|2014 position 35th|
Best finish 35th (2014)
|Best finish 46th (2009)|
Name Tommy Martins
|Born December 7, 1986 (age 29)
Como, Mississippi, U.S. (1986-12-07) |
First race 2014 Blue Jeans Go Green 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2014 Gardner Denver 200 (Road America)
First race 2009 AAA Insurance 200 (IRP)
Nascar truck series nashville 2009 tommy joe martins and mario gosselin make contact
Tommy Joe Martins (born December 7, 1986) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 45 Chevrolet Camaro for Martins Motorsports.
- Nascar truck series nashville 2009 tommy joe martins and mario gosselin make contact
- Dillon oliver tags tommy joe martins at memphis 2009
- Racing career
- Camping World Truck Series
Dillon oliver tags tommy joe martins at memphis 2009
Martins began his racing career at the age of five in karting in his native Mississippi. After financial issues caused him to have to quit racing at 16, he attended the University of Mississippi seeking a degree in journalism. During his sophomore year, he resumed competition, driving in Sports Car Club of America-sanctioned events.
Choosing to pursue a racing career, Martins joined Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing, then moved to family-owned Martins Motor Racing to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, running five races between 2009 and 2011. After moving to the ARCA Racing Series on a limited basis, Martins returned to NASCAR in 2014, and planned to run the full Nationwide Series schedule. However, the plans fell apart, and Martins did not race in 2015. In 2016, Martins purchased the owners points of Billy Boat Motorsports' No. 15 truck with plans to run the full 2016 Truck schedule.
Martins ran his own No. 44 truck for the duration of the 2016 season. He ran 20 races, failed to qualify at Homestead-Miami Speedway and recorded a best finish of 15th at Michigan International Speedway; however, he missed the Alpha Energy Solutions 200 at Martinsville Speedway after wrecking his truck in qualifying and his spot on the grid was taken by Austin Wayne Self.
Once again Martins fielded the No. 44 for himself for the full 2017 season, despite losing their main sponsor Diamond Gusset Jeans. However, at Daytona International Speedway, Martins was hired to drive the No. 99 SunFrog Shirts Chevy for MDM Motorsports, where he crashed early in the big one that could have been avoided, finishing 32nd. Martins would be in the No. 44 truck next week, finishing 23rd at Atlanta.
On April 14, 2017, it was announced that Martins would return to the Xfinity Series, bringing his family team to compete for nine races in the No. 45 Chevy. Despite initially planning to begin his schedule at Bristol Motor Speedway, the team withdrew from the weekend due to concern about rain canceling qualifying and preventing the team from attempting to make the race.
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Camping World Truck Series
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
2 Martins started the 2017 season running for Truck Series points, but switched to the Xfinity Series starting at Richmond in April.