Brennan Poole

32-Year-Old Driver  
Alpha Prime Racing
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Poole makes the jump from JD Motorsports to Alpha Prime Racing in the upcoming season. The veteran driver of over 100 Xfinity Series starts is coming off a bit of a lackluster campaign at JDM. Poole would nab just one Top-10 finish all of last season and only four Top-15 finishes to register 24th-place in the final driver standings. The 32-year-old will hope the move to Alpha Prime will get his racing career heading back in the right direction. Poole demonstrated Top-10 driver potential earlier in his career with Chip Ganassi Racing, and he'd like to rediscover that performance. He'll likely be paired with crew chief, Frank Kerr, and look to move this team for APR up the ladder quickly. This was a driver rotation car last season and will welcome the consistency of one veteran pilot behind the wheel. Read Past Outlooks
Making Cup start at Dover
XFINITY Series
April 24, 2023
Poole will drive the No. 15 Ford for Rick Ware Racing in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover, Austin Konenski of Sportsnaut.com reports.
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With Cody Ware's status going forward up in the air due to some legal issues, Poole will hop into to one of the Rick Ware cars for Dover's race. Poole ran ful-time in the top series back in 2020, but has not drove a Cup car since.
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Veteran Poole takes over the team's No. 6 Chevrolet from the outgoing Ryan Vargas. The latter struggled to just one Top-10 and six Top-20 finishes last season with this race team. Poole will partner with crew chief Kase Kallenbach and look to take this team to greater heights in 2023. Poole would make just 10 starts last season in a part-time effort, but the final three starts would come with this race team as they rounded out the year. He hasn't raced full-time in this division of NASCAR since 2017, but Poole has shown ability in the past. The veteran driver has grabbed eight Top-5 and 36 Top-10 finishes in just 93-career Xfinity Series starts. While this team can't likely carry Poole to those heights, they can be much more competitive than they've been recently.
Poole is currently a free agent driver entering the 2022 NASCAR season.
The rookie campaign in 2020 was an up-and-down affair for Poole. He did manage one Top-10 finish (Talladega) in the fall of last season, but was otherwise learning on the job. A total of nine DNFs would hinder his progress in the standings and Poole would wind up 32nd-place at season's end. The average finish for the campaign would check in at a lofty 29.5. Poole will return to the No. 15 Chevrolet of Rick Ware Racing this season. He'll once again be paired with veteran crew chief Pat Tryson. This small race team and young driver will once again face many challenges to climbing the ladder. However, the bright spot on the schedule will always be the superspeedway ovals of Daytona and Talladega. Poole grabbed finishes of 16th-, 35th-, 15th- and ninth-place on these tracks, so he does provide some fantasy racing utility to that end.
December news brought us word that Poole would be joining the very deep rookie class in 2020. He comes to the No. 15 Chevrolet team of Premium Motorsports and be partnered with veteran crew chief, Pat Tryson. Ross Chastain spent most of last season racing in this car, but Poole will get it for the full campaign this season. The young Texan only raced a half-schedule in the Truck Series last year, but put up some respectable results with four Top 10's in just 13 starts for a very small team in that racing series. Poole has just 83-career Xfinity Series starts to his credit, so he's a bit thin in the experience category. He'll set off on his first Cup Series action of his career this season. There will be many struggles and lessons in his near future.
Signed late in the off-season with On Point Motorsports. Will race the full Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule in the team's No. 30 Toyota Tundra. This is a very new race team, and is going from part to full-time in 2019. Poole's experience should help them to be competitive.
At the time of this writing, no plans have been officially announced for Poole in 2018. It's been rumored that he could be heading to the Cup Series and Richard Childress Racing, but that's yet to be confirmed. Ranking Poole will be a bit speculative because of this. However, if he does return for a full-season stint in CGR's No. 48 Chevrolet, he'll carry some pretty good value. The young Texan has raced the last two seasons in the Xfinity Series for this team and posted identical numbers in each season of four Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes. That has led to eighth- and sixth-place points finishes respectively. He's not really displayed the skill nor speed to challenge for wins, but this solid race team has performed pretty consistently under Poole's direction.
Poole will return to the No. 48 Chevrolet of Chip Ganassi Racing this season. The young driver posted modestly good numbers with this team in 2016. Poole got stronger as last season wore on, and he'd wind up with four Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes. The performance was good enough for an impressive eighth-place finish in the final driver standings. Now with 50-career starts in the Xfinity Series, the 25-year-old driver is one of the more seasoned young talents in this division of NASCAR. At the end of the day Poole's potential is only limited by how far Ganassi equipment can carry him, but he would appear to be a driver on the verge of a possible break out. Poole will once again have Chad Norris' guidance from atop the war wagon as he takes his next steps in driver development.
This team's plans have not been announced, but we'd imagine a similar schedule and driver lineup as last year for the upcoming season. Larson and Poole split this team with Justin Marks in 2015 and put up one win (Larson) and 12 Top-10 finishes. They fell somewhat short of expectations, but that's likely due to the youthful nature of the driver lineup. Mike Shiplett should return at crew chief and guide this team in 2016, probably to some better performances. Larson and Poole only have a combined 92 starts of experience in this racing series, so they should continue to improve going forward.
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Returns to JD Motorsports
XFINITY Series
December 2, 2022
With drivers Bayley Currey and Poole signed for the new season and shop mechanics busy preparing new Chevrolets, JD Motorsports is ramping up for the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule, Jayski reports.
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Not racing Sunday
NASCAR Cup
February 28, 2021
Poole will not race in the name of Premium Motorsports' No. 15 Chevrolet car at the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
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Fails Pre-Race Inspection
NASCAR Cup
June 27, 2020
Poole will start from rear of the field in Saturday's Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway.
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Racing for Premium Motorsports
NASCAR Cup
December 12, 2019
Premium Motorsports is proud to announce that Poole will pilot their No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 in his Cup Series debut, Premium Motorsports PR reports.
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Runner-up Finish at Charlotte
Gander Outdoors Truck
May 18, 2019
Poole finished second in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night.
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