Cars & Drivers

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ARIC ALMIROLA

  • Hometown:TAMPA, FL
  • Birthdate:March 14
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2012
ARIC ALMIROLA Driver Car
SPEEDING TO VICTORY

ALMIROLA WON HIS 1ST MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE IN 2014 AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

DID YOU KNOW

ALMIROLA BEGAN RACING GO-KARTS AT JUST 8 YEARS OLD!

IN SCHOOL, MATH WAS HIS FAVORITE SUBJECT

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RYAN BLANEY

  • Hometown:Hartford, OH
  • Birthdate:December 31
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2012
RYAN BLANEY Driver Car
THE FAMILY BUSINESS!

A 3RD GENERATION RACE CAR DRIVER. HIS DAD IS FORMER MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER, DAVE BLANEY

NOT JUST AN ATHLETE

HE'S A HUGE STAR WARS FAN TOO!

IMPRESSIVE START!

BLANEY WON HIS FIRST RACE AT 9 YEARS-OLD

CLINT BOWYER Driver Photo CLINT BOWYER Driver Number

CLINT BOWYER

  • Hometown:EMPORIA, KS
  • Birthdate:May 30
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2004
CLINT BOWYER Driver Car
EARLY START!

BEGAN RACING AT THE AGE OF FIVE IN MOTOCROSS!

HUGE FAN OF THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS BASEBALL TEAM

VICTORY LANE!

WON THE 2008 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

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CHRIS BUESCHER

  • Hometown:PROSPER, TX
  • Birthdate:October 29
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2011
CHRIS BUESCHER Driver Car
GOOD START!

WON HIS FIRST MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES VICTORY AT POCONO DURING HIS ROOKIE SEASON

WHAT A FAMILY TREE!

COUSIN OF 2012 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES CHAMPION JAMES BUESCHER

IN 2008, HE STARTED HIS RACING CAREER DRIVING LEGENDS CARS IN NORTH CAROLINA

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KYLE BUSCH

  • Hometown:LAS VEGAS, NV
  • Birthdate:May 2
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2005
KYLE BUSCH Driver Car
VICTORY LANE!

2015 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPION

WHAT A FAMILY TREE!

HE'S THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF NASCAR DRIVER KURT BUSCH

FUNNY STUFF!

HAS 2 NICKNAMES: SHRUB & ROWDY

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WILLIAM BYRON

  • Hometown:CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Birthdate:November 29
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2015
WILLIAM BYRON Driver Car
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

BYRON STARTED HIS CAREER RACING ONLINE BEFORE MOVING TO LEGEND CARS ON THE TRACK

WAY TO GO!

2015 NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST CHAMPION

IN SCHOOL, MATH IS HIS FAVORITE SUBJECT

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COLE CUSTER

  • Hometown:LADERA RANCH, CA
  • Birthdate:January 23
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2014
COLE CUSTER Driver Car
MAKING HISTORY!

BECAME THE YOUNGEST DRIVER TO WIN A NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES RACE IN 2013

NICE START!

HAS WON 5 POLE POSITIONS SINCE STARTING IN THE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES IN 2014

FAVORITE MUSIC TO LISTEN TO IS COUNTRY AND CLASSIC ROCK

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AUSTIN DILLON

  • Hometown:WELCOME, NC
  • Birthdate:April 27
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2013
AUSTIN DILLON Driver Car
WHAT A FAMILY TREE!

HIS BROTHER IS MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER TY DILLON, HIS FATHER IS FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER MIKE DILLON, AND HIS GRANDDAD IS HALL OF FAME MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR SERIES CUP & XFINITY SERIES CAR OWNER RICHARD CHILDRESS

GOOD SPORT!

DILLON WAS IN THE 2002 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

VICTORY LANE!

2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion and 2013 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion

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TY DILLON

  • Hometown:WELCOME, NC
  • Birthdate:February 27
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2011
TY DILLON Driver Car
WHAT A FAMILY TREE!

NOT ONLY IS HIS BROTHER AUSTIN DILLON, HIS GRANDDAD IS HALL OF FAME MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR SERIES CUP & XFINITY SERIES CAR OWNER, RICHARD CHILDRESS

GREAT START!

THE 2012 CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES' ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

DILLON STARTED HIS CAREER RACING BANDOLERO MINICARS

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DALE EARNHARDT JR.

