D.J. Kennington    17

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Owner Doug Kennington Sr.
Crew Chief Ted McAlister
Birthdate July 15, 1977
Hometown St. Thomas, Ont.
Twitter @DJKRacing

D.J. Kennington

No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge

Career Highlights

  • Won 2010 and 2012 NASCAR Pinty's Series championships
  • Won first NASCAR Pinty's Series race on July 1, 2007 at Barrie Speedway
  • Established a series record with five consecutive wins (6/16/12-7/25/12) which equaled modern era NASCAR touring series mark among currently sanctioned series.

NASCAR Pinty's Series Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2007 2 12 2 1 8 9
2008 3 13 0 0 9 11
2009 2 13 2 2 9 10
2010 1 13 5 5 9 11
2011 2 12 2 1 8 10
2012 1 12 7 1 11 11
2013 2 12 1 0 8 11
2014 3 11 0 0 5 9
2015 7 11 0 1 6 8
2016 6 11 0 0 3 10
TOTALS   120 19 11 76 100

WINS: 19 — Barrie (7/1/07), Barrie (9/8/07), Delaware (6/6/09), Kawartha (9/27/09), Delaware (6/5/10), St-Eustache (7/3/10), Saskatoon (8/4/10), Barrie (9/11/10), Antigonish (9/18/10), Bowmanville (6/26/11), Kawartha (9/24/11), Bowmanville-oval (6/16/12), Delaware (6/23/12), Vernon (7/14/12), Edmonton-airport (7/22/12), Saskatoon (7/25/12), Antigonish (9/15/12), Kawartha (9/22/12), Trois-Rivieres (8/11/13)

POLES: 11 — Cayuga (5/26/07), St-Eustache (7/12/09), Antigonish (9/20/09), Delaware (6/5/10), Vernon (7/31/10), Saskatoon (8/4/10), Bowmanville-oval (8/21/10), Kawartha (9/25/10), Saskatoon (7/27/11), Delaware (6/23/12), Antogonish (8/15/15)

Year-by-year Pinty's Series Recap

2015: Ranked seventh in the final standings behind eight top 10s in 11 races ... Third-place efforts at Chaudiere and Kawartha were his best on the season ... Won the pole at Riverside.  2014: Finished on the championship podium for the eighth season in a row ... Best finish of the season was third at both Riverside and Barrie.  2013: Finished second in season standings …  Has finished in the top three in points for seven straight seasons … Won on Aug. 11 at Trois-Rivieres; has scored a victory in five consecutive seasons ... Led series with 11 top-10 finishes.  2012: Won series championship … Won five consecutive races (6/16-7/25) to establish a series record and tied NASCAR touring series record among currently sanctioned series in modern era; shared with Ricky Craven (K&N Pro Series East - 1991), Herschel McGriff (K&N Pro Series West - 1972), Richie Evans (Whelen Modified Tour - 1985) and Mike Stefanik (Whelen Modified Tour - 1997) … Established series record for wins in a season (7) … Heads series all-time wins list (18) … Established series record for top fives in a season (11).  2011: Finished second to Scott Steckly in final point standings … Picked up first series road-course victory on June 26 at Canadian Tire (RC).  2010: Won series championship … Established career highs in wins (5) and poles (5) … Earned wins at Delaware (June 5), St-Eustache (7/3), Saskatoon (Aug. 4), Barrie (9/11) and Antigonish (9/18).  2009: Finished second in points to Andrew Ranger for the second time in three seasons … Collected third career win on June 6 at Delaware Speedway … Earned second win of season and fourth of career on Sept. 27 at Kawartha Speedway ... Had a stretch of four consecutive top fives from July 29 to Aug. 30 … Won Mopar Cup, a season-long competition amongst Dodge drivers.  2008: Finished third in the standings … Finished outside the top 10 just two times (Cayuga-1 and Antigonish) … Finished on the podium five times … Reeled off eight consecutive top fives from June 28-Aug. 17 … Established single-season series record with 11 top 10s … Along with Scott Steckly, established single-season series record with nine top-five finishes … Voted by fans as the series’ Most Popular Driver … Finished second in the Mopar Cup standings, a competition for the highest-finishing Dodge driver.  2007: Finished second, 103 behind Andrew Ranger in final driver standings … Won first NASCAR pole in Pinty's Series’ inaugural race on May 26 at Cayuga … Earned first win on July 1 at Barrie … Picked up second win on Sept. 8 at Barrie … Notched five straight top fives from June 17 through Aug. 4 … Won Mopar Cup, a season-long competition amongst Dodge drivers.

Noteworthy

Finished second in 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown … Has made 48 career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts and three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series appearances … Also has six top 10s in eight total NASCAR K&N Pro Series West events … Made CASCAR Super Series debut in 1993 at 16 years of age.