Bio

Born: July 21, 1958
Hometown: Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Family: Single

2012: 8th Win at Daytona



2011: Earned record seventh victory at Daytona after leading 61 laps. Finished third at Talladega.



2010: Finished 23rd in series driver points driving a partial schedule in Chevrolets fielded by his own team, Bobby Gerhart Racing...Won in the season opener at Daytona after leading 51 laps...Win was his record sixth at the historic 2.5-mile superspeedway oval...Achieved two additional top-10s, at Pocono in June and Chicagoland in August.

2009: Finished 30th in series driver points driving a partial schedule in Chevrolets fielded by his own team, Bobby Gerhart Racing...Finished ninth at Pocono in August, his best result in seven starts.



2008: Finished 22nd in series driver points driving a partial schedule in Chevrolets fielded by his own team, Bobby Gerhart Racing...Led four laps at Daytona...Achieved three top-fives and three top-10s...Finished a season-best third at Talladega.



NOTABLE: Renowned for his restrictor plate savvy, Gerhart has won a record Eight times at Daytona (1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010,2011,2012). He also has one win at Talladega, in 2001. His career-best driver point finishes are second (2006), third (1999), fifth (1991, 2000), eighth (1988), and 10th (1990, 1997). Gerhart won the pole at Daytona in four consecutive seasons (2003-2006), and has also earned poles at Talladega (2006), Michigan (1998), and Winchester (2000). Gerhart has led 716 laps in 30 races.  

 

The 1988 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year, Gerhart's best superspeedway finishes outside of his wins are second at Daytona (2000), third at Talladega (1997, 2005, 2008), third at Pocono (2004), fourth at Daytona (2008), fourth at Pocono (2002, 2008), fourth at Kansas (2005), fourth at Michigan (1998), fourth at Texas Motor Speedway (1998), fourth at Texas World Speedway (1991), fifth at Pocono (1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006), fifth at Kentucky (2000), fifth at Talladega (2000), fifth at Charlotte (1999), and fifth at Michigan (1999). His best short-track finishes are second at Anderson (2000), second at Flemington (1999), third at Salem (2006), third at Hagerstown (1989), third at Flat Rock (1991), fourth at Winchester (2000, 2007), fourth at Toledo (2000, 2004), fourth at South Boston (2002), fifth at Toledo (2007), fifth at Winchester (2006), fifth at Lake Erie (2005), fifth at Milwaukee (2005), and fifth at Kil-Kare (2000).



Gerhart last ran a full ARCA Racing Series season in 2006, finishing second to Frank Kimmel after winning one race and achieving four top-fives and 13 top-10 finishes. He is the son of Eastern Modified champion Bobby Gerhart Sr. His brother, Bill Gerhart, serves as his ARCA crew chief. He was crowned the track champion at Linda's Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway in Pennsylvania, and is the 1983 Pennsylvania Tri-Track Modified Series champion. Gerhart is a veteran of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. His best Sprint Cup finish in 28 Cup starts was 17th at North Wilkesboro (1985), and he last appeared in the Sprint Cup Series in 1992.

Some of Bobby Gerhart’s career ARCA Highlights include:

Bobby Gerhart’s 8 wins at Daytona came in ’12, ’11, ’10, ’07, ’06, ’05, ’02 & ’99.

Outside his career-best ARCA championship point finishes of 2nd, he also finished 3rd in ’99, 5th in ’00 & ’91, 8th in ’88 & 10th in ’90 & ’97. In 308 career starts since 1988, he has 55 top-5 finishes and 120 top-10s.

His best superspeedway finishes other than wins at Daytona & Talladega are 2nd at Daytona ’00, 3rd at Talladega ’11 & ’08, 3rd at Talladega ’05, 3rd at Pocono ’04, 3rd at Talladega ’97, 4th at Daytona ’08, 4th at Pocono ’08, 4th at Kansas ’05, 4th at Pocono ’02, 4th at Michigan ’98, 4th at Texas ’98 & ‘91, 5th at Pocono ’06, 5th at Pocono ’04, 5th at Kentucky & Talladega ’00, 5th at Lowe’s & MIS ’99, 5th at Pocono ’02, ’97 & ‘96, 6th at Kansas ’06, 6th at Pocono ’06, 6th at Daytona ’04 & ‘14, 6th at Daytona & Pocono ’01, 7th at Nashville ’06, 7th at Talladega ’06 & ‘14, 7th at Pocono ’05, 7th at MIS ’02, 8th at Kentucky ’06, 8th at MIS ’04, 8th at Daytona ‘98, 9th at Pocono ’09 & ‘10, 9th at Chicagoland ’10, 9th at Kentucky ’05, 9th at Gateway ’04, 9th & 10th at Atlanta ’98, 10th at Pocono ‘05 and 10th at Kentucky ‘04.

His best short-track finishes are 2nd at Anderson ’00, 2nd at Flemington ’99, 3rd at Salem ’06, 3rd at Hagerstown ’89 & Flat Rock ’91, 4th at Winchester ’07, 4th at Toledo ’04, 4th at South Boston ’02, 4th at Toledo & Winchester ’00, 5th at Toledo ’07, 5th at Winchester ’06, 5th at Lake Erie & Milwaukee ’05 and 5th at Kil-Kare ’00.

Bobby also won Menards Pole Awards at Daytona in 4 consecutive seasons ’03, ’04, ’05 & ‘06. Also Pole winner at Talladega ’06, ’02 & ’01, MIS ’98 & Winchester ‘00.

He has led 836 in 34 races.

His first race was in 1976.

Bobby Gerhart's  Home, Car Collection & Motorcycle

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