David Levine (racing Driver)
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David Levine Racing Driver
David Levine
David A. Levine (racing driver) August 2015 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.jpg
Levine at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 2015
Born David A. Levine
(1993-07-03) July 3, 1993 (age 25)
Highland Park, Illinois
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
Car no., team No. 55 (JP Motorsports)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2016 position 119th
Best finish 64th (2015)
First race 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 20, 2015.

David Levine (born July 3, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 55 Toyota Camry for JP Motorsports.

Early career and education

Levine became interested in racing as a 10-year old when he and his father went to an indoor carting track.[1] Levine attended grade school through the 8th grade at Lake Forest Country Day School,[2] a coeducational, independent preK-8 school located in Lake Forest, Illinois. He is a 2011 graduate of Lake Forest Academy, a prestigious college preparatory boarding school located on the North Shore in Lake Forest, Illinois.[3] After Lake Forest Academy, Levine earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies from Furman University in Greenville, SC in May 2015.[4] Levine initially learned his road racing driving skills at the Skip Barber Racing School.[5]

NASCAR

Camping World Truck Series

2015

It was announced in October 2015 that Levine would attempt to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing debut in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, driving for Lira Motorsports.[6] David stats for the event were: Practice 26th fastest [33.690s (-1.720s) 160.285 mph (43 laps)], qualifying: 22nd fastest [33.524s (+ 1.327s) 161.079 mph (1 laps)], race: Finished 17th.[7]

2016

On February 15, it was announced that Levine joined MAKE Motorsports to race at the season opener at Daytona. He was one of 11 drivers who failed to qualify for the field.[8]

K&N Pro Series East

Levine on track at New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2018

Levine drove in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races at New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2017 and 2018.

ARCA Racing Series

2012

Levine's ARCA Racing Series debut was at Chicagoland Speedway on July 21, 2012. In a car sponsored by the Richard Petty Driving Experience, Levine started 13th and finished 12th.[9]

2013

Levine competed in three ARCA Racing Series races in 2013. At Road America on June 22 he started 10th and finished 9th. At Chicagoland Speedway on July 21 he started 22nd and finished 14th. At New Jersey Motorsports Park on July 28 he started 13th and finished 10th.[10]

2015

David Levine's no. 59 car at Kentucky Speedway in 2015

It was announced in December 2014 that Levine would race full-time in the ARCA Racing Series for Lira Motorsports.[11] He raced the team's number 59 car in 2015. Through the first 17 races of 2015, David had started in the top ten four times, and finished in the top ten nine times. His best finish was 6th place at both Fairgraounds Speedway Nashville on April 11[12] and Pocono Raceway on August 1.[13] His primary sponsors with Lira Motorsports are Momo, TraqGear, Ford Performance and Roush Performance.[14] In the final three races of 2015, Levine finished 15th at Salem Speedway, 3rd at Kentucky Speedway and 8th at Kansas Speedway. His third place at Kentucky Speedway is his career best ARCA Series finish to date. Levine finished 2015 with a total of 11 top ten finishes.[15]

2016

Levine competed in 1 ARCA Racing Series Event in 2016, the Twilight 150 presented by Unique Pretzels at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. Driving for the Mason Mitchell Motorsports team in the No. 98 car sponsored by Revant Optics, he qualified in the 3rd starting position and finished the race in 5th place.[16]

IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

2012

Racing the No. 81 for Bimmer World Racing in a BMW 328i, Levine finished 6th in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge ST Division national driver points standings. He had five top 10 finishes in nine races, including one win at Barber Motorsports Park.[17][18]

2013

Racing the No. 78 Racers Edge Motorsports Mustang Boss 302R in the Grand Sport Division, David had two top ten finishes in 10 races. His best finish was 8th at Kansas Speedway. He finished 21st in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS Division national driver points standings.[19][20]

2014

Racing the No. 78 Racers Edge Ford Mustang, Levinefinished 12th in the national IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge driver points standings in the Grand Sport Division. He had a total of six top 10 finishes in 12 races, with a best finish of 5th at both Sebring and Road Atlanta.[21]

2015

Levine competed in one International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series race in 2015, the October 2nd two-and-a-half hour event at Road Atlanta. Along with co-driver Michael Lira, Levine finished the race in 10th place.[22]

Skip Barber Racing School

Prior to racing in the IMSA Continental Tire Series, Levine learned road racing driving skills at the Skip Barber Racing School. While there, he drove many types of cars, including stock cars and Midgets. While at Skip Barber, he also raced in the MAZDASPEED Challenge Series, logging four wins.[23]

American Heart Association

Levine was born with a heart defect that required open-heart surgery at four months old. As a racing driver, he routinely visits children's hospitals to cheer up young patients on behalf of the American Heart Association.[24] He also has his own, personal American Heart Association campaign, called DriveForHeart, which serves to raise awareness about congenital heart defects and let racing fans know how important living a healthy lifestyle is at any age.[25]

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.)

