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76 Jay Russell          Updated by Driver: 1/29/2009
Edited by Staff: 1/29/2009

 Driver Information
Nickname: Jaybird, Bird
Hometown: Elwood,KS
Birthdate: 4/19/83
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 180
Email Address: russellracing76@hotmail.com
Racing Web Site: www.jayrussell76.com
Marital Status: Single
Employer: Affiliated Foods - Midwest
Year Started Racing: 1995
Total Years Racing: 13
Racing Hero: Sammy Swindell

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2006 F5
Motor: 360
Owner: Sherrill & Jay Russell
Crew Chief: Randy Bromley
Crew: Sherrill (dad), Penny (mom), Beth Russell (sister).
Sponsors & Support: Klein Motors & RV's, Meers Tree Service, Hunts Car Care Centers of Kansas City, MO, BAR Graffix, Auto Tool & Paint, Hank's Performance Parts, Crow, Tyrone Motorsports, Goachers Hot Rods & Muscle Cars, and of course Mom & Dad. Special thanks to Uncle Mike for all the memories (41E).

 Tracks & Series
Eagle Raceway (NE) - RaceSaver Sprint #76

 Awards & Accomplishments
1996 - 4th Place in Junior 2 Heavy 4-Cycle K.A.R.T Nationals.
1996 - 5th Place in Junior 2 Light 4-Cycle K.A.R.T Nationals.
1996 - Points Championship at Savannah Speedway Go-Kart track in the Junior 2 class.
1996 - 3rd Place at Woodgate Speedway (Topeka, KS).
1996 - 3rd Place in points at Nation Speedway (Allendale, MO).
1999 - 4th Place in Stock Medium 4-Cycle K.A.R.T Nationals.
2003 - 9th in Points at Savannah Speedway, 6th in Points at U.S. 36 Speedway.
2004 - 6th in Points at Savannah Speedway, 3rd in Points at U.S. 36 Speedway.
2005 - Raced abroad. Ran with the ASCS Midwest Region, WOW, Eagle Raceway, and other tracks along the way.
2006 - 8th in Points at Eagle Raceway. Had several Top 5 & Top 10 finishes and had my first A Feature win in a full size Sprint Car. Most Improved Sprint Car Driver Award.
2007 - 10th in Points at Eagle Raceway.

 Career Summary
From the time I was about two weeks old, I have been going to the races. My dad raced while I was growing up, and I would always be in the garage helping him work on the race cars. At the age of 12 I started in Go-Karts, and have worked my way up from being a Junior to racing with adults at the age of 15. Those days were quite fun and exciting, but eventually it was time to move on. At the age of 16 I started to race Mini-Sprints. I had only raced around five times when I took the checkered flag for my first Feature win. At 17 it was time to move up to bigger things. I started racing a full sized Sprint, and I'm still going strong. The main track that I race at is Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE, and a few other tracks along the way.
 Racing Goals
To be as successful as I can for as long as I can.
 Other Interesting Team Information
76 was my dad's number. That is the year he started racing.

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