Lindsey
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Hometown: Cherry Valley, Calif.
Residence: Cherry Valley, Calif.
Birthdate: 3/11/1989

Lindsey King, 19, started her racing career when she was just 9 years old, racing go-karts in her home state of California. She found success early on, accumulating over 30 wins and various track and class championships in six seasons of karting. Now 19, King has established herself as a rising talent in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

In 2007, after two successful seasons racing INEX Legends cars at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway, King made the jump to NASCAR. She raced Late Models in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Irwindale Speedway, earning four top-10 finishes.

King's racing resume earned her an invitation to the 2007 Drive for Diversity Testing & Evaluation Combine held at South Boston (Va.) Speedway last October. Based on her performance at the Combine, King was selected to participate in the Drive for Diversity program with High Point Racing.

In 2008, King will race for High Point Racing and the Drive for Diversity program at her home track, Irwindale Speedway, in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

2008 Season :: Whelen All-American Series

Rank +/- Driver Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10

7 – Lindsey King 19 starts 0 poles1 wins5 top 5 14 top 10

KING WINS TROPHY DASH, SCORES TOP-10 AT IRWINDALE

By Michelle Langley

michellelangley@drivefordiversity.com

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 9:00:00 AM

First-year Drive for Diversity member Lindsey King was back on track in late model action at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night. King finished eighth in the Auto Club Late Model main event after winning the Late Model Trophy Dash.

"We had a pretty good weekend," said King. "We were stronger in the main than our finished showed, but I'm happy that we could run up front in the trophy dash. I have to thank my team at High Point Racing and the Drive for Diversity program for all of their support this season!"

King, a 19-year-old Cherry Valley, Calif. native, qualified sixth of 22 cars in the No. 59 High Point Racing Chevrolet and started on the pole for the trophy dash. She led every lap on her way to her first victory of the season.

In the main, King started six and lost a few positions on the start. She quickly found her rhythm and fell in behind two cars that were battling fiercely for position. King avoided disaster when the two cars wrecked directly in front of her. Her car did sustain some damage, but she was able to hold on for the eighth-place finish.

King is sixth in the Auto Club Late Model point standings with two top-fives and seven top-10s in 10 starts this season.

KING MAKES HISTORY IN IRWINDALE

By Michelle Langley

michellelangley@drivefordiversity.com

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2008 9:16:00 AM

Drive for Diversity member Lindsey King won her first career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature event on Saturday night at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. King is the first female to win an Auto Club Late Model event at the half-mile oval.

"It's amazing," said King. "I have to thank my dad, my team owner Tim Huddleston, everyone at High Point Racing, and everyone with the Drive for Diversity program for helping me get to victory lane."

King, a first-year participant in the Drive for Diversity program, qualified fifth for the 40-lap feature event in the No. 59 High Point Racing Chevrolet. She started on the outside-pole after the invert, but was able to pull ahead of the leader on the first lap. King went on to lead every lap and take the checkered flag by a 0.218 second margin of victory.

"Once I got the lead I was able to pull away at first, but I knew they were closing in," said King. "I just kept hitting my marks… I didn't look in my mirror… I didn't even know what lap it was until I saw the white flag."

King is fifth in the Auto Club Late Model point standings with one win, three top-fives and eight top-10s.

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