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Shane Huffman (born December 30, 1973 in Hickory, North Carolina) is a former NASCAR and USAR driver. He most recently drove the #40 Key Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado in the Craftsman Truck Series. In 2006 and 2007, he drove the #88 NAVY "Accelerate Your Life" Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for JR Motorsports in the Busch Series.

Early lifeEdit

While attending St. Stephens High School in Hickory, North Carolina, Huffman was a three year starter for the well respected high school wrestling team (1989-1990, 1990-1991, 1991-1992) [1]. He was instrumental in helping with the success of the team; posting a career record of 59-27[2] at the 112 lb and 119 lb weight classes, as the team won the Big-6 3A conference championship 2 out of the 3 years he started. He also served as one of the team captains during his senior year. To this day Huffman still ranks high on the individual records lists for the school in Single Season Near Fall Points (141)[3], Single Season Pins (21)[4], Single Season Team Points (181.5)[5], Career Near Fall Points (245)[6], Career Pins (34)[7], Career Team Points (342)[8], and Career Wins (59)[9].

Early Career Edit

Huffman began his racing career at Hickory Motor Speedway in late model stock car racing. In 1996, he won the Late Limited Model Series championship. In 1999 he won the late model track championship, the Blue Ridge Regional Championship, and was the runner-up for the NASCAR Winston Racing Series Champion.

In 2000, he moved up to the USAR Hooters Pro Cup. After posting no top-ten finishes in his rookie year on the circuit, he won his first career race at Coastal Plains Speedway in 2001. That same season, he made his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Richmond, driving the #77 Jennie-O Ford Taurus for Moy Racing. He started 40th and finished 24th, three laps down. After a winless 2002, Huffman won five races and was both the champion of USAR's national points standings, as well as the Southern Division. He repeated his Southern Division title in 2005. Shane has 28 wins in 133 starts in USAR - the 2nd most wins in the USAR series history. Shane holds the record with most poles in USAR history at 26.

JR Motorsports Edit

Huffman had three wins in USAR in 2006 driving the #88 Champion Chevy for JR Motorsports. He made his first Busch start that year driving the #83 Make-A-Wish Foundation Chevy for at Gateway International Raceway in a JR Motorsports car prepared by NEMCO Motorsports. Following the release of regular 88 driver Mark McFarland, Huffman shared the driving duties of the 88 for the rest of the season with Robby Gordon and Martin Truex, Jr..

He started the 2007 Busch season in the #88 car. On July 3, 2007, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. released Shane Huffman from driving the #88 Navy Chevy for JR Motorsports. He went on to compete part-time in the Truck Series with Curtis Key Motorsports in 2007.


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ReferencesEdit

  1. All Wrestlers in SSHS History
  2. Career Wins Leader Board
  3. Single Season Near Fall Points Leader Board
  4. Saint Single Season Pins Leader Board
  5. Saint Single Season Team Points Leader Board
  6. Career Near Fall Points Leader Board
  7. Saint Career Pins Leader Board
  8. Saint Career Team Points Leader Board
  9. Career Wins Leader Board

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