• Driver Info

    Like a lot of drivers on the ARCA tour, Bobby Gerhart comes from a family of racers. His father Bobby Gerhart, Sr. was dirt modified standout in the northeast for decades. Once Bobby, Jr. got behind the wheel, his claim to fame would come at the “World Center of Racing” where he stands above the rest with a record 8 wins at Daytona. The second-generation driver also won at Talladega in 2001. He also finished a career-best second to Frank Kimmel in championship standings in 2006 and was the SCOTT Rookie of the Year in 1988. When he’s not racing, Bobby owns and operates Bobby Gerhart Truck World.  

       

    More on Bobby Gerhart...

    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 313 career starts since 1988, he has 55 top-5 finishes and 122 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 twice at Pocono '15, 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 839 in 35 races. His first race was in 1976.

    CAREER ARCA RACING SERIES STATS
    BOBBY GERHART
    YEAR STARTS WINS TOP-5 TOP-10 LAPS-LED RACES-LED POLES
    1988 18 0 2 8 0 0 0
    1989 9 0 2 3 0 0 0
    1990 13 0 0 4 0 0 0
    1991 20 0 5 10 7 2 0
    1992 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1993 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1994 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
    1995 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1996 7 0 1 4 0 0 0
    1997 14 0 5 7 24 1 0
    1998 15 0 2 6 4 1 1
    1999 21 1 4 11 82 2 0
    2000 20 0 7 8 7 2 1
    2001 6 1 1 3 108 2 1
    2002 6 1 4 5 54 3 1
    2003 9 0 0 2 58 2 1
    2004 11 0 3 8 43 4 1
    2005 15 1 5 8 96 3 1
    2006 23 1 4 13 118 4 2
    2007 14 1 3 7 60 2 0
    2008 15 0 3 3 4 1 0
    2009 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
    2010 8 1 1 3 51 1 0
    2011 10 1 2 2 61 1 0
    2012 10 1 1 1 1 1 0
    2013 10 0 0 0 55 1 0
    2014 7 0 0 2 3 1 0
    2015 8 0 0 2 3 1 0
    Total 313 9 55 122 839 35 9

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  • Hometown
    Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Personal

    Height: 5'9

    Weight: 185

    Hobbies: Huge animal lover!

    Favorite Movie: Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption

    Favorite Food: Italian

    Favorite Racing Memory: Win at Daytona '02

  • On Track
    When you're talking Daytona, it's hard not to talk about the record 8-time Daytona ARCA winner Bobby Gerhart, who's coming back for his 30th attempt in 2017...