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Mason Mingus is one of a number of new faces in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, but he’s no stranger to the race track – he’s been racing for the last 12 years. Learn more about this Rookie of the Year candidate in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Mason Mingus was born Nov. 28, 1994 in Louisville, Kentucky, growing up in Brentwood, Tennessee. As a high school student at Franklin Road Academy, he competed in wrestling, track and football – and, of course, auto racing.
- Mingus began racing quarter midgets in 2002, moving up to the MMRA Mini Cup Series in 2005 and the MMRA Baby Grand Series in 2008, winning the series championship. In 2009 and 2010, he competed in the Ken-Ten Pro Late Model Series, winning the title in 2010.
- 2011 and 2012 found Mingus in the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series, as well as racing in the ARCA Racing Series. In 2013, he competed full-time in the ARCA Racing Series, finishing second to veteran Frank Kimmel in the championship battle. Mingus also made his Truck Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway in 2013.
- In 34 ARCA Racing Series races over three seasons (2011-2013), Mingus collected 25 top 10 finishes.
- Learn more about Mingus at his website, www.masonmingusracing.com.