  • Hometown:KANNAPOLIS, NC
  • Birthdate:October 10
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2000
DALE EARNHARDT JR. Driver Car

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL IN JR.'S BACKYARD WHERE THERE IS A TREEHOUSE AND A PAINTBALL COURSE

THE FAMILY BUSINESS!

JR. IS A 3RD GENERATION RACE CAR DRIVER

AND THE FANS GO WILD FOR JR.!

WON NASCAR'S MOST POPULAR DRIVER 14 TIMES IN A ROW!

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CHASE ELLIOTT

  • Hometown:DAWSONVILLE, GA
  • Birthdate:November 28
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2015
CHASE ELLIOTT Driver Car

WHEN HE'S NOT ON THE TRACK, ELLIOTT ENJOYS SNOWBOARDING, WAKEBOARDING, AND FLYING HIS OWN PLANE & HELICOPTER

DID YOU KNOW

HIS DAD IS 1988 NASCAR CHAMPION BILL ELLIOTT

HE'S AN ATHLETE

BUT ALSO A FAN….OF THE ATLANTA BRAVES!

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Denny Hamlin

  • Hometown:TAMPA, FL
  • Birthdate:November 18
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2004
Denny Hamlin Driver Car
IMPRESSIVE!

HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE PLAYOFFS EACH YEAR HE'S BEEN RACING IN THE MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

GOOD START!

WON THE 2016 DAYTONA 500 AND LED FOR A RACE-HIGH 95 LAPS

WAY TO GO!

26 CAREER MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES VICTORIES

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KEVIN HARVICK

  • Hometown:BAKERSFIELD, CA
  • Birthdate:December 8
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2001
KEVIN HARVICK Driver Car
VICTORY LANE!

WON THE 2014 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

WAY TO GO!

OWNS A BUSINESS THAT REPRESENTS COUNTRY MUSIC STARS, PGA TOUR PLAYERS, UFC FIGHTERS AND MORE

MAKING HISTORY!

FIRST DRIVER TO EARN MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR TITLE AND CLAIM THE XFINITY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE SAME YEAR

Daniel Hemric Driver Photo Daniel Hemric Driver Number

Daniel Hemric

  • Hometown:KANNAPOLIS, NC
  • Birthdate:January 26
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2013
Daniel Hemric Driver Car
VERY IMPRESSIVE!

FINISHED IN THE TOP-TEN 30 TIMES FROM 2013 TO 2016

NICE START!

BEGAN RACING AT THE AGE OF FIVE!

THE X-FILES!

FAVORITE TV CHARACTER IS FOX MULDER FROM THE TV SHOW, THE X-FILES

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John Hunter Nemechek

  • Hometown:MOORESVILLE, NC
  • Birthdate:June 11
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2013
John Hunter Nemechek Driver Car
FAMILY TIES!

SON OF NASCAR DRIVER JOE NEMECHEK AND NAMED AFTER HIS UNCLE AND NASCAR DRIVER, JOHN NEMECHEK

NAMED THE 2015 MOST POPULAR DRIVER FOR THE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

MADE HIS NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES DEBUT IN 2013

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JIMMIE JOHNSON

  • Hometown:EL CAJON, CA
  • Birthdate:September 17
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2002
JIMMIE JOHNSON Driver Car
AN EARLY START!

LEARNED TO RIDE A MOTOCROSS BIKE AT JUST 4 YEARS-OLD

Another One!

Won 7 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championships

FAST TRACKER!

HAS 20+ TOP TEN FINISHES EVERY YEAR SINCE 2002 - NO OTHER DRIVER CAN SAY THAT!

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ERIK JONES

  • Hometown:BYRON, MI
  • Birthdate:May 30
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2013
ERIK JONES Driver Car
AN EARLY START!

WAS ONLY 7 YEARS-OLD WHEN HE BEGAN RACING QUARTER MIDGETS

IN VICTORY LANE!

2015 CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES CHAMPION

GREAT BEGINNINGS!

2015 CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR & 2016 XFINITY SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

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KASEY KAHNE

  • Hometown:ENUMCLAW, WA
  • Birthdate:April 10
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2002
KASEY KAHNE Driver Car
WAY TO GO!

WON THE 2008 ALL-STAR RACE AFTER BEING VOTED IN BY THE FANS

HIS RACING CAREER STARTED IN 1997

WHEN HE WAS 17 YEARS-OLD

IMPRESSIVE!

