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Kenzie Ruston

Sponsor Ben Kennedy Racing
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Owner Ben Kennedy
Crewchief Mike Fritts
Birthdate Oct. 12, 1991
Hometown El Reno, Okla.
Occupation Race car driver

Career Highlights

  • Made NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2013.
  • Her runner-up finish at Iowa Speedway in 2014 is the best finish for a female driver in series history.
  • Finished 2013 ranked sixth in the final standings, the highest mark for a female in series history.
  • Is a NASCAR Next driver.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2013 6 14 0 0 4 6
2014 7 14 0 0 3 7
TOTALS   28 0 0 7 13

BEST RACE FINISH: 2nd - Iowa (8/1/14) 

Year-by-year K&N Pro Series East Recap

2013: Recorded four top fives and six top 10s to finish as the runner-up for Sunoco Rookie of the Year and sixth in the overall standings ... Became the highest-ranking female points finisher in series history ... Her third-place finish at Greenville in April was also the best race result by a female driver in series history.


Started racing in 2006 at age 14 in Bandoleros and finished second in points at Texas Motor Speedway  in both 2006 and `07 … Was the Bandoleros Nationals champ at TMS, Oklahoma state champ and fourth in national points in 2007 … Moved up to Legends in 2008 and finished second in season points at TMS along with top-10 placements at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Summer Shootout and the Young Lions Nationals … Earned seven championships in 2009, including the Winter Series, Summer Stampede and overall series title at TMS, where she was also named the track’s Driver of the Year … Became the first female to win the National Legends Championship in 2009 … Transitioned to Super Late Models in 2010 and competed in PASS South … In 2011 she became the first female to earn a CRA pole and win a feature at Lucas Oil Raceway, as well as the youngest female to lead laps and finish in the top 10 in an ARCA event … In 2012 she finished second in the ARCA/CRA Super Series standings and was voted the National Short Track Most Popular Driver.