Clayton Rogers (born November 6, 1980, in Mooresville, North Carolina) is an American stock car driver. He has competed in the NASCAR Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series, and is the 2004, 2006, and 2009 champion in the USARacing ProCup Series series.

Early careerEdit

He began racing at the age of eight in go-karts. When he was ten years old, he won his first race at Two Flags Speedway. The next season, he won his first of two championships in the World Karting Association. He then competed in the Allison Legacy Series in 1997, winning the first championship ever award in that series. In 1998, Rogers began racing at Concord Motorsports Park in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series. He finished second in the overall championship standings and was named Rookie of the Year. He first competed in USAR in 2000, winning once and finishing in the top-ten eleven times. In 2006 he won the most pestigous short track race in the country, The Snowball Derby. As of 2009, he remains in the USARacing Pro Cup Series as one of its top competitors.

NASCAR careerEdit

Rogers made his NASCAR debut in the Busch Series in 2001. He drove the #17 Visine Chevrolet Monte Carlo owned by Robbie Reiser for nine races, sharing the ride with Matt Kenseth. His best finish that season came at Memphis Motorsports Park, where he finished twelfth.

After a four year absence from NASCAR, Rogers returned to series competition in 2005 in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He began in the Truck Series, driving the #44 Ford F-150 for Tom Baird. He made one start for Baird at Lowe's Motor Speedway, where he finished 14th. He then signed to drive the #65 Glynn Motorsports Dodge Ram, where he finished eighth in his first start with the team. He drove four more races for the team that season, his best finish coming in his last race at New Hampshire International Speedway, where he finished fourth.

Rogers competed in three Busch Series races in 2005 as well. He made his season debut at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 43rd after wrecking his #91 Speed Zone Energy Drink Dodge. He completed the season driving in a pair of races for Glynn, his best finish coming at the season-ending Ford 300, where he drove the #58 Who's Your Daddy? to a fourteenth place finish. After Glynn ceased operations at the end of the year, Rogers returned to USAR and won the Southern Division championship. He will return to the Truck Series to race the #40 Key Motorsports truck on a part-time basis.

Rogers competed in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup in 2006, and he won the series championship.

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