|Spencer Davis' head shot from 2015|
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17-year-old Spencer Davis hails from a small town well-known by NASCAR fans of yesterday and today: Dawsonville, GA. Recently announced as a member of the NASCAR Next program, Davis hopes to follow in the footsteps of a former NASCAR Next member from his hometown, Sprint Cup rookie contender Chase Elliott. Learn more about Davis in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Spencer Davis was born Nov. 9, 1998 in Dawsonville, GA. He began racing at age 6, and went on to collect over 30 victories and championships in go-karts before moving into Late Models Trucks. In 2011, he turned heads with his first major event win at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway.
- 2012 was a breakout year for Davis, who picked up his first Late Model win at Gresham (GA) Motorsports Park; he later picked up a second win on his way to the track championship. He was also seen running among the leaders in October at the All-American 400 at the Nashville (TN) Fairgrounds.
- After racing in the PASS South Super Late Model and Pro Late Model divisions in 2013, Davis won the Pro Late Model title at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing in Feb. 2014, picking up two wins. He also made his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour debut, running the entire season, finishing ninth in points with seven top 10 finishes in 14 starts and capturing the series’ Sunoco Rookie of the Year award.
- In 2015, Davis competed in select races on the Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours as well as the K&N Pro Series East and West. For 2016, Davis is competing full-time in the K&N Pro Series East, having picked up his first career pole at Mobile in March and his first win at Dominion in May.
- Learn more about Davis at his website, www.spencer-davis.net.