringer who races selected road course races.[1] He drove the No. 33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing at Infineon Raceway in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2005, recording a top ten finish.[1] He is a veteran of Trans-Am racing and he also created the No Fear clothing line.

Racing career[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Simo attempted his first NASCAR Cup Series races in 2000 with Donlavey Racing. He raced the #90 Ford to a 36th-place finish and failed to qualify the #90 car at Watkins Glen. For the 2001 season, Simo again returned to run the road courses for Donlavey Racing. He earned a 15th place starting spot at Infineon, and finished 42nd after transmission failure. At Watkins Glen, Simo qualified 42nd and ended up finishing the race in 37th after a crash. Simo did not return to the Sprint Cup Series until 2005 when he raced the #33 Chevrolet at Infineon. He started the race in 22nd and worked his way up to 10th place to finish the race with his first top ten. In 2006, Simo was selected to run the road course events for Front Row Motorsports. He was unable to qualify the #61 Chevrolet at Infineon, however he did qualify the #34 Chevrolet for Watkins Glen. His race at Watkins Glen ended early with a crash and he finished in the 41st position. For 2007, Simo attempted both road courses for Front Row Motorsports in the #37 Dodge, however he was unable to qualify. In the 2008 season, Simo again drove for FRM in the #34 Ford at Infineon, finishing 43rd.[1]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Simo's first start in the Nationwide would come in the #03 Chevrolet. He started the race in the 20th position, but had a driveshaft failure after eight laps and ended the race in the 40th position. In 2008, he failed to qualify for the Gumout Long Life Formula 200. Simo returned to the series in 2006 with Frank Cicci Racing and raced the #34 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen to a 22nd-place finish. In 2007, he returned to race for Frank Cicci Racing in the #34 Chevrolet at Mexico City. Simo started the race in 39th and provided another 22nd-place finish for Frank Cicci Racing. For the 2008 season, Simo has been selected to run the road courses for Front Row Motorsports. His first start came at Mexico City in the #24 Chevrolet and he finished the race in the 28th position. He competed at two more road courses, finishing 30th at Montreal and 20th at Watkins Glen.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1990 Road Atlanta Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Showroom Stock GT 24 23 Retired
1991 Road Atlanta Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Showroom Stock GT 30 12 Retired

NASCAR[edit]

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

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint 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 NSCC Pts
2000 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON
36
DAY NHA POC IND GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL 66th 55
2001 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON
42
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
37
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MAR TAL PHO CAR HOM ATL NHA 61st 89
2005 Richard Childress Racing 33 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON
10
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 65th 134
2006 Front Row Motorsports 61 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
DAY CHI NHA POC IND 71st 40
34 GLN
41
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2007 37 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2008 34 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
43
NHA DAY CHI IND POC 71st 34
Chevy GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2009 Tommy Baldwin Racing 36 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2010 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON
DNQ
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2011 Whitney Motorsports 81 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT KAN POC MCH SON
33
DAY KEN NHA IND POC 49th 11
46 GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2012 Inception Motorsports 30 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
DNQ
KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV TAL CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM NA -

Nationwide Series[edit]

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
1997 Reg Laporte 03 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN
40
MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM 123rd 0
1998 DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA
DNQ
NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM NA -
2006 Frank Cicci Racing 34 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN
22
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 113th 97
2007 DAY CAL MXC
22
LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 128th 97
2008 Front Row Motorsports 24 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC
28
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV
30
GLN
20
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 82nd 262
2011 R3 Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN
DNQ
CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM NA -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "NASCAR results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 27 March 2010.

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