Andrew Ranger
Andrew Ranger
Andrew Ranger Road America 2013.jpg
Ranger in 2013 at Road America
Born (1986-11-20) November 20, 1986 (age 30)
Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada
Achievements 2007, 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2003 North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Champion
Awards 2009, 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Most Popular Driver
2004 Toyota Atlantic Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 71st (2011)
First race 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
17 races run over 6 years
2013 position 75th
Best finish 49th (2011)
First race 2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)
Last race 2013 Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 (Mid-Ohio)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2014 position 57th
Best finish 57th (2014)
First race 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
70 races run over 9 years
2013 position 23rd
Best finish 1st (2007, 2009)
First race 2006 St. Eustache 200 (Saint-Eustache)
Last race 2014 Pinty's Presents the Clarington 200 (Mosport)
First win 2007 Dickies 200 (Mosport)
Last win 2012 JuliaWine.com 100 (Trois-Rivières)
Wins Top tens Poles
22 59 19
Statistics current as of August 31, 2014.

Andrew Ranger (born November 20, 1986 in Roxton Pond, Quebec) is a Canadian professional racing driver who competes at the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, having claimed 22 wins in 97 races. He was champion in 2007 and 2009, runner-up in 2016, third in 2012 and 2015, and fourth in 2008.

Champ Car

Ranger was 2002 Canadian Formula A Karting champion and 2003 North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Champion. He raced in the Toyota Atlantic series in 2004 with number 27, the same as Quebec racecar drivers Gilles Villeneuve and Jacques Villeneuve, scoring six podiums (top 3 finishes) and winning the Rookie of the Year award.

Ranger made his debut in the Champ Car World Series in 2005 with Conquest Racing, also driving the #27 car. He became the youngest driver in the series' history to finish on the podium with a second place at Monterrey. After a few solid finishes at the beginning of the season, Ranger's year went downhill as he mostly struggled in the second half of the season, but held on to 10th in the points championship. [1] In 2006, he remained with the Conquest Racing team. He ranked 10th in the standings with a best finish of 5th at the 2006 Lexmark Indy 300.[1]

NASCAR career

With no sponsorship and Champ Car merging with the Indy Racing League, Andrew Ranger changed to stock car racing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series to drive the #27 Ford for Dave Jacombs.[2] He won the second race in the series at Mosport International Raceway, and the season points championship.[1] He has also won at Montreal and Trois-Rivières during 2008. He has four poles to go along with his wins at, Mosport Int'l Raceway, Edmonton (2007); Edmonton (2008).

In 2009, he was the class of the field for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series winning the Dickies 200 at Mosport International Raceway, the A&W 300 at SunValley Speedway (his first ever oval), The Rexal Edmonton Indy, Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Mosport International Raceway, the GP3R 300 at Circuit Trois-Rivières and the Komatsu 300 At Riverside Speedway. On top of all of this he has 2 poles and many podium finishes. Ranger ended up winning the title by 167 points for his 2nd Championship in 3 years.

He drove for Fitz Motorsports at the August 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and he also drove for the team in four of the remaining 10 races of the 2008 with a best finish of 19th at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2009, he drove the number 11 Tide/Ridemakerz.com /Toyota Camry to a 3rd-place finish after leading many laps in the 2009 Napa Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. For 2010 he will drive for the #27 Baker-Curb Racing Nationwide team with sponsorship from Dodge including Montreal.

For 2010, Ranger drove part-time at the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series with the #27 Dave Jacombs Dodge. He ran some races for the #35 Waste Management Chevy in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West series. He won the race at Infineon Raceway in the K&N Pro Series West on June 20. He picked up the win from pole in Lime Rock Park in the K&N Pro Series East series. On July 17, he won from the pole at the Toronto Indy 100, being the first driver to win all 3 NASCAR regional touring series in one year. His 3rd win of the year was at Trois-Rivières and at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where he bumped Jason Bowles from the last turn for the win both times from the pole. In 2011 he again won at Montreal and Toronto on a limited basis schedule.

Ranger raced in the K&N Pro Series and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series again in 2011. On May 22, 2011, Ranger won the ARCA race on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. On June 25, 2011, Andrew competed the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America finishing sixth. Ranger made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen finishing 35th for FAS Lane Racing.[1]

For 2012, Ranger ran in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and Nationwide Series for GC Motorsports. He won two Canadian Tire events in his home province of Quebec at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Circuit ICAR along with the ARCA event at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

In 2013 Ranger ran a partial schedule in the Canadian Tire Series. He also ran the road courses in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and in the ARCA Racing Series. He won at New Jersey Motorsports Park in the ARCA Racing Series for the third year in a row.

For the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Ranger left Dave Jacombs's team and joined D.J. Kennington's DJK Racing to drive the #27 Dodge.

Gallery

Motorsports career results

American open-wheel racing results

(key)

Atlantic Championship

Champ Car

NASCAR

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * - Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series

Xfinity Series

Camping World Truck Series

Canadian Tire Series

K&N Pro Series West

K&N Pro Series East

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

CASCAR

Castrol Super Series

ARCA Racing Series

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

See also

References

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bruno Spengler
North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Colin Braun
Preceded by
J. R. Fitzpatrick
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Scott Steckly
Preceded by
Scott Steckly
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion
2009
Succeeded by
D. J. Kennington

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