KAHNE HAS OVER 150 TOP-TEN FINISHES IN THE MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

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BRAD KESELOWSKI

  • Hometown:ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
  • Birthdate:February 12
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2004
BRAD KESELOWSKI Driver Car
VICTORY LANE!

2010 XFINITY SERIES CHAMPION AND 2012 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPION

FORMED HIS OWN RACE TEAM IN 2007

THREE YEARS AFTER HIS ROOKIE SEASON

FAMILY TIME!

HAS A DAUGHTER, SCARLETT

KYLE LARSON Driver Photo KYLE LARSON Driver Number

KYLE LARSON

  • Hometown:ELK GROVE, CA
  • Birthdate:July 31
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2012
KYLE LARSON Driver Car
AN EARLY START!

AT 7 YEARS-OLD HE STARTED RACING GO-KARTS

WAY TO GO!

2014 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

FAMILY TIME!

HAS A SON, OWEN MIYATA LARSON

JOEY LOGANO Driver Photo JOEY LOGANO Driver Number

JOEY LOGANO

  • Hometown:MIDDLETOWN, CT
  • Birthdate:May 24
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2008
JOEY LOGANO Driver Car
AN EARLY START!

WAS ONLY 6 YEARS-OLD WHEN HE BEGAN RACING

RECORD HOLDER!

IN 2009, BECAME THE YOUNGEST RACE WINNER IN MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES HISTORY AT AGE 19 YEARS AND 35 DAYS OLD!

BEAT THAT!

DURING THE 2016 SEASON, LOGANO FINISHED IN THE TOP FIVE 16 TIMES!

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DANICA PATRICK

  • Hometown:ROSCOE, IL
  • Birthdate:March 25
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2010
DANICA PATRICK Driver Car
GIRL POWER!

IN 2013 BECAME FIRST WOMAN TO START A MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

A GOOD PLACE TO START!

PATRICK BEGAN HER CAREER RACING GO-KARTS

PET FRIENDLY!

HAS 2 DOGS NAMED DALLAS & ELLA

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Brennan Poole

  • Hometown:THE WOODLANDS, TX
  • Birthdate:April 11
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2015
Brennan Poole Driver Car
NICE START!

IN HIS FIRST XFINITY SERIES RACE HE FINISED IN THE TOP-10

NICKNAMED "THE BULL" AFTER CHARGING FROM THE REAR OF THE FIELD ON SEVERAL RACE VICTORIES

FAVORITE FOOD IS TEX-MEX!

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RICKY STENHOUSE JR.

  • Hometown:OLIVE BRANCH, MS
  • Birthdate:October 2
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2009
RICKY STENHOUSE JR. Driver Car
BACK TO BACK!

2X NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHAMPION (2011 & 2012)

NOT JUST AN ATHLETE

BUT A HUGE OLE MISS REBELS FOOTBALL FAN!

WHAT A START!

2010 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

DANIEL SUÁREZ Driver Photo

DANIEL SUÁREZ

  • Hometown:MONTERREY, MX
  • Birthdate:January 7
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2014
DANIEL SUÁREZ Driver Car
GREAT START!

WON THE 2015 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD IN THE NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

A GOOD PLACE TO START!

SUÁREZ BEGAN HIS CAREER IN 2002 RACING GO-KARTS

WAY TO GO!

WON THE NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2016

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MATT TIFFT

  • Hometown:HINCKLEY, OH
  • Birthdate:June 26
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2014
MATT TIFFT Driver Car

IN 2007, HE STARTED HIS RACING CAREER DRIVING GO-KARTS IN OHIO

RUN FOREST RUN!

FAVORITE MOVIE IS FORREST GUMP

WAY TO GO!

IN HIS CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES DEBUT HE FINISHED 8TH

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DARRELL WALLACE JR.

  • Hometown:MOBILE, AL
  • Birthdate:October 8
  • NASCAR Rookie Year:2012
DARRELL WALLACE JR. Driver Car
MAKING HISTORY!

BECAME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO WIN A NATIONAL TOURING NASCAR RACE SINCE 1963 WITH WIN AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY IN 2013

GOES BY HIS NICKNAME:

BUBBA

GREAT START!

THE 2010 K&N PRO SERIES EAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR