Billy Standridge

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Billy Standridge
Born(1953-11-27)November 27, 1953
Shelby, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedApril 12, 2014(2014-04-12) (aged 60)
Lake Wylie, South Carolina, U.S.
Cause of deathCancer
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
23 races run over 7 years
Best finish47th (1994)
First race1994 Goodwrench 500 (Rockingham)
Last race1998 Pepsi 400 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
84 races run over 8 years
Best finish12th (1988)
First race1988 All Pro 300 (Charlotte)
Last race1993 AC-Delco 200 (Rockingham)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0

William Gerald Standridge (November 27, 1953 – April 12, 2014) was an American stock car racing driver. He was a competitor in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and Busch Series.

Career[edit]

Born November 27, 1953,[1] Standridge started his racing career in the Goody's Dash Series. Standridge began running the NASCAR Busch Series in 1986, when he finished 14th at the All Pro 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his own Pontiac. After that, he began running a limited schedule in the Busch Series, posting five top-ten finishes in 84 starts, the last of which came in 1993. In 1994, he began running a limited schedule in Winston Cup, making his debut at North Carolina Speedway but finishing 42nd after a crash, he ran seven more races that year, his best finish being a 24th at the Southern 500 as well as picking up sponsorship from the WCW and Dura Lube. He followed that up with a 14th-place finish at Darlington the following year.

After an unsuccessful stint with Triad Motorsports in 1996 and 1997 (he was released after New Hampshire's summer race in 1997),[2] Standridge began running his own team, the #47 Ford Thunderbird, picking up sponsorship from Jayski[3] and also from fan-sponsored donations, he even picked up sponsorship from Phillips after Geoffrey Bodine failed to qualify for a 1998 Talladega race. Standridge was one of the last drivers to run in NASCAR using a Thunderbird after other teams switched to the redesigned Taurus for the 1998 season.

His last career start was that the Pepsi 400 in 1998, where his engine expired 19 laps into the race, his last attempt ever came in 1999, when he filled in for Dan Pardus in the Midwest Transit Racing Chevy at Rockingham Speedway in 2nd-round-qualifying, but his time was not fast enough to make the race. Outside of NASCAR, Standridge ran an auto-parts store in Shelby, North Carolina.[4]

In March 2014, Standridge was diagnosed with cancer, he died on April 12, 2014 at his home in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.[1][5] Standridge was survived by his wife, five children, and seven grandchildren.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston 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 NWCC Pts Ref
1993 Standridge Motorsports 47 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
PHO ATL
DNQ
NA - [6]
1994 DAY
DNQ
CAR
42
RCH
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT
43
DOV
36
POC
DNQ
MCH
DNQ
DAY
DNQ
NHA POC
41
TAL
DNQ
IND
DNQ
GLN MCH
39
BRI DAR
24
RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
MAR NWS CLT
34
CAR
41
PHO ATL
DNQ
47th 404 [7]
1995 DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
ATL
25
DAR
14
BRI
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
MAR TAL
DNQ
SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL 51st 209 [8]
RaDiUs Motorsports 66 Ford IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV
DNQ
MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR PHO ATL
DNQ
1996 Triad Motorsports 78 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR
DNQ
NWS CLT
27
CAR
41
PHO ATL
29
51st 198 [9]
1997 DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
ATL
36
DAR
DNQ
TEX
21
BRI
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
SON TAL
DNQ
CLT
32
DOV
DNQ
POC
DNQ
MCH
33
CAL
DNQ
DAY
40
NHA
DNQ
POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT 50th 366 [10]
Standridge Motorsports 47 Ford TAL
42
CAR PHO ATL
1998 DAY
35
CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TAL
28
CAL CLT
DNQ
DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL
28
DAY
43
PHO CAR ATL 55th 250 [11]
Chevy TEX
DNQ
MAR
1999 Ford DAY
DNQ
NA - [12]
Midwest Transit Racing 50 Chevy CAR
DNQ
LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL
Daytona 500 results[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1994 Standridge Motorsports Ford DNQ
1995 DNQ
1997 Triad Motorsports Ford DNQ
1998 Standridge Motorsports Ford 36 35
1999 DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

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 NBGNC Pts Ref
1986 Standridge Motorsports 37 Pontiac DAY CAR HCY MAR BRI DAR SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR ROU CLT
14
CAR MAR 69th 121 [13]
1987 47 DAY
26
HCY MAR DAR BRI LGY SBO MAR
29
40th 507 [14]
Chevy CLT
20
DOV
32
IRP ROU JFC OXF SBO HCY RAL LGY ROU BRI JFC DAR
27
RCH DOV CLT
23
CAR MAR
1988 DAY
39
DAR
19
CLT
32
DOV
32
DAR
20
DOV
14
CLT
8
CAR
38
12th 3040 [15]
Pontiac HCY
23
CAR MAR
12
BRI
26
LNG
16
NZH
30
SBO
13
NSV
14
ROU
10
LAN
7
LVL
23
MYB
14
SBO
18
HCY
16
LNG
16
IRP
22
ROU
13
BRI
14
RCH
17
MAR
19
MAR
21
57 OXF
19
1989 47 DAY
16
CAR
33
MAR
24
HCY
24
DAR
25
BRI
15
NZH
13
SBO
19
LAN
8
NSV
19
CLT
28
DOV
25
ROU
17
LVL
18
VOL
15
MYB
29
SBO
11
HCY
17
DUB
21
IRP
25
ROU
20
BRI
13
DAR
15
RCH DOV MAR
6
CLT
13
CAR
34
MAR
19
14th 2843 [16]
1990 DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR MAR HCY
13
DAR BRI LAN
24
SBO
28
NZH HCY
22
CLT
21
DOV ROU
21
VOL
15
MYB OXF NHA SBO
25
DUB
14
IRP
18
ROU
30
BRI
19
DAR
26
RCH DOV MAR
23
CLT
25
NHA CAR MAR
14
29th 1594 [17]
1991 DAY RCH CAR MAR VOL HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH CLT DOV ROU HCY MYB GLN OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR
24
RCH DOV CLT NHA CAR
19
MAR 75th 197 [18]
1992 DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
24
MAR CAR HCY 105th 91 [19]
1993 DAY CAR RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL
23
IRP MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV ROU CLT MAR CAR
23
HCY ATL 70th 188 [20]

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde 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 ABSC Pts Ref
1996 Triad Motorsports 78 Ford DAY ATL SLM TAL FIF LVL CLT CLT KIL FRS POC MCH FRS TOL POC MCH INF SBS ISF DSF KIL SLM WIN CLT
14
ATL
25
120th - [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billy Standridge Obituary". The Gaston Gazette. Gastonia, NC. April 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  2. ^ Dutton, Monte (2000). At Speed. Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's. p. 77. ISBN 1-57488-261-9.
  3. ^ "Driver Billy Standridge 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Misty (May 6, 2012). "Racing legend remembers NASCAR glory days". The Shelby Star. Shelby, NC. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  5. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (April 12, 2014). "Former NASCAR driver Billy Standridge, 60, passes away from cancer". MotorSports Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  6. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  12. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  14. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  15. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1988 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  16. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  17. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1990 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  18. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1991 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  19. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  20. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  21. ^ "Billy Standridge – 1996 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2015.

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