Friday, April 15, 2022

Truck Debut for Buddy Kofoid

Truck Debut for Buddy Kofoid

Dirt-Racing star and his NASCAR Dreams

Truck Debut for Buddy Kofoid #NASCAR


Buddy Kofoid to make series career debut – Kyle Busch Motorsports has tapped Penngrove, California native Buddy Kofoid to pilot the No. 51 Toyota this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt. It will be Kofoid’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut.


For the uninitiated, Kofoid is one of the rising stars of open-wheel dirt racing. He’s the defending USAC National Midget Series champion, a title he claimed last year despite recovering from a broken right wrist and broken left foot sustained during a crash while racing an asphalt Late Model.


Kofoid has participated in USAC, POWRi, NASCAR ARCA Menards Series West, and Late model races.


The No. 51 KBM Toyota team won last season’s Bristol Dirt Truck race with driver Martin Truex Jr.


  • Name – Buddy Kofoid
  • Series Competing in 2022 
    • USAC, POWRi, Late Models
  • Birthday 
    • 12/2/01
  • Hometown 
    • Penngrove, CA
  • When you are not at the track, what are you doing? 
    • Playing video games, exercising and spending time at the shop
  • What is your favorite TV show? 
    • Formula 1: Drive to Survive
  • What is your favorite meal? 
    • Steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy
  • What is your favorite training (gym) exercise? 
    • Running
  • Favorite Racing Memory? 
    • First USAC National Midget win
  • What does it mean to you to be a part of the Toyota driver development program? 
    • Means everything to me because I have been working towards an opportunity like this since I was five years old.
  • When did you know that you wanted to pursue being a professional race car driver? 
    • When I was 10 and first got into a Sprint Car, I realized it was something I wanted to do professionally.
  • What are your ultimate racing goals? 
    • To make it to the NASCAR Cup Series



“I want to win,” Kofoid said. “It would be nice to start up front and maybe run up front a lot or at least be in contention and be a factor. Just be up there where people can see you. I’d love to run up front or have a good finish.
“Ultimately it would be huge to win, but I know it’s not going to be easy and it’s going to be tough. But if we’re good enough I wouldn’t say that is impossible at all.”


source: NASCAR Media

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