Drew Herring

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Drew Herring
Born (1987-05-05) May 5, 1987 (age 32)
Benson, North Carolina
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
Car no., teamNo. 96 (Gaunt Brothers Racing)
First race2019 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
22 races run over 6 years
2017 position52nd
Best finish34th (2016)
First race2010 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Last race2017 DC Solar 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 2
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2012 position88th
Best finish88th (2012)
First race2012 American Ethanol 200 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 12, 2019.

Drew Herring (born May 5, 1987) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 96 Toyota Camry for Gaunt Brothers Racing. He also serves as a Toyota Racing Development test driver.

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Herring launched into his career in 2006 when he captured the Late Model Championship at South Boston Speedway with nine wins in 17 starts. In the next year, he collected his second Late Model championship at Southern National Raceway Park with seven wins and 21 top-five finishes in 29 races.[1][2]

In 2008, he participated in the USAR Pro Cup Series where he scored Rookie of the Year honors, with two top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 14 starts. Herring continue in the USAR Pro Cup Series in 2009 as he earned his first series win at South Georgia Motorsports Park. He closed the season with seven top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes in 14 starts, finishing third in the USAR Pro Cup Series Championship and fifth in the regular season points standings. Also, Herring participated in two ARCA Racing Series races to his schedule for RBR Enterprises and posted top-20 finishes in both of his series starts.[2][3]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

In 2012, he made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Iowa Speedway in September, and finished seventh.[4]

Xfinity Series[edit]

In 2010, Herring made his debut in the Nationwide Series at Iowa Speedway for Baker-Curb Racing, and finished 15th; posting two top-20 finishes in four series starts for the team. The next year, Herring joined Joe Gibbs Racing for four races (two Iowa races, Nashville, and IRP). He collected two top-10 finishes and led 39 laps. His 7th place in Nashville, was his best result. In 2012 he picked up his first career top 5 finish in the Nationwide Series, at Kentucky Speedway in September, finishing fourth.

For the 2013 season, Herring ran six races for JGR, posting two sixth-place finishes and had only one DNF due to a crash at Bristol Motor Speedway.[5] After taking 2014 off, he qualified as a stand-in for JGR twice in 2015, but did not run a single race.[6]

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series[edit]

Herring since 2015 has been a Toyota Racing Development test driver and often tests experimental setups for NASCAR Cup Series cars.[7]

In November 2019, Herring joined Gaunt Brothers Racing for his Cup debut in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead–Miami Speedway, driving the No. 96 with a special paint scheme celebrating TRD's 40th anniversary.[8]

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.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Monster Energy NASCAR 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 MENCC Pts Ref
2019 Gaunt Brothers Racing 96 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM
-* -* [9]

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 34 35 NXSC Pts
2010 Baker Curb Racing 27 Ford DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW
15
GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
CGV ATL RCH DOV
32
KAN
28
CAL CLT GTY
17
TEX PHO HOM 79th 376
2011 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW
12
CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA IRP
8
IOW
11
GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 35th 139
18 NSH
7
2012 Kyle Busch Motorsports 54 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW
QL
CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI 67th 41
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 KEN
4
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2013 54 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW
11
MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW
6
GLN MOH KEN
6
DOV KAN CLT TEX 36th 175
18 BRI
36
ATL RCH CHI
20 PHO
16
HOM
15
2015 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW
QL
CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND -* -*
54 IOW
QL
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN
QL
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2016 JGL Racing 24 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV
14
CLT
18
POC MCH IOW
29
DAY KEN NHA IND 34th 111
28 IOW
12
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota DOV
21
CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2017 JGL Racing 24 Toyota DAY ATL LVS
19
PHO
20
CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 52nd 35
– Qualified for Kyle Busch . – Qualified for Erik Jones.

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 NCWTC Pts
2012 Kyle Busch Motorsports 18 Toyota DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW
7
KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 88th 01

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts Ref
2009 RBR Enterprises 22 Chevy DAY SLM CAR
16
TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN 56th 540 [10]
92 CAR
18
2018 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 Toyota DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL CLT POC MCH MAD GTW CHI IOW ELK POC ISF BLN DSF SLM IRP KAN
8*
75th 205 [11]


* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drew Herring". Joe Gibbs Racing. 1987-05-05. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  2. ^ a b "The official website of Kyle Busch Motorsports - Drivers". Kylebuschmotorsports.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  3. ^ "Drew Herring 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  4. ^ "Drew Herring 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  5. ^ "Drew Herring 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  6. ^ "Drew Herring 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  7. ^ "Cup teams testing at Kansas Speedway". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  8. ^ "40 Years of TRD Concludes with TRD Test Driver Behind The Wheel". Gaunt Brothers Racing. November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "Drew Herring – 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Driver Drew Herring 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Driver Drew Herring 2018 ARCA Racing Series results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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