Date of birth: Feb 9, 1997
Owner: Billy Venturini
Hometown: Hudson, New Hampshire
Crew Chief: Dave Leiner
A super late model racer from New Hampshire, Derek Griffith made a splash in the ARCA Menards Series in 2020. He dominated the ARCA Menards Series East opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway before a late-race restart allowed Sam Mayer to go on to victory, but that put Griffith on the radar. He earned seven top-10 finishes in eight starts in the ARCA Menards Series in 2020, with a best finish of third in the season finale at Kansas Speedway.