Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fast Facts: Drew Herring

Drew Herring won the pole at Iowa in August
credit: Getty Images/Sean Gardner
Drew Herring, who has driven selected races for Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports over the past few NASCAR seasons, will step into the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry Nationwide Series ride for JGR for the final two races of the 2013 season, subbing for Brian Vickers. Learn more about Herring before his rides at Phoenix and Homestead-Miami in this week’s Fast Facts.
  • Drew Herring was born May 7, 1987 in Benson, NC. His career began in Late Model stock cars at South Boston Speedway in Virginia as a teen; Herring was not allowed to race unless his report card marks were Bs or higher.
  • Herring captured his first Late Model championship at South Boston in 2006, winning nine times in 17 starts. He followed that up in 2007 with a second title at Southern National Raceway Park, collecting seven wins in 29 races. During his time in the Late Model ranks, he raced against Virginia native Denny Hamlin, who helped him get his chance at JGR.
  • In 2008, Herring was named Rookie of the Year in the USAR Pro Cup Series, earning seven top 10 finishes in 14 starts. He earned his first Pro Cup win in 2009 at South Georgia Motorsports Park, the same year he made his ARCA Racing Series debut.
  • In 2010, Herring made his NASCAR debut at Iowa Speedway in the Nationwide Series; he posted two top 20 finishes in four starts. The following season, he earned two top 10 finishes and finished no worse than 12th in four starts for JGR. He earned his first top five finish in the series in 2012, and also made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Iowa, finishing seventh for KBM.
  • Herring works in the Joe Gibbs Racing shop and serves as a test driver for JGR and KBM; he is also a Mechanical Engineering student at UNC-Charlotte.
  • Learn more about Herring, including his “hidden talent,” in the video posted in his biography at joegibbsracing.com

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