Justin Kunz

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Justin Kunz
Born (1997-07-11) July 11, 1997 (age 22)
Appenweier, Germany
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Truck no., teamNo. 0 (Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing)
2018 position81st
Best finish81st (2018)
First race2018 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series career
Debut season2016
Current teamDexwet-df1 Racing
Car number99
EngineChevrolet
Starts11 (Elite 1), 45 (Elite 2)
Championships0
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish6th in 2017 (Elite 2)
Finished last season11th in Elite 1, 9th in Elite 2
Statistics current as of July 25, 2019.

Justin Kunz (born 11 July 1997 in Appenweier) is a German stock car racing driver that currently competes in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, driving for Dexwet-df1 Racing in the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro in the Elite 2 class. He previously competed in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing in 2018.

Racing career[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Kunz made his Truck Series debut in 2018, driving the No. 0 Chevrolet Silverado for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing at Mosport.[1][2] He started 30th and finished 26th, three laps down.

Whelen Euro Series[edit]

In 2016, Kunz began his racing career, driving the No. 44 Chevrolet for CAAL Racing, finishing 10th in the Elite 2 point standings. The following year, Kunz drove the No. 11 Chevrolet for PK Carsport. He finished the season in sixth in the standings with 1 Top 5 and 9 Top 10 finishes.

For the 2018 season, Kunz drove the No. 46 Chevrolet SS/Ford Mustang for Racing-Total, running double duty and competing in both the Elite 1 and the Elite 2 class.[3] He finished second behind race winner Ulysse Delsaux in the first Elite 2 race at Tours Speedway to score his first podium finish in the series.[4] He would finish the year with 1 podium and 7 Top 10 finishes to finish in ninth in the Elite 2 standings, while he would finish in eleventh in the Elite 1 standings despite not scoring any Top 10 finishes throughout the year.

In 2019, Kunz switched teams again as he moved to Dexwet-df1 Racing. Kunz will be driving solely in the Elite 2 class to partner Ellen Lohr in the No. 99 team.[5]

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.)

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
2018 JJC Racing 0 Chevy DAY ATL LVS MAR DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP
26
LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 81st 11

Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES Pts
2018 Racing Total 46 Chevy VAL
22
VAL
30
FRA
13
FRA
12
11th 339
Ford BRH
13^
BRH
14
TOU
13
TOU
DNS
HOC
14
HOC
15
ZOL
15
ZOL
21

Whelen Euro Series – Elite 2[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 2 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NWES Pts
2016 CAAL Racing 44 Chevy VAL
12
VAL
17
VEN
18
VEN
DNS
BRH
14
BRH
13
TOU
10
TOU
11
ADR
8
ADR
5
ZOL
20
ZOL
7
10th 491
2017 PK Carsport 11 Chevy VAL
7
VAL
6
BRH
14
BRH
12
VEN
9
VEN
9
HOC
6
HOC
14
FRA
9
FRA
9
ZOL
4
ZOL
10
6th 539
2018 Racing Total 46 Chevy VAL
13
VAL
28
FRA
8
FRA
7
9th 385
Ford BRH
28
BRH
11^
TOU
2
TOU
16
HOC
7
HOC
8
ZOL
20
ZOL
11
2019 Dexwet-df1 Racing 99 Chevy VAL
22
VAL
9
FRA
4
FRA
7
BRH
8
BRH
14
MOS
5
MOS
10
VEN
11
HOC
DNS
HOC
21
ZOL
ZOL
10th* 288*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiegold, Andre (August 16, 2018). "German driver Justin Kunz geared up for NASCAR Truck debut". Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Justin Kunz to drive entry for Cobb in Canada". August 14, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-10-18. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Alon Day and Guillaume Dumarey strike first in Practice". October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ulysse Delsaux Goes to Victory Lane in Front of His Home Crowd". euronascar.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Dexwet-DF1 Racing Reveals NASCAR Euro Lineup". speedsport.com. Speed Sport. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.