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Bill Davis Racing is an American motorsports team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and in the Craftsman Truck Series. In the Nextel Cup go for Bill Davis Racing Dave Blaney with the start number 22, Jeremy Mayfield with the start number 36, and Jacques Villeneuve with the number 27 in the Toyota Camry at the start. In the Craftsman Truck Series Mike Skinner driving the truck with the number 5, Ryan Mathes in the # 22 Johnny Benson in the # 23 and Jacques Villeneuve in the # 27 Toyota Tundra for each.

The team was to support Bill Davis, a former motocross racer and owner of a truck rental, founded by Mark Martin, son of a business partner in his career in racing.

  • 3.1 Truck # 5
  • 3.2 Truck # 23
  • 3.3 Truck # 24
  • 3.4 Truck # 27

Sprint Cup

Car # 22

The car with the start number 22 was originally designed for Jeff Gordon provided in the 1993 season after he took up for Bill Davis Racing in the 1991 season and 1992 in the Busch Series. After winning the title of Rookie of the Year in the Busch Series in 1991, and eleven pole positions in 1992 Gordon should ascend along with his crew chief Ray Evernham for the following season in the Winston Cup, but were lured away by Rick Hendrick to Hendrick Motorsports. Davis moved with the team still in the Winston Cup and committed Bobby Labonte as driver of, sponsored by Maxwell House Ford, who was behind Gordon, second in the standings of the Rookie of the Year in the Winston Cup. After the 1994 season, Labonte moved to Joe Gibbs Racing and MBNA became the new principal sponsor. In addition, there was an exchange of engines and chassis with Penske Racing and Bill Davis Racing switched to Pontiac as the manufacturer. As a driver initially took over the rookie Randy LaJoie the control, but was released towards the middle of the season. The rest of the 1995 season, drove the car several drivers, including Wally Dallenbach, who finished in second place at Watkins Glen. Towards the end of the season Ward Burton was hired, the remaining races to go to the end. He won the last race of the season at North Carolina Motor Speedway.

The team remained winless season until 2000, when Burton with the 400 at Darlington Raceway won the spring race. Two years later, the victory came at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. After a disappointing 2003 season, Burton moved already a few races left in the season to Haas CNC Racing and was replaced by bush pilot Scott Wimmer. Wimmer drove the entire 2004 season and was just third in the season opener at Daytona. Towards the end of the 2005 season, Bill Davis Racing announced that they would be separated at the end of the season by Wimmer. Instead, would Dave Blaney, driver of the Number 93, sitting from 2006 in the car with starting number 22. He scored two top-10 results and finished 26th in the championship. According to the manufacturer, change to Toyota Blaney scored the Lenox Tools 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway, the first pole position and with third place in the UAW Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway the best result to date for the manufacturer.

Car # 27

The car with the start number 27 made ​​its debut at the season finale in 2000, the NAPA 500 ​​, with Scott Wimmer at the wheel of, sponsored by AT & T Pontiac under the # 23 The second appearance of the team was only a year later, also at the NAPA 500 ​​, but this time with hat Sticklin at the wheel of, sponsored by Hills Brothers Dodge.

For the 2002 season, the starting number of teams of 23 to 27 has been changed and it served as a test and development team. 2003, returned to the Winston Cup, but with equipment from Chevrolet and Dodge not, as the other teams of Bill Davis Racing. In the 2006 season it was again demoted as a test and development team and moved back to start at number 23 with Bill Lester took Willy T. Ribbs first time since at Golden Corral 500 an African-American in a Cup race in NASCAR part. In the 2007 season, Mike Skinner tried to qualify for the Daytona 500, which he did not succeed. During the season, the starting number was again gewechsel in 27 after Jacques Villeneuve has been committed as a driver. He drove his first race in the Nextel Cup UAW Ford 500 at Talladega and the complete 2008 season contest in that car.

Car # 36

The Toyota with the start number 36 originally debuted as a Pontiac with start number 93 Dave Blaney Amoco as a driver and as a main sponsor of the 2000 season in Winston Cup. Though he failed to qualify for the spring race at Rockingham, he still made ​​it to number three in the rookie standings. Although Blaney was in the 2001 season, several times just before a victory to Amoco decided not to renew the sponsorship contract and Blaney moved to Jasper Motorsports.

In the 2002 season Hut Stricklin joined the team and brought his sponsor Hills Brothers. Sticklin failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 and did not reach a single top 10 result. After the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was released. Kenny Wallace drove to the end with the help of Geoff Bodine, Scott Wimmer and Tom Hubert the season. Wallace drove the car in the 2003 season with Stacker 2 sponsorship before he moved to the Busch Series.

In the seasons 2004 and 2005, the carriage of different drivers was used in selected races, mostly without the support of a major sponsor. So Shane Hmiel, Tony Raines and Dave Blaney drove the car in the 2004 season and Mike Skinner six races in the 2005 season.

In autumn 2005, it was announced that the team would return for the entire 2006 season, however. Below the number 55 as part of a partnership between Bill Davis Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing This partnership has allowed Bill Davis, his second team to be able to use an entire season again, while Michael Waltrip and his sponsor NAPA Auto Parts had an operational car in the development of Michael Waltrip Racing.

