Chad Blount (Born September 4, 1979) is a Sprint Cup Driver from Walkerton, Indiana. Blount was the driver of the #34 Oak Glove Co. Chevrolet for Front Row Motorsports. He is currently looking for a ride in NASCAR's top divisions after his release.
Blount had his Sprint Cup debut during in the #37 Carter's Royal Dispos-all Dodge for R&J Racing during the 2004 season. He attempted two races with this team and was able to make Tropicana 400, but finished 43rd after a mechicanial failure. He also made one start #06 Mobil 1 Dodge for Penske Racing, however he finished 41st after an engine failure. In 2005, he did not attempt any Sprint Cup races. For 2006, at the beginning of the season it was announced that he would run the full schedule for R&J Racing's #37 Dodge. He was unable to get the car into the field for the Daytona 500 and was not entered in the next two races. Blount then replaced Randy LaJoie in the #92 Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet, three races into the season. He qualified for the DirecTV 500 at Martinsville and raced his #92 Makoto Ginger Dressing Dodge through 92 laps before experencing a brake failure and finishing 42nd. Since the closure of the #92 FRM team, he has switched to the #34 Oak Gloves Chevrolet. He has made one of his nine attempts this year and was released from FRM after the Coca-Cola 600.
Blount began his Busch Series career with Braun Racing in 2003. He would drive the #19 APP Prepaid Gas Cards Dodge through the first 11 races, however sponsorship issues forced him to leave the car. During those 11 races for Braun Racing he would post a best finish of 5th at Texas and had a top ten finish at Nashville. He would return to the series five races later with the Jesel Racing team and Miller High Life as his sponsor. He would drive the #66 Miller High Life Dodge in a total of eight races with a best finish of 15th at Michigan. Blount would then drive one race during the 2004 season for Hirschfeld Motorsports, which was a joint venture with Braun Racing. The #78 idialdirect.com by Global Net Dodge finished in 34th place after an accident. In 2005, Blount would attempt three races, one with Braun Racing and the other two with ML Motorsports. He made the Meijer 300 at Kentucky in the #32 Winfuel Chevrolet and would finish that race in the 22nd position. His other two attempts with the #70 Foretravel Motorhomes Chevrolet were unable to get him in the field for race day.
Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit
Blount has one career Craftsman Truck Series start coming in 2004 in the #2 Team ASE / Carquest Dodge for Ultra Motorsports. After starting 9th, he would finish 25th after a crash.
Blount has won 8 ARCA races in his racing career.