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Joey Saldana

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Name  Joey Saldana
Role  Joe Saldana's son
Parents  Joe Saldana

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Joey Saldana (born March 14, 1972), known as the "Brownsburg Bullet", is an American sprint car racing driver. He is the son of former sprint car and Indy car driver Joe Saldana.


Joey Saldana Saldana keeps up with fast car to take UNOH All Star win

Saldana began racing at the local Indiana tracks close to his home in the early 1990s. He then moved up to the All Star Circuit of Champions, where he won 18 races in 1995. He ran occasionally with the World of Outlaws winning his first race with the series in 1995 and then began touring full-time with the series in 1996. He finished third in points in 2003 and 2006 and second in 2007. He won 20 races (one of only four racers to do so in a season) in 2009 on his way to third in points for Kasey Kahne's race team. He finished fourth in points in 2010 with 13 wins driving for the same team. He was contending for the 2011 title when he broke his arm, ribs and punctured a lung at the King's Royal race in July which caused him to be out for nine weeks.

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He parted ways with Kasey Kahne Racing at the end of the 2012 season and teamed up with Dan and Ruth Motter of the famed yellow Motter Motorsports Sprint Car Team from 2013 - 2015. The Motter family due to lack of sponsorship scaled back their racing schedule leaving Joey looking for a ride the following year. Joey took the checkered flag for 11 WoO races and 1 All Star race, and a series best 48 Top- Qualifier awards in his three years in the seat of the Motter Motorsports entry from 2013 - 2015.

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Joey moved back to a previous seat (1996, 2001) for the 2016 season in the Roth Motorsports #83 team owned by Dennis and Teresa Roth. Even with numerous crew changes, Joey was able to pilot the famed maroon colored Roth #83 to 5 WoO wins and 62 Top 10 finishes.

Joey Saldana Joey Saldana finds comfort in new digs at Dan Motter

For 2017 Joey has joined forces with Stenhouse Jr/Wood Racing. This team is made up of Matt Wood Racing and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Joey has finished second in the Knoxville Nationals three times. Joey has won prestigious events such as the Devil's Bowl Speedway Winter and Summer Nationals, Silver Dollar Speedway's Gold Cup, Eldora Speedway's 4 Crown Sprint Nationals, and I-55 Speedway's inaugural Iron Man 55 which is the longest race on the season. His father Joe Saldana won the esteemed Knoxville Nationals race in 1970. Joey has distinguished himself as one of the greatest sprint car drivers of his generation.

During the mid-late 1990's, Saldana also raced in Australia in the World Series Sprintcars, racing for popular South Australian based former driver Bill Barrows. Racing the Barrows owned OTR (for Oval Track Racing, an Australian designed and built chassis), Joey finished second in the 1995/96 World Series Sprintcars behind multiple Australian Sprintcar Champion Brooke Tatnell.

He is married to Shannon, and has two sons: Reece & Ragan.

World of Outlaws career

99 Total A-Main Wins: 6th All-time as of September 17, 2016

  • (11 Preliminary wins) * The World of Outlaws did not count preliminary wins as A-Main wins on multi-day programs in the past.
  • All Star Circuit of Champions career

    Joey has posted 73 ASCoC career wins for 3rd place of All-time


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