In the 2007 season, Jeremy Mayfield took the wheel. In this context, the start number for the new sponsor 360 OTC was changed to 36. After four unsuccessful attempt to qualify the car, Mayfield received his first start during the Food City 500 in Bristol. Mayfield drove all races except for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, as Butch Leitzinger to briefly renamed in start number 23 car drove. Mayfield will not drive the car after the 2007 season.

Nationwide Series

In addition to the current starting number 22 in the Sprint Cup, which emerged from a Nationwide team, Bill Davis Racing also joined with other cars in the Nationwide Series. So Ward Burton scored in the Busch Series, which is known as Nationwide Series today, with the MBNA Pontiac # 22 in the 1996 season three top-10 results in eight races. Then Bill Davis Racing only came back in the 1998 season with Amoco sponsored Pontiac on the # 93 and Dave Blaney as a driver in the Busch Series. Blaney drove only selected races and finished three of them each on the sixth place. In the following season, he scored five pole positions and finished eighth in the championship. That same year, Bill Davis Racing went with a second car at the start. Ward Burton reached into the Siemens -sponsored race number 02 in each race to finish in the top 10 and won the pole position at the Darlington Raceway.

In the 2000 season, Bill Davis Racing introduced with the start number 20 and AT & T as sponsor another car with rookie Mike Borkowski as a driver, but was dismissed after the Busch 200. Then took Dave Blaney and Tom Hubert, before Scott Wimmer drove the final race of the season to end. The team of Burton moved that season to start number 22 with Polaris as a sponsor and scored two top 5 results before it was disbanded at the end of the season.

Scott Wimmer took over the starting number 20, which was then changed to 23, for the season 2001. Principal sponsor was Jani- King. Wimmer scored eight top-10 results and finished the championship in eleventh place. In the 2002 season Siemens acted as sponsor for several races, but that, nevertheless, the risk of having to close the team due to lack of sponsorship support. In the second half of the season Wimmer won four races and finished the season third in the championship. 2003 Stacker 2 has new sponsor and Wimmer won on the Pikes Peak International Raceway. After the end of the season Wimmer moved to the Nextel Cup and Kenny Wallace took the wheel. He scored in the 2004 season, ten top-10 results and finished ninth in the championship. After Wallace and Stacker 2 switched to ppc Racing, Bill Davis Racing sold the equipment to Keith Coleman Racing. The team is still in the Busch Series active by supplying engines to MacDonald Motorsports.

Craftsman Truck Series

Truck # 5

The truck with the number 5 debuted in the Saisin 2004 Bang! Racing as a race number 42 with Mike Skinner as a driver. He started the season with two top - five results, before his performance slackened and the team was sold to Bill Davis Racing. Under the new start number 5 first emerged at the Las Vegas 350 at the start. Skinner scored two pole positions and a sixth place in the season finale at Homestead -Miami Speedway. 2005 Skinner scored seven pole positions and won two races, one each in Bristol and one in Richmond. The season he finished in fifth place in the championship. During the season he won the Smith 's Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and scored 13 top- 10 finishes. Skinner is the end of 2009 at Bill Davis Racing under contract.

Truck # 23

The truck with the number 23 was first used in the 2004 season after Bill Davis Racing had bought the equipment for Phil bonuses Field. First driver was Shelby Howard, who was replaced after eight races of Johnny Benson. Although Benson only ran selected races, he ended up in the championship to 25th place from the 2005 season, Benson ran the full season with six top -5 results he reached number ten in the championship. With Exide Batteries as a new sponsor Benson won five races in 2006 and was in the championship second behind Todd Bodine. Additionally sponsor for ten races of the 2007 season is 360 OTC.

Truck # 24

The truck with the number 24 was first used in the 2005 season as a test and development car with starting number 67. Steve Park drove him towards the end of the season for a handful of races after he was released at Orleans Racing. His best result was a 16th place at Texas Motor Speedway. In the 2006 season, AJ Allmendinger took over the truck, the starting number was changed to 24. He ran three races and scored a fifth place at Talladega Superspeedway.

Truck # 27

The truck with the number 27 was the truck, with the Bill Davis Racing originally debuted in the Craftsman Truck Series in the 2004 season. The first launch took place under the # 22 at the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 with Bill Lester as a driver, who scored a 16th place. This season he scored just one top- 10 finish and was 22 in the championship. In the following season he scored in successive races at the Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway each pole position. With a fifth place as best result Lester improved in the championship at No. 17 in the 2006 season, he scored a single result in the top 10 and worsened in 20th place to start the 2007 season the number was changed to 36 after 360 OTC new sponsor was. Tyler Walker became the new driver before he was replaced by rookie Ryan Mathews through eight races after it had become known that Walker was suspended by NASCAR for drug abuse. Although 360 OTC therefore jumped as a sponsor, Mathews scored two top 10 and a top 5 result and a pole at the Kentucky Speedway. After Jacques Villeneuve moved to NASCAR, he took over the Smith 's Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the starting number 27