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 Spraker Racing

Spraker Racing was originally developed as a modified team for owner Jeff Spraker to drive in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and transitioned into a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) team. The team was very successful in the NKNPSE, during the late 1980s and early 1990s. With the success in the NKNPSE, Spraker began racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in the 1990s.

When he moved his shop to Mooresville, N.C., in 2000, Spraker decided to put his own racing aspirations aside and began his career helping other drivers advance their careers. Throughout the past 10 years, Spraker Racing has worked with drivers racing in the NNS, NCWTS, NKNPSE and ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards, including fielding cars for the NASCAR “Drive for Diversity” program. The Drive for Diversity program is a NASCAR initiative designed to give females and minorities the opportunity to gain driving experience and progress through the various levels of motorsports competition. In 2006, Spraker Racing joined other teams, including Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Ken Schrader Racing and Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, with this initiative. While Spraker Racing was part of the program, the team compiled the best record of top-10 finishes among all diversity participants.

In 2007, Spraker Racing was contracted to prepare cars for the NKNPSE and seven ARCA Racing Series events with Michelle Theriault. At the conclusion of the season, the team had recorded the highest finish for a female driver, eighth place, in the NKNPSE and also posted the highest finish in year-end points for a female in series history finishing 12th.

For the 2008 season, Spraker Racing tapped Dexter Bean to drive the No. 37 Spraker Racing Chevrolet, running the full 21-race ARCA Racing Series schedule. The team was a contender in every event, posting four top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes.

In addition to competing full-time in the ARCA Racing Series in 2008, Spraker Racing also fielded an entry in seven NKNPSE events with three different development drivers: Alex Kennedy, Nick de Bruijn and Kyle Cattanach.

In 2009, Spraker Racing ran the full NKNPSE schedule with rookie Alex Kennedy. Kennedy posted six top-15 runs and two top-10 finishes. Kennedy finished 10th in the final point standings.

Currently, Spraker Racing fields a full-time entry in the NKNPSE series for rookie Andrew Smith. In addition, they are running an additional NKNPSE Chevrolet and an ARCA Chevrolet at select races this year.