Ryan Preece    16

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Ryan Preece
16

Sponsor East West Marine/Diversified Metals
Manufacturer Ford
Owner Eric Sanderson
Crewchief Sly Szaban
Birthdate Oct. 25, 1990
Hometown Berlin, Conn.
Occupation ---

Career Highlights

  • Became the youngest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion in tour history in 2013
  • In 2008 he became the youngest driver in Whelen Modified Tour history to earn a pole

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2007 19 14 0 0 0 3
2008 10 16 1 2 4 7
2009 2 13 2 2 10 11
2010 6 14 0 0 6 8
2011 22 10 0 2 4 5
2012 2 14 2 6 8 10
2013 1 14 4 0 10 10
2014 9 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS   96 9 12 42 55

WINS:  9 – Martinsville (9/20/08), Riverhead (8/1/09), Stafford (8/7/09), Monadnock (5/12/12), Riverhead (9/15/12), Stafford (6/14/13), Waterford (6/22/13), Riverhead (6/29/13), Riverhead (9/14/13)

POLES:  12 – Stafford (4/27/08), Martinsville (9/20/08), Riverhead (8/1/09), New Hampshire (9/19/09), Thompson (9/11/11), Thompson (10/16/11), Thompson (4/15/12), Stafford (4/29/12), Monadnock (5/12/12), Stafford (8/3/12), Thompson (9/9/12), Riverhead (9/15/12)

Year-by-year Whelen Modified Tour Recap

2013: Captured his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title on the strength of four wins and 10 top-five finishes ... At 22 years, 11 months and 25 days old, he became the youngest champion in tour history ... Earned wins at Stafford in June, Waterford and both events at Riverhead.  2012: Finished as the championship runner-up for the second time in his career, 11 points behind Doug Coby ... Won both quarter-mile track races, Monadnock and Riverhead, from the pole ... Had 10 total top-10 finishes ... Led the tour with a career-high six poles to take the season Coors Light Pole Award ... Led more than double the laps of any driver, 687, and led laps in nine of 14 races.  2011: Drove for four different teams and competed in 10 of 16 events ... Recorded five top 10s and finished 22nd in points ... Best finish was a runner-up effort in the Stafford Fall Final ... Earned poles in the last two Thompson events.  2010: Earned eight top 10s in 14 outings and finished sixth in the standings ... Was a three-time race runner-up.  2009: Was the championship runner-up on the strength of a tour-high 10 top-five finishes … Recorded back-to-back wins at Riverhead and Stafford with poles at Riverhead and the September New Hampshire race.  2008: Registered four top fives and seven top 10s in 16 starts and finished 10th in points … Earned the Stafford Spring Sizzler pole … The pole and race winner in the Made In America Whelen 300 at Martinsville.  2007: Made 14 starts and finished 19th in the season standings during his rookie season.

Noteworthy

Is a member of NASCAR Next … Named to the “NASCAR Drivers 25 and Under to Watch” list by FoxSports.com in 2013 … Made NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 2013 at New Hampshire … Has a win, three poles and four top-five finishes in six career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts … Won the NWSMT race at Bowman Gray Stadium in 2013 … Finished fourth in the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings with 12 wins and 30 top fives in 43 combined starts between Riverhead, Stafford and Thompson … Took the track title at Thompson and finished fifth nationally in 2012 … Captured the 2011 Stafford track title and ranked seventh nationally in the NWAAS standings … Has 16 career NWAAS modified wins at Stafford, 11 at Thompson and four at Riverhead … Ran quarter midgets from age 7-11 where he qualified for every national, compiled more than 150 weekly wins at Silver City Speedway and registered two Turkey Derby victories … Ran go karts, micros and midgets from ages 12-14 … Registered six top-fives in a modified at Mountain Speedway at 14 … Earned two poles, a heat win and two top-10s in four Race of Champions starts at age 15.