Michel Disdier

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Michel Disdier
Born (1974-02-10) 10 February 1974 (age 45)
Nice, France
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 3 years
2018 position71st
Best finish49th (2016)
First race2014 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last race2018 Stratosphere 200 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2007 position52nd
Best finish52nd (2007)
First race2007 NAPA Autopro 100 (Montreal)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of 2 January 2019.

Michel Disdier (born 10 February 1974) is a French professional racing driver. He has raced motorcycles in Europe and stock cars in Canada and the United States, running in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Racing career[edit]

Disdier first raced motorcycles in Europe, winning the French Moto-Cross Endurance 125cc Championship at age 16. In 1993, he won the Formula Ford B French title, and six years later, the Formula France Championship.[1] After becoming an exchange student to the United States, with his host family living in North Carolina, a popular NASCAR state, Disdier became interested in stock car racing, and made his debut in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2007[2] in the NAPA Autopro 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for Trident Racing, finishing 29th.(engine failure after the first lap) [3] In 2008, Disdier joined Bowsher Motorsports to run in the ARCA Re/MAX Series, finishing 13th in his first race at Salem Speedway.[4] The following year, Disdier was entered for ten races with Bowsher[5] in the No. 21 Ford, running two in 2008[6] and the remaining eight in 2009.[7] Disdier returned to ARCA in 2013 with Cunningham Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway,[8] finishing 11th,[9] a career-high.[2]

In January 2014, Disdier was allowed by NASCAR to race on superspeedways,[2] and tested in the Camping World Truck Series' Preseason Thunder at Daytona in the No. 07 of SS-Green Light Racing, splitting the truck with Jimmy Weller III and Todd Peck.[10] He was later signed by the team to race in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250[11] with SS-Green Light owner Bobby Dotter serving as spotter,[2] making Disdier the first Frenchman to race in NASCAR since the 1970s.[5] After starting 33rd, Disdier finished 24th,17 laps behind race winner Kyle Busch.[12] He returned to the team in 2016 for the Daytona race and avoided wrecks to finish 11th.[13] He later joined Young's Motorsports in 2018 for a race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,[14] in which he finished 19th.

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
2014 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY
24
MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 77th 20
2016 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY
11
ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 49th 22
2018 Young's Motorsports 20 Chevy DAY ATL LVS
19
MAR DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 71st 18

Canadian Tire Series[edit]

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2007 Richard Durivage Jr 46 Chevy HAM MSP BAR MPS EDM CGV
29
MSP CTR HAM BAR RIS KWA 52nd 76

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

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
2008 Bowsher Motorsports 21 Ford DAY SLM
13
IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL
19
POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL 77th 300
2009 DAY SLM CAR TAL KEN
16
TOL
19
POC MCH
18
MFD
19
IOW KEN
19
BLN
16
POC ISF CHI TOL
15
DSF NJE SLM KAN CAR
25
28th 1355
2013 Cunningham Motorsports 22 Dodge DAY
11
MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH ROA WIN CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD DSF IOW SLM KEN KAN 106th 175

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Drivers Fly in for Testing". Motorsport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Ehrhardt, Rainier (5 February 2014). "Michel Disdier to realize lifelong NASCAR dream at Daytona". Motorsport. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  3. ^ "2007 NAPA Autopro 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  4. ^ "2008 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 by Federated Auto Parts". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b Cooper, Michael (30 June 2009). "Bowsher boosts French driver toward NASCAR". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  6. ^ "2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  7. ^ "2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Result". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  8. ^ Franck, Lewis (15 February 2013). "Budding NASCAR racer Michel Disdier is no 'Talladega Nights' ' Jean Girard". Autoweek. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  9. ^ "2013 Lucas Oil 200 Presented by MAVTV". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  10. ^ "PRESEASON THUNDER NASCAR TRUCK SERIES SPEEDS". NASCAR. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  11. ^ "MICHEL DISDIER TO TAKE WHEEL FOR DAYTONA TRUCK RACE". NASCAR. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  12. ^ "2014 NextEra Energy Resources 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  13. ^ Rolland, Emmanuel (22 January 2016). "Michel Disdier de retour en NASCAR Camping Truck Series à Daytona" (in French). Motorsport.com. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  14. ^ Eggert, Seth. "Up to Speed: Stratosphere 200". Motorsports Tribune. Retrieved 7 March 2019.

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