Patrick Emerling    07

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Owner Jennifer Emerling
Crew Chief Jan Leaty
Birthdate Sept. 19, 1992
Hometown Orchard Park, N.Y.
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Patrick Emerling

No. 07 Buffalo Auto Auction Chevrolet (Troyer)

Career Highlights

  • The 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie of the Year
  • Made NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut in the 2011 Thompson Icebreaker

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2011 13 16 0 0 1 6
2012 14 14 0 0 0 2
2013 21 11 0 0 1 2
2014 10 13 0 0 2 6
2015 5 15 0 2 2 9
2016 27 4 0 0 3 3
TOTALS   73 0 2 9 28

BEST RACE FINISH:  2nd - New Hampshire (9/26/15)

POLES: 2 - Stafford (8/7/15), Thompson (8/12/15)

Year-by-year Whelen Modified Tour Recap

2015: Recorded the first two poles of his career, and set a new personal bests with nine top 10s and a fifth place finish in the season standings ... Also turned in a career-best race finish when he crossed the line second at New Hampshire in September. 2014: Best season yet as he matched a career-high with six top 10s and record a personal best points finish of 10th ... Best finishes of the season were fifth at Waterford and the Stafford Fall Final.  2013: Ran 11 of 14 events and finished 21st in the standings ... Recorded a pair of top 10s, highlighted by a career-best-tying fifth place effort at New Hampshire in September.  2012: Ranked 14th in points in his second season ... Had two top 10s with a best result of seventh in the Thompson Icebreaker.  2011: Earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors on the strength of six top-10 finishes across 16 events, including a season-best fifth place effort in the combo race at Bristol … The season-long Coca-Cola Move of the Race Award winner.

Noteworthy

Started racing motocross at age seven … Moved to Karts at age 10 and first full-bodied experience came in SST Sportsman Modifieds when he turned 16 … Earned first SST win at Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex … Has competed in the Race of Champions Modified Tour and in the New Smyrna World Series.