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Stanton Barrett

Stanton Barrett

Racecar driver
Stanton Barrett
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Intro Racecar driver
Is Sports official NASCAR team owner Racecar driver
From United States of America
Type Business Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 December 1972
Age 48 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Stanton Barrett
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Biography

Stanton Thomas Barrett (born December 1, 1972) is an American professional stock car racing driver and Hollywood stuntman. He currently drives the No. 51 Chevrolet SS for Rick Ware Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on a part-time basis.
The son of former stuntman Stan Barrett, he began NASCAR racing in the early 1990s, starting with the Busch (now Xfinity) Series in 1992. Seven years later, he started racing in the Winston Cup Series, making his series debut with Donlavey Racing. Barrett has since run part-time across NASCAR's top three series, usually as an owner/driver. Barrett has also competed in the IndyCar Series, running four races in 2009 for Team 3G.

Racing career

NASCAR

Early career

Barrett first started racing when he was 16 in karts, winning 21 races in 28 starts. In 1992, Barrett started racing in NASCAR's Busch North Series, his debut coming at the Big Apple Food Stores 200 at Oxford Plains Speedway at the age of 19; Barrett finished 21st, eleven laps behind race winner Joe Bessey. He also ran in the NASCAR Dash Series, funding the car with money earned as a stuntman for the movie Freejack. Despite running as high as second in points, crashes relegated his final finish in the standings to sixth.

Xfinity Series

Barrett's No. 17 Ford Mustang at Road America in 2015

During the 1992 season, Busch Series driver Clifford Allison was killed in a crash at Michigan International Speedway, leaving a ride open for Barrett. He officially made his Busch Series debut in the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 26th out of 29 cars following an accident on lap 39. He made a few limited starts with his own team in the series for several years, and in his sixth career start, finished 5th at the spring race at Atlanta in 1996.

For the following two years, he drove for Pro-Tech Motorsports and NorthStar Motorsports, recording an eighth-place finish at Bristol with the latter. In 1999, he ran several races replacing Kerry Earnhardt for Darwin Oordt but left the team and replaced by Butch Miller after 15 races. He finished out the year for Steve Coulter, competing in the final three races of the season for him. He attempted one Busch race for Jimmy Spencer and several Washington-Erving Motorsports respectively. He made one Busch start for Kevin Lepage at California Speedway, than made six starts in the No. 91 for Jody Looney with a best finish of 20th. He took full control of the team in 2002, making twelve starts with a best finish of 20th.

In 2003, he signed with Roush Racing to drive the No. 60, winning two pole positions at Darlington Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway along with four top-tens, but Odoban ended its sponsorship after 15 races, forcing the team to close down. He returned to driving his own car for the remainder of the season, but only finished one race at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Barrett continued driving for his team in 2004, and joined DCT Motorsports for the 2005 season, scoring his only top ten of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In 2006, he ran seven races for MacDonald Motorsports in the Busch Series, his best finish being 21st in the #72 TheRaceSpace.com (Barrett's own community website for NASCAR fans) Chevrolet at Nashville Superspeedway. For the 2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Barrett fielded a ride for himself and his father Stan. In a race marred by rain, the two finished 25th and 39th, respectively.

The following year, Barrett joined Rick Ware Racing.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Barrett in Mexico City, 2008

In 1999, Barrett announced his intention to compete part-time in the Winston Cup Series, running for Rookie of the Year honors with PBH Motorsports, with plans to run full-time in 2000. During testing for General Motors at Daytona International Speedway, Barrett was the sixth-fastest driver with a speed of 185.624 miles per hour (298.733 km/h). However, he failed to qualify for the Daytona 500. He eventually made his Cup Series debut at the Las Vegas 400 for Donlavey Racing, starting 42nd and finished 30th in the No. 90 Ford Taurus. After only qualifying for two of the several races he attempted with Donlavey that year, he joined Tri-Star Motorsports for the 2000 Daytona 500 as a sponsor. He attempted the Budweiser Shootout qualifier for drivers who ran the fastest in 2nd-round-qualifying in 1999, but crashed on the first lap with Jimmy Spencer, Rick Mast and Kenny Wallace.

