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Kevin Ray
Born (1977-12-11) December 11, 1977 (age 46)
Eastaboga, Alabama
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 89th (1995)
First race 1995 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
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Kevin Ray (born December 11, 1977) is an American stock car racing driver. Son of Johnny Ray, he is a former competitor in the NASCAR Busch Series and ARCA Racing Series, and was director of business operations for Turner Scott Motorsports.

Early career

Ray began his racing career in midget cars at age 7, scoring his first win at age 11. Mentored by Donnie Allison, he entered competition in the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Supercar Series in 1994 at the age of 16, making his debut at Atlanta International Raceway, finishing 38th. He went on to run 20 races in the series between 1994 and 2004, posting a best finish of fourth at Talladega Superspeedway in 1995.

In 1995, Ray made his debut in NASCAR competition, competing in the Busch Series – now the Xfinity Series – at Indianapolis Raceway Park in a car owned by his father, starting 35th and finishing 21st in what would prove to be his only race in the series. He attempted four additional races in the series between 1995 and 2003, driving for his family team and for Sadler Brothers Racing, but failed to qualify for any of them.

Cup attempt

In 2004, Ray signed with Donlavey Racing to drive the team's No. 90 Ford in the Nextel Cup Series for six races, sponsored by Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Attempting his first race at Dover International Speedway, the team failed to pass inspection; the team stepped back to ARCA, racing at Pocono Raceway in Ray's final start in the series, before the deal fell apart. Ray's No. 90 Ford was named the fifth scariest NASCAR paint scheme of all time by ESPN The Magazine in 2008.

Personal life and post-career

Ray is a graduate of Walter Wellborn High School. He is now retired from racing competition but remains active in the sport, serving as team manager for Red Horse Racing from 2007 to 2013.

In January 2014, Ray moved to Turner Scott Motorsports, becoming the team's director of business operations.

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.)

Nextel Cup Series

NASCAR Nextel Cup 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 34 35 36 NNCC Pts Ref
2004 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV
Wth
POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM NA -

Busch Series

NASCAR Busch 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 34 NBSC Pts Ref
1995 Ray Motorsports 2 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO IRP
21
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR
DNQ
HOM 89th 100
1996 DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL
DNQ
IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM NA -
1999 Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM
DNQ
PHO HOM NA -
2003 Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL
DNQ
NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM NA -
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