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2018 JP Motorsports 55 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN
MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts
2015 Lira Motorsports 59 Ford DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
17
64th 27
2016 MAKE Motorsports 1 Chevy DAY
DNQ
ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 119th -

K&N Pro Series East

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2017 NextGen Motorsports 25 Chevy NSM GRE BRI SBO SBO MEM BLN TMP NHA IOW GLN LGY NJE
14
DOV 61st 30 [26]
2018 NSM BRI LGY SBO SBO MEM NJE TMP NJE
12
IOW GLN GTW NHA DOV 36th* 32* [27]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References

  1. ^ The Kansas City Star, Sports car driver David Levine puts heart into his racing http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/article488692/Sports-car-driver-David-Levine-puts-heart-into-his-racing.html
  2. ^ Alumni in the News: David Levine, Professional Race Car Driver http://www.lfcds.org/podium/default.aspx?t=204&nid=707865&bl=back&rc=0
  3. ^ Highland Park Landmark, Highland Park's David Levine making a mark in stock cars https://liramotorsports.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/hp_0423-a039bw.pdf
  4. ^ ARCA Racing website, With graduation looming, Levine eyes Talladega education (http://www.arcaracing.com/articles/1994762-with-graduation-looming-levine-eyes-talladega-education
  5. ^ Furman University Newsletter, Furman student doubles as race car driver http://newspress.furman.edu/2012/02/furman-student-doubles-as-racecar-driver/
  6. ^ ARCA Racing Series website: ARCA rookies Weatherman, Levine to make truck series debut with Lira Motorsports http://www.arcaracing.com/articles/1998386-arca-rookies-weatherman-levine-to-make-truck-series-debut-with-lira-motorsports
  7. ^ Ltd., Crash Media Group. "Homestead: Truck Series race results | NASCAR Results". Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Grant Enfinger earns first career pole at Daytona". Retrieved . 
  9. ^ Racing-reference.info: http://racing-reference.info/drivdet/levinda01/2012/A
  10. ^ Racing-reference.info: http://racing-reference.info/drivdet/levinda01/2013/A
  11. ^ MichaelLiraRacing.com http://michaelliraracing.com/lira-motorsports-welcomes-new-driver-david-levine/
  12. ^ Racing-reference.info http://racing-reference.info/drivdet/levinda01/2015/A
  13. ^ http://cdn.speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/racing-news/25996-levine-ties-career-best-arca-finish-at-the-tricky-triangle
  14. ^ Lira Motorsports website sponsor page, retrieved July 28, 2015 http://liramotorsports.com/sponsorspartners/
  15. ^ http://www.speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/racing-news/27786-david-levine-caps-off-his-rookie-year-with-another-top-ten-finish (Speedway Digest: David Levine Caps Off His Rookie Year With Another Top Ten Finish)
  16. ^ Wilson, Steven B. "David Levine Earns Top-Five finish with Mason Mitchell Motorsports at New Jersey". Retrieved . 
  17. ^ IMSA Historical Results, 2012: "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-05. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ IMSA Historical Race Results (Barber Motorsports Park, 2012) http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2012_CTSCC_Barber_OfficialResults.pdf
  19. ^ IMSA Historical Results, 2013: "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-05. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ IMSA Historical Race Results (Kansas Speedway, 2013) http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2013_CTSCC_Kansas_OfficialResults.pdf
  21. ^ IMSA Historical Results, 2014: "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-10. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-06. Retrieved . 
  23. ^ Furman University Newsletter, Furman student doubles as race car driver http://newspress.furman.edu/2012/02/furman-student-doubles-as-racecar-driver/
  24. ^ The Kansas City Star, Sports car driver David Levine puts heart into his racing http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/article488692/Sports-car-driver-David-Levine-puts-heart-into-his-racing.html
  25. ^ DriveForHeart.org https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Simple/Donor.asp?ievent=1104683&en=7gLDKOMrG6LMKYPuE5LJJUMEKhIHLQMwFgLTK0NFJqK3E
  26. ^ "David Levine - 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2018. 
  27. ^ "David Levine - 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2018. 

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