In 2004, Barrett returned to Nextel Cup driving the No. 94 Chevrolet for W.W. Motorsports. He failed to finish a race for the team and was replaced by Derrike Cope. Later in the year, he joined Means-Jenkins Motorsports to drive the No. 92 for the race at Dover, but failed to qualify. For 2005, Barrett attempted another part-time Cup schedule with the No. 92 Chevy for Front Row Motorsports. Barrett stopped running FRM's cars out of his shop, so Barrett revived his team, Stanton Barrett Motorsports. With cars purchased from Cal Wells' PPI Motorsports team, as well as the No. 92, his first race in the No. 95 was at Bristol qualifying 23rd with funding from a local Bristol sign company. The next race he got made, he did with absolutely no sponsor, he finished 42nd, due to an ill handling car at Dover where he wrecked out of turn four in the unsponsored SBM Chevy. The last race of the year he got in was the Phoenix race, which he got funding from CHEETAH Electrical Speed Systems, but blew a tire early, putting him out of the race.

In 2006, Barrett attempted most of the races on the schedule, before sponsorship woes caused him to cut back on his schedule and run select Busch races. After running a limited partnership with Rick Ware Racing, Ware provided a shop and crew for Barrett's Cup team and cars, changing from No. 95 to No. 30, and fielded cars for Barrett on a limited schedule, but due to poor preparation by Ware's crew, they failed to qualify all but their first attempt in New Hampshire, where the car last ran as the No. 95.

In 2007, he attempted to make the Daytona 500 in the No. 30 with funding help proposed by Ware, but did not, and Barrett returned the Busch Series and field cars. In 2008, he attempted four races in the No. 50 NOS Energy Drink Chevrolet for SBM, with help from Chris Lencheski's SKI Motorsports, but failed to qualify for any of them.

Barrett returned to the Cup Series in 2017, driving the no. 51 for Rick Ware Racing on a part-time basis.

Camping World Truck Series

In 2015, Barrett made his Camping World Truck Series debut for his team at Talladega Superspeedway, driving the No. 91 Chevrolet Silverado. The race marked his first at Talladega since 2005. After qualifying 21st, Barrett was collected in The Big One on lap 86, hitting the wall and Matt Crafton. Barrett was credited with a 29th-place finish.

IndyCar Series

In 2009, Barrett expressed an interest in running IndyCar Series races after the series merged with Champ Car. At the Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway, he officially announced that he had joined Team 3G full-time to drive the No. 98, while also running 19–21 races in the Nationwide Series. In his IndyCar debut at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Barrett qualified 21st and finished 12th, four laps behind race winner Ryan Briscoe. Barrett struggled during the season, including failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and missing the ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 due to a crash in practice, and was eventually replaced by Jaques Lazier. Barrett returned to the series later in the year at Twin Ring Motegi, where he finished 19th.

Other racing

In 1996, Barrett made a IMSA GT Championship start at Road Atlanta in the Grand Prix of Atlanta, driving a Chevrolet Camaro for Shaver Motorsports with Jack Willes as a co-driver. After qualifying 14th, the team finished 13th overall and fifth in the GTS-1 class.

In 2006, Barrett and nine other NASCAR drivers competed in the Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, a charity race for the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project; Barrett finished third overall, the only driver to finish in the top three in the event's two races.

Film career

Barrett has performed as a stuntman in skiing, motocross and snowmobile racing. He has worked in nearly 200 motion pictures and television series and commercials. He has worked additionally in stunt doubling and stunt coordinating for many of Hollywood actors in films such as: The Dukes of Hazzard, Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3, Jurassic Park 2 and 3, Rat Race, Blade, Batman, The Nutty Professor, Volcano, Extreme Jumanji, Fastlane, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and 127 Hours.

In 2015, Barrett directed his first movie, a direct-to-video film titled Navy Seals vs. Zombies.

Family

His father, Stan Barrett who was also a Hollywood stuntman raced in 19 Winston Cup Series races between 1980 and 1990, posting two top ten finishes, along with running in the Nationwide Series in 2008. He is the godson of Paul Newman, and the grandson of Dave and Roma McCoy, the founders of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

His mother is Penny McCoy, a former World Cup alpine ski racer. At age 16, she won the bronze medal in the women's slalom at the 1966 World Championships in Portillo, Chile. His brother David Barrett is a television director and producer.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series

Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1999 PBH Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ
2000 TriStar Motorsports Ford DNQ
2005 Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ
2006 Stanton Barrett Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ
2007 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet DNQ
2008 SKI Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ

Xfinity Series

Camping World Truck Series

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

American open-wheel racing

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCar Series

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2009 Team 3G Dallara Honda STP
12
LBH
17
KAN
17
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNS
TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT
19
HMS 29th 